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

                                                                                             July 2017
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?  Yes - believe it or not there are places like that even on the Upper Delaware River; the East Branch, West Branch and Main Stem.  Rather than making a series of roll casts to get small changes in direction and risk putting the fish down, you can simply spey cast and get your fly there with minimal effort and lessen the chance of spooking that trophy.   The spey cast also enables a person to
achieve long distances with no backcast and makes swinging streamers and wet flies thru your favorite piece of water a piece of cake.  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 or streamers or dry fly fishing in tight quarters.  I have found the spey cast to be a very useful tool in the arsenal when fishing some of the tighter areas of the Catskill rivers; Beaverkill, Willowemoc and Neversink while using traditional single handed fly 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 Fishing Spey Casting Delaware and Catskill Rivers | Beaverkill Willowemoc Neversink with Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Wayne Aldridge Deposit NY
Spey casting and spey fishing by Orvis Endorsed 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.