Browsing articles from "July, 2015"

Davie McPhail demystifies building the married wing. Then a video on setting it on the hook.

Jul 16, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Davie McPhail demystifies building the married wing. Then a video on setting it on the hook.

A quick look on how a married wing is built by Davie McPhail

Then skip to the 7 minute mark and learn how to attach it to the hook.

Davie McPhail ties a purple spey fly

Jul 14, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Davie McPhail ties a purple spey fly

Davie McPhail ties a purple spey fly and shows us all how bad we really are at it….

A Heartfelt Thank You From All Of Us At Spey Nation

Jul 14, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on A Heartfelt Thank You From All Of Us At Spey Nation

A Message of Thanks From Spey Nation

It is My Great Pleasure, to be writing to you on behalf of the team of volunteers that make our Spey Nation Gathering on the banks of our beloved Salmon River in Upstate, NY possible.   Please accept our most heartfelt thank you as without you, the manufacturers, representatives, presenters, and Spey Nation guests, we would not have the success we have enjoyed over the past 8 years. With your help and generosity of both time, money, and equipment donated, you have ensured the continuation of our work by fully funding Spey Nation IX as well as allowing us to make another sizable annual donation to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club.  As you know, making our fishery a better place for all and restoring native fish populations in Upstate NY are our primary objectives.  I hope you had as much fun as we did over the course of the weekend and I am looking forward to seeing you all next year for Spey Nation IX!

Sincerely,

Spey Nation!

 

Anadrom By Jeff Layton

Jul 13, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   2016 SCSDFSFNMPD, Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Anadrom By Jeff Layton

This is a bit long to watch while your boss might walk in on you but the scenery alone is worth the watch.

 

Anadrom from Jeff Layton on Vimeo.

Simon Gawesworth Spey Casting Basics Part 2

Jul 12, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Presenter, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Simon Gawesworth Spey Casting Basics Part 2

Simon Gawesworth came to Spey Nation V and gave a great presentation and graciously answered our questions.   Here he is again laying it down for us once more.  Part 2 of 2

 

Simon Gawesworth Spey Casting Basics Part 1

Jul 11, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Presenter, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Simon Gawesworth Spey Casting Basics Part 1

Simon Gawesworth came to Spey Nation V and gave a great presentation and graciously answered our questions.   Here he is again laying it down for us once more.

Casting from tight quarters by Jeff Mishler – Video

Jul 10, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Casting from tight quarters by Jeff Mishler – Video

Skagit Master’s Jeff Mishler lays it all out there for those of us using switches in tight quarters.  Great casting reminders for the new trout spey rods popping up all over the place as many of the trout rivers and streams are smaller than their steelhead river counterparts and wading them may spook many of the residents so we spend our time in the bushes.

Tying the Ho Bo Spey Fly

Jul 9, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo  //  Comments Off on Tying the Ho Bo Spey Fly

A popular fall and winter steelhead fly for our waters is the Ho Bo Spey Fly.   The Ho Bo Spey has great movement and can be tide in any color to match any situation.   Playing with the thickness of the materials can also be played with to match the clarity of the water.   I like this version of black and blue with the orange accents for darker days.

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