2019 Spey Nation Speakers and Schedule

8:00 AM

Set Up And Welcome

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch Provided By The Tailwater Lodge

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM


Peter Kutzer

Peter Kutzer has been a fly-fishing instructor for the Orvis Company for 17 years, and his how-to videos have garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube. He also teaches at the Orvis Fly Fishing School in Manchester, Vermont, as well as at specialty schools around the country and the globe. When he’s not helping others become better casters and anglers, he serves as Orvis’s Endorsed-operations manager, working with fly-fishing guides, guide services, and outfitters. 


Lisa Weiner

Lisa Weiner- Spey Casting North East 

I have always loved the outdoors, and fishing has always been part of my life. 

For many years it was something I enjoyed but it was on the back burner. Working & raising a family kept me pretty busy.  My Husband, Stark encouraged me to try  fly fishing in the spring of 2011.  That fall I was introduced to Jerry Jahn, who is now my partner at Spey Casting North East.

Since 2014 Jerry and I have been teaching two handed casting together on the Farmington river in New Hartford, Connecticut. when we are not teaching you can find us testing rods, fishing or tying flies.  We travel to do clinics from Long Island to Boston.  I’m also a licensed Connecticut fishing guide and a member of the Sage Pro staff.  In 2018 I was invited to be a presenter at the Sandy River Spey Clave in Oregon.   I also was invited to tie  at Atlantic Salmon Fly International 2018 in New Brunswick, Canada. Both were amazing events and have memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

I enjoy traveling and meeting the amazing people that love this sport as much as I do.

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Walt Geryk

A Catch & Release Fly Fishing Guide since 1985, Walt Geryk is an instructor and innovator in fly fishing for Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Pacific Salmon, Trout, and Striped Bass.

In 2007 his love of two-handed fly fishing prompted him to eventually hang-up his traditional guiding and focus exclusively on casting and fishing instruction.

Now known as The Speydoctor, Walt has spent thousands of hours perfecting his knowledge as to the “how’s and why’s” of Spey fishing. He happily passes his knowledge to his students and in conversation with others interested. His unique ability to identify and simplify problems people have with their casting and fishing techniques has earned him praise from not only the average fisherman but from some of the titans in the industry.

Slowly and unknowingly, Walt has become one of the “Godfather’s of American Spey”.

Check Out My Website:  www.speydoctor.com


Jeff Liskay

Jeff Liskay has been a self-admitted steelhead junkie for nearly four decades.  From his home base in northern Ohio, Liskay has fished across the entire Great Lakes and is now reaching into Alaska, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and beyond.  He is well recognized for both his two-hand casting and fishing skills and is a regular on the Spey gathering circuit as both an observer and a presenter.

Liskay spends the warmer months prowling Great Lakes shoreline areas chasing warm-water species on the fly, but as the weather cools steelhead take over.  He is considered one of the top guides on Ohio’s Lake Erie tributaries and is also in high demand as a Spey casting instructor. He is an established speaker and presenter, giving numerous club and show programs each year.  Jeff is also a talented fly tier- his creations are generally simple, functional, fish catchers.

Liskay is a Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador and a Pro Staff member for a number of companies, including Scientific Anglers and Scott Fly Rods. He has been featured in books and magazines, on television, and in podcasts for his angling skills. Liskay owns and operates Silver Fury Guide Service and Schools, where he focuses on the use of two-hand rods and swung flies for migratory fish. 


Jeff Liskay

Guide, Instructor, Presenter

7 Landings Way, Avon Lake, Ohio, 44012