I really had no idea what to expect when I received Spey Daze in the mail. All I knew was that it was a Spey Casting focused steelhead film from the Great Lakes that featured at least a couple Swing the Fly regular contributors (Rick Kustich & Nick Pionessa).
What I soon found out was staggering. 2 dvds and 4+ hrs of footage. Filmmaker Robert Thompson didn't produce just another grip and grin fishing video. Spey Daze is an in-depth look at the Great Lakes fishery far beyond anything done previously. After several years of filming, Robert created a thorough look at the Great Lakes fishery, from history to technique, and biology to conservation covering all the lakes and their many varying tributaries.
As a West Coast Transplant from the Great Lakes it was thrilling to see the water I grew up on, and so many I had never visited before. This film is a must for any Great Lakes angler and has plenty to offer Spey anglers from afar who want to look further into the Great Lakes steelhead fishery.