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About Simon

Speyborn - Simon Gawesworth

Simon currently lives in South West Washington with his family.

Simon's father taught him to fish at the age of 8 and he's been teaching fly casting professionally since the age of 16.   With over 35 years of  teaching experience, Simon is a highly sought-after instructor.  He has written 3 books on Spey casting, details of which can be found here on our site.

He has both cast and fished for England in British, European and World Championships and was elected Captain of the England team for the 2003 World Fly Fishing Championship.

Simon is A.P.G.A.I. and S.T.A.N.I.C. certified in the U.K. and C.I., Master and T.H.C.I. certified in the U.S. through Fly Fishers International. In 2019 Simon was the recipient of the Lifetime Teaching Award by Fly Fishers International.

Simon is acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities on Spey casting and has taught and demonstrated spey casting around the world.