Spey Nation is a free annual event on New York’s Salmon River which offers the unique opportunity for fly anglers and manufacturers to gather in a streamside setting to learn the ins and outs of fly fishing with a two-handed fly rod.
This year’s event is scheduled for June 25 from 8:30 to 4 p.m., and will feature representatives from 25 fly fishing manufacturers who will have their products on hand for show goers to try out on the spot. Anglers who need a few pointers for their two-handed casting techniques will be able to attend free on-the-water presentations from the likes of: Andrew Moy, Walt Geryk, Rick Kustich, Zack Brooks, Peter Charles, and Neil Holding.
Spey Nation also features a free BBQ, and raffles which raise money for the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club.
Mixing styles, knowledge, and backgrounds, Great Lakes anglers will 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 two-handed casting while enjoying a burger and a brew.
For more information, visit their Web site, http://www.speynation.com.