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Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Comings and Goings

Nov 23, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes  //  Comments Off on Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Comings and Goings

Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Comings and Goings

We have had a busy fall working on our hatchery at the Harden dam site in McConnellsville this year.  The modifications made to our hatchery equipment and the building itself should provide a safer environment for this up-coming year’s eggs:

Our tank #3 hinged cover was removed and the tank modified to be   like our tanks 1 & 2.

Tank stabalizing systems have been installed on all 3 tanks to   prevent tipping if flooding should happen again; tanks should float up, if   water floods the hatchery.

Insulation has been installed to reduced heat losses from the   hatchery during freezing weather.

Insulation has been installed to all 3 tanks.

Piping to each tank has been installed and supported as   needed.

Hurricane tabs have been installed as required by our building   design.

The roof is in the process of being finished; one more work day   this Friday should finish that; if you are able to help, please respond by   return e-mail.


Respectfully submitted,

Arley Morey, Club Secretary

New Spey Nation Sponsor and Booth

Nov 10, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on New Spey Nation Sponsor and Booth

As chrome steelhead ascend the great lakes tributaries, your Spey Nation team has been busy shaking babies and kissing hands in an attempt to make Spey Nation V the best it possibly could be. We have taken 66 returned surveys from you, which is better than I thought I would get and taken the advice to heart. First of all we have sent invitations all over the world to companies who may be interested in talking to you about spey fishing. The first company to step up is Vision Fly Fishing. Taken directly from the Vision website,

 “Fly Fishing is not only a fun sport for us. We at Vision also love developing fly tackle and promoting this great way of using your valuable free time. Being serious but having fun at the same time and not forgetting the main issues of fly fishing has taken us to the position we have today. There’s Vision in fly fishing in over 30 countries world wide.”

Vision Fly Fishing makes rods, both double handers and single, reels, lines, leaders, poly’s, Tippets and leaders, Waders, boots and clothing. You name it and Vision probably has a product for it. Appearing on behalf of Vision Fly Fishing and Fielding your questions will be Mike Barrand.

“Mike has always had a passion for the outdoors. Whether it’s mountain biking, surfing, rock climbing
or just a simple hike, his interests have always reflected his love of nature and adventure. And those interests are what led him to cast his first fly rod in Newfoundland – on a day that changed his life. With that first throw, Mike knew fly fishing would now be the way he’d connect with nature. Since that day, Mike has immersed himself into the sport, having been offered the opportunity to fly fish in some of the best waters across the country and learn from some of the best instructors in the world. Now an accomplished caster in his own right, he shares his joy of the sport being the casting instructor for one of Ontario’s top rafting companies. Always smiling, you can count on Mike for an entertaining conversation or to give you advice on casting and set-ups.“


Mike has also recently confided in me that he only uses 2 flies for steelhead…I’ll let you try and figure out what those flies are.

Vision has also stepped up big time by offering a 7wt 12’6″ Cult rod with a GT reel and matching Ace shooting head to be raffled off at Spey Nation V. How awesome is THAT!

So it’s November, Spey Nation is July 14, 2012 and we have already announced 2 huge additions, Vision Fly Fishing, and appearing in person, Tim Rajeff.

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