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Dec Hogan Spey Casting Course

Spey Casting Course – Sunday, March 8, 2020 (all day): $275 per person

  • Full day spey casting course on the river with Dec Hogan. This class covers many conceptual aspects and philosophies that apply to all styles and methods of two-handed casting. It is designed to put the caster at ease with a clear and simple understanding of how to cast in any situation and be creative with our casts without “fearing” the cast. I cover, in depth, 6 of the most popular casts and how to “create” new casts when necessary. Also included is a hour-long fishing demo that shows how Dec covers the water in search of steelhead. From the start of the run to the end, casting angles, reading water, dry line fishing, sink-tip application, presentation, how to securely hook the fish (or not!) how steelhead react to the fly, how to step through a run, etc.
  • Space is limited to 8 people.
Mar 8 2020
Dec Hogan Spey Casting Course
  • Dates: March 8, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am - All Day Event
  • Cost: $275 plus GST
  • Location: Hatch Match'r Fly and Tackle and Stave River
  • Class Size: 8 people
  • Instructor: Dec Hogan
Dec Hogan

Instructor: Dec Hogan

Dec Hogan is recognized as one of the world’s most foremost expert in spey casting, fly tying and is ofter referred to as “a guide’s guide” and “a steelheader’s steelheader.” With over 40 years of experience as a fly angler and over twenty years of experience in guiding some of the premiere rivers in the Pacific Northwest, he has mastered the skills of reading waters, casting flies, and landing Steelhead. Dec Hogan has an unrivalled passion, love, knowledge and reverence for the sport of fly fishing, and the art of fly tying.  

When he is not working as a full time Fire Fighter/EMT in Layton, Utah, he can be found instructing and entertaining the fly fishing masses and designing rods for Echo, and fly lines for Airflo.

Dec has written, and continues to write for, many of North America’s  fly fishing publications, is an accomplished photographer and is one of the world’s foremost sought after spey casting instructors. Dec has starred in both spey casting and fly tying instructional DVD’s as well as authoring the highly acclaimed must-have book, A Passion for Steelhead, and now his new book co-authored with Marty Howard Steelhead Fly Tying Art and Design.