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Spey Casting Instruction and Fishing On The Upper Delaware & Catskill Rivers.

What Is Spey casting?  Simply put, the spey cast is a change of direction with a dynamic roll cast.   The spey cast enables you to pick your line up from a downstream position, change direction and place it back on the water anywhere from an upstream angle to a down and across position with minimal movements and no overhead backcast.  Spey Casting is universal and can be accomplished with single handed (traditional) fly rods or with the two handed Switch and Spey Rods. 

Why Spey casting?  How many times have you been streamside perhaps on water such as the Beaverkill, Willowemoc or Neversink and situated in a place where you had rising trout in front of you but had no room to backcast due to trees, brush or other obstacles behind you OR walking streamside looking to get your streamer into tight quarters but hampered by the lack of back casting space OR fishing big water and missing out on those out of reach fishy looking seams. The spey cast will enable a person to accomplish these situations and many others with efficiency.  In addition, there is probably no faster way to huck streamers, strip and recast than with the spey cast using today's modern Skagit lines and Skagit casting techniques.
Besides that it is just plain old fun and you're much less tired by the end of the day.

I have incorporated the spey cast into most every aspect of fly fishing whether I'm indicator nymphing, swinging wet flies, tossing streamers or dry fly fishing in tight quarters or big open water.  I have found the spey cast to be a very useful tool in the arsenal whether single handed with a traditional trout rod or with today's two handed trout spey rods.

If your looking to add a new dimension to your fly fishing experience you owe it to yourself to take a test drive with some spey casting instruction and explore the world of Spey Fishing.

Spey casting and spey fishing by Fly Fishing Guide Wayne Aldridge.  Offering instruction and spey fishing application in various locations of the Upper Delaware River, NY and PA: East Branch, West Branch and Main Stem as well as the Catskill Rivers; The Beaverkill, Willowemoc and Neversink.  Offering float and wade trips for wild trout and smallmouth bass on the Upper Delaware River and Wade trips on the Catskill rivers.  All skill levels are welcome and equipment provided for instruction or as needed.