Fly Fishing Instruction Cumbria - Spey Masterclass
- by Ally Gowans

Spey casting and salmon fly fishing school
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Spey Casting Made Easier Masterclass on the River Derwent, Cumbria 17 May and 18 May 2010.

Teaching Spey casting on the R Derwent
Go fishing in the Lake District of Cumbria

Spey casting instruction Cumbria. This is a unique and great opportunity to learn to Spey Cast or improve your fly fishing techniques with professional fly fishing instructor, writer and guide Ally Gowans, thanks to sponsorship by the Environment Agency and Go Fishing Lake District. Two three-hour classes will be held on May 17 and again on May 18, the morning classes are from 09:00 to 12:00 and afternoon sessions are from 14:00 to 17:00. Each class is for eight participants. You will learn how to make efficient casts, any type of Roll and Spey casting, Underhand and Skagit casts can be included because with assistance of fellow fly fishing instructor and fishery scientist Dr Andy Gowans the classes will be able to provide lots of individual attention to each person. You can also learn about salmon fishing techniques, tactics and receive information about the management, conservation and improvement of salmon and other fish stocks carried out in Cumbria by the Environment Agency.

The only real essentials that you will need are suitable outdoor and waterproof clothing and waders. Rods, and reels can be provided free for use during the course sessions provided they are requested a few days before the event. You are however best to learn with your own equipment because that instills confidence in what you are using. The classes will cover the use of different lines, floating, sinking, sink tips, shooting heads etc and you are encouraged to please ask to be taught or have demonstrated any tactic or technique using a two handed rod, or even a single handed outfit because every cast that can be achieved with two hands can also be done with one hand. If you have any special requirments, disabilities or requests to learn something in particular please let me know when booking.

Spey Masterclass R Derwent
Learning to fly fish at the Spey Masterclass on the River Derwent, Cumbria

The class will include casting theory, efficiency and ergonomics and illustrate how these apply to Roll and Spey casts, Snap casts, Underhand Casts and if participants wish we will also include several of the sustained anchor or "Skagit" casting methods.

We look forward to welcoming you to the lovely Lake District. There is a minimal charge of £10 for attendance at this event - surely the best value ever for top class instruction!

Booking. Places are limited and you must book and pay in advance. Either online or by cheque, payable to 'WADAA' and sent to Cumbria Fishing Festival, 46, Kirkhead Road, Grange over Sands, Cumbria. LA11 7DD. Please supply contact details if you pay by cheque - and remember to specify which day. Book Online here

If you have any questions about the events please contact Ally Gowans by e-mail or phone 01796 473718 or mobile 07974826406.

Travelling to River Derwent location - directions and maps will be sent to you after booking.

Alastair (Ally) Gowans BSc CEng APGAI, AAPGAI & FFF Master Certified Casting Instructor

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