Monday, June 21, 2010

Unicorns and Spey Nation III

What a great turn out for Spey Nation III this past Saturday.  The Raffle raised a ton of money for the Fish  Creek Atlantic Salmon Club.  Along with the Spey Nation event a few Unicorns were caught on the Salmon River, what more could you ask for....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Skagit Master Volume 2 Featuring Scott Howell

Rio has Skagit Master Volume II coming out Sept 2010. Looks like Volume II has more "Fishing" in it. But Where's ED???

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Historic Site

The Salmon River Falls was the highest point on the main stem of the river (before the lower reservoir and dam) that native, wild Atlantic Salmon could migrate. Pretty cool to stand and think about what that scene must have looked like 125 years ago!
So I had a few minutes and needed some new photos of the Falls, and since there is a huge deep isolated pool below I of course brought along the trout switch rod. Glad I did. Caught a few smallies and a nice sucker stripping streamers.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Spey Nation

Less then two weeks away from the Third Annual Spey Nation.

Come celebrate the emerging 2-handed rod culture in the Great Lakes Fishery on Saturday June 19, 2010. Spey Nation offers the unique opportunity for enthusiasts and manufacturers to gather in a stream side setting. The Location is still the Pineville Boat Launch on the Salmon River in Pineville, NY.

Spey Nation features a full BBQ, 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.
Confirmed companies include Scott, Echo, Airflo, Wild Water Fly Rods, Hardy/Greys, CND, CF Burkheimer, Guideline, Buelah, The Spey Company, Temple Forks Outfitters, JP Ross, and Orvis. Representatives from each of these companies will be on hand let you know the latest and greatest from the 2 handed world.

There will be opportunities to take formal lessons on the Sunday after Spey Nation. Please visit our website for the announcement on those and who will be appearing during the event giving demonstrations.

Admission is free. The BBQ is free; Spey Nation is funded completely by generous donations to our raffles. All “Profit” is donated to grass routes Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead conservation projects in our watershed.

To learn more about Spey Nation, visit or to join our emailing list, send an email to

See ya there.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dog Days Of Summer - Well Almost

On these Hot and Humid days of Summer (It is June, so close enough) sure makes you miss the cold mornings on the water.  Followed by a nice bright Chrome Steelhead!