Mia Sheppard to appear at Spey Nation 2015

Jan 23, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Lessons After the Event, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Mia Sheppard to appear at Spey Nation 2015

Oregon Guide and Spey Casting Champion Mia Sheppard will be appearing at Spey Nation 2015.  We are proud to continuously attract world champion spey casters to our little corner of the third coast.  She’s a 2 time Spey O Rama Champion, holds the world record distance cast and we have had nothing but great conversations on the phone.    Mia along with her Husband Marty also owns Little Creek Outfitters in Oregon and guides on the Clackamas, Grande Ronde, Deschutes, John Day, and Sandy Rivers.  I think it goes without saying that Mia has a passion for Steelhead and that will certainly come through in her presentation.

Mia Sheppard

I live and breathe being on the water.  My passion to share this with others has inspired me to become a proficient angler, teacher of fly-fishing, advocate for new anglers and kids in the sport and supporter of conservation.  In 2001 Marty Sheppard (my rod caddy and wonderful husband) introduced me to spey casting, and connecting with steelhead. This has led me down a path of sleeping in garages, wearing leaky waders, becoming a two time distance casting champion,  currently holding the record for womens longest cast at 144 feet. together we own Little Creek Outfitters, guiding steelhead trips on Oregon rivers and I work for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership as the Oregon Field Representative.  Never off duty, I love chasing chukar with my Pudelpointer and being a mother to our beautiful daughter Tegan.

 

Casting Demo- Tips to lengthen your cast  – Gain distance with your cast by proper rod alignment and  body mechanics

 

For a person that stands 5’2 you probable wonder how I can make a 145 foot cast with a 15’ double handed rod.  Mia will talk about anchor placement, proper hand and body alignment and remembering to breath.

Mia will also be available for casting lessons on Sunday after Spey Nation June 28, 2015.  Please contact her  at (541) 419-2105 or msheppard@trcp.org to secure a spot.  The class is limited to 6 people and is $150.

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