Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Fly Fishing Traditions and the Reel Anglers Fly Shop of Grass Valley will be hosting two "Switch Rod and Light Spey Workshops" the first on Sunday, October 28th and the second on Sunday, November 4th. The first  workshop will be an "Introduction to Switch and Light Spey Rods" and hosted by Clay Hash and the owner of the Reel Anglers Fly Shop, Tom Page.

The second workshop will be a "Building Skills with a Switch and Light Spey Rods" hosted by Clay Hash and Tom Page also on Sunday November 4th. This workshop will focus on spey casting techniques as well as Switch Rod Tactics.

You can sign up for either workshop. But, why not get the most and do both!

Where:         Lower Yuba River. The clinic will take place at Hammond Grove County Park.
When:           Sunday, October 28th, 2012  from 9:00 to 5:00

The first workshop on October 28th is for those anglers that are looking for an introduction to "Switch or Light Spey Rods". Its for those anglers that want to learn how to swing flies for aggressive steelhead and native trout. Bring your switch or light spey rod or if you don't have one we'll have rods for you to try out and cast. Tom Page will be stocking "Echo" switch and spey rods at "The Reel Anglers Fly Shop" in Grass Valley. We'll have some for you to try out.

This workshop will be taught using  a "FFT Switch Rod Booklet" for you to take home with you. The booklet covers rigging a switch rod and goes into detail regarding.
  • Lining a switch rod properly
  • Using Skagit and Scandi head
  • Using integrated lines like a "Rio Switch Line" or a "Beulah Elixer Line"
  • Using Versileaders or Polyleaders
  • Using MOW tips
  • Using weighted tips like T-8, T-11 or T-14

We'll provide a BBQ lunch, snacks and beverages so you won't go hungry or thirsty. All you really need is your switch rod or light spey rod, if you've got one, wading gear, hats, sunglasses, proper clothing for the day and an attitude to learn.

Workshop Schedule for Sunday, October 28th

9:00 to 1o:30               Table Top -  Selecting a switch rod, lining a switch or light spey rod and rigging your rod to get ready to fish.

10:30 to 10:45             Mid-morning break with drinks and snacks

10:45 to 12:30              Spey Casting Basics - "Single" and "Double Spey" Casts

12:30 t0 1:30                BBQ lunch, with all the fixings and drinks

1:30 to 2:30                  Table Top - Getting Deep - Using "Rio Versileaders", "MOW Tips" and "Weighted Heads.

2:30 to 2:45                  Afternoon Break with drinks and snacks

2:45 t0 4:45                  Spey Casting River Right and River Left Casts including the "Snap T"

This class is limited to 10 participants. The cost will be $120.00 per participant.

This will ensure you will get the kind of attention you deserve with all FFT classes and trips. 

You can reserve your space by emailing me at or

Or you can call me directly at 530-913-1334

I hope to see you there!

"It's about Life and Fly Fishing!"

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