Trout Spey Workshop

We are excited to offer a Trout Spey workshop, Saturday October 6th.

This class will focus on the basics of Spey casting, and applying it to our trout streams. Beginners as well as those with some experience are encouraged to participate. We do have plans for more advanced classes at a later date.

It will be a 4 hour workshop, on the water, for 6-8 students (reservation and payment required).

Topics and items we will cover:
- Casts (Snap-C and Double Spey, and maybe others depending on student skill)
- Gear: lines, tip, leaders, connections/knots
- Line management
- Fishing fly selection
- Q&A  (clarity from this often confusing endeavor... ) 

You will need to bring your own gear - preferably a 3-6wgt. two-hand rod, with Scandi or Skagit head(s). Skagits need to have a floating tip. Switch rods are welcome.

Other items you will need to bring:
- Sunglasses
- NYS fishing license
- waders
- clothing appropriate for a day in the great outdoors

$150 - payment to shop prior to class date. 
Class will be from 9am - 1:00pm.
Meet 8:30am at Livingston Manor shop  

Some gear may be provided but that will be on a first come and reserved basis - please contact us.

Rain date: Sunday 7th

The Instructors

Craig Buckbee
Master Casting Instructor
Craig is a licensed NY fishing guide.  He enjoys the dichotomy between upstate and city - teaching year round, in NY's Central Park and on Catskill waters. He is a National tournament medal winner with the American Casting Association, a Pennsylvania Fly Casting champion, and is an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing. Recently he has been spending time abroad, interviewing fish in Argentina, Kiribati, Greenland and most recently Iceland. Craig is a HMH Vise Pro, and works with several other fine gear manufacturers.


John Bilotta
Master Casting Instructor
Certified Two-Hand Casting Instructor
John hosts domestic and international trips through his Georgetown Fly Fishing Company (
and teaches throughout the year, mentors other instructors, and is an associate editor of The Loop, The Journal of Fly Casting Professionals.