Browsing articles from "March, 2013"

The Official Spey Nation VI T-Shirt Unveiled

Mar 26, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on The Official Spey Nation VI T-Shirt Unveiled

The Official Spey Nation VI T-Shirt

 Back designed by Matthew Richardson.

All Spey Nation Gear Needs To Be Ordered By  6/30/13

And Will Be Available For Pick-Up At Event

Any Gear That Needs to Be Shipped Please

Contact Me At speynation@gmail.com for Shipping Arangments

Get Your’s Today at

http://speynation.com/spey-nation-gear/

A Two Handed Spey On The Water Class

Mar 26, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Lessons After the Event, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on A Two Handed Spey On The Water Class

Up For Grabs At This Year’s Spey Nation! 

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.

Basic Casting

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

Intermediate 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 Geryk

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

Skagit Master 4 Preview Released.

Mar 24, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Skagit Master 4 Preview Released.

Guide and Outfitter Tom Larimer talks about steelhead fishing in the midwest.  This preview of Skagit Master volume 4 featuring Tom Larimer showcases some beautiful rivers, great anglers and a steelhead caught in sub freezing temperatures.  The Skagit Master team spent 20 days filming on 8 different rivers from Wisconsin to Ohio during the 2012/2013 season. Many steelhead were landed. Many more lost.  There were tough days, and even tougher ones to follow as the weather turned cold.  Skagit Master 4 takes Tom Larimer back to his home waters to fish with old friends:  Dave Pinczkowski, Jeff Hubbard, Jay Neiderstadt and Greg Senyo rounded out the team.
Go to http://skagitmaster.com/ for release details.

As good as the first time

Mar 21, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on As good as the first time

Still love this video and it gets better every time.  Thought it was time for another share

 

One in Winter from ryan peterson on Vimeo.

Temple Fork Outfitters Returns To Spey Nation

Mar 20, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Temple Fork Outfitters Returns To Spey Nation

After a year absence, Temple Fork Outfitters returns to Spey Nation VI with a full line of Spey and Switch Rods.   They also have some great spey sized reels to show you as well.  Come check out the new lines and talk to the rep on July 20, 2013 at Spey Nation VI.  They are also supporting the Nation in a big way offering up a 11 foot 8wt Deer Creek Switch Rod as well as a NEW BVK Super Large Arbor Reel in size IV. 

Two handed rod designers Mike Kinney and Bob Meiser continue to expand the TFO Deer Creek series of fly rods with the introduction of the Deer Creek Switch Rod Series.

Bob Meiser has been in the forefront of popularizing and refining blank designs for the Switch Rod concept of fly rods since the mid 1990s. His expertise with this unique family of rods is well established within the two handed rod community. Bob’s original concept has been universally accepted over the past decade and teaming with Mike Kinney in design and application for these rods has now taken the concept to the next higher level. We have used our proprietary Axiom material lay-up process for these blanks. These are extremely light weight, durable, thoughtfully designed fly rods with superb performance … Best defined simply as: “Totally efficient delivery tools.”

 

NEW BVK Super Large Arbor Reels

BVK-green

BVK reels are precision machined from bar stock aluminum. The moss green anodized frames and spools are ported to eliminate excess weight. Equally at home in both fresh and salt waters, the super large arbor design provides faster line pick up and helps the maintenance free drag system work at a more constant pressure that standard arbor reels. Delrin/Stainless stacked discs make the drag silky smooth and the one way clutch bearing makes engagement instant and left to right hand conversion simple. BVK reels are available in moss green only.

Spey Nation Presenter Post

Mar 17, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Presenter  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Presenter Post

Burkheimer’s own Nate Koenigsknect, Friend of Spey Nation and former 2 time presenter shows 2 different ways of enticing steelhead to your fly.  Something to keep in mind while never admitting defeat.

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Outside the Fly Box episode 5 Steelhead swinging techniques from North Fork Studios on Vimeo.

Tim Rajeff From Spey Nation V

Mar 17, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Presenter  //  Comments Off on Tim Rajeff From Spey Nation V

Spey Nation V was a banner year for us in attandance and names who appeared. The following is an excerpt from Tim Rajeff’s presentation last year

Spey Nation 2012 Part 2 from Robin Hill on Vimeo.

Drew Moy, Spey Nation 2011 Presentation–Beginning Spey Casting

Mar 8, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Presenter  //  Comments Off on Drew Moy, Spey Nation 2011 Presentation–Beginning Spey Casting

In this video Andrew Moy of Tight Lines Fly Fishing demonstrates beginner spey casting techniques. Spey Nation is an excellent event for all spey enthusiasts held in Pineville, NY. The Salmon River is an excellent steelhead fishery as well as having huge runs of king salmon. Cohos, and massive brown trout. For more info about Spey Nation, visit www.speynation.com. For more information regarding Tight Lines Fly Fishing, or to schedule casting lessons with Andrew, visit www.tightlinesflyfishing.com

Spey Nation 2012–The Video!

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation 2012–The Video!

Robin put some stuff together from last year’s Spey Nation.  See what you missed?  Don’t miss it again.

 

Spey Nation 2012 Part 1 from Robin Hill on Vimeo.

February Meeting Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club

Mar 6, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes  //  Comments Off on February Meeting Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club
February 28, 2013 Meeting:
§Meeting called to order at  7:05
§SECRETARY’S REPORT
January monthly  report read and accepted.
February monthly report read and accepted.
§OLD  BUSINESS
· Eggs were picked up by  Arley Morey from the Casco, ME Hatchery and delivered to our hatchery on Feb.  14, Valentine’s Day.The 45,000+ eggs  arrived in very good condition and were placed in the egg  trays.
·Since arrival, the eggs have been doing fine with only minor  losses.The hatchery schedule is working  well and the eggs are checked daily.
§NEW  BUSINESS
·Fish from Kevin Kelsey at Grande Isle  VT.
Kevin offered  25,000 – 50,000 Atlantic salmon fry to our club this year.Due to construction at the Grande Isle  hatchery, the tanks these fish are held in will be removed in early April and  the fish must be picked up before then.We will pay for the 28 day testing, to be done at Kennebec River  Biosciences (Bill Keleher).  Motion made and  seconded.
We will try to  pick up the fish on Friday April 5 and stock them the next day, Saturday
April 6.The truck we rented before with two circular  tanks requires a CDL license to operate.If someone with a CDL license is able to drive to Vermont and pick up the  fish, please contact someone on the Board.
Two guests attended the meeting – John Hadyk (Johnnie’s Pier 31  Restaurant) and friend Terry McKay.Both  have heard about the club but wanted to learn more, and both became  members.
§UPCOMING  EVENTS
·Next meeting  Thursday March 28
·Pick up and stock Vermont fish – April 5 & 6
·Herb Phillipson’s and Mohawk Valley  TU show, New Hartford – April 13
Oneida Lake  Meeting, late April
·Spey Nation – July  20 Pineville launch site
§ROUNDTABLE
·Paul Miller mentioned that the club held several picnics in past  years to introduce the public to the club in a streamside setting.Since a lot of people know OF us but not too much ABOUT us, another picnic would be a  good idea.The third week in May was  suggested and sites to be considered include:Forest Park at one of the pavilions near the creek; the fishing lodge off  Palmer Road; and the park behind Lynn Scott’s trucking company.Member Paul Wenham is President of the  Friends of Forest Park group and will be contacted for scheduling  availability.
 §MEETING ADJOURNED  AT 8:00

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