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Spey Nation V…It’s Kind of a big deal

Feb 28, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation V…It’s Kind of a big deal



Spey Nation V

July 14, 2012

Pineville, NY

8:30 AM to 4 PM

Spey Nation offers the unique opportunity for enthusiasts and manufacturers of 2 handed rods to gather in a streamside setting.
The Location is the Pineville Boat Launch on the Salmon River in Pineville, NY.  
Visit Our Website and Blog as we
Set our list of Presenters and Instructors for
Spey Nation V

Spey Nation features a full BBQ sponsored by the Oak Orchard Flyshop, raffles, “On the water” demonstrations, and interaction with some of the biggest names in 2 handed casting from the East and West Coasts. Mixing styles, knowledge, and backgrounds, Great Lakes anglers finally have the opportunity to learn Traditional Spey, Scandinavian, and Skagit techniques from the experts, try specialized equipment on the water and talk with other fishermen in an atmosphere dedicated exclusively to 2-handed casting while enjoying a burger and a brew.

Tim Rajeff, Simon Gawesworth, Mike Barrand,
Neil Holding Walt Geryk, Andrew Moy,
Rick Kustich, Topher Browne,
Patrick Ross
List Subject To Changes

Please visit and support our supporters

The Spey Lodge, Frank Swarner III, Paul’s Guide Service, The West Branch Angler,ScottGuidelineCNDCF Burkheimer, Airflo,
Wild Water Fly Rods, Orvis, The Spey Company, Hardy, Temple Forks Outfitters, Echo, JP Ross, Buelah, 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, The Angler’s Lodge (Patrick Ross),
River Time Guide Service
, Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters,  Neversink River Fly Fishing Guide Service, Vision Fly Fishing, Albright Fly Fishing, G Loomis,
Buff Fishing Clothing, Skagit Master, Tibor, Fishpond, Redington, Umpqua
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Once again, the proceeds to our raffle will be donated to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, a completely grass routes organization dedicated to re-establishing native fish stocks to Fish Creek in Upstate, NY with the primary focus on restoring runs of native Atlantic Salmon to Fish Creek.  You can learn more about their efforts and follow their successes at



On The Water Demo Time!

This will be your opportunity to get out on the water with the rods of your choice and talk to representatives from companies specializing in 2 handed fishing.  Buelah, Echo, Thomas & Thomas, Scott, Guideline, CND, Burkheimer, Airflo, Rio, Wild Water Fly Rods, Hardy, Orvis, Heritage Fly Rods, G Loomis, Temple Fork Outfitters, DTX Mackenzie, VIsion Fly Fishing, and Sage will all be in attendance and have promised to bring their entire lines of demo rods and lines.  Anybody who attended past events had unprecedented access to a great variety of fishing tools.  





You can help:

We Need!
Tables and chairs, Raffle Prizes , Pop Up Tents or Canopies, Set Up Crews at 7am, Clean-Up Crews Afterward, Get the word out!

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Look for Announcements on
Spey Nation Hats and T-Shirts Soon!



Spey Nation

Centerville Rd

Pineville, New York 13856

Sage and Rio Step Up

Feb 18, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Sage and Rio Step Up

Long time friend to The Nation and Sage/Rio manufacturer’s representative Bill Dawson, who will be on hand July 14, 2012 to answer all your questions about the new lines and rods his companies have to offer this year has just informed me that there will be a sage spey rod up for grabs as well as a Rio spey line or 2.  The rod’s model, length and weight are to be determined however whoever goes home with the winning ticket will be one happy camper for sure.  Thanks for the support once again!

New Raffle Prize: Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service

Feb 5, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on New Raffle Prize: Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service

A Two
Handed Spey On The Water Class Tailored To Your Needs for 1 Student

A one on one, 6 hour stream
side lesson on the Salmon River New York or the Deerfield River Massachusetts
held during seasonal times. Hardy & Greys rods, reels, the day’s soft
drinks, snacks and misc. provided. Lunch not included. You decide what you need,
wanting to learn the basics or expand on your current skills, then this day is
for you.


Learn the casts needed to fish river right and left. Single Spey, Dble Spey ,
Snap T, D Cast, Wombat and others

to Advanced Casting and Fishig

Continue to advance your Spey and Scandi casting abilities. Add the Snake Roll
to your current abilities and other variations in casting techniques required
to adapt to changing conditions and locations. Understand sink tips, fly
tracking, proven

presentations and effective drifts to increase your spey fishing success

Walt is a Professional Fly
& Spey Fishing Guide, Instructor & Coach Since 1985, Walt has been
promoting traditional fly fishing with catch & release for the Salmon River
Region New York and the Deerfield River in Western Massachusetts. The leader
for Traditional Fly and Spey Fishing serving these areas.for more information: Northeast
Fly and Spey Fishing Schools

New Raffle Prize up for grabs!

Feb 2, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on New Raffle Prize up for grabs!

The guys from Albright Tackle have stepped up this year to support The Nation and put up for grabs a 9 foot 8/9wt Topwater Fly Rod.  Make sure your in attendance for this!

This smartly-priced selection of four-piece Topwater fly rods is designed with a performance, compound taper that is unmatched at this price point. The light tip action flexes quickly into the rod’s midsection to protect lighter tippets on big fish. High line speed and line control are an added performance feature, while using IM6 Graphite along with a fine glass scrim, to offer up a lightweight durable fly rod. Hard chromed guides and high-strength ceramic-core aluminum stripping guides that are anodized allow for smooth line transfer and years of use against the harshest of elements. The end result is the Topwater fly rod provides amazing fly presentation by turning over your leader without shock and delivering the fly with accuracy. Our up-locking high-density polymer reel seats utilize anodized aluminum fittings, securing your fly reel and ensuring years of use. These all around great casting, great fishing fly rods represent a compelling value to the beginner as well as a smart back-up purchase for the more advance angler. The choices of Rods are the 3 most popular sizes and Rods of this quality sell for substantially more at Retail. Rebranding the rod with the new logo and adding a Cordura tube with the new cloth rod sock only enhances the 1st time experience for the new angler.

Thanks So Much for the support Zack And Crew

New Spey Nation Sponsor and Booth

Nov 10, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on New Spey Nation Sponsor and Booth

As chrome steelhead ascend the great lakes tributaries, your Spey Nation team has been busy shaking babies and kissing hands in an attempt to make Spey Nation V the best it possibly could be. We have taken 66 returned surveys from you, which is better than I thought I would get and taken the advice to heart. First of all we have sent invitations all over the world to companies who may be interested in talking to you about spey fishing. The first company to step up is Vision Fly Fishing. Taken directly from the Vision website,

 “Fly Fishing is not only a fun sport for us. We at Vision also love developing fly tackle and promoting this great way of using your valuable free time. Being serious but having fun at the same time and not forgetting the main issues of fly fishing has taken us to the position we have today. There’s Vision in fly fishing in over 30 countries world wide.”

Vision Fly Fishing makes rods, both double handers and single, reels, lines, leaders, poly’s, Tippets and leaders, Waders, boots and clothing. You name it and Vision probably has a product for it. Appearing on behalf of Vision Fly Fishing and Fielding your questions will be Mike Barrand.

“Mike has always had a passion for the outdoors. Whether it’s mountain biking, surfing, rock climbing
or just a simple hike, his interests have always reflected his love of nature and adventure. And those interests are what led him to cast his first fly rod in Newfoundland – on a day that changed his life. With that first throw, Mike knew fly fishing would now be the way he’d connect with nature. Since that day, Mike has immersed himself into the sport, having been offered the opportunity to fly fish in some of the best waters across the country and learn from some of the best instructors in the world. Now an accomplished caster in his own right, he shares his joy of the sport being the casting instructor for one of Ontario’s top rafting companies. Always smiling, you can count on Mike for an entertaining conversation or to give you advice on casting and set-ups.“


Mike has also recently confided in me that he only uses 2 flies for steelhead…I’ll let you try and figure out what those flies are.

Vision has also stepped up big time by offering a 7wt 12’6″ Cult rod with a GT reel and matching Ace shooting head to be raffled off at Spey Nation V. How awesome is THAT!

So it’s November, Spey Nation is July 14, 2012 and we have already announced 2 huge additions, Vision Fly Fishing, and appearing in person, Tim Rajeff.

This could be you!

Jun 20, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on This could be you!

Rick Harrington, our 2o10 winner of the trip to the Spey Lodge at spey nation submitted this little taste of awesome.

Lucky Man from Richard Harrington on Vimeo.

See you Saturday for your chance to be awesome

Raffle Prize Added

May 31, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Raffle Prize Added

Patrick Ross who knows spey fishing on the Salmon River as good ads anyone has generously donated his services and has offered up

2 nights lodging at The Angler’s lodge and 1 day guided trip with Patrick Ross  for 2 persons!

Courtesy of

The Angler’s Lodge

Altmar, NY

Patrick has been a supporter of The Nation since it’s inception and this is one package sure to bring some interested.

Thanks Patrick!

New Raffle Prize

May 20, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on New Raffle Prize

Cascapedia MkIII 8/9 wt Reel

At Hardy, we like to think of our new Cascapedia as simple perfection. We’ve gone back to the original design using a traditional solid front plate adorned with 3 highly polished metal badges.

The new reel resembles the original 1930s model but has all the top features of a modern game reel. We defy you not to fall in love with the new Cascapedia Mk III. In weights of 2/3/4, 5/6/7, 8/9 and 10/1.

  • Machined from high grade aluminium.
  • Anodised finish for durability.
  • Solid front plate.
  • Trout models with adjustable click check system.
  • Salmon models with smooth disc drag system.
  • Reel back secured by a dovetail and two stainless steel screws.

a traditional solid front plate adorned with 3 highly polished metal badges.

Courtesy of

Even more swag for the nation!

May 18, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on Even more swag for the nation!

New raffle prizes are being added seemingly every day.  The newest stuff up for grabs are

Echo Spey Rod…size/wt TBD

Courtesy of


Spey Rod…Size/Wt TBD

Courtesy of


1 – CND Skagit Line 7/8 w/complete Skagit Line Adjuster Kit   MSRP $85

1 – CND Skagit Line 8/9  w/complete Skagit Line Adjuster Kit   MSRP $85

1 – CND Skagit Line 9/10 w/complete Skagit Line Adjuster Kit   MSRP $85

 1 of Lee’s famous Ballistic Vector 7/8F Speyline, MSRP $95.00

Courtesy of


Limited Spey Nation Edition Leather Fly Wallet

Courtesy of

Custom Flies By Verno


Scott Switch rod

Courtesy of Scott Fly Rod Company


Beulah Platinum Spey Rod

Courtesy of


New Raffle Prize Donated

May 14, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Raffle Prizes  //  Comments Off on New Raffle Prize Donated

With Spey Nation picking up steam, Temple Forks Outfitters has stepped up and donated a

Deer Creek Trout Spey Rod

W/ Tube and Sock

Up for grabs in the raffles at Spey Nation!

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