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2 Meiser Rods. Nuff Said

May 23, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on 2 Meiser Rods. Nuff Said

Have to be present to purchase a ticket.  And no ticky, no Meiser.

Robert Meiser Spey Rod

Highlander Classic S2H15068C-4

Length: 15’0″
Sections: 4
Grain Window: 450 to 750
Speed of Recovery: Fast
Flex: Uniform Progressive
All Game Fish: 8 to 20 pounds

Donated by Robert Meiser Fly Rods

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Robert Meiser Spey Rod

Highlander S Rod S2H1508S-4
 
 

Length:15’0″ 

Sections: 4 pc

Grain Window: 500 to 850

Speed of Recovery: Fast

Flex: Mid Flex

All Game Fish: 12 to 30 pounds

Donated by Robert Meiser Fly Rods

Great Lakes Skagit and Upper Peninsula Flies

May 22, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Great Lakes Skagit and Upper Peninsula Flies

UpperPennisulaWe have a new supporter and hopefully these folks will make the trip to let you guys play with their new toys at Spey Nation.  Upper Peninsula Flies, more than a fly fishing company, strives to bring you the best flies available.  Local flies tied by local artists for the same area(s) that you fish. Whether you are fishing Rainbow trout in Michigan, Brown Trout in Minnesota, or Steelhead in Wisconsin; we have locally tied flies for you. Our flies are available across the Lower and Upper Peninsula of Michigan, across the Wisconsin, throughout Minnesota reaching from Rochester to Duluth, and various other shops across the United States. Our flies are even available in Alberta, Canada.

There will be a nice box of intruders for you to bid on

Check out their full inventory at Upper Peninsula Flies 

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 Then their new venture, Great Lakes Skagit Rods.  Skagit rods designed in the Great Lakes specifically for the Great Lake’s Tributaries! All rods come with a lifetime NO QUESTIONS ASKED warranty.  They are donating a 10′ 6″ 6wt. and you will be sure to throw a few tickets in this beauty for sure.

Check them out on facebook at Great Lakes Skagit

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Want to win 2 nights lodging for you and 3 friends in the DSR?

May 21, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Want to win 2 nights lodging for you and 3 friends in the DSR?

Want to win 2 nights lodging for you and 3 friends in the DSR?

Well it just so happens that the DSR is donating just that to Spey Nation 2015.  So come on up and try your luck!  2 nights of lodging for up to 4 guests (fishing passes not included).

The offer may be used anytime outside of the Fall #2 season (Sept 10 – Oct 31, 2015) and will be good from June 29th, 2015 through September 9th, 2016.

Donated By the Douglaston Salmon Run

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They’re also giving you the chance to win one of two gift packages (DSR T-shirt, Lanyard, Sticker)

Donated By the Douglaston Salmon Run

Row Jimmy wants to Row You Down the River

May 20, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Row Jimmy wants to Row You Down the River

Experienced guide, LOTAC Member, and perrenial Spey Nation Supporter Jim Kirtland 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, 2015 through April 30, 2016  Courtesy of Row Jimmy Guide Service.  

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Win yourself some Deer Creek Goodness

Apr 14, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Win yourself some Deer Creek Goodness

Temple Fork Outfitters returns to Spey Nation VIII 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 27, 2015.  They are also supporting the Nation in a big way offering up a Deer Creek Spey Rod.

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.”

Fenwick Joins Us

Apr 11, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Fenwick Joins Us

Fenwick and Pure Fishing is one of the new  companies to be at Spey Nation this year and will have a full compliment of the new switch rods for us to drool over.

We will also have one of their new switches over at the raffle table to give away at the end of the day.  The New AETOS fly rod series builds upon the rich Fenwick tradition of developing the highest quality and performance rods on the market. These rods feature fast recovering high performance modern tapers artfully crafted with a lightweight feel. With freshwater, saltwater, switch and Spey models available, the AETOS range offers a perfect rod for any location.

Fenwick Switch

Donated by Fenwick/Pure Fishing 

Streamwalker Nets joins Spey Nation

Apr 10, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Streamwalker Nets joins Spey Nation

Leif Mermagen of Streamwalker Nets grew up in the finger lakes region of New York and started building nets for his friends.  That has grown into a brand new company that is now going to on display at Spey Nation.  These nets, designed for our area waters are pieces of art.  Functional art.

 milled locally in to rough sawn lumber. From there I take the best cuts I can find with the best color and figuring back to my shop for planing, cutting, and shaping. The hoop wood is then cut to the desired thickness and width for the specific net model. We also do quite a bit of custom work with different wood selections, shapes , and sizes. If you don’t see something here that fits your needs don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Check out his Lake Run Net:   A longer handled model built with a 16″ by 22″ American Black Walnut hoop seated on a Curly Maple handle for an overall length of 37 inches.

Leif will be donating an InLand model built with a 15″ by 10.5″ American Black Walnut hoop

seated on a Curly Maple handle for an overall length of 23 “.

Donated BY Streamwalker Nets

Thanks Leif and can’t wait to see the artwork!

Tailwater Lodge is at it again.

Apr 9, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Tailwater Lodge is at it again.

Last year the Tailwater Lodge located on the banks of the Salmon River in Altmar, NY (On the grounds of the old elementary school) started a partnership with Spey Nation where they will be providing the lunch, and the meeting room space to host the International Fly Fishing Film Festival.    This year they have stepped up again lending support wherever necessary in logistics, lunch, meeting room space for the IF4 again and giving you the opportunity to sample the cuisine at their great restaurant in the lodge.  Come to Spey Nation and have a chance to win one of 2 $50 gift certificates courtesy of the Tailwater Lodge.  And don’t forget to make your reservation with them for the weekend and come to the IF4!

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Mad River Dubbing Donating a big box of fluff again.

Apr 8, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Mad River Dubbing Donating a big box of fluff again.

Shortly before one of our Spey Nation gatherings a few years ago, Carl from Mad River Dubbing stopped by the Fox Hollow Lodge and dropped off a big box of shiny flash and fluff to give away to one lucky fly tier.   He hasn’t missed an event since and it has become a real ticket magnet.

Fly tying materials and hooks

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a $300.00 value

donation from

Carl Kapfer and Mad River Dubbing

 

 

These might be the most anticipated rods at Spey Nation 2015

Apr 7, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on These might be the most anticipated rods at Spey Nation 2015

The Echo Glass 2 handers may be the most anticipated rods at Spey Nation and thanks to Nick and the boys over at the Oak Orchard Fly Shop, you may be walking home with one.  If you’re really lucky, I mean “Keith Lucky” then you may win a matching reel to hang on the bottom of the rod.

Echo Glass 12’9″ 7 wt spey

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Donated By the Oak Orchard Fly Shop

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Echo Ion Reel

EchoIon

 

Donated By the Oak Orchard Fly Shop

Check out the following review that Nick Pionessa wrote about the new Echo Glass 2 handers.

Confession time- I don’t fish a lot of $280 switch rods. I know it’s hard to believe but there it is. I have access to some of the world’s best fly fishing gear. Because I’ve taken the vow of poverty they allow me to purchase the expensive ones more reasonably. You wouldn’t be fishing inexpensive rods either. That said there is one that I will be using regularly and that’s the new Echo Glass Switch.

Let’s forget about the whole glass thing for a minute. This is a great rod period. Light in hand, loads easily, plenty of power and plays fish amazingly well. The fact that it’s glass never had anything to do with my fishing experience. That fact that it’s a well designed and built rod had everything to do with it.

I was fortunate enough to get the feel of a fish on it pretty quickly on its maiden voyage. A small but feisty steelhead was the first to play. Since I basically hooked it out from under a log jam I had to put the screws to it right off. Got her out of the wood and eventually to the bank and then remembered the rod when I was tailing her. That’s a good thing. It performed like it should when I needed it to. Glass or graphite, rods need to perform without worry.

The weather was blustery to say the least that day and with the spring conditions I was using a 10’ sink tip and a weighted tube streamer most of the day. The line I had on the 11’ 7 wt was the old Airflo NW Skagit. 30’ at 440 grains and a long gradual taper. One of my favorite lines and from some past glass switch experience, a good choice for glass. Yeah, Skagit heads used to be 30’. Throw on the 10’ tip and you have 40’ to move with an 11’ rod. Never a problem even in the howling wind. That was to be the real test of this rod and it not only passed, it was such a non issue I never had to think about it all day. Don’t think, just fish. That’s what I want out of my rod. At any price and made of any material.

Doubled to the cork on the best fish of the day in some fast water I had Power to turn and cushion to keep us connected. What I’ve always loved about my small, glass trout rods is now readily available at a reasonable cost for Switches and Speys.

Thanks Echo!

 

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