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Free steelheading seminars set on September Saturdays at Westlope Fly Shop

ORG XMIT: CAGN104 Ian Gordon of Scotland makes a spey cast at the Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama & Fly Casting Festival, Saturday, April 18, 2009 in San Francisco. Spey casting is a form of fly casting generally done with long rods with two hands, making the caster able to make longer casts and cover more water. The event features competition, demonstrations and clinics and runs from April 17th through April 19th in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. (AP photo/George Nikitin) (George Nikitin / The Spokesman-Review)
ORG XMIT: CAGN104 Ian Gordon of Scotland makes a spey cast at the Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama & Fly Casting Festival, Saturday, April 18, 2009 in San Francisco. Spey casting is a form of fly casting generally done with long rods with two hands, making the caster able to make longer casts and cover more water. The event features competition, demonstrations and clinics and runs from April 17th through April 19th in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. (AP photo/George Nikitin) (George Nikitin / The Spokesman-Review)

FLY FISHING — A series of free spey casting and steelhead fishing seminars have been scheduled for every Saturday in September at Westslope Fly Shop, 1003 E. Trent Ave., Suite 145, in Spokane.

The schedule includes a variety of classes geared to both novice and experienced anglers. Pre-register for limited seating by calling the shop, (509) 838-0252.   The offerings include:

Spey casting seminar and instruction, 10 a.m.-noon (except Sept. 17). Held on the Spokane River. Equipment will be furnished as needed, however participants must provide their own waders and wading boots (or wet wading “water shoes”). No limit to the number of attendees for the seminar, but only the first six people to sign up may participate in the casting instruction.

Knot tying and rigging, 1 p.m. -2 p.m. Discusses basic knots that any angler should know as well as how to rig lines, tie oversize loops for Spey set ups and build custom sink tips.

Single-handed casting instruction, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. An FFF-certified casting instructor will help you improve your skills. For novice and experienced anglers. Special emphasis on heavier rods/lines and nymphing techniques for steelhead.

Steelhead fly tying seminar, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Fly-tying expert Clark demonstrates techniques for tying innovative steelhead flies for Inland Northwest Waters. Each week will focus on a different pattern.




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