Great Lakes Spey Shop
Welcome to the Great Lakes Spey Shop, the midwest´s home to all things Spey. We stock two handed rods from Sage, Redington, Winston, Scott, and now with the addition of Beulah and ECHO. Reels from Abel, Ross, Lamson, Tibor, Nautilus, Hardy. Scandinavian heads from Beulah and Rio, along with many spey lines from Scientific Anglers, Rio and Beulah. And we have the knowledge and experience to help you select what you need if you are confused by the number of possibilities, (it certainly can be confusing).
We enjoy using two handed fly rods in the pursuit of all types of fish. We use what we sell, and we fish many of the same rivers that you do, we can help you select the appropriate rod, reel, line, leader and flies to make your fishing more enjoyable.
We also enjoy fishing with beautiful flies, both classic and contemporary, be sure to check out our inventory of tubes and tying supplies specifically selected for Spey and Scandinavian styles of flies with tubes and cones from Heritage Angling Products.
You won´t find any "buy now" buttons on our site. We know and understand that not all packages of any natural material are the same, so call us toll free at 800-303-0567, or email us with your specific needs and we will select the best package we have to meet your needs, if you are not satisfied with our selection, simply return it for credit or exchange.
Be sure to also check out the comparison of similar materials, (on the tying materials page), by local experyts, each offering their opinions of their favorite materials, Comparing Arctic Fox Tail, Finn Coon Tail and Temple Dog hair as used in Scandinavian style tube flies. Comparing hackle from many different sources including, Blue eared pheasant, selected spey schlappen, dyed over white pheasant, green pheasant and spey plumes.
2014 Fly Tying Classes
One Day Specialty Classes.
These are focused on specific types of flies. A basic knowledge of tying is helpful, ifnot mandatory. These classes will meet once each, Sunday afternoon from 1-4pm. Bring your tools and thread, all other materials will be provided. Registration is necessary and tuition is $45. per class.
February 8, 2014. Forrest, (Skeeter), Klott,
of Heritage Angling Supply, will demonstrate Tube and Shank style flies. This demonstration will be from 11-4, and is free of charge. Stop by and watch Skeeter tie the latest in steelhead flies.more info.
February 9, 2014. Pete Humphreys, will teach a tube fly class, including "Temple Dog" utilizing different body styles and wing construction, and a smaller, "low water" style tube.more info.
February 16,2014. Gary Kalinka, will teach a "Skagit Minnow Shizzle" and a "Great Lakes style Intruder".more info.
February 23, 2014. Tom Allerton will teach Classic Spey and Dee flies. These will be tied on "blind eyed" hooks.more info.
Fly Casting Instructionals
Booked around your schedule two-handed or single handed on the river $40.00 an hours.
Fly fishing Instructional
Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, we offer instruction to fit every level of ability.
Learn how to improve your casting, fly tying, practical entomology, and fishing techniques. Private instruction can be tailored to fit your abilities.
On-stream or in the classroom, our expert instructors can make everyone a better angler. On the river 4 hours covering all that you need learn all the secrets of fly fishing.
$125.00 for one person. $200.00 for two.
We can provide all the equipment if needed.