Gary Davison


Gary is the originator of "Gulf Coast Spey" and is an FFF Certified Casting Instructor. He teaches both single hand and two hand casting techniques and is active in the IFFF Texas Council. An avid flyfisher and active with casting presentations and demonstrations in Texas.  

 Hidekazu Hori


 An avid angler and passionate Spey casting competitor from Hokkaido, Japan.  Active in the numerous competitions throughout Japan and a regular caster at Spey-O-Rama Casting Competition in San Francisco.  

Todd Somsel


Todd Somsel has been fly fishing since the age of eight and is a former fly fishing guide.  Todd is an IFFF Certified Master Casting Instructor, Certified Two Hand Casting Instructor and serves on the IFFF Casting Board of Governors.  Todd gives presentations and workshops at regional and national IFFF events and teaches private and group fly casting lessons.  Todd lives in the Seattle area.  Todd is a member of the R.L. Winston Rod Company and Ballistic Spey Lines Pro Staff.

Dayle Mazzarella


Dayle is an award winning teacher, coach, and trainer.  He is an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting instructor and a member of the Federation’s Guide Association. Dayle presents fly casting clinics to groups across the United States. He has been guiding fly fishing trips in western Wyoming for the past twenty-five years, and spends his Winters fishing Tampa Bay. He has fished in Baja, Alaska, South America, New Zealand, and the Bahamas.

Leslie Holmes


Leslie owned and operated Stonefalls Trout Fishery & School of Fly Fishing in Castlerock Northern Ireland. Relocated to Placida Florida where he now operates a school of fly fishing. Leslie is a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Certified Casting Instructor. He is also single and double handed qualified assessor and mentor for G.A.I.A & A.P.G.A.I.  Leslie has fished extensively in Australia, Canada and enjoys pursuing salt water species in Florida. 

William Holmes


William is the owner and operator of Moorbrook Lodge Trout Fishery & School of Fly Fishing in Castlerock Northern Ireland.  An International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Certified Casting Instructor and single and double handed qualified assessor and mentor for G.A.I.A in the UK. William actively mentors and tests/examines casters throughout Europe.

Glen Nagumo


Glen began fly casting in 2003 and became addicted to Spey casting in 2006. A regular at the Golden Gate Casting Ponds and a key judge at the Spey-O-Rama (SOR) International Spey Casting Competition since 2008. Third place finisher in the SOR Senior class in 2013. Enjoys vintage bamboo Spey rods, good cigars, fine Scottish beverages, and swinging flies for Steelhead

Ballistic Pro Team

Andy Murray


Andy Murray is one of the most well known personalities in the arena of Spey casting and Spey fishing. His grandfather was a ghillie and he can remember casting a Spey rod long before going to school. He was a key part of the House of Hardy for 25 years before returning to his own roots on River Tweed overseeing Salmon fishing, consulting, and teaching at his flycasting school. Andy is an FFF certified single hand and two hand casting instructor. 

Molly Semenik


Molly outfitted/guided 15 years in Livingston Montana and founded Tie The Knot Fly Fishing. Currently a resident of Washington State, and is an active fly fisher and casting instructor throughout the western US and internationally. 
She is an International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) Master Casting Instructor (MCI) and  serves on the IFFF Casting Board of Governors and IFFF Board of Directors. 

 

Shinobu Inoue

Shinobu Inoue is a world class Spey casting competitor and has routinely placed as one of the top ten casters in the annual Golden Gate "Spey O Rama" contest. He loves competition Spey casting, Cherry Salmon fishing in Japan, and is known as Mr. Smooth to his fellow competitors. He is also founder of "Lift", the exclusive distributor of Ballistic Products throughout Japan.  

 Chris Aldred

Chris is an experienced fly fishing instructor and has fished extensively across Europe. He holds certifications in single-handed casting in the UK and the world(APGAI and IFFF MCI). He is also a qualified APGAI Double-Handed Instructor and IFFF Two-Handed Casting Instructor, as well. Chris is a qualified Fly Dressing Instructor, and actively ties and instructs at numerous public events, game fairs and shows in the UK.

Keith Richard


Keith Richard is the founder and owner of The Camp Fly Fishing School located  in south Louisiana for the past 8 years.  He is a lifelong member of the IFFF, certified Master Casting Instructor and serves as a member of the Casting Board of Governors of the IFFF.  Keith performs fly casting workshops throughout the US.  He specializes in chasing red fish in the Louisiana marshes. 

Alun Rees


Alun is qualified Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor (APGAI) in both single handed and two handed casting. He is also an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor (MCI single handed casting) and Two Handed Casting Instructor (THCI). Throughout the summer months he runs casting clinics, coach individuals and attend many of the Country Fairs and shows that run throughout the UK. Alun is a well known guide specializing in Sea Trout.