Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Spey Nation 2016

Spey Nation took place on the 25th of June.  Here are some of the images that I like best from the days events. 


  Nick Conklin explaining variations in tackle.

 Nick touting the benefits of rod socks for ease of travel between spots on the river.  

 Folks chatting between presentations.

 Chris O'Donnell espousing the benefits of a light grip whenever one holds a two handed rod as it frees up one's range of motion. 

Chris holding court on the bank.

 Travis Johnson gave a talk on advanced casting.

 Travis told the secret of how he got to be such a good caster.  He learned the single and double spey, the snake roll and snap T from river left, left and right handed.  Then learned them cack-handed. then mastered them all while facing the bank casting off his backcast.  He then mastered all the casts on river right forwards backwards, right and left handed, regular grasp and cackhanded.  Anyone who puts in the time to learn all those variations  will be an outstanding caster.

 Nick Pionessa spoke about how to present the fly in various situations.  His points about positioning him self as the caster above slots was particularly good.

 Nick casting under the trees to set up his presentation well downstream.

 Various folks working on their strokes

 Andrew Moy proves the show must go on no matter what happens. 

 Andrew always stresses on the importance of having constant contact with the line and smooth acceleration during ones casting.

 The raffle table.

Can't wait till next year, the tenth anniversary of Spey Nation.

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