I purchased my first trout spey rod in 1996, a Scott 11’ 9” 6 wt. ARC spey rod. Since then I have preferred to fish for trout with two handed rods and swinging flies. Fishing on my feet, wading in the water, and slowing the pace down to a relaxing methodical yet creative rhythm makes the connection to the resource even that more special. Spey fishing for trout is not about numbers but quality. The sudden tug of a big brown trout is addicting.
Spending a day spey fishing and swinging flies is different from a typical day float fishing from a boat. Instead of more or less constantly fishing and covering long expanses of river, we will float between runs spending 30 minutes to an hour in each, typically 6–8 per day. It is best to commit to spey fishing for the day and not try to fish from the boat between runs. A 1-on-1 guide to client ratio is the best way to get the most out of your experience.
I have been immersed in teaching spey casting and fishing since 2002 and have followed the evolution of rods and lines for longer than that. I can help you get the properly matched gear to help you excel—this is very important to your overall enjoyment and success. I provide spey rods and have a full complement of different styles of spey lines. If you have your own equipment, I can help you fine tune your set up to bring out the best performance from your rod.
If you have been considering giving spey casting for trout a try, come spend a day with me on the water and I promise you a fun and educational day!
Lawrence is a master teacher when it comes to learning how to Spey cast. His teaching style is simple yet very effective; with minimal instruction and maximum observation of one’s skills, he is able to correct any flaws and inspire one to keep trying! A day on the water with Lawrence as my guide was a wonderful experience, I would recommend to anyone who would like to experience fishing for trout with a spey rod!
- Gayle Knapp