We are excited to announce the first annual Marblehead Spey Clave. Come join us on Saturday, September 28th. For a great day of rods, reels, flies, and demos all dedicated to casting and fishing with the two handed rod. This dual spot event will take place at the shop as well as on a private section of the Brandywine River 5 minutes away. We will have plenty of demo rods from Sage, Loomis, Ross and Redington all ready to try out.
Spey rod aficionado Andrew Niethe will be on hand giving casting demonstrations as well as light casting instruction on the river. Many of you have met Andrew in the past and may remember the great flies he tied for us at our first two December open houses. Well, if you thought he was good at the vise wait till you get a load of his casting abilities. Andrew is truly an artist with a two handed rod and it will be a real treat to have him on hand again.
Frank Swarner will be in the shop tying up a variety of Bass and Steelhead / Salmon patterns suited for "swinging". Franks work is top notch, you can check some of his stuff out here. Spend just a little time on his site and you can instantly tell Frank is a perfectionist. Some of these patterns are insane! We are happy he has agreed to tie at one of our events again. It is not often you get to see a tyer of this caliber up close and personal. Don't miss this chance to learn Spey type fly tying from a real pro.
If you have a rod and are having a hard time figuring out which head suits it best ask us about our Mega Kit. The Skandi and Skagit Mega kits have heads from around 300 grains to around 800 grains depending on the head style. This is a great opportunity to test drive a few different grain weights to get your rig dialed in.
If casts like this get you excited, if you have ever thought about giving two handed casting a try, or if you just want to come out and hang out with a bunch of like minded people, we look forward to seeing you on the 28th. The event will start at 10:00 am with the river demonstration starting shortly thereafter. Things on the river will shut down around 3:30 pm and the event will close at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be available at the shop. We look forward to seeing all of you there.
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