Whether you're a newcomer to spey casting or a seasoned veteran, you will come away from either class a much improved caster or if you're a beginner, a firm grasp of the basics. Join world famous spey-man Simon Gawesworth and let him take you through his comprehensive workshop.
The workshop includes both classroom instruction and on the water "hands on" training. You will be educated on the basic concepts of spey casting, advanced theories, fly line selections, working with both floating and sink-tip lines, and of course, instruction on the single spey, double spey, Snap-T, and snake roll casts.
These classes have been extremely popular and limited to only 6 students so don't delay! The class is held at the Long Beach Casting Club clubhouse and pond. With advance notice, spey equipment can be provided.
Reserve your spot online or call the shop at (714) 525-1827.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Beginning Class
Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Intermediate to Advanced Class
Class Cost: $300.00 per student
Class limited to 6 students
About Simon - Simon learned to fish at age 6 and started fly fishing at 8 with training by his father – well-known fly fishing instructor and author, John Gawesworth. By the time he left school at 16 to teach fly fishing, Simon had become the British Junior casting champion, a feat he repeated the following year.
In the following years, Simon broke seven British casting records and won the adult casting championships three successive times, representing England in two European and one World Team Championship. With the collapse of the British Casting authority and the tournament casting scene in the UK, Simon turned to competitive fly fishing. Over the following years Simon represented England in three home internationals (against Ireland, Scotland and Wales), two European championships and five World Championships, culminating in the prestige of becoming the England Team Captain and Manager for the 2003 World Championships in Spain. During his career Simon has written numerous articles for the fishing press, published two books on spey casting, presented five instructional videos and DVD’s, appeared on numerous television and radio shows, demonstrated casting at fly fishing shows around the world and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on fly casting and fly casting instruction. He is a Master and THCI (Two Handed Casting Instructor) certified instructor and also holds the APGAI and STANIC diplomas for Fly Fishing Instruction in the UK.
Simon works for RIO products in Idaho where he designs and tests fly lines, as well as being the marketing manager for Rio. He conducts fly casting classes and seminars around the world.
Simon is married with two children.