So my wife surprised me this father's day with a new spey rod. I totally wasn't expecting it, but I love it. I must admit it is a little more difficult to cast with than I expected though. I got it out and practiced a little bit on the Gulkana. I think I am starting to get the hang of it, but I still have a lot to learn. I am far from making the 100 foot casts you always hear about, but I can see it is definitely useful to have when the thick vegetation is behind your back. I went to Three Rivers in Wasilla and Mike Hudson suggested I use the switch chucker spey line. So he set me up with it. He said it is much more forgiving than your typical traditional or skagit spey lines. Any tips from anyone on how to improve my technique? Mike Hudson suggested taking a class from some guy in Eagle River in the spring. I can't recall the name of the guy though. Thanks.