Deerfield River Spey Day

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June 6, 2015 Saturday    

Rain or Shine

9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Map & Directions
Zoar Picnic area, Zoar Road
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

     Saturday June 7th Saturday 2014

    Past and Present
    Raffle Donors

    Malinda's Fly & Spey Shop, Altmar NY
    Fly Tying For All 2 Alaska Trophy Adventures:...Fishing Vacation for Two
    Airflo & Rayjeff Sports 3 Upper Oxbow Adventures:1 week Atlantic Salmon Pkg for 2
    Wirtzy Manufacturing 4 Malinda's Fly & Spey Shop
    Jim Teeney Inc. 5 Bob Carlson Custom Bamboo
    Fish Pond 6 Hardy & Fenwick, Pure Fishing.....
    Northampton Rental Center, MA 7 Vern-O Custom Flies: Salmon River Spey Flies & wallet
    Artist Thomas Kubitz, Germany 8 Malinda's Fly & Spey Shop:
    Loon Outdoors 9 Cote's Custom Rod Building...L.L. Bean Quest 9' 8 wt
    Rio Products, Idaho 10 Walt Geryk: 6 hour Spey Casting Session
    Cortland Line Company 11
      13 Fly Shack...100 assorted trout flies in aluminum box
      14 H30, Inc...Polarized Sun Glasses and lens set
      17 Reel Action Fly Fishing..guided fishing trip for 1
      18 Malinda's Fly & Spey Shop:
      19 C.D Clarke.. artwork
      20 Dave & Emily Whitlock.. art work
    Items subject to change without notice.
    Two Hand Spey Demos & Discussion Single Hand Fly Demos & Discussions

    Phillip Krista: With a “classic” spey rod designed to perform in the age-old tradition of spey fishing, the art of spey casting is beautiful to watch and intensely satisfying to perform. You reach the very pinnacle of all the angling skills and can enjoy a lifetime of lasting pleasure.
    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 andthe 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 10 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.
    Patrick Garner: Noted author and bamboo rod expert, will talk briefly about cane rods--their weight, speed, tapers and the incorrect belief that bamboo rods are easily broken. And more...
    John Shaner of Hardy & Fenwick will be discussing and tying soft hackle wet flies along with sharing the new products for 2015.

    Fly Tyers Behind the Scene

    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.

    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

    Please Show Your Support
    to our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers.
    Their generosity makes this event possible.

    Thank You,
    Walt Geryk

    Please bring cash and personal checks as credit card services may be limited

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    Spey Casting and Fishing North America 2015 net Proceeds to Benefit

    the non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer.
    Saturday June 7, 2014
    Reel Recovery
    Video 1..............the beginning

    Video interview

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

    "Learn to present a spey fly and streamers 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. Guided and Instructional Spey and Fly Fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead in New York and Massachusetts are offered throughout the seasons. Learn and better understand fly and spey fishing presentations and techniques required to take trophy rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout while casting a dry fly, streamer and wet flys.
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