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Spey Nation V…It’s Kind of a big deal

Feb 28, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation V…It’s Kind of a big deal



Spey Nation V

July 14, 2012

Pineville, NY

8:30 AM to 4 PM

Spey Nation offers the unique opportunity for enthusiasts and manufacturers of 2 handed rods to gather in a streamside setting.
The Location is the Pineville Boat Launch on the Salmon River in Pineville, NY.  
Visit Our Website and Blog as we
Set our list of Presenters and Instructors for
Spey Nation V

Spey Nation features a full BBQ sponsored by the Oak Orchard Flyshop, raffles, “On the water” demonstrations, and interaction with some of the biggest names in 2 handed casting from the East and West Coasts. Mixing styles, knowledge, and backgrounds, Great Lakes anglers finally have the opportunity to learn Traditional Spey, Scandinavian, and Skagit techniques from the experts, try specialized equipment on the water and talk with other fishermen in an atmosphere dedicated exclusively to 2-handed casting while enjoying a burger and a brew.

Tim Rajeff, Simon Gawesworth, Mike Barrand,
Neil Holding Walt Geryk, Andrew Moy,
Rick Kustich, Topher Browne,
Patrick Ross
List Subject To Changes

Please visit and support our supporters

The Spey Lodge, Frank Swarner III, Paul’s Guide Service, The West Branch Angler,ScottGuidelineCNDCF Burkheimer, Airflo,
Wild Water Fly Rods, Orvis, The Spey Company, Hardy, Temple Forks Outfitters, Echo, JP Ross, Buelah, Sage, Thomas And Thomas,
Ross Reels
, No Float Stix, Castle Arms/Heritage Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, Loop Fly Fishing, DTX Mackenzie, Mad River Dubbing Company,
The Red Shed Fly Shop, Malindas Fly Shop, Isle-Fish Guide Service,  Snake River Oufitters, Tight Lines Fly Shop, The Oak Orchard Fly Shop, The Angler’s Lodge (Patrick Ross),
River Time Guide Service
, Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters,  Neversink River Fly Fishing Guide Service, Vision Fly Fishing, Albright Fly Fishing, G Loomis,
Buff Fishing Clothing, Skagit Master, Tibor, Fishpond, Redington, Umpqua
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Once again, the proceeds to our raffle will be donated to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, a completely grass routes organization dedicated to re-establishing native fish stocks to Fish Creek in Upstate, NY with the primary focus on restoring runs of native Atlantic Salmon to Fish Creek.  You can learn more about their efforts and follow their successes at



On The Water Demo Time!

This will be your opportunity to get out on the water with the rods of your choice and talk to representatives from companies specializing in 2 handed fishing.  Buelah, Echo, Thomas & Thomas, Scott, Guideline, CND, Burkheimer, Airflo, Rio, Wild Water Fly Rods, Hardy, Orvis, Heritage Fly Rods, G Loomis, Temple Fork Outfitters, DTX Mackenzie, VIsion Fly Fishing, and Sage will all be in attendance and have promised to bring their entire lines of demo rods and lines.  Anybody who attended past events had unprecedented access to a great variety of fishing tools.  





You can help:

We Need!
Tables and chairs, Raffle Prizes , Pop Up Tents or Canopies, Set Up Crews at 7am, Clean-Up Crews Afterward, Get the word out!

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Look for Announcements on
Spey Nation Hats and T-Shirts Soon!



Spey Nation

Centerville Rd

Pineville, New York 13856

Spey Nation Rumor #14067

Feb 18, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Rumor #14067

Simon Gawesworth

Simon’s father taught him to fish at the age of 6.  Now 45, he has been teaching fly casting professionally since he was 16.

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 Championships.

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.  He also sits on the F.F.F. board of Governors and the T.H.S.I. committee.

Simon’s articles appear regularly in the fly fishing magazines.

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

His video “International Spey Casting”, produced with Rio Products, is recognized as one of the finest instructional videos on casting.

Sage and Rio Step Up

Feb 18, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Sage and Rio Step Up

Long time friend to The Nation and Sage/Rio manufacturer’s representative Bill Dawson, who will be on hand July 14, 2012 to answer all your questions about the new lines and rods his companies have to offer this year has just informed me that there will be a sage spey rod up for grabs as well as a Rio spey line or 2.  The rod’s model, length and weight are to be determined however whoever goes home with the winning ticket will be one happy camper for sure.  Thanks for the support once again!

New Raffle Prize: Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service

Feb 5, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on New Raffle Prize: Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service

A Two
Handed Spey On The Water Class Tailored To Your Needs for 1 Student

A one on one, 6 hour stream
side lesson on the Salmon River New York or the Deerfield River Massachusetts
held during seasonal times. Hardy & Greys rods, reels, the day’s soft
drinks, snacks and misc. provided. Lunch not included. You decide what you need,
wanting to learn the basics or expand on your current skills, then this day is
for you.


Learn the casts needed to fish river right and left. Single Spey, Dble Spey ,
Snap T, D Cast, Wombat and others

to Advanced Casting and Fishig

Continue to advance your Spey and Scandi casting abilities. Add the Snake Roll
to your current abilities and other variations in casting techniques required
to adapt to changing conditions and locations. Understand sink tips, fly
tracking, proven

presentations and effective drifts to increase your spey fishing success

Walt is a Professional Fly
& Spey Fishing Guide, Instructor & Coach Since 1985, Walt has been
promoting traditional fly fishing with catch & release for the Salmon River
Region New York and the Deerfield River in Western Massachusetts. The leader
for Traditional Fly and Spey Fishing serving these areas.for more information: Northeast
Fly and Spey Fishing Schools

New Raffle Prize up for grabs!

Feb 2, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on New Raffle Prize up for grabs!

The guys from Albright Tackle have stepped up this year to support The Nation and put up for grabs a 9 foot 8/9wt Topwater Fly Rod.  Make sure your in attendance for this!

This smartly-priced selection of four-piece Topwater fly rods is designed with a performance, compound taper that is unmatched at this price point. The light tip action flexes quickly into the rod’s midsection to protect lighter tippets on big fish. High line speed and line control are an added performance feature, while using IM6 Graphite along with a fine glass scrim, to offer up a lightweight durable fly rod. Hard chromed guides and high-strength ceramic-core aluminum stripping guides that are anodized allow for smooth line transfer and years of use against the harshest of elements. The end result is the Topwater fly rod provides amazing fly presentation by turning over your leader without shock and delivering the fly with accuracy. Our up-locking high-density polymer reel seats utilize anodized aluminum fittings, securing your fly reel and ensuring years of use. These all around great casting, great fishing fly rods represent a compelling value to the beginner as well as a smart back-up purchase for the more advance angler. The choices of Rods are the 3 most popular sizes and Rods of this quality sell for substantially more at Retail. Rebranding the rod with the new logo and adding a Cordura tube with the new cloth rod sock only enhances the 1st time experience for the new angler.

Thanks So Much for the support Zack And Crew

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