Mike McCune Whitney Gould spey class

Mike McCune & Whitney Gould at Headhunters

Headhunters is pleased to announce that we will be finishing up our Two-handed casting clinics (for this winter) with a visit from famed spey-casters Mike McCune and Whitney Gould. Mike is a longtime PNW Steelhead guide, and was on the ground floor of NW speycasting (he’s the “M” in your Rio MOW tips kit). Whitney is the women’s world champion speycaster (Spey-o-rama). They both spend most of the year guiding two-handed anglers from Alaska to California, but do make their annual spring trip to Montana where the offer a few select clinics.

The class emphasis will be on “sustained anchor” casts from both river right and left. Class size is limited to 6, so you can be assured you will get attention and instruction from Mike and Whitney. There are not a lot of opportunities to get hands on instruction like this, especially in trout country.

Cost is $200 per person. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment so that Mike and Whitney can help dial you in with the rod/line combo you will be using. If you are new to spey casting and need to borrow equipment, Headhunters has a big quiver for you to borrow from.

Mike & Whitney focus on the cast, not the gear. Skagit, Scandi and Long Belly rigs are all invited. Late in the day they often play around with the challenges of Long Belly lines for those who wish.

The classes are on May 3 and 4, and will begin at 9am and go all day.

Call Headhunters to sign up at 406-235-3447 or 1-800-379-3597.

Here’s Whitney talking about two-handed casting…

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