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Sun, Oct 17


Scioto Park

Clinic: Introduction to Spey Casting

Join Ryan Ratliff from Mad River Outfitters for a clinic on the basics of both single-hand and two-handed spey casting.

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Clinic: Introduction to Spey Casting
Clinic: Introduction to Spey Casting

Time & Location

Oct 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

About the Event

Join us for a basic intro to spey casting clinic with Ryan Ratliff on Sunday, October 17 in Columbus!

The "Spey" world can be a very confusing place to travel.  It often carries the stigma of being complicated and only for advanced casters. However, this is totally wrong. A spey cast is basically a roll cast with an added change of direction. 

At this Clinic, Ryan will provide an overview on the many terms that add to the confusion...Scandi, Skagit, Circle-Up, Point P...  Once we get the jargon out of the way, there will be hands-on casting instruction on the grass before moving to the water. Two-handed rods and lines will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own rod (including single hand rods). *Waders will be needed for the on the water portion of the clinic. If you do not have waders/boots, please reach out to us and we will work together on finding gear you can borrow.

If you want to make your roll casts more productive and useful, then this clinic is for you!

Cost: $20.00 

About Ryan Ratliff:

While just a few years old his family instilled in him a love for the outdoors. They taught him that it isn’t all about the casting or catching, but it is about the full experience. At 10 a friend gave him an old Garcia fiberglass fly rod and a Sears & Roebuck fly reel. With that old fly rod, the stream around his legs and the feel of a rod deeply bent, his love for sharing fly fishing with others was born.  Nowadays, Ryan's time is spent with his two children and wife and working at Mad River Outfitters. With a unique passion for fly tying, he manages MRO's Fly Tying Department, guides and teaches classes.

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