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Join renowned Spey casting instructor and Sage Ambassador Scott O’Donnell and his crew of die-hard steelhead guides at Speywater Lodge for four days of Spey instruction and steelhead fishing. Scott and his crew are master instructors and the Grande Ronde is the best place we know of to learn the art of Spey casting and improve your swing fishing skills.

In addition to the professional instruction and world-class fishing, Sage will have their entire portfolio of steelhead Spey rods with matching RIO Spey lines available for you to try. No need to bring gear from home – nearly every Sage Spey rod and reel will be on hand for you to test, cast and fish. Try a variety of steelhead Spey rods – from 11’ 5-weights to 14’ 8-weights.

The Sage On The Water Spey School is an incredible opportunity to learn or improve your Spey casting and steelhead fishing with some of the best instructors around, all while fine-tuning a personal setup . All of this along the banks of the beautiful Grande Ronde River.

OVER THE COURSE OF FOUR DAYS YOU WILL LEARN:

– Choosing a rod for the fisheries and species you’re targeting

– Pairing lines and rods

– Line design and uses – Skagit, Scandi, mid-head, long head

– Reading steelhead water

– Fly tying steelhead patterns

– Basic to advanced Spey casting techniques

– Basic to advanced swing fishing techniques


Group Size: 8

Dates: October 22nd – 27th

2 Days Casting Instruction
2 Days Guided Fishing

Rate: $2,950 per person for a 5 night/4 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at lodge, guided fishing, flies and leaders; access to demo entire Sage steelhead Spey rod and reel lineup, and entire RIO Products Spey line offering.
Not Included: Airfare, rental car, gratuities, fishing licenses, and alcohol.


To learn more or reserve your space please call us at 800.552.2729

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ITINERARY:

Day 1:
3:00PM: Arrive at Speywater Lodge
Cocktail Hour: Introduction to tackle and rigging

Day 2:
8:00AM – Noon: Casting Demonstration and instruction concentrating on Double Spey and Snap T with floating lines and tips.
Noon – 1:00PM: Lunch at the lodge
1:00PM – 5:00PM: On water instruction with professional instructor
Cocktail Hour: Line design and uses – skagit, scandi, mid-belly, long line

Day 3:
8:00 – 10:00AM: Demonstration on casting skagit, scandi, mid-belly, long line. Introduction to single Spey
10:00AM – 5:00PM: On water instruction with professional instructor
Cocktail Hour: Choosing a rod for the fisheries and species you’re targeting – pairing lines and rods

Topics covered during guided fishing:
-Reading steelhead water
-Casting for the type of water
-Line / tip choice for the type of water
-Fly choice
-Fly presentation.

Day 4:
8:00AM – 5:00PM: Guided fishing with professional instructor.
Post Dinner: Fly tying demonstration

Day 5:
8:00AM – 5:00PM: Guided fishing with professional instructor.

Day 6:
Depart lodge for home or points beyond.