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....
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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
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 http://www.speynation.com/ or to join our emailing list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See ya there.