Trout Spey School with Simon Gawesworth
By Riley Nelson
October 29, 2021

Big Sky Anglers Montana, September 10 - 15, 2022

Join Far Bank's Education and Engagement Manager Simon Gawesworth for a highly educational, in-depth Trout Spey School at the Golden Stone Inn in West Yellowstone, Montana.
Big Sky Anglers
Iconic rivers and close access to Yellowstone National Park.

Whether you are a seasoned trout Spey angler or new to the sport, this trip to Montana with Simon Gawesworth is sure to be an exciting and educational adventure. Simon will be traveling with the latest Sage fly rods and RIO fly lines perfectly matched for the West Yellowstone area. Students will learn in the classroom on select mornings and evenings and spend the first day on Hebgen Lake learning to cast with Simon and other casting instructors. The second day of the course is designed to teach anglers the many different fishing techniques you can fish trout Spey with, using both Sandi and Skagit heads, all while wade fishing the Madison River. The remaining two days concentrate on putting into practice the skills learned with two days of guided fishing with Big Sky Anglers' top trout Spey guides. This course is designed to give you all the tools you need to enjoy and maximize the wonderful fun that is fly fishing with a trout Spey  outfit. You will learn the various casts needed, a wide range of fishing techniques, and build up an understanding and knowledge of the wide variety of gear used when fishing with trout Spey outfits. In short, if you are even slightly interested in getting into the trout Spey game, this course will put you firmly on the right road.

Far Bank Fly Fishing Schools are designed so that students leave the course with all the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment in fly fishing. We do this by keeping the instructor to student ratio to an absolute minimum. On group lesson days there will be a maximum of 4 students per instructor, and on the putting-into-practice fishing days, only two guests per professional guide.

Group Size: 8 students


  • September 10: Arrive West Yellowstone, MT or Idaho Falls, ID.  Transfer to lodge. Welcome dinner with Simon.
  • September 11: Classroom and casting sessions with Simon and other certified instructors.
  • September 12: Morning classroom session. Full day of wade fishing with Simon and other certified instructors.
  • September 13: Full day of guided trout Spey fishing
  • September 14: Full day of guided trout Spey fishing or a full day casting clinic with Simon
  • September 15: Depart lodge

NOTE: Extra days of guided fishing and lodging are available if students would like to fish more after school is dismissed.

Rate: Per person for a 5 night/ 4 day school 

Double Occupancy: $4,600
Single Occupancy: $5,800

Use of Sage, Redington, and RIO demo gear
All meals at the lodge
Fishing instruction
Guided fishing

Not Included:
Transportation to/from the lodge
Fishing license

Destination Manager

Riley Nelson

Rockies, Pacific Northwest

Let’s get you ready to fish with Fly Water Travel.
We would love to connect with you to help effectively plan your trip. Our destination manager for this location is Riley Nelson.