Trout Spey and the Art of the Swing

Steven Bird

Fly Fisher/Fly Tier/Author

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Steven Bird started trout spey fishing long before the current trend started. Many fly fishers equate spey fishing with steelhead or salmon on large rivers but it can be applied on small rivers or streams for trout just as effectively. Join us to learn about the gear, flies and techniques used for trout spey fishing that you can use on your next outing.

Just a few of the questions asked and answered during the interview:

  • What inspired you to write your book Trout Spey & The Art Of the Swing?
  • What got you started spey fishing?
  • What is trout spey?
  • What advantages does two-handed spey fishing for trout offer?
  • What is the ideal rod for trout spey?
  • What is the difference between a trout spey rod and a switch rod?
  • What type of lines are used with trout specy?
  • How do you select a tip?
  • How do you set up your leaders?
  • What are the different parts of a wetfly presentation?
  • What is the Leisenring Lift?
  • What determines what size, color and proportions of your flies?
  • Do you fish multi fly rigs?
  • What are you favorite wet fly patterns?

Steven Bird
Trout Spey and the Art of the Swing
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