Dax will be representing Nam Products at upcoming spey events.
Top 10 reasons to attend a spey event:
- Cast rods and check out other products from all the top brands in two handed casting. You can read all you want about a rod, but actually getting in the water and physically casting it is the best way to choose which one to buy. Bring your waders to these events and take advantage of this excellent opportunity.
- Learn from presentations by some of the top spey instructors in the industry
- Get your own set up dialed in. Rod and line reps are happy to help. We all really want you to be using the right stuff and have the right, line/rod combination for your casting style and angling situation.
- Support the “brick and mortar” fly shops that are putting in a lot of work to put on these fantastic events. This is good fishing karma by the way. Avoid big box stores at all costs.
- Check out all the cool rigs that guides and other industry dirt bags roll to the river in
- There is usually good beer and whiskey sampled and shared, whether legal or otherwise. I've never seen an arrest but be prepared to be stealth if need be.
- Socialize with industry professionals and other spey casting enthusiasts, which tend to be an outstanding group of people who like to have fun!
- Minimal kook factor. No annoying vendors from giant planet raping companies pushing their various lame plastics, leads, and scents to the mouth breathing mob. Plenty of that and poser bead operators at the big outdoor trade shows.
- They are either free or really cheap!
- Learn about important conservation issues and opportunities of the watersheds that we love
Upcoming Spey Events:
Emerald Waters Angler’s “EWA Spey Day” January 27th, Fall City Washington @emeraldwateranglers
Big Sky Angler’s “Burning Trout Spey Days” September 6-9 Big Sky Montana @bigskyanglers
Ashland Fly Shop’s “Rogue on the Fly” September 21 Grants Pass, Oregon @ashlandflyshop
If you go make sure you stop by and say hi to Dax and other Nam pros and try out a few sweet rods and shooting lines. Free Hazumi Shooting Line raffle entry to all those who demo a rod.
Aside from a formal spey lesson, or guide day with an instruction based spey guide, a spey clave is the best way to gain valuable information to improve your craft.
Luck is where opportunity meets preparation...come to a clave and get more prepared for moments like this.