You’ll catch fish in places you never thought they were before
It never ceases to blow my mind where the occasional bite or hook up may come from. Generally in dry fly or indicator fishing, we have all been taught to focus on certain types of water depending on what we are trying to accomplish. While it is true that trout favor different types of water throughout the year, Trout Spey has shown me that we may have been overlooking great fishing opportunities. Some of these instances have revealed themselves while trying to make a long cast to other side of the river. Instead of getting the bite on the bank, I’ve gotten the flash, bite, or hook up on in the middle of the fast water and even in rapids and wave trains. It has taught me to not only think about the surface currents but the depressions, currents, and structure underneath what we can see on the surface.
You will develop skills for fishing anadromous species
I realize not all people are going to get a chance or have the time and resources to fish for steelhead, salmon, or browns but what’s wrong with dreaming? For those who do have the option or invitation, who would want to show up on a dream trip and have no spey casting experience? No one. Trout Spey techniques have mostly all come from the world of traditional spey casting. Having even a basic understanding of the fundamentals before you get on a plane is only going to amount to more time fishing rather than learning when you get to wherever and whenever you’re going.
Whether or not you are seasoned angler, or a novice just getting into the sport, Trout Spey is mind blowing, inventive, and all around fun way to spend some time on the water. While there will always be days where you be insane not to fish dry flies or other days where you just need to nymph em’ up, Trout Spey is useful tool and an investment in your angling skills. Just remember, the Tug is the Drug!