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January Meeting of the FCASC

Jan 21, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes, Mojo  //  Comments Off on January Meeting of the FCASC
January 23, 2014 Meeting:
Check out the picture of our fish egg incubator above; it is set up and ready for this year’s eggs.  Our meeting this month will start at 6:30 PM at the Harden Pump House in order to introduce our members to the location and setup of our fish egg incubator..  Jim Lawler and I will be there to start the meeting and demonstrate how the incubator works.  Q & A session will be held there, then we will go to the Camden Rod & Gun Club for the continuation of the meeting.
This Year’s Eggs:
Eggs are not ready yet, but Jim :Lawler is planning to make the trip to Maine this year to pick up the eggs as soon as we are notified that they are ready, Latest communication was that they should be ready between the 1st and 15th of February.  When Jim returns with the eggs, they will be divided between the 7 trays so that each tray has about the same number of eggs.  Then the daily duty-visits will begin, to check the incubator and remove any failed eggs.
Hatchery Duty:
This would be a good time to volunteer for hatchery duty, if you can spare some time once a week to help out.  We need help, so any time you can arrange would be greatly appreciated.

F3T Coming to Spey Nation

Jan 9, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on F3T Coming to Spey Nation


This may be a bit pre-mature but we have already had people ask about rooms for Spey Nation.  Consider coming in Friday night.  Friday night, June 20, 2014, we will be having the Fly Fishing Film Tour turned up loud, in Bluray HD, and rocking the conference center of the brand new Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY.  It’s on the site of the former Altmar Elementary School.  The Restaurant/Bar will be open, the lodge will be brand new so come see the showcase.  Tickets will be free and available in a few locations to be named later, mostly at those shops who have been supportive of us over the years and at the lodge itself.   The conference center is said to hold 100.

We just mailed out our deposit on this so details subject to change but this is happening.


Big Stick Fly Fishing Forum

Jan 8, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Big Stick Fly Fishing Forum

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A new forum out there for the big stick enthusiast…looks like it’s off to a good start.  The more the merrier we say.  Welcome to our growing community guys.  Good luck!

Spey Nation Brings on a New Partner

Jan 7, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Brings on a New Partner

We are just putting the finishing touches on a new partnership for Spey Nation. 

Ttailwater_logoailwater Lodge offers the best accommodations anywhere on the river. Tailwater has 42 luxurious guest rooms and a state-of-the-art conference facility. Dinner is served at the Tailwater restaurant, where rustic atmosphere meets metropolitan flair. Located in the town of Altmar, Tailwater arranges guide service for fishing on the river and nearby Lake Ontario.

Well-equipped guest rooms mix rustic & modern for relaxation and convenience.

Each guest room comes complete with high-speed wireless internet, cable TV and an in-room refrigerator. Join us each morning for a complimentary hot breakfast, served early so you can get out on the river while the fish are biting.

Guests of the Tailwater Lodge enjoy restricted access to one of the best stretches of the river. Our 2,000 feet of reserved river frontage includes the famous Schoolhouse Pool.

Rooms will be available for Spey Nation Weekend For $99/night. 


Tailwater Lodge has also offered to help us with Logistics.  More Tables, and a bunch of other things behind the scenes that should help us run it more smoothly.  We’re sure that this will help us get some of those wish list things that were sent to us in our survey this year done.

Look for more announcements soon.

Zero Dark Steelhead

Jan 6, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Zero Dark Steelhead

Zero Dark Steelie from Fly Fishing Fantasies on Vimeo.

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