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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.

Fish On! Sports, USA Distributor for LTS Flyfishing and Whitney Gould is confirmed to be at Spey Nation!

Jun 13, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Fish On! Sports, USA Distributor for LTS Flyfishing and Whitney Gould is confirmed to be at Spey Nation!

Old friend, well, not “Old” Friend, but one that helped us kick off Spey Nation I in 2008, is returning fresh off her victory at this year’s Spey O Rama and she’s bringing new toys for us to play with!  Oregon and Alaskan guide AND champion spey caster Whitney Gould is representing LTS Spey Rods and will have a selection of the rods to play with.  From what I can tell, this is the first time LTS Spey rods will be available on East Coast.

 

Whitney Casting During Her 2008 Spey Nation Presentation

LTS Flyfishing, AS was started by twin brothers Trond and Knut Syrstad, world class casters who have designed top quality fly rods, lines and reels for salmon, steelhead, trout and sea trout fishing.

The LTS Flyfishing product line is designed to give the fly fisherman a highly pleasurable experience for  a full day of fishing without getting tired, using lightweight rods made from high modulus graphite matched with fly lines that are extremely easy to cast, generating power and high line speed to reach the opposite bank of large rivers.

This is being made possible by Donna O’Sullivan, who is the owner of Fish On! Sports from Daly City, California and we really appreciate the chance to be re-united with our friend.   If you haven’t seen Whitney cast a spey rod, you are in for an awe inspiring treat.

World champion spey caster Donna O’Sullivan, owner of Fish On! Sports, is proud and excited to be the USA distributor for LTS Flyfishing, AS in Norway.

Having fished extensively in the USA, Norway, Scotland, United Kingdon, New Zealand, Argentina, Christmas Island, I have found that using lightweight, top quality and well designed fishing equipment with perfectly matched line makes fishing the most fun and productive. This is the primary reason for Fish On! Sports decision to promote the LTS Flyfishing products in the United States.

 

 

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

The Steelhead Lodge offers up dinner and a room!

May 19, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on The Steelhead Lodge offers up dinner and a room!

Come to Spey Nation and you have the chance to win a one night stay that includes Dinner at the Steelhead Lodge.  It’s conveniantly located mid-river so access to the entire river is an easy drive to anywhere.

The Steelhead Lodge is situated on the “World Class” Salmon River just minutes from the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.  Northern Oswego County NY is an outdoor paradise.  It offers the perfect setting for enjoying the beauty of all four seasons.

Our Smokehouse Café,”Ribs on the River”

Great mid-river spot for our Smokehouse Ribs and more!  Stop by for lunch break or day’s end, overlooking the Salmon River.

Relax in clean, comfortable accomodations so you’ll be well rested and ready to go!

Free high speed WiFi and Satellite TV!

Each morning we serve complimentary continental breakfast.

Special Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking and Skiing Package Rates

Corporate Team Building Programs Special Attention to Clubs and Groups Big and Small Game Hunting Snowmobile and ATV Trails Nearby Challenging Hiking Trails Cross Country Skiing Lake Ontario Parks and Beaches Challenging Golf Courses Nearby

 

All Seasons Sport Shop supports Spey Nation and bolsters the raffles!

May 18, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on All Seasons Sport Shop supports Spey Nation and bolsters the raffles!

All Seasons Sport Shop will be doing an in store sale of 10% off everything Spey and single related.Lines,rods,reels,flies.50% 0ff Redington guide shirts. 20% off Redington clothing the weekend of Spey Nation.  There will also be quite a few items on the raffle tables from the.  Lines leaders and clothing.  We thank them for their support!

 

Mystic Outdoors Support to the Nation Greatly Appreciated

Apr 23, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Mystic Outdoors Support to the Nation Greatly Appreciated

mystic2Join us at Spey Nation on June 21, 2014 and you may be heading home with this little beauty.  Perfect for throwing streamers to your local trout and smallmouth bass.  Up for grabs is the

Mystic 11’3″ Switch rod 5wt 4pc

The M-Series Switch Fly Rods are designed to provide versatility while afield.  They target big fish in medium to big water and allow for traditional casts or spey casts for swing fishing.  These diverse rods utilize the same high-grade materials and components used in our standard M-Series rods but are built to our specifications for length and tapper and perform to a medium-fast action.

Check out Mystic Outdoors for all their great rods.  I hear the musky sizes are killers.  Dennis and family have been with us since they started making 2 handed rods.  I have their 3 wt switch and it quickly became one of my favorites.

 

 

 

Fly Collection.

Mar 5, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Mojo, Raffle Prizes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Fly Collection.

Taking up a collection of flies for our raffles.  Submit one fly of the “swinging variety”…email us for shipping address speynation@gmail.com .  We’ll supply a fly box…and we will include the entire lot in our raffles on June 21 2004 at the Pineville boat launch.  Let’s see what type of flies we can come up with.

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Proceeds from 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 http://www.fishcreeksalmon.org/.

Spey Nation Presenter Profile: Barney Wong

Feb 25, 2014   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Spey Nation Presenter, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Spey Nation Presenter Profile: Barney Wong

We are beginning to put the list together of presenters.  We start the series off with a new face.  Spey Nation has been a platform for many first time presenters.  I remember the first Spey Nation had 2 first time presenters.  Nervous faces talking to nervous audiences.  Over the years we have been a spring board to some pretty prominent speakers.  It always makes me smile to see them at events across the country.  Not sure if Barney has done any presentations at other spey claves, if not, we have a new first and we are happy to keep the tradition alive.  This truly is a learning environment for all!

Barny Wong

IMG_0254Barny Wong possesses neither the qualifications as a guide nor an insider in the fly fishing industry. Rather, he solves problems outside the box while always honing his skill in communicating the unspoken that sticks. As an ex- innovation scout for the automotive industry, and currently in the field of consciousness, he brings new thought and insight into why, what, and how we do things.  Barny’s approach to casting is manage the few so as to produce the largest result. In Tao, this is called Action from Non Action. In this Tao of Casting approach, the ever changing Style in casting can always rely on the immovable Substance (Physics), allowing the caster to self organize and evolve to their highest potential. And with this way, the caster nevers fall into a rut as they harness more with each pass of insight and understanding.

Barny Wong has been spey casting since 2007. He is also featured in both Midcurrent and Fly Fisherman magazine. He combines artistry and technical know how into the art of spey casting.

All levels are welcome for casting classes. His website is www.awholenuthalevel.com containing his rates and contact info.

Barny is committed to your developing the sturdiest casting legs in the shortest amount of time.

Barney will also be offering lessons on Sunday after the event.  Please email him directly through his website.

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