Hello Spey Nation 2009!
This is your official 145 day update! In just under 5 months, we will gather on the shores of the Salmon River in Pineville, NY to celebrate the culture of 2 handed rods and the fish that we chase. If you traveled to the Fly Fishing Show this past weekend in Somerset, NJ you probably know, Spey Nation was a topic of excitement. Everyone seemed to be talking about it.
Buelah, Echo, Thomas & Thomas, Scott, Guidelines, CND, Burkheimer, Airflo, Wild Water Fly Rods, Meiser Fly Rods, Hardy, Temple Forks
Outfitters, Sage, Rio
, JP Ross Fly Rods, G. Loomis, and St. Croix will all be on hand giving you unprecedented On-The-Water access to their lines of 2-handed rods, lines and reels. More companies are still checking their schedules to try and make the trip.
Lee Davison (CND), Bruce Berry (Beulah), Will Turek (Mid-West Spey School), Whitney Gould (Burkheimer), Andrew Moy (Tight Lines Fly shop/East Coast Spey), and Peter Charles (Guidelines) are already lined up to do formal presentations and we have some other very special guests we are trying to land…so to speak.
We will once again be hosting a complementary BBQ sponsored by The Oak Orchard Fly shop, and www.speypages.com
has also agreed to sponsor our efforts.
We are still compiling some impressive raffle prizes and are very happy to announce a partnership with The Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club. The FCASC’s goal is to re-establish a viable, natural reproducing run of Landlocked Salmon in Fish Creek. Fish Creek empties into Oneida Lake north of Syracuse, NY. To learn more about their organization please visit http://www.fishcreeksalmon.org/
To see highlights from Spey Nation 2008 and keep updated about 2009 please go to www.speynation.com
and forward this to anybody who may be interested.
We hope to see everyone in June,
Geoff, Zach and the Nation