Category Archives: Spey Casting Course Presenters

Matthew Malko

Matt grew up fishing in southern Ontario surrounded by the Great Lakes and their wonderful tributary fishing opportunities since he was 7 years old.   He’s been fly fishing exclusively for the last seven years and is driven by the thought that nobody knows exactly what a fish is thinking.   This keeps him endlessly running around scatter-brained with fly rod in hand.   He loves spending spare time helping others get into nature and this wonderful sport. Prostaff:  Loop Canada –

Jay Newell

Jason Newell has been in the fly fishing industry for more than 10 years. He owned and operated Jay’s Fly Shop located in London, Ontario. During this time Jay’s number one goal was customer satisfaction. His most enjoyable part of the shop was teaching people about our great sport. Besides guiding Jay hosted seminars on fly fishing, fly tying and more recently Spey Casting. Jay started to fly fish at the early age of 12. Over the years his passion has brought him to Belize, Los Roques Venezuela and Florida. His passion is chasing Steelhead on his home waters of Southern Ontario. Prostaff:  Loop Canada –

Marty Tannahill

Born and raised on Georgian Bay (Lake Huron), a perfect venue for fishing, I have enjoyed everything this area has to offer. Fishing began for me at the summer cottage when I was 9 years old. By 16, I was the proud owner of my first fly rod. As an adult, I continued to fish, primarily with gear, until one spring I was invited to fish the famous rivers of the Catskills. From that time forward, I’ve gravitated to fishing with a fly rod. I’ve had some exceptional mentors guiding me as I developed as a fly-caster/fisherman. Over the years, I have achieved the FFF Casting Instructor, Master Casting Instructor and Two-Handed Casting Instructor Certifications. I have taught and provided […]

Becky Knifton

Becky began fishing at an early age with her grandfather and father. Like most starting to fish it was using live bait, fishing for anything that would bite. Becky had a lot of fun fishing in those days with numerous funny stories. Although her grandfather didn’t find it all so funny – “no laughing or yelling – you’ll scare the fish!!” A few years ago Becky took up the art of fly casting. With practice casting taking place on the beaches of Lake Erie, she became a very proficient single-handed caster. Becky prefers the challenge of swinging a fly effectively versus other techniques for hooking fish. She honed her skills while fly fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout and both […]

Doug Swift

Doug Swift is a member of the Federation of Fly Fishers and has been a Certified Casting Instructor through their internationally recognized fly casting program for the past seven years. He operates Swift fly casting instruction in Wasaga Beach, Ontario near the lower section of the Nottawasaga river. Since retiring 13 years ago he has focused on learning better fly casting techniques and passing his learned skills on to other fly fishers who recognize how much the “fun factor” of fly fishing is enhanced by better casting methods. The value of knowing how to perform and present a good cast cannot be under estimated in the fly fishing world. Coming to the realization that good casting form is the prelude […]