This is a full-day class with master Spey caster, Dec Hogan, covering the casts needed to be a successful Steelheader. Dec focuses on the fishing aspect of Spey casting and helps anglers learn how to better present their fly in all situations. This class is recommended for intermediate to advanced Spey casters. The class will be held on the Clackamas River near Barton. Payment is required to hold your spot. The cost is $285.00 and includes lunch. Rods can be provided.
Friday, April 24th, 2020 10:00AM to 4:00PM Meet at the shop at 9:30AM
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 9:00AM to 3:00PM Meet at the shop at 8:30 AM
About Dec Hogan
If you've ever met Dec Hogan you know that his love and passion for steelhead fly fishing is a constant part of his aura. Dec is a master of all facets of the sport: two-handed casting, reading water, presenting flies, fly tying, etc. He is equally a master of teaching all of the facets. An accomplished writer and exquisite photographer, Hogan has penned numerous articles for many of America's leading fly fishing publications and is the author of the highly acclaimed, must-have book, A Passion for Steelhead
(Wild River Press.)
Dec was a fulltime steelhead guide from 1989 to 2003 guiding fly anglers on the beautiful Pacific Northwest waters of the Skagit, Sauk, Skykomish, Grande Ronde, and Deschutes Rivers. Like many guides of his generation, Hogan also did a 5-season stint guiding in Alaska’s famed Bristol Bay region early in his career. He is a pioneer of two-handed casting in North America and continues to be a highly sought after Spey casting instructor. As if one dream job weren't enough Hogan's had two: Dec has retired from guiding and is now a full-time firefighter and EMT. Dec's schedule at the fire department allows him the time to stay active in his fishing career. In addition to teaching casting clinics, Dec works closely as a rod and line designer for Echo and Airflo.