By Max Salzburg
Missouri River Trout Spey School with Simon Gawesworth and Jon Hazlett
May 23 - 28, 2023
Missouri River, Montana
Join Far Bank Enterprises' Education and Engagement Manager Simon Gawesworth for a highly educational, in-depth Trout Spey School on the Missouri River in Montana.
Whether you are a seasoned trout Spey angler or new to the sport, this trip to Montana with Simon Gawesworth is sure to be an exciting and educational adventure. Simon will be traveling with the latest Sage fly rods and RIO fly lines perfectly matched for the Missouri River. Students will learn in the classroom on select mornings and evenings and spend the first day learning to cast with Simon and Jon. The second day of the course is designed to teach anglers the many different fishing techniques you can fish trout Spey with, using both Sandi and Skagit heads, all while wade fishing the Missouri River. The remaining two days concentrate on putting into practice the skills learned with two days of guided fishing with top trout Spey guides. This course is designed to give you all the tools you need to enjoy and maximize the wonderful fun that is fly fishing with a trout Spey outfit. You will learn the various casts needed, a wide range of fishing techniques, and build up an understanding and knowledge of the wide variety of gear used when fishing with trout Spey outfits. In short, if you are even slightly interested in getting into the trout Spey game, this course will put you firmly on the right road.
Far Bank Fly Fishing Schools are designed so that students leave the course with all the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of enjoyment in fly fishing. We do this by keeping the instructor to student ratio to an absolute minimum. On group lesson days there will be a maximum of 4 students per instructor, and on the putting-into-practice fishing days, only two guests per professional guide.
Group Size: 8 students
- May 23: Arrive Wolf Creek Lodge, Montana
- May 24: Classroom and casting sessions with Simon and other certified instructors
- May 25: Morning classroom session, full day of wade fishing with Simon and Jon
- May 26: Full day of guided trout Spey fishing
- May 27: Full day of guided trout Spey fishing
- May 28: Depart lodge
Rate: $3,900 per person based on double occupancy for a 5 night/ 4 day school
Use of Sage and RIO demo gear
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages at the lodge
Transportation to/from the lodge
Meet Jon Hazlett
For over 20 years, Jon Hazlett has spent the bulk of his time guiding steelhead and teaching Spey casting in Oregon and California. Jon first picked up a Spey rod in 1999 and has dedicated himself to the craft of two-handed casting and swing fishing ever since. A fun, entertaining, and inspiring teacher, Jon is probably best known for his video presence in the Spey world. Through his productions many budding Spey casters have improved their games and had some laughs along the way.
In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better. For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water. Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Enterprise Family. As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.