Deerfield River Spey Day

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June 4, 2016 Saturday    

New England Fly Tyers

Rain or Shine 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

new Directions to
Zoar Picnic Area

Dfld. River Spey & Fly Day
On the Banks of the Deerfield River

Lodging, Camping
Dining and more
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Introductory, Basic and Advanced Single Hand & Two Hand Spey Casting, Fishing & Equipment Clinics and Demonstrations

  • Free Admission
  • Free Barbeque: Hamburgs, Hot Dogs and Soft Drinks
  • Demonstrations, Equipment Talk, Using the Right Lines and more
  • Learn the single spey, double spey, snap t and others that are used to cover rivers found most everywhere in the world.
  • Adapt spey casting to single hand fly rods to gain distance and eliminate back casting in awkward situations.
  • Single Hand fly casting demos this year..demos by tba
  • Try Rods, Lines and Reels on the Water
  • Fly Tying
  • Benefiting Reel Recovery
  • Free Fishing Weekend, no licenses need
  • Sign up for the Deerfield River TU Single Fly Event Weekend


  • 7:30 to 9:00 Set Up
  • 9:00 to 9:30 Spey Casting and Spey Fishing
  • 9:30 to 9:45 Rods, Lines, Reels, Lines,Leaders
  • 9:45 to 10:30 On the Water Demonstrations
  • 10:30 to 11:00 Interaction
  • 11:00 to 11:30 Seminar tba
  • 11:30 to ??? Fire up the Grills
  • 12:00 to 12:45 and Lunch cook till it's gone
  • 12:45 to 2:30 Auctions and Raffles
  • 2:30 to 3:00 more time available
  • 3:30 to 4:00 Wrap up and Clean Up
  • Itinerary subject to changes
  • Rain or Shine


    Those who make this event possible

    Malinda's Fly & Spey Shop, Altmar NY
    Fly Tying For All Alaska Trophy Adventures:...Fishing Vacation for Two
    Airflo & Rayjeff Sports Upper Oxbow Adventures:1 week Atlantic Salmon Pkg for 2
    Wirtzy Manufacturing Dave & Emily Whitlock.. art work
    Jim Teeney Inc. Bob Carlson Custom Bamboo
    Fish Pond Hardy & Fenwick, Pure Fishing.....
    Northampton Rental Center, MA Vern-O Custom Flies: Salmon River Spey Flies & wallet
    Artist Thomas Kubitz, Germany Cote's Custom Rod Building...L.L. Bean Quest 9' 8 wt
    Loon Outdoors Walt Geryk: 6 hour Spey Casting Session
    Rio Products, Idaho Fly Shack...100 assorted trout flies in aluminum box
    Cortland Line Company H30, Inc...Polarized Sun Glasses and lens set
    Deerfield Fly Shop Reel Action Fly Fishing..guided fishing trip for 1
    GIVE'R Your All C.D Clarke.. artwork
    TailWater Lodge, NY PRATO Sun Glasses
    Fred Brand, Fly Tyer
    Isak Kulalic, Fly Tyer
    Paul Anthony Lee, Artist & Fisherman
    D. Rocky Rockwell
    FairWeather Fish Camp Staffs  
    Scott Eno, Fish Gear Innovator  
    Items subject to change without notice.
    Two Hand Spey Demos & Discussion Single Hand Fly Demos & Discussions

    Malinda and Bobby : From the Salmon River New York, Malinda's Fly Shop will again be assisting the event throughout the day. In addition to the generous donations, their presence, gift of gab and logistical help are an important part of the event.
    Walt Geryk: The event host will be sharing his knowledge of 2 handed casting and fishing. As the premier single and two handed fly and spey casting and fishing instructor, Walt will demonstrate casting and the advantages of two-handed switch rods and spey rods. Showing how to use your single handed fly rods with spey casts is a must see for added performances.

    Others To be announced Soon!

    John Troiano: Started fly fishing about 15 years ago with a trip to Key Largo ......started freshwater fishing the following spring.He has fished in FL, MT, WY, ID, NH, ME, NY, CT and RI. and was selected to be a fly fishing casting and fishing instructor for the Centennial Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in July 2010. There John became a Fly Fishing Merit Badge Counselor as well as an IGFA Certified Angling Instructor.

    John Shaner of Hardy & Fenwick may be discussing and tying soft hackle wet flies along with sharing the new products for 2015.

    Fly Tyers Behind the Scenes

    Verno, of Verno Custom Flies, will be attending for his 2nd year demonstrating his commercial skills.
    Allen Landheer will be attending and showing his fine detailing of of classic atlantic and spey fly patterns, from usable to shadow boxes.
    Big Jim Frioro will be entertaining the crowd with his spins around the vice.
    Isak Kulalic, at 19 years old, will be dressing out some classic patterns as well as tying some fish getter trout flies. His passion and dedication to art of dressing and tying flies is evident as everyone enjoys watching him spin those feathers.

    Along with sharing their sense of humor and experience, everyone is sure to have some laughs while picking up tips and tricks of fly tying and tying equipment.

    watch for added demos and sponsors

    Show Your Support by Patronizing
    all our Sponsors and Donors.
    Their generosity makes this annual event possible.

    thank you my annual assistants
    Chuck "Chuckles" Dimidio
    Scott "Just Like it, but Different" Anderson
    Malinda & Bobby
    and all the other volunteers who make this day possible

    Don't Get Lost!

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    Spey Casting and Fishing North America 2016 net Proceeds to Benefit

    the non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer.
    Saturday June 4, 2016
    Reel Recovery
    Video 1..............the beginning

    Video interview

    Video 3...................the retreat

    "Learn to present streamers, spey flys, wet and dry flys in all conditions."
    Traditional Fly, Spey and Switch Rod Fishing New York and Massachusetts at it's Best!
    Practice and Promote Ethical Angling & Catch and Release!

    Spey and Fly Fish Deerfield and Westfield Rivers of Western Massachusetts with Walt Geryk. Schools and lessons are offered for Spey, Switch and Single-Hnaded Fly Fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead in New York, Massachusetts, New England and the Northeast. Learn and better understand fly and spey fishing presentations and techniques that are required to take trophy rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout while casting a dry fly, streamer, spey flys and wet flys.
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