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Wild Water Fly Fishing. A Perennial Supporter of Spey Nation

Apr 2, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Wild Water Fly Fishing. A Perennial Supporter of Spey Nation

WildWaterSomewhere in Upstate, NY a fly rod company is building the next great Spey Nation Raffle Prize.  Eric and his company generously donates to our cause every year and I urge you to take a look at his switch rods.   All I hear is great things coming from those who use his sticks and every year it seems his business is expanding.   This year he is donating an AX Switch Rod.  Check out their website at www.wildwaterflyfishing.com/ and I urge you to take one of these rods out with you the next time you’re on the water.

 

 

Jay Peck not only speaking at Spey Nation but supporting it as well!

Mar 31, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Jay Peck not only speaking at Spey Nation but supporting it as well!

jayWhere can you get a fly box filled with an area’s guide’s favorite flies?  Well if you come to Spey Nation this June 27th at the Pineville Parking Lot then you can not only hear Jay Peck speak about spey fishing the Salmon River, you can win a fly box filled with his custom flies that he puts into a fishes face every day on the water.

Jay has been sharing his experience through his guiding and his writing and has been fly fishing the great Lake tributaries for more than 35 years and has been tying flies for most of this time.

Jay has been applying his experience as a guide for the past 20 plus years. Fishing the Lake Ontario tributaries from western New York to the Salmon River from fall to spring.

Along with being an expert in fishing Lake Ontario’s migratory fish, Jay is also an accomplished spey caster and has developed several techniques and fly patterns for fishing the tributaries. A few of his flies are featured in the book ‘Steelhead Guide’ by John Nagy.

If you are interested in improving your fishing skills, experiencing the excitement of fishing for Lake Ontario’s migratory fish, or enjoying a float trip on the Salmon River or the Delaware River, Jay Peck is your guide.

 

The Salmon River Victorian Inn Supporting Spey Nation Again.

Mar 25, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on The Salmon River Victorian Inn Supporting Spey Nation Again.

victorian houseNestled in the tiny hamlet of Altmar, NY, Bob Lockwood owns a lovely Inn with  quaint, comfy smoke free rooms. He caters to individuals, couples, or larger groups.

The Salmon River Victorian Inn is a beautiful classic Victorian Inn, with a quaint wrap around porch, was built in 1898.  All internal period pieces have been restored and retained.   Come to Spey Nation on June 27, 2015 in Pineville, NY and you could win a 2 Night stay for Sept-Oct-Nov 2015 At the Victorian House  26 Church St. Altmar, NY 13302  For your next outing

Donated By The Salmon River Victorian Inn

 

 

Stream Walker Nets added to our growing family

Jan 7, 2015   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Stream Walker Nets added to our growing family

 

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We always welcome new companies into the fold here at Spey Nation.  And we have a bunch for you next year.  Loop USA, Seele Fly Rods, etc.  We really get excited if those new companies are new themselves.  And if those new companies that are new happen to be local?  Well then you just described Stream Walker Nets.  These hand crafted nets are made near Rochester NY and boast ingredients like American Black Walnut, Eco-clear Soft Plastic Net bags, and Curly Maple.

These nets are designed and built by Leif Mermagen and he will have his handiwork on display at Spey Nation 2015.  So when you get a chance, head on over to their website and check out all the natural wood goodness.

Word is, they’ll be some to take home to a lucky raffle ticket holder on June 27, 2015.

Contest Anouncement

Jul 29, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Contest Anouncement

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Well, We said we were going to give away a gift certificate and late is always better than never.   This was the most shared picture from Spey Nation that our readers put in, (Other than the one that clearly shows Poppy yelling at me) and I see we have answered the question about where all the cookies went.  Anthony Lamanna, send me your address to speynation@gmail.com and I’ll get you out a certificate.

Thanks for all that participated!

Thank You For Making This Year’s Spey Nation Another Memorable One!

Jun 26, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Thank You For Making This Year’s Spey Nation Another Memorable One!

A warm heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors who help us in too many ways to count!  Please forgive me if I have forgotten anybody who contributed to this year’s raffles or came to the event!

 

The Spey Lodge, Frank Swarner IIIThe West Branch Angler, Scott

Airflo, Wild Water Fly Rods, Orvis, Hardy, Temple Forks Outfitters,

Echo, Beulah, Sage, Thomas And Thomas, Ross Reels, Hatch Reels,

Mad River Dubbing Company, The Red Shed Fly Shop, Malindas Fly Shop,

Tight Lines Fly Shop, The Oak Orchard Fly Shop, Redington, Fishpond,

Row Jimmy Guide Service,  G Loomis, Mystic Fly Fishing, Rio Products,

The Angler’s Lodge–Patrick Ross, Tailwater Lodge,

All Season’s Sport Shop, The Spey Doctor, Meiser Fly Rods,

Adelcio Chavez, Team Force Flies,  The Victorian House,

The Steelhead Lodge, The Douglaston Salmon Run,

As well as all the companies who have shown product, supported us through the years and helped make us what we are today!

The Spey Lodge, Frank Swarner III, Paul’s Guide Service,

The West Branch Angler, Scott, Guideline, CND,

CF Burkheimer, Airflo, Wild Water Fly Rods, Orvis,

The Spey Company, Hardy, Temple Forks Outfitters,

Echo, JP Ross, Beulah, Sage, Thomas And Thomas,

Ross Reels, No Float Stix, Castle Arms/Heritage Fly Rods,

Hatch Reels, Loop Fly Fishing, DTX Mackenzie,

Mad River Dubbing Company, The Red Shed Fly Shop,

Malindas Fly Shop, Isle-Fish Guide Service,

Snake River Oufitters, Tight Lines Fly Shop,

The Oak Orchard Fly Shop, River Time Guide Service,

Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters,

Neversink River Fly Fishing Guide Service,

Redington, Umpqua, Fishpond, Tibor, Buff,

Skagit Master, Rio, Row Jimmy Guide Service,

Ross, Pro-Tube,  Maui Jim, G Loomis,

Opportunity Fly Fishing Vision In Fly Fishing,

Albright Fly Fishing, G Loomis,

Buff Fishing Clothing, Skagit Master, Maui Jim,

Mystic Fly Fishing, Galvan Reels, Opportunity Fly Fishing,

Rio Products, Row Jimmy Guide Service,

The Angler’s Lodge–Patrick Ross, Watermaster Boats,

Departure Publishing , Tailwater Lodge, All Season’s Sport Shop, .

The Spey Doctor, Meiser Fly Rods,

Adelcio Chavez, Team Force Flies,  The Victorian House,

The Steelhead Lodge, The Douglaston Salmon Run, Fish-On Sports

 

 

 

Spey Nation Photo Contest. Win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Tailwater Lodge Restaurant!

Jun 25, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Photo Contest. Win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Tailwater Lodge Restaurant!

The rules are simple, like the Spey Nation Facebook PageThe Tailwater Lodge Facebook Page, and post your photos to the Spey Nation Facebook Page, that you took at Spey Nation 2014 or before and the person’s photo that garners the most “Likes” “Shares” or “Comments” combined will win the Gift Certifictate to the Restaurant.  Drawing will be on Monday July 14th.  We may also give a prize to the most “Witty” comment on the pictures.

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That’s It, There’s Nothing Else We Can Really Do.

Jun 17, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Environmental Stuff, Lessons After the Event, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on That’s It, There’s Nothing Else We Can Really Do.
Alright, This is it.  The PRESENTATION SCHEDULE is laid out, you can almost smell the burgers, the raffles are ready to be laid out, and somebody is going to be going to British Columbia…
We received a big box of give-aways from the Fly Fishing Film Tourlast night and everyone is going to be entered in the big sweepstakes to win a trip to Belize.  But you have to be there Friday night.  Come to the Tailwater Lodge for a free primer!  A customized version of the Fly Fishing Film Tour!
Saturday, come to the boat launch in Pineville, NY to learn about Spey Fishing, eat some free food, and meet new people who love the river and want to learn more about all the good things that come with 2 handed fishing.  You just might win something amazing that will change your life!  .
And finally Sunday, come fish Douglaston Salmon Run….For Free!
Take a Lesson Sunday after the event from one of these great instructors!

Fly Fishing Film Tour!

Friday June 20, 2014 8pm. Free Tickets! Tailwater Lodge Altmar, NY
Pick Your Tickets up in advance at The Tailwater Lodge 855-895-6343, Malindas Fly Shop 315-298-2993 Tightlines Fly Fishing 973-244-5990 and Oak Orchard Fly Shop 716-626-1323 Any available tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event. Seating is limited so advanced tickets are recomended. 

Spey Nation! You Know it, You Love it! Saturday June 21, 2014 8am-4pm Pineville Boat Launch–Salmon River Free Event Free Lunch by Tailwater Lodge “On the water” demonstrations Learn 2 handed techniques Try specialized equipment See the latest from the Manufacturers Raffles! to benefit the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club
Free Fishing in the DSR On Sunday! June 22, 2014 The Douglaston Salmon Run will be allowing all Spey Nation participants access to the DSR on Sunday.  Participants will be asked to pickup a voucher from the Spey Nation event on Saturday as proof of participation and present it at the DSR for their complimentary access pass on Sunday. If you’ve never seen the tasty pockets and smooth swingable slicks of the run then this would be a great time to walk the bank.

Meiser Fly Rods building something special

Jun 3, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Meiser Fly Rods building something special

Want to win a Meiser 2 handed Fly Rod with the Spey Nation 2014 Label?  Well we got one for you!

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S2H11957C-5
5 pc 11’9″ 5/6/7 wt Highlander Classic
Uniform progressive action with a fast speed of recovery
Grain window: 425 to 650
Scandi heads: 425 to 475 grains <> 29/31 feet in length
Skagit heads: 450 to 525n grains <> 21/23 feet in length
Suitable for all game fish from 5 to 15+ pounds
Case and sock.
Signed:  “Spey Nation 2014”

 

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The Highlander Classics are the original R. B. Meiser series of two
handed rods, and are the benchmark design tapers that both the MKS and
Highlander S Series tapers are based from.

Over the past 10 years our Classic Highlanders have developed a strong following with anglers’
world wide. They are especially appreciated by those two handed anglers that
will wish to achieve effortless long distance, ascending deliveries utilizing
classic Spey lines and present grease line swing.

They will do equally
as well with both Skagit and Scandi shooting head line systems by economizing
the stroke and sourcing power from the lower hand.

These are extremely
authoritive two handed rods, yet when put to work they offer the caster a
sensual, uniform power and flex that will carry nicely into the cork when under
full line load. Speed of recovery is quick and power transfer is immediately
responsive to minimal caster effort.

Our new material schedules and
improved bi-directional Helical scrims have allowed us to decrease the overall
weight-in-hand of the new Highlander blanks by allowing the use of smaller
diameter tubes and flatter tapers. These blank adjustments have not changed
their acclaimed benchmark flex and power, but their lighter tubes have increased
overall fishing and casting performance.

 

Poppy’s continued support rolls on

Jun 3, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Poppy’s continued support rolls on

Back when Spey Nation was an idea, in fact I don’t think we had come up with the name yet, I received a phone call from Peck, ID.  The voice on the other line asked if we could use a donation to help support our clave.  Of course we accepted and a short time later I recieved a package in the mail, which we promptly gave away at our first gathering.  Since 2008, Poppy has come through every year outfitting one of use with a full outfit.  This year, Poppy has become the exclusive dealer for Gaelforce Lines   So, since he has something to talk about and promote, he’s coming out this year to join our festivities.  We welcome our long time supporter and hope he likes what he sees.  I know many of you have spoken to him over the years and were most likely some of the inspiration for him to decide to make the long trip.

In case you missed the video,

Poppy is also donating a

Abel Spey reel

Donated By The Red Shed Fly Shop Peck, ID

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54′ Gealforce line

Equalizer Spey line 54 ft / 16.45m head

Donated By The Red Shed Fly Shop Peck, ID

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