SPEY CASTING COURSE

LEARN HOW TO SPEY CAST WITH TIM ARSENAULT

Unfortunately our 2020 and 2021 Spey casting courses were compromised due to Covid-19, but we’re back with new 2022 dates! Join the Chromer Sport Fishing team and spey casting guru Tim Arsenault for two days of individualized instruction and fun on the river. This spey casting course is meant for beginner to intermediate spey casters looking to improve not only their casting but their knowledge of swung fly fishing here in the Pacific Northwest. There are two course dates, March 12/13 & March 19/20. Both courses held in Squamish, BC, about an hour drive north of Vancouver. Limited to six anglers per course, so lots of one on one instruction. We also offer a variety of fly fishing lessons at other times of the year, if you’re not looking for a specific spey course.

CASTING IMPROVEMENT

Become a better Spey Caster!

SMALL GROUP SIZE

Only 6 anglers per weekend.

TAILORED TO YOU

Lots of 1 on 1 personalized time.

HOSTED BY TIM ARSENAULT

One of the World's top casters.

EASY GETAWAY

Easy Spring trip in Squamish BC.

SOLO ANGLERS WELCOME

Singles are easily accommodated.

SPEY CASTING COURSE

MARCH 12 & 13, 2022

SPEY CASTING COURSE IN SQUAMISH

Two days of spey instruction and fishing. Two nights accommodation in Squamish BC. Maximum 6 students per course. All equipment and wading gear included. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person - Single Occupancy

    $1895
  • Two Person - Double Occupancy

    $1195 pp
SPEY CASTING INSTRUCTION

MARCH 19 & 20, 2022

SPEY CASTING COURSE IN SQUAMISH

Two days of spey instruction and fishing. Two nights accommodation in Squamish BC. Maximum 6 students per course. All equipment and wading gear included. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person - Single Occupancy

    $1895
  • Two Person - Double Occupancy

    $1195 pp
TIM ARSENAULT SPEY CASTING

TIM ARSENAULT

YOUR MASTER SPEY INSTRUCTOR

Tim Arsenault lives in Vancouver BC and is the manager of Micheal & Young Fly Shop. An incredibly well-respected casting instructor, Tim is also one of the funnest guys you’d ever want to spend a few days fishing with. Tim also has an infinite knowledge of spey gear and lines, even developing his own Bridge Fly Lines which have exploded in local popularity.

His casting proficiency has landed him in the world famous Spey-O-Rama world distance casting competition in San Francisco several times. In 2017 he placed an impressive 3rd in the world in the men’s category! Tim will be with our group all day on Saturday, doing a group instruction, evaluating skills and spending lots of one on one time with everyone. His easy instruction style blends well with all levels of casters, he can easily take a beginner spey caster’s knowledge to new heights and build on more experienced caster’s skill sets. If you have questions and want to contact Tim directly his email is tim@myflyshop.com. He is also a great contact for getting you set up with spey gear that works here in BC. He’ll be happy to help you pick up any gear before your spey course.

Squamish River Fishing

SPEY WEEKEND ITINERARY

A COURSE FOCUSED ON SPEY IMPROVEMENT

This is a two day course that takes places in Squamish BC. Both days are on the river and accommodations and lunches are included. A great weekend getaway that will leave you with hopefully an entire new skills set that will be yours to enjoy for a lifetime.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Accommodations in Squamish. This will let you be ready for your day on the river, and get things prepared without rushing in the morning. If you do not want accommodations for Friday night in Squamish let us know and we can adjust the pricing.

SATURDAY: This will be a full day of instruction with Tim Arsenault. In a group and individual setting. Cast a variety of rods and get pointers from our guide staff who will also be there to assist. Dinner that evening with Tim in Squamish. Accommodations in Squamish.

SUNDAY: Enjoy a full-day of guided fishing on the Squamish River. This will give you one on one time with our experienced local guide staff and give you a chance to put your new spey skills to the test. On the river fly fishing theory will be a big part of this day.

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 SPEY FISHING GEAR

WHAT TO BRING TO THE COURSE

You actually don’t have to bring anything! We are happy to provide spey gear for your weekend with us. Most participants have some prior spey casting knowledge and come with their own gear. It is always nice to learn on your own equipment, but don’t worry about having everything! In terms of spey fishing gear for the Pacific Northwest, most common weighted rods are in the 7-9 weight range. If you are familiar with spey lines the course does focus on casting Skagit lines as well as longer belly Scandanavian fly lines. If you would like to purchase any spey fishing gear prior to your trip Tim Arsenault can arrange that and bring it for your first day of instruction.

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FISHING AS WELL!

YOUR GUIDED FISHING DAY

We wanted to include a full day of guided fishing in this package to put your new found skills to work. The day for that is the Sunday of the course. This will give you the chance to use your spey skills from Saturday to practical use! Most often we drift the Upper Squamish River, depending on conditions. This drift trip will give you the chance to fish from both sides of the river and work on your spey casting. Tim Arsenault is along for this day as well. He usually has his own boat and bounces between groups throughout the day. This portion of the course is a huge part of its popularity and a great way to combine casting skills and some fishing fun!

Squamish Fishing Package

HOTEL FOR THE WEEKEND

ACCOMMODATIONS IN SQUAMISH 

Located in the heart of downtown Squamish is the Howe Sound Inn. We put lots of our guests up here, it has a great onsite brew pub and small cozy rooms. It is within walk distance of shops and other restaurants. If you do not require accommodation we can adjust pricing.

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GETTING TO SQUAMISH

HOME OF OUR SPEY CASTING COURSE

Getting to Squamish is easy. Located only 45 minutes north of Vancouver, Squamish is home to the Squamish River, our home waters and host to these spey courses. Upon booking we will send you driving directions and meet details. If needed we can arrange for transportation from included.

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DO I NEED SPEY CASTING EXPERIENCE?

Absolutely no experience necessary. We've built the days of fly casting instruction for all levels. The small group size allows for lots of individual attention.

Can I add an extra day of fishing?

Yes, if you'd like to stay after the course is over we can guide you. Spring is a great time here on BC's south coast.

HOW MANY PEOPLE PER COURSE?

There is only six people per course. This allows for lots of personal time casting with Tim Arsenault. We will have three guides on hand as well for each weekend.

Do I need a license?

Yes, a valid freshwater fishing license is required, we will send you information when booking on how to buy one.

ARE THESE THE ONLY WEEKENDS?

For now they are. We also offer fly fishing lessons and individual spey casting lessons throughout the year, but these are our only course dates.

Is food included?

Lunch is included on both Saturday and Sunday of the course.

READY TO BECOME A BETTER SPEY CASTER?

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about securing your space for our March Spey Casting Course. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability.