Spey Nation started in 2008 as a spey casting clave (gathering) at the Pineville Boat Launch near Pulaski, NY and celebrated the emerging 2-handed rod culture in the Great Lakes Fishery. It continues today as a celebration of all things spey both online and through events.
Spey Nation is everywhere. It can be found in the tail outs of the Pacific Northwest, the salt water rivers of New England, the Great Atlantic Salmon rivers of the world and the tributaries of the Great Lakes. It's everywhere 2 handed fly rods are cast, flies are swung and is expanding with every cast and step. It lives, breathes and grows with every angler who grabs the 2 hander or feels the tight line grab for the very first time. It grows through any company promoting the sport and gospel of spey casting and spey fishing. Our mission is to support that culture because it's a good culture full of caring individuals and organizations that share values about rivers.
Demonstrations, and instruction by some of the biggest names in 2 handed casting from the East and West Coasts today. Great Lakes anglers finally have the opportunity to learn Traditional Spey, Scandinavian, and Skagit techniques from the experts
Tired of casting spey rods on the lawn of the local fly fishing show, in the winter? Come try the latest rods, reel, lines and gadgets on the river in real time, with real time scenarios. Grab an instrutor and implement what you have learned right at the event!
Hundreds of Spey Rods, Reels, Lines, and other specialized equipment waiting for you to take on the water and talk with directly with the manufacturers in an atmosphere dedicated exclusively to 2-handed casting.
A Full BBQ lunch is provided for $10 to all Spey Clave attendees. A Paid Lunch will come with $10 worth of raffle tickets and or is free with a 2 night stay at the Tailwater Lodge.
Proceeds from our raffle will be donated to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, an organization dedicated to re-establishing native Atlantic Salmon fish stocks to Fish Creek in Upstate, NY. You can learn more about their efforts and follow their successes at http://www.fishcreeksalmon.org/.
Spey Nation is put together and facilitated by a small number of dedicated volunteers. Every year we need tables and chairs, raffle prizes, set up and break down help, and most of all, help getting the word out.