ICONS: John Hazel

Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. In this installment we visit with John Hazel in his shop, The Deschutes Angler in Maupin, OR, where he talks about his contributions to the sport, […]

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Icons: Whitney Gould

Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in Spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. In this installment, we visit with Whitney Gould, a World Fly Casting Champion. Whitney is also the developer of virtual and in-person casting instruction through The Gould Standard.

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Icons: Simon Gawesworth

Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. In this installment, we visit with Simon Gawesworth, one of the greatest Spey casting instructors and authors to grace our sport. Simon talks in this article about his latest book, his favorite rivers in both the U.K. and the U.S., his memories of times fishing on his own, and the Miracle of Istanbul.

Icons: Bruce Kruk

Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. In this installment, we visit with Bruce Kruk, in which we discuss fly casting videos, English Bulldogs, and his unusual nickname.

Icons: Dec Hogan

Icons, a web series from Swing the Fly, looks at the most influential figures in spey casting and swinging flies from North America and beyond in the 21st century. This installment looks at Dec Hogan, an authority in spey casting instruction and one of the most revered steelhead anglers, guides and authors of our time. His 2006 book, A Passion for Steelhead, has been the portal taken by legions of anglers in learning the pursuit of sea run rainbows.