I was fishing one of the southwest rivers last week and had a great time although I had to work really hard to get my fish. (talking about paying my dues- 14 hours of fishing to get my fish the first day) The night of the first day when I was winding down after a looooong day, I stood at the bank of the river watching several people fishing a popular hole. I was trying to look for rolling fish which would indicate if there are any fresh fish coming up the river so I can plan the next day's fishing. While standing on the bank I noticed this one particular fly fisherman side by side with the other 3 gear guys fishing the hole. I was wondering how he can be right next to the other guys and flyfish with them. It was not until I observed him closely that I noticed he was spey casting using a single handed rod and he was darn good at it too. Not only does not need a lot of space but he can get his fly out there too. So here's my question to you savvy folks in this forum. I know I've heard people talk about it, in fact I am pretty sure that I saw an article once in a magazine (which I didn't read since I am a stubborn person and did not want to cross over to spey casting) but I have never seen anyone do it until last week. Needles to say I was greatly impressed on how effective this cast is and if I can learn it, it would definitely improve my fishing. Not so much that I could fish alongside other gear folks ( I am one too) cause when I pick up a flyrod, I want to have some sort of solitude, but for the simple fact that i can definitely use it in areas where back cast space is limited. I know some of you are avid spey fishermen, but I am not ready to convert yet although I'm willing to compromise and do a spey cast with my fly rod. Any thoughts on this? Any of you guys been doing this for a while now? Any material I can read or view about this? Or maybe a casting instructor that I can hire for this particular reason. Any thoughts or comments welcome.