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Thanks to those who have supported us in the past and to answer the most asked question I have heard since Spey Nation III...

Saturday June 25, 2011 is the date of Spey Nation IV.

So I guess this is your 278 day update. For more updates, visit www.speynation.com or search for us on facebook and become a member.whatever that means.

I hope to see you all streamside in the coming season, keep casting and stepping.
 

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Here is the Good about what you guys accomplish when we gather. Thanks so much for your generosity!


In the winter of 2008, Spey Nation was hatched as an idea for a few guys to get together, drink beer and cast some spey rods. The idea was catchy and supported. The byproduct was a little seed money to some dedicated guys adding soul to back to a river.



It was an early experiment in December of 2009.

Here is what the club found out.

The eggs hatched later than the eggs in our regular hatchery. The water from the stream was initially colder than the water which feeds our hatchery.
The fish started to feed on their own before we started to feed them. Apparently, they were feeding on material being drawn into the tank from the pond.
The fish grew faster than the fish in the hatchery. This is due to warmer water and less crowding.



Spey Nation III donated the club more time and breathing room for a struggling operation which brought them more luck from a company named Harden Furniture dedicated to a concept of sustainability and something which can only be described as soul. They donated land, time, and a bit of treasure to the project.

A club which was going under due to heavy economic and time pressures is now on the verge of greatness. The DEC approves and 3 tanks will go online soon and prepare for the return of the king into natal water.





A work group is planning to meet at the hatchery at the Harden Dam site in McConnelsville around noon on Saturday, Jan. 8th, to continue installing the tanks and piping in order to get our new hatchery ready for the delivery of the eggs this month.

The work will continue on setting and securing the fish tanks, then assembly of the 2″ water lines from the supply tank to each of the fish tanks. Once these lines are hooked up the fun will begin… we will need to hook the 6″ supply line to the live 6″ water pipe coming out of the dam to start the water flowing through the lines and tanks of our new hatchery. The entire hatchery is designed as an environment-friendly (green) facility… No pumps or power will be required for operation of the hatchery.




The club is dedicated to doing one thing, Tom Schneider (President) told me on the phone last night, “Putting fish in the river.” It’s a noble and worthy goal. The byproduct of a Nation getting together for selfish reasons has been just that, the king has returned.

 

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Great acomplishment

Hi Geoff
The news of the success by the FCC @ Harden Dam is fantastic !
You have a PM regarding this yrs. Spey nation IV
heers
 

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Update From the Salmon Folks. Remember, Your Donations at past Spey Nation Events made this possible:

Our new hatchery at the Hardon Dam in McConnellsville is now in operation, the eggs are in the tanks .

The eggs were picked up at the Casco Maine fish hatchery at 12:05 yesterday, left Portland Maine at 7:21 PM, arrived at Memphis TN at 1:34 AM, left Memphis at 3:54 AM, arrived in Syracuse at 6:36 this morning. The eggs arrived at Paul's house around 11 AM and were then taken to the hatchery by Paul, Dave and I at about 11:30 AM. The 60,000 Atlantic Salmon eggs were placed in the hatching trays in our 3 fish tanks of the hatchery, after a *final check of the hatchery was made.



*The outside temperature at the hatchery had dropped to around 0 degrees F. overnight and had gotten up to 19 when we arrived. Temperature of the air in the hatchery was a balmy 32 degrees. Temperatures in the tanks was 33 degrees and in-coming water was 35 degrees.

Ice was still present around the downflow pipe outlets of the tanks and on the legs of the tank supports, but none in the tanks. The air heater is running on pilot, but has not been fired up yet as it hasn't been needed down to 0 degrees, however, it is ready for any lower temperature excursions that may come.



Everything looks good so far, but there is still a lot of work to be done in caring for the eggs to get them up to stocking size fish

 

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those are good news guys it is mazing what can be accomplish by small group of determined individuals keep up the good work u guys are my heros
 

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Spey Nation IV
June 25, 2011
Pineville, NY
8:30 AM to 4 PM

Email: [email protected]

Spey Nation offers the unique opportunity for enthusiasts and manufacturers of 2 handed rods to gather in a streamside setting. The Location is the Pineville Boat Launch on the Salmon River in Pineville, NY. And yes, the rumors are true; we are sending one of you to British Columbia again in April of 2012 courtesy of The Spey Lodge!

Spey Nation features a full BBQ sponsored by the Oak Orchard Flyshop, 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.
Please visit and support our supporters

The Spey Lodge, Frank Swarner III, Paul's Guide Service, The West Branch Angler,Scott, Guideline, CND, CF Burkheimer, Airflo, Wild Water Fly Rods, Orvis, The Spey Company, Hardy, Temple Forks Outfitters, Echo, JP Ross, Buelah, Sage, Thomas And Thomas, Ross Reels, No Float Stix, Castle Arms/Heritage Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, Loop Fly Fishing, DTX Mackenzie, Mad River Dubbing Company, The Red Shed Fly Shop, Malindas Fly Shop, Isle-Fish Guide Service, Snake River Oufitters, Tight Lines Fly Shop, The Oak Orchard Fly Shop, River Time Guide Service, Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters, Neversink River Fly Fishing Guide Service



Join our group on facebook!

RSVP on facebook to Spey Nation IV!







Raffles!

Once again, the proceeds to our raffle will be donated to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club, a completely grass routes organization dedicated to re-establishing native fish stocks to Fish Creek in Upstate, NY with the primary focus on restoring runs of native Atlantic Salmon to Fish Creek. You can learn more about their efforts and follow their successes at http://www.fishcreeksalmon.org/.


On The Water Demo Time!
This will be your opportunity to get out on the water with the rods of your choice and talk to representatives from companies specializing in 2 handed fishing. Buelah, Echo, Thomas & Thomas, Scott, Guideline, CND, Burkheimer, Airflo, Rio, Wild Water Fly Rods, Hardy, Orvis, Heritage Fly Rods, G Loomis, Temple Fork Outfitters, DTX Mackenzie, and Sage will all be in attendance and have promised to bring their entire lines of demo rods and lines. Anybody who attended past events had unprecedented access to a great variety of fishing tools.





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checks in the mail

well - ok it will be Monday ;) gotta print it first


nice design - looking forward to it and the event
 

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Spey Nation IV

June 25, 2011

Pineville, NY

8:30 AM to 4 PM

Please Note!

The Pineville Bridge is out. Detour is marked
We will have signage on the roads to mark our own Detour

Email: [email protected]


Spey Nation offers the unique opportunity for enthusiasts and manufacturers of 2 handed rods to gather in a streamside setting. The Location is the Pineville Boat Launch on the Salmon River in Pineville, NY. And yes, the rumors are true; we are sending one of you to British Columbia again in April of 2012 courtesy of The Spey Lodge!

Spey Nation features a full BBQ sponsored by the Oak Orchard Flyshop, 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.

Please visit and support our supporters

The Spey Lodge, Frank Swarner III, Paul's Guide Service, The West Branch Angler,Scott, Guideline, CND, CF Burkheimer, Airflo, Wild Water Fly Rods, Orvis, The Spey Company, Hardy, Temple Forks Outfitters, Echo, JP Ross, Buelah, Sage, Thomas And Thomas, Ross Reels, No Float Stix, Castle Arms/Heritage Fly Rods, Hatch Reels, Loop Fly Fishing, DTX Mackenzie, Mad River Dubbing Company, The Red Shed Fly Shop, Malindas Fly Shop, Isle-Fish Guide Service, Snake River Oufitters, Tight Lines Fly Shop, The Oak Orchard Fly Shop, River Time Guide Service, Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters, Neversink River Fly Fishing Guide Service; Northeast Fly and Spey Fishing Schools; The Angler's Lodge, Pro-Tube, Redington, Umpqua, Fishpond,
Tibor, Buff, Skagit Master, Rio, Row Jimmy Guide Service, Ross, www.flyfishingbenefactors.com ,


Presentations Begin At 9am!

9am: Andrew Moy.

Beginning Casting and Spey Basics

10 am: Peter Charles

Distance Casting for the Average Spey Caster

11 am: Neil Houlding

Techniques for Sinking Lines

12 pm: LUNCH!

1pm: Rick Kustich

Swinging Flies In The Great Lakes

2pm: Walt Geryk

Swinging Vs Tracking the Fly

3pm: Zack Brooks

Basic Skagit Casting techniques and casts

Check out www.speynation.com for more info
 

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I told myself I wasn't gonna miss this year for anything and now I have a family reunion that weekend. Ugh. I hope you guys all have a great time.
 

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almost here

counting the days,seem like we will have decent weather and water too.
A couple thunderstorms today and maybe tomorrow - lighter showers on Friday - but Saturday looks good from here. Was up to the river on Monday, a little water couldn't hurt.

After rivers and streams at near flood all spring, we were looking at one of the dryest Junes on record until last nights strorms.
 

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I glad it rain I was starting to feel depress with this dry summer ,last year I got really lucky and landed a nice fish and lost another early before the clave started I will try my luck again this saturday...
 
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