This last weekend, Stew and I (Paul) had the great pleasure of escaping work so we could visit one of the largest congregation of Spey instructions in the world. We only had one day to devote to this so we headed over early Friday morning and stayed for about 8 hours.
This was my first time at the event and Stew’s “umpteenth”. As we drove the 3 hour trip back to Bend, Oregon, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the level of organization this event displayed all the while housed in the beautiful Oxbow State park.
This year they had approximately 30 instructors to cover the 150 students who signed up for the beginner class. These instructors all have pedigrees usually only seen at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Oh did I mention it was free!
Next year I will be staying at least two days and I think I will be taking them up on a beginner’s class as I am sure I will pick up some great tips to help me catch more steelhead!
Here is a quick list of the instructors, unfortunately I probably missed a few.
Charles St. Pierre