Spey Casting Is Sexy

by Mia Sheppard

Growing up as a kid, I have fond memories of catching fish using a twig pole, a piece of monofilament line and a worm. Playing on the shoreline and watching the wiggle of a fish got me excited and kept me going back to rivers as a kid. Years later, I was living in Alaska and one day at a garage sale in Anchorage I found a Shakespeare single-hand fly rod with a Fenwick reel for $50.00. What a steal! There was a lot to learn about a fly rod, the difference in lines, how to cast, how to tie on a fly, where to go and how to read water. It was intimidating, but achievable, and something new to learn.

A few years after my big purchase, I had discovered places to fish, how to catch trout and the basic principles of the cast.

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I was fly fishing.

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