Casting lessons

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  1. golfman44

    golfman44 Active Member

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    Who in the greater Seattle area should I look at for casting lessons for a complete spey beginner? North of the city is better, so is cheaper
     
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    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Pacific Fly Fishers.
     
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    Pacific Fly Fisher. All the dudes know there shit.
     
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    Check with Avid Angler. They do free casting clinics on the Sky every now and then. Great for starting out and getting pointers on casting issues.
     
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    I had great instruction from Michael Bennett and Joe Ewing from Pacific Fly Fishers for Spey casting/Steelhead fishing. I also recommend talking with Ben Waldschmidt from The Avid Angler.
     
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    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Mike Kinney.
     
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    Golfman,

    You can always visit the Fall City Bridge, Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. Free casting instruction by certified single and two hand instructors.
     
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    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    I'm sure that the people recommended above are great. That said, I'd go with Aaron Reimer. He is an outstanding caster, and more importantly, an outstanding instructor. On top of that, his contribution to Spey casters throughout Pugetropolis is huge. He is out on the Snoq something like 49 Saturdays a year with his rods and lines giving free clinics and instruction. Sure, he'd be happy to sell you rods/reels/lines, but it isn't a 3 hour sales pitch. I've seen him spend a very generous amount of time with guys he probably knows can't buy anything at that time. The vibe I get from Aaron is that he's doing because he loves it, and because he loves to share what he knows. To me, that's the textbook definition of someone who deserves business.
     
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    Well said, Orad. I've spent many Saturdays with Aaron and he has always been patient with me even though I am a hack.
     
  10. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    I will second the mention of Aaron Reimer here. he has given unstintingly to this sport, an invested countless amounts of energy, care and money into creating a welcoming culture around his Saturdays on the River. You will find some of the best rods, lines and instruction available there. Just damned good people.
     
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  11. paccific if you feel like paying, and 3rds on mr. reimer. He helped me in a matter of minutes diagnose my issues
     
  12. golfman44

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    Where and when does this Mr reimer teach? Learning to single and double spey on my own is gonna be tough
     
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    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I am taking lessons from Aaron right now. We meet at a couple of spots on the Snoqualmie River. His 12 hour lesson package can't be beat; and besides the casting instruction, the amount of fishing information he provides is amazing. Very strongly recommend him.
     
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    How much is the 12hr package? You can PM me if you want
     
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    Charles St. Pierre, Northwest Speycasting. Hands down the premier Puget Sound based spey instructor. And an all around good guy, world class competition caster and one of the most fishiest dudes you are every likely to encounter.
     
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    Do yourself a favor and go to Aaron Reimer's Saturday morning on the Snoqualmie in Fall City. He does this for free and he is a certified 2-hand casting instructor. You will get great instruction from a super gentleman who has been spey casting for 30 years. And he will not try to sell you anything. He simply does this (has been doing it for at least 15 years) and does so for free because he wants people to learn and develop good spey casting technique.
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    So I'm in Port Townsend, would I see similar recommendations for casting instructions or is there someone closer to me?

    Thank you
     
  19. Tony Polizzi

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    Bob Triggs done.
     
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    Kind of a big circle since Bob posted earlier in this very same thread.
     

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