Womens Introduction to Spey Fishing with Leslie Ajari


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July 20th and 21st

We are thrilled to welcome Leslie Ajari as your host for our Women's Introduction to Spey Fishing class!
This will be a special event designed to introduce you to the world of Spey Fishing for Steelhead and Trout in a women's only setting. Also designed to create a fellowship among women anglers in our region.  
 The opportunities to Steelhead and trout fish with a spey rod are numerous in our area and the popularity of this style of fishing keeps growing and growing! Why? It's effective and fun! Spey casting has a style and technique all it's own in the world of fly fishing and goes hand in hand with fishing for steelhead and trout. 
 About your host: Leslie Ajari grew up fly fishing her home waters around Truckee, CA. She started her trout and steelhead guide career in 2014. Along with being a featured presenter for clubs and conclaves, she has competed in the World Spey Casting Championships twice. Her home base is Medford, Oregon with Marlee and Dax, and she guides the Rogue River, Southern Oregon coast, Grande Ronde River and Olympic Peninsula in Washington.
Women's Intro Spey Fishing is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the sport of Steelhead & Trout Spey fishing in 2 parts.
Part 1 begins with a classroom style presentation which will provide a detailed overview of the world of Spey including:
  • Demystifying tackle and choices (Lines/Leaders/Tips)
  • Best rod & reel match ups for most common Spey scenarios
  • Simple knots for Spey Flies
  • Identifying and choosing the right flies 
  • Local fishing opportunities for the Southern Oregon region and beyond.
Part 2, or the On The Water portion of the class (should you choose this option) will be most likely held at Tou Velle Park on the Rogue River. This segment will include:
  • Proper assembly and lining your outfit
  • Beginning Spey casting techniques for success
  • Casting tips and troubleshooting
  • Proper safe & effective wading technique
  • Reading Water
  • Different types of rigging
Your Saturday Schedule:
11am: Meet at Ashland Fly Shop in downtown Ashland, OR. Refreshments available. 
11-4 ish: Classroom portion of class as described above
30 min break for lunch/snacks (there are plenty of local eateries downtown or bring your own) 
Your Sunday Schedule (should you choose this option):
10am: Meet Leslie at the TBD location. 
10-3 ish: On the Water portion of class
As dedicated anglers and outdoor enthusiasts we want to encourage you to make this the year you take up Spey Fishing for Steelhead and Trout! We look forward to sharing our passion for this aspect of the sport with you!



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