Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spey Rod Casting Workshop with Maxwell Robinson

Hi Everybody!

Twelve individuals from our group learned the basics of spey rod casting over the last two days. Maxwell Robinson did a fabulous job teaching us a bit of history, casting styles, rod set up and then the main casting techniques. (take a look at the casts we learned After spending lots of the day on the grass learning a Single Spey, the Perry Poke, a Double Spey and Circle C Spey; we got into moving water to give it a go. We all wanted to try  different fly rods. Luckily Max had a wide variety of rods to try. We had a chance to cast switch rods to 13.5 foot spey rods. Max did a great job helping all of us refine our casting. Now its practice, once we get our own rods.

 Vic and Max on the water.

Dryland casting to learn the basics.

Maxwell Robinson

Bernie and Max getting everything straightened out.

Bob and  Karen with Max

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Great Early Season Fishing

Hi Everybody!

Ice off has happened in many locations in Alberta and the fly fly fishing has been excellent in several places. Larry Prowse and I have been fishing in the Cypress Hills. Michelle Reservoir has now been repaired and the newly stocked triploids are doing great. Bullshead has shown its usual many faces but has been fishing very well. We have seen 1C to 30 C in the space of 6 days along with glass lakes and crazy wind! Typical in the Cypress Hills. Get your flies, fishing licence and rod ready to go and have some fun!