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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

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

Somerset Show

Jan 29, 2012   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Like Minded Mofos, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on Somerset Show

Just back from the Somerset Fly Fishing Show in New Jersey. What a great time and the support from all the manufacturer’s reps was humbling. Hardy, Echo, Scott, Rio, Sage, Tight Lines Fly Fishing, Rio, Airflo, TFO and all the rest were there and already asking for details. We inquired with 4 new companies who are checking schedules and expressed interest includign G Loomis, Rise Fly Fishing, Mystic Fly Fishing and Allen Fly Fishing. Check our website for more information about which companies are going to be attending. Great to see and talk to you all! You can’t have bad conversations when it’s centered around two handed rods and steelhead!

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.

July 28, 2011 Meeting Minutes/News:

Aug 3, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club Minutes, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on July 28, 2011 Meeting Minutes/News:

July 28, 2011 Meeting Minutes/News:

The monthly meeting of the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club was called to order at 7:23 PM by Tom Schneider. Treasurer Paul Miller’s e-mail was read as the treasurer’s report: During June, for the VHS testing and Ziegler on behalf of the State of Maine in payment for our eggs. We also received and deposited $3630.00 from Spey Nation.  Treasurer’s report was accepted as read. The Secretary’s minutes from last month’s meeting were read and accepted.


Items discussed at this meeting: ·

  •  Possibility of getting a waiver on the testing of our fish based on the fact that the eggs are taken from certified healthy fish, then hatched and raised in the water that they will be released into; ·
  •  We need a local building space in which we can store club equipment; ·
  • August meeting to be held at the hatchery in order to plan needed equipment modifications;
  •  Oneida Lake meeting to be attended by Tom and I, representing our club; ·
  •  Stream survey to be held in early September to analyze what our fish have available to eat and live on; ·
  •  Possibility of reducing mailing costs by reducing minutes/news mailings to quarterly from monthly; ·
  • Harden would like to have us remove the silt fence above the hatchery; we need to work on a silt control scheme at our hatchery meeting; ·
  • · We plan to update our streamside Atlantic salmon identification posters.

Meeting adjourned at around 8:30 PM.


Our next meeting will be held on August 20th at 9 AM at the hatchery in order to plan needed changes to our equipment.

2 New Companies Join The Nation

May 17, 2011   //   by Geoff Schaake   //   Cack Handed, Spey Nation Supporters  //  Comments Off on 2 New Companies Join The Nation

Ross Reels and Pro-Tube have confirmed that they will be attending Spey Nation.  This brings the total bumber of companies involved up to 44 and 13 new ones this year.  For a complete list of supporters of Spey Nation, Please click here


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