New Toys

I went to a free Spey demo day that Larimer Outfitters put on and it was great. It was fun to see so may spey casters all standing around  trying  to act like they were not checking out what setup the other person had. There were a few there who seemed like they really knew what they were doing but most of us were either starting out were just at the point where you are starting to think you might have some sort of spey skills (but then you get smacked on the ear with a fly). The demonstrations were from Tom Larimer, Brian Styskal, Jeff Hickman, and Mike Duffy. The sink tip lesson that Jeff went through really got me thinking that I need to get my flies down even more then I have been doing. To do that I think I may have to get a wider assortment of sink tip lines ($$$). Then there was the switch rod class that Mike did, ugh! He was chucking a nymph rig out 80 feet with no back cast and using a rod that was only 11 feet and super light (not like my spey rod setup which feels like a workout by the end of the day). You can also cast the switch rod single hand. Just when I thought I had all my possible rod/reel configurations covered. Would be a great setup for our big NW rivers.

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