The Manic Guide To Spey - Part One: How To Set Up For Two Handed Fly Fishing

By Chris Sharland 10/28/2020
 

How To Set Up For Two Handed Fly Fishing

Welcome to the Manic Guide To Spey presented by Chris Dore. This is part one of a two part series in which our goal is to give you an understanding of the basics around spey / skagit gear and techniques while keeping it as simple as possible. By the end of both videos you'll have a clear idea of what you need to start two handed fly fishing, how to put it all together, how to execute the casts, and finally the best tactics for getting out there and catching fish, which is what it is all about.

Chris Dore is an exceptionally skilled two handed fisherman and a great teacher to boot, so he'll give you all of the info you need to know to get the ball rolling without making things confusing. In this clip we go over the basics of why you want to fish a two hander and the gear required to get started. In part two we'll dive into spey casting and on water tactics.

CHRIS DORE'S RECOMMENDATION OF STARTING SET UP FOR TWO HANDED FLY FISHING IN NEW ZEALAND:

We cover off a wide range of gear in this clip but here's a great starting point of a two handed setup to make your life easy while you are learning:

Primal Run 11' #6 Fly Rod

Lamson Remix 3.5 Reel

Airflo Skagit Scout 390gr Head

Airflo Running Line

Airflo Flo Tip Sink Tips

Airflo G3 12lb Fluorocarbon Leader

Manic Fly Collection Flies

ADDITIONAL TWO HANDED FLY FISHING HOW TO RESOURCES:

Rene Vaz's "Intro To Spey Rods Part One"

Rene Vaz's "Intro To Spey Rods Part Two"