Get your feet wet and learn what it takes to spey fish for steelhead. This class is about fishing, casting, flies, knots and the whys and ways of steelhead fly fishing. We use Jet boats to get you to the best spots and maximize your time on the water.
Join professional guides Rob Crandall and Todd Rettmann on Oregon’s Clackamas River where steelhead can be found nearly year round. During this time of year we typically catch wild steelhead as well as hatchery steelhead.
Part 1: Four hour session covers the basics you need to know from setup, fly selection, fishing strategy and spey casting. Plus- we will teach you the 5 Step Formula for Spey water success!
Part 2: This Five hour session starts at the crack of dawn and is designed to combine your skill building from day 1 into practical fishing applications. With the jet boat we will focus on the best steelhead runs to give you the highest possibility of success while you build your skills.
This class will help you establish good casting fundamentals, give you a method to self assess your casting and improve into the future building a lifetime of effective casts and essentially changing your steelhead fly fishing success trajectory. Not only will you learn the basics of spey casting but you’ll also learn the Five Step Plan for cold water steelhead fly fishing success.
This Class Includes: Rob Crandall’s new ebook: “5 Steps to Winter Spey Success”, A Starter pack of custom proven flies, demo rods to try and some real cool decals!
Need a spey rod? Use ours!
If you are coming from out of town lodging and dining is available nearby.
Our Guarantee: You’ll get our best efforts to help you gain the skills necessary to catch steelhead on the swung fly. You’ll leave this class armed with boat loads of information and a skills foundation in a sport you enjoy for a lifetime!
Sign up today! Class size is limited to 8 anglers. First day class is held 12 pm -4 pm and second day class will be during prime fishing time of 6:30 am- 11:30 am.
Cost: Only $175 per person for 9 hours of instruction/guided fishing!
2024 Class dates available:
- April 4/5, 2024 (4 spots)
- April 5/6, 2024 (4 spots)
- April 12/13, 2024 (4 spots)
- April 13/14, 2024 (4 spots)
- April 14/15, 2024 (4 spots)
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Please note that class payments are non-refundable. If you must miss your scheduled class, please contact us ahead of time. If we can reschedule you for another class session we will. As these classes are scheduled year-round, weather can be an issue. We run these sessions rain or shine as long as we determine the river is in a fishable condition. If we determine the water is unfishable, we will either reschedule or refund your class fees.