Browsing articles from "June, 2013"

Hardy Marquis #2 Up For Grabs!

Jun 19, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Hardy Marquis #2 Up For Grabs!

You just hafta show up to Spey Nation on July 20th and drop a ticket into the bucket.

Hardy is donating a Marquis Reel #2.  That’s pronounced Marquis…not Marquis. 

Since they stopped making the Marquis they had been inundated by requests for its reinstatement. So that’s what they’ve done. This is a new Marquis salmon reel in sizes one, two and three, built to the original design. they’ve made the new reels and spools interchangeable with all the originals because they know exactly what happens. Over the years, a frame gets dropped, buckled or broken. You still have the spools and the lines that you love but without a new reel frame, they’re useless. Not now. You’re back in business. The new reels are all manufactured from high-grade aluminium with the polished silver rim style that everyone agrees is the Marquis at its best. This isn’t quite the original Marquis though. Because they can’t resist improving things they’ve slightly redesigned the internal cam to give an increased range to the click-check.

  • Frame and spools fully interchangeable with the originals
  • All-aluminium frame for strength
  • Polished silver rim for classic look
  • In three sizes to cover every salmon fishing situation
marquis

Spey Blogs and Like Minded Mofos

Jun 18, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Spey Blogs and Like Minded Mofos

In an effort to further our database, if you have a blog that talks about 2 handed rods, reels, fishing or swinging flies, let us know and we’ll add you to our blogroll on the right hand side.  speynation@gmail.com.  In other words, let us know who the “Like Minded Mofos” are.

Late Openings in Tom Larimer’s Spey Class 7/21/13

Jun 17, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Lessons After the Event, Spey Nation Presenter  //  Comments Off on Late Openings in Tom Larimer’s Spey Class 7/21/13

Tom Larimer just had 5 spots open up in the Spey Casting Class the Day after Spey Nation.  He offers a 6 hour teaching class with video/Ipad analysis.  Want to be a better fishermen/caster?  Or do you want to become a Steelhead Predator. 
Take Tom’s class and take your fishing to the next level.  See what they say about Tom Larimer’s Spey Casting Lesson

Spey Casting Instruction

 

If you truly want to take your Spey casting ability to a higher level, consider personal coaching from the best in the business. Outside of guiding, I offer personalized two-handed casting instruction.

I’ve been fortunate enough to design a number of Spey lines for Airflo Fly Lines. The Skagit Compact, Skagit Switch, Skagit INT and the Rage Compact are all products of my fishing, guiding and teaching style. My focus for both Spey instruction and fly line design has always been on helping students become versatile and efficient anglers. After 15 years of instructing Spey casting and designing products, I have developed a teaching style that installs sound principles and proper technique. I guarantee you will walk away with the tools to become a better angler!

Private lessons can be tailored to your ability level and desire to learn specific techniques. Both beginners and experts will find taking a private lesson will accelerate their learning curve and dramatically improve their casting ability. My full day private lesson is tailored to anglers looking for the most advanced Spey casting class available. Full days are done via Jet boat on the Clackamas or Deschutes depending on water levels. Lunch included.

Price is $275 for the 6 hour lesson.

Contact Tom at

Tom Larimer:tom@larimeroutfitters.com

 

Any Salmon/Steelhead stick with a name like Prospector deserves a look see…

Jun 14, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Any Salmon/Steelhead stick with a name like Prospector deserves a look see…

redington

An entire series dedicated to the two-handed caster. With a medium-fast action, the rods have enough power to cast the heaviest of tips and flies necessary to get into the zone of winter-run fish. Trout anglers will be pleasantly surprised with the fish-ability of the lighter switch models and their ability to cast streamers with two hands or heavy nymph rigs single-handed. The longer switch models offer the same versatility for salmon and steelhead anglers who enjoy the benefits of both single and double-handed casting.

FEATURES

  • Medium-Fast Action
  • Two-handed rod series with offerings in both heavy and lighter weights
  • Red.Core construction for added power and durability
  • Suggested line grain weights are included on all rod decals
  • Custom cork handles with composite cork trim
  • Alignment dots for easy rod set up
  • Satin black reel seat
  • Durable black cordura rod tube
  • High quality black suede rod bag
  • Lifetime Warranty

Guess where you can see and win a 13 foot 6 inch 8wt version of this rocket launcher?  That’s right, Spey Nation.

Courtesy of our friends at Redington

Another Float for a Song.

Jun 13, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Another Float for a Song.

Experienced guide, LOTAC Member, and perrenial Spey Nation Supporter is offering his sled again this year to one of you guys. 

Float Trip for 2 on the Salmon River

To Be Used November 15, 2013 through April 30, 2014

Courtesy of

Row Jimmy Guide Service

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Spey Nation Press

Jun 13, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Press

Thanks Morgan for submitting this article to my major business competitor…As a newspaper worker, harumph for the scoop, as a Spey Nation guy, Thanks and I’ll take it!

Today’s Schenectady Gazette!

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2 Nights on the premier trout river in the east

Jun 12, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on 2 Nights on the premier trout river in the east

West Branch Angler Resort’s upscale log cabin accommodations are nestled in a sprawling 300-acre park like setting along a 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River. Known as the Gateway to the Catskills, the surrounding mountain scenery and grounds are marvelous.

Spring Caddis Explosion on West Branch

Bigger and better than ever the West Branch Angler was completely renovated in 2007 with 12 new cabins and new amenities such as wireless internet access and a new pavilion. Whether you’re fly fishing on the East’s most productive wild trout fishery, shooting a round of sporting clays or taking a riverside hike on one of our groomed trails, it’s no wonder that the West Branch Angler is known as The Premier Outdoor Destination in the East, located only a few hours from the major metros of the Northeast. 

So come to Spey Nation and put your ticket in the bucket to win

2 nights on the West Branch of the

Delaware River for a
Grandview cabin party of 2

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Dates expire 12/31/13

Courtesy of

The West Branch Angler Resort

Hancock, NY

Fox Hollow Lodge offers 2 chances to catch steelhead.

Jun 11, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Fox Hollow Lodge offers 2 chances to catch steelhead.

The Fox Hollow Lodge right on route 13 on the Salmon River in Upstate NY has Ponied up 2 nights for 2 anglers in their Lodge Rooms during steelhead season and the summer.  Officially, win 2 free nights in the lodge room for 2 anglers between the dates of November 1, 2013 to August 15th, 2014.  Make sure you are at Spey Nation to drop a ticket in this bucket.

Salmon River, NY Steelhead

Fox Hollow Salmon River Lodge New York

56% of the Chinook salmon harvested in New York waters of Lake Ontario were wild

Jun 11, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Environmental Stuff, Salmon River Regulations  //  Comments Off on 56% of the Chinook salmon harvested in New York waters of Lake Ontario were wild

In speaking with Fran verdoliva about getting permits for Spey Nation, we had a very interesting discussion about wild fish in the Salmon. Specifically the results of the fin clipping survey for Kings. It opened my eyes and prompted me to want to learn more. Check out the results of all the fish surveys for Lake Ontario this year.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/lou2012hilights.pdf

Chinook Salmon Marking Projects

In 2008, NYSDEC purchased an automated fish marking trailer (AutoFish) which is capable of adipose clipping and/or applying coded wire tags (CWTs) to salmon and trout at high speed and accuracy. To determine the proportions of wild and hatchery Chinook salmon in Lake Ontario, all Chinook salmon stocked by New York and Ontario from 2008-2011 were marked with an adipose fin clip. In 2012, preliminary results indicated that 56% of the Chinook salmon harvested in New York waters of Lake Ontario were wild. The proportion of wild Chinook salmon observed in most New York tributaries varied by fish age but was generally low (i.e., 5-20%), except in the Salmon River, where approximately 70% of angler-caught Chinook salmon were wild.

To determine the degree of homing and straying to the NYSDEC Salmon River Hatchery (SRH), all Chinook Salmon stocked at the Salmon River received adipose fin clips and CWTs from 2008-2010. Straying of fish from other sites to the SRH from 2009-2012 has varied with year class and age, but has been generally low with straying rates of 6-12%.

New Forum Added to Spey Nation, for Spey Nation

Jun 10, 2013   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on New Forum Added to Spey Nation, for Spey Nation

Check out your new Spey Nation forum!

This is your forum to use as you wish. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. We will do everything in our vast knowledge and great power to help this board keep the good vibes of Spey Nation alive all year.

Become A Member!  Sign up for a profile! 

If you become a member, you will gain access to additional boards including a reports forum that only members will be able to see. Also there is a private member discussion part to speak with members with more discression.

This board is here because of the explosion of growth spey fishing has seen in the Great Lakes over the past few years. We have seen it and we are sure you have too. This is your chance to connect, meet, and let everyone know we are in this together. It’s our chance to spread ethical fishing practices and bring the ideals spey fishing promotes around the globe to our crowded corner of the world.

So create an account and start the discussion!

Welcome and we’ll see you all this year at Spey Nation!

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