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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fly Casters now confirmed for the March Open Weekend!

For the next Open Weekend on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2011 we have an amazing line up featuring some of the worlds top casters and instructors. These guys will be putting on a show to remember with demos and workshops on the Applecross Canal Basin and they will also be on hand instore to answer questions and help you buy the right gear for the season ahead! A timetable for the demos will be available nearer the time.
Hywel Morgan
Hywel Morgan (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
World record caster, Welsh internationalist and now TV presenter, Hywel is a well known face in the angling community and will be in store to give tips and advice on all types of fly fishing and casting problems as well as demonstrating the latest casting techniques. Autographed DVDs of his TV series will be available during the open weekend. http://www.hywelmorgan.co.uk/home.html

Ian Gordon
Ian Gordon - Hardy Greys (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Highly respected Spey caster and AAPGAI instructor, Ian Gordon will be available in store to answer all of your salmon fishing and casting questions and to guide you through the latest double handed rods, reels and lines for Hardy and Greys, which he has helped to develop. http://www.speycaster.co.uk/

Leif Stavmo
Leif Stavmo - Guideline (Saturday, Sunday)
Swedish fly casting champion, master instructor and one of the worlds top tackle designers, Leif will be here to talk about the latest gear from Guideline, especially the awesome new Reaction range of rods. Come and try them out under his expert supervision and see what all the fuss is about! http://www.guideline.no/en/

Scott MacKenzie
Scott MacKenzie - MacKenzie DTX (Saturday, Sunday)
A former World Spey casting champion, Scott will be joining us to show off his new range of DTX Shooting Head rods and lines as well as his excellent casting DVD, signed copies of which will be available for the duration of the weekend. http://www.mackenzieflyfishing.com/

Mick McDaid
Mick McDaid - Guideline (Sunday only)
One of Britain's top experts. Mick McDaid is arguably one of the best fly casters in the country today and has fished all over Britain. A fully qualified salmon and trout instructor, Mick offers tuition and guidance on all aspects of fly casting and fly fishing for all levels from beginners to advanced anglers. Mick is the designer of the Guideline MMD Spey line. http://www.mickmcdaid.co.uk/

David Moore
David Moore - Loop (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
David is located in the north west of the UK and he has fished extensively throughout Norway for the last ten years for salmon on various named rivers. Salmon fishing is his passion and he will travel anywhere for a chance at one. David has been fishing from the age of eight, and has recently joined Loop as part of the design team and designed the Balanced reel seat. He is currently working on various rod concepts and says there is more to come to add to the range in the future. http://www.looptackle.se/

Andy Murray
Andy Murray - G. Loomis (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Andy has been an instructor and tackle consultant for over 25 years and currently works as a ghillie on a busy beat of the Tweed. His knowledge of Spey casting and salmon fishing is second to none and he will be demonstrating the latest range of rods from G.Loomis including the new NRX range. http://www.andymurrayfishing.com/

Jim Fearn
Jim Fearn - Guide Fly Fishing (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
AAPGAI instructor and consultant with Guide Fly Fishing (Rio, Vision, Lamson and Redington) Jim will be on hand giving casting tips and advice on the latest products. His demonstrations on Shooting heads and Skagit line should not be missed! http://www.guideflyfishing.co.uk/

David Bell
David Bell - Hardy Greys (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Highly qualified casting instructor and consultant as well as a member of the Hardy Academy, David is one of the most well known faces of the Scottish angling scene. He will be on hand all weekend with tips and tackle advice for any fly fishing style. http://www.speycasting-tuition.com/

Gary Coxon
Gary Coxon - Sage (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
AAPGAI Master Instructor and the face of Sage fly rods in the UK, Gary will be with us all weekend for help with casting problems, advice on how to choose the right Sage rod for your needs and some really bad jokes! http://www.sageflyfish.com/

Gary Scott
Gary Scott - Shakespeare (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Gary is recognised as one of the finest fly casters in the world today with experience around the world in all aspects of game angling including double-handed Spey casting and single-handed casting. Gary works closely with Shakespeare to help develop their range of salmon fly rods. http://www.masterspeycasting.com/

The Applecross Basin is just 2 minute walk from the shop, see the map here for details. There will be loads of other stuff happening on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event!

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