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Spey Cast Review: The Snap T

Aug 21, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video, Spey Fishing Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Spey Cast Review: The Snap T

George Cook from the new series Spey TV goes over the 3 family members of the spey cast the Snap T and when to use them. The Snap T works of 3 spey casting strokes that all the spey casts use. Anchor Stroke, D Loop Stroke and the forward Stroke. More good stuff from George Cook on this one.

The Perry Poke Spey Cast. Spey Casting with Jon of the Ashland Flyshop

Aug 19, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on The Perry Poke Spey Cast. Spey Casting with Jon of the Ashland Flyshop

As Jon Hazlett explains in this spey casting video, the perry poke is a great technique for spey casting sink tips and heavy flies. You can perform a poke to set up many casts and I find it helpful to use when casting around stream-side obstacles such as bushes and trees. It’s all about positioning the line to make your presentation efficient as possible.

I have learned much from Jon’s great videos.

Spey Rod Review – 7wts: Sage Method 7126 vs the 7126 Accel

Aug 17, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Video, Spey Fishing Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Spey Rod Review – 7wts: Sage Method 7126 vs the 7126 Accel

George Cook Launches Spey TV. The whole point is to talk tackle and show Spey Tackle. In this spey rod review, George talks about some of the most popular Sage Spey Rods in the 7wt range. 7wt Spey Rods are the goto all water rods. If you only had one spey rod, the 7wt is the one you want to go with. Which one is right for you? George lays out the difference between fast action spey rods and slower action spey rods.

Fundamentals of Spey Casting Part 1 with Travis Johnson

Aug 13, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video, Spey Fishing Video, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Fundamentals of Spey Casting Part 1 with Travis Johnson

Travis is a perennial presenter at Spey Nation.  2 years ago at the Spey O Rama in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Casting Club, dubbed the Spey Casting World Championships, Travis Launched a world record distance cast that hasn’t landed yet.  So when Travis speaks about Spey Casting, you should listen.  It should be noted that I have watched Travis try and mimic common spey casting mistakes and his muscle memory is so acute and perfect that his bad spey casts are better than my good casts.  Take a look at this video if you want to know what spey casting is all about.

Travis Johnson began his fly fishing career at the ripe old age of 12. He was that kid who could not learn enough about anything and everything to do with fly fishing.

Travis landed his first Deschutes red-side at age 14 and his first summer steelhead at age 16. His passion for fishing with a fly has taken him all over the country and his wisdom of fishing the western United States surpasses most young men his age.

Having guided the Sandy, Clackamas and the Deschutes Rivers for over 6 years, Travis has learned how to find even the toughest of fish with success, while bringing an infectious energy to the game that will leave you invigorated and inspired.

From a day of chasing wily resident trout to learning in one of his advanced Spey casting classes, your day with this young man will not soon be forgotten.

If you have any questions on the availability of a trip or casting class with Travis Johnson, call The Fly Fishing Shop anytime between 6″00am & 6:00pm at 503-622-4607 or (800) 266-3971. Travis Johnson is both student and instructor in the art of fly casting. He is a member of the prestigious Carron competition Spey Casting team. Last year he placed second at the CLA World Championships held at Blenheim Palace. Winner of the event was Carron team member Gerard Downey, with a magnificent cast of 70.63 meters (231.7 feet). Gerard is now the current World Champion. The team is based out of Invergordon, Ross-shire, Scotland. It has dominated the Spey distance events for the past eleven years and has 12 world Championships to its credit. This team has won more events than all of the rest of the competing teams combined and Carron fly lines hold all of the Spey Casting distance records Most of the 6- members are Scottish. Gerard and Raurri are Irish, and of course Travis resides right here in Oregon, USA. As a matter of fact he grew up in Brightwood, just down the street from The Fly Fishing Shop, where he is currently employed in several capacities, including fishing guide and fly fishing instructor. He practices distance Spey Casting several times a week and regularly achieves casts of 150-200 feet with either hand. Travis won the 2014 Spey O Rama at San Francinsisco’s prestigous Golden Gate Casting Club with a world record breaking 198 foot cast!

The River Spey

Aug 10, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on The River Spey

Scotch, Spey Casting, Atlantic Salmon, Spey Flies….The Source….Stunning Views

River Spey from Icarus Imagery on Vimeo.

Baltic Silver: A Spey Fishing Video

Aug 6, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Fishing Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Baltic Silver: A Spey Fishing Video

Scouring  the interwebs to bring you the best out there in Spey Fishing Videos brings me to this vimeo submission  from Mika Tuomela.  This is footage from the past few years in Northern Sweden.   The dramatic landscapes and rivers look like it’s worth the trip! Lots of spey fishing in this video.

 

Baltic silver from Mika Tuomela on Vimeo.

Yup that is the stuff of chills. This Spey Fishing Video is one of the better ones I’ve seen.

Spey Fly Tying: The Grapefruit Leech

Jul 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fly Tying, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Fly Tying Video, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Spey Fly Tying: The Grapefruit Leech

Grapefruit Leech from Fly Fish the Mitt on Vimeo.

This Spey fly tying video was put together for the Revive Fly Fishing online magazine (http://reviveflyfishing.com/).
The fly is the Grapefruit Leech. It’s a steelhead swing bug designed by Kevin Feenstra (http://www.feenstraguideservice.com/). The fly has proven to be a very effective swing bug for Great Lakes steelhead.
The material and instructions for the Grapefruit Leech can be found on Kevin’s site at http://www.feenstraguideservice.com/pdf/grapefruithead_fly.pdf.

Materials:
Hook: Daiichi 2461 or equivalent 3xl streamer hook size 4-2/0
Tail: Black Marabou with sparse red flash
Hackle: Black or Purple Schlappen
Body: Black Marabou Feather
Collar: Large Mallard Flank
Flash: Combination of Green, Silver, and Blue Flashabou
Head: Fuchsia large cactus chenille followed by a veil of chartreuse ice dub

The Grapefruit Leech has proven to be an effective fly on both sides of the Great Lakes.   Swung on a traditional wet fly swing presentation the Grapefruit Leech is full of contrast and movement.  Especially effective on dark days, in high water, or lower in the river, this and other leech/intruder patterns can elicit that type of grab we are always looking for.  Keep looking at our blog as we bring you more Spey Fly Tying Videos from across the web.

 

Spey Fly Tying

The Grapefruit Leech Spey Fly Tying

 

 

Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting video part 4

Jul 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, SpeyNation  //  Comments Off on Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting video part 4

Spey Casting Video of Simon Gawesworth at the Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club Yarrambat Victoria 2015

Sage One Trout Spey Rod Review and Line Recomendation

Jul 30, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Fishing Equipment, Trout Spey  //  Comments Off on Sage One Trout Spey Rod Review and Line Recomendation

George Cook from Sage goes through the basics about the new Sage One 2109-4 and the 3110-4 and the lines you may want to try on them. Trout spey is exploding and the East is one of the best places to use them. Get out there with the trout spey rod and extend your “Steelhead” season.

Sage One Trout Spey Rods are slated to come out in August of 2015. We were hoping to see them at Spey Nation but we just couldn’t get our hands on the few prototypes that were kicking around the country. According to our friend Bill, they were in Montana. Looks like the Sage Ones will do well with the Rio Switch Chucker lines paired with the lighter MOW tips, Skagit max Short or the new Rio Skagit Max Trout out in August as well.

Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 3

Jul 29, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Casting Tips, Spey Casting Video  //  Comments Off on Simon goes through the fundamentals of switch rods and spey casting part 3

Spey Casting Video of Simon Gawesworth at the Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club Yarrambat Victoria 2015

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