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January 05, 2011

" Relying on Luck does not make a better angler
Learning the Skills Will
Walt Geryk

Good Afternoon,
The New Year has arrived and for me it's out with the old and in with the best of the new equipment available today for my guiding and instructional services.

For more than thirty-five years,I have committed myself to search for and offer some of the best available rods, reels and equipment for my clients and me. Through these many years of experience, I can now say that the voids of the past are now filled by one company, Hardy & Greys USA.

My clients deserve the best in service and equipment, I listen and I have responded!

Upgrading my 2011 arsenal with my recent Hardy & Greys Endorsement includes adding the full line of Hardy Demon and Swift, the Greys X-Flites and GS2 Spey Rods in 7 to 10 weights which fit all salmon, trout, steelhead and Atlantic salmon fisheries, available today, around the world.
For our trout, salmon and steelhead needs I have 5 thru 8 weights Sintrix Zeniths, Hardy Demons and Marksman's along with the Greys X-Flites and Streamflex single handed rods in lengths of 9,10 and 11 feet.
All rods are balanced out with a wide choice of Hardy Reels.

Looking forward to seeing you in the Hardy Booth at the Fly Fishing Shows in Marlboro and Somerset.

All the Best,

deerfield river fly
Read this Review and Testing Data of Top Brand Manufactures


By George Anderson, James Anderson, Robert Kovich and Justin Bolduc
OUR WINNER! Hardy Zenith. In our last 5-weight shoot, it was just by a nose. This time it wasn't’t even close! The Zenith surprised us all when it swept every single performance category, blowing everyone else away! Hardy has produced some good fly rods in the past, but nothing that we have seen would really challenge the best American fly rods until now.

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2011 News and Events

2 Day Spey School
 Salmon River NY May 7th & 8th Saturday and Sunday 2011

A two day spey casting & fishing school including lodging and meals on the Salmon River, May 7th and 8th, Saturday and Sunday in Altmar New York. Lodging at the Salmon River Victorian Inn, Altmar NY.

  • Limited to 4 students.
  • Friday arrival after 1:00pm: with snacks and grilled burgers and dogs at 6:30pm.
  • Saturday morning 7:30am: scrambled eggs, toast sausage, bacon, waffles, juice, and coffee
  • Saturday 12:00:  a deli/cold cut sandwiches lunch
  • Saturday 6:00pm: choice of NY strip steak or ½ chicken, salad, baked potatoes, dinner rolls
  • Sunday 7:30am: breakfast
  • Sunday 12:00: deli lunch Sunday check out 4:00pm
  • Hardy and Greys rods and reels supplied
  • Fishing Licenses required if you would like to fish, as there will still be steelhead in the river.

       **additional lodging may be arranged with an additional charge
       **Soft drinks only provided, feel free to bring your own wine and beer and any special dietary needs.

Two days of two-handed casting spey and fishing instructions consisting of the two-handed casts required to fish river left and right. “C” Cast, Snap “T”, Single Spey, Double Spey and others. Understanding the reasons for casting variations to allow for safe and effective casts during windy conditions and restrictive obstructions that may interfere during the casts.
Day one will include 7 hours of on the water instruction including discussions after dinner.
Day two is a 6 hour continuation of day one, creating proper fly presentations and additional hands on instruction prioritizing on student’s requests.

Enrollment: School requires a minimum of three registered students.
For any reason the school is cancelled or rescheduled, all payments will be refunded in full.

Gift Certificate to Malinda’s Fly and Tackle Shop for 20% off any total purchase of $50.00 or more.
Valid for in-store purchases only, No mail orders. Not to be combined with any other discounted or sale items. Valid only to attending students. Expires December 31, 2011.

RSVP: all reservations to be paid in full by April 20th, 2011
with a $300.00 USD, non-refundable deposit is required at time of reservation. Choice of steak or chicken for dinner. No refunds due to student cancellation, unless we’re able to re-fill your slot.

School Cost per student: $600.00 usd bank or certified checks
Payments to be made payable to:
Walter Geryk
38 Elm Street, Hatfield, MA 01038
Contact Info:
Phone: 413-247-5579
Northeast Fly and Spey Fishing Guide Service

deerfield river fly Deerfield River Spey Day Saturday June 4th, 2011 Volunteers Needed

Last year was a big success and we learned plenty as well. With this growing annual charity event I was definitely short handed for what I hoped to accomplish. So this year I am looking to add support for event preparations and for the day. Anyone interested in helping make this charity event even bigger and smoother, please contact: or call 413-247-5579.
Various duties consist of raffle, auctioneer coordinators, grill masters, help hands for raffle ticket sales and watchful eyes for the day, general assistance including setup and take down for the day, guest speakers. Hopefully we can get the same donors to equal their charitable donations of last year while working on adding more donors and items.
January is time to get to work, Thanks and Happy Holidays, Walt Geryk and Reel Recovery.

deerfield river fly Hardy & Greys introduce the Sintrix Rods for 2011
Hardy SINTRIX™ fly fishing rods are the best rods we have ever produced. They are beautifully balanced, lightweight with  crisp clean actions that provide both superb casting and fish playing characteristics. They are also phenomenally strong thanks to the revolutionary nature of our new SINTRIX™ material.

Hardy Zenigh Rods Full LIne of NEW Hardy Sintrix ZENITH Fly Rods available January 2011
See them all at Malinda's Fly and Tackle Shop. Starting at 4 weights to 8 weights. Be sure to stop by and try all the Hardy and Greys Equipment. I have added Zenith's to my existing Hardy and Greys arsenal for your use during salmon, trout and steelhead seasons in New York and Massachusetts.

Malinda's Fly and Tackle in Altmar, NY is the North Country's Full Line Hardy & Greys Dealer who offers a wide range of equipment to every fly and spey anglers needs. Offering in shop service and mail orders 315-298-2993

deerfield river fly MY EBAY PAGE: has been active with listings of new and used equipment from past seasons and I will continue to add items as I continue to upgrade my fishing equipment for 2011.

Openings for Massachusetts Trout Season 2011 NOW BOOKING

Now Taking Reservations for the Deerfield and Westfield Rivers in Massachusetts

Openings for Spring and Fall Steelhead and Salmon Seasons 2011 NOW BOOKING

Now Taking reservations for April for the Salmon River and Area New York

Time to plan your spring and fall 2011 New York steelhead and salmon seasons reservations. See my calendar page for best times. Remember, if you can reserve week and mid days as the weekends can be busy here. Multiple day packages are now available apron request, these packages are a great way to tune up and advance your fly and spey fishing skills for Atlantic Salmon Fishing, become a better fishermen and catch some trophy fish too. Call for pricing on multiple day packages.

"Events, Seminars & Schools"

Hardy Zenigh Rods School Dates: Spey & Fly Casting and Fishing

Deerfield River Spey Day : June 4, 2011 Spey Fishing Event for Reel Recovery Charity

Spey Nation: June 25, 2011 Salmon River NY Spey Gathering

More to follow I will keep you posted

deerfield river fly Keep Saturday June 4th, 2011 available for the 3rd annual Deerfield River Spey Day. This year’s recipient will again be Reel Recovery which is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly fishing retreats for men recovering from cancer of all forms. More info coming soon! Please help support to help this cause. For any of you who would like to or know of anyone who would donate to this worthy cause, have them contact Walt Geryk.

Practice and Promote Catch & Release Angling

Enjoy time in the outdoors while learning from Hardy & Greys Endorsed Fly & Spey Fishing Guide Walt Geryk. Get tips on becoming a better caster, or learn how to cast a fly. Try fishing and casting single or double handed fly rods, learn to read water for safety and fishing, present a fly, experience the fight of a fresh water trophy and much more, without using the chuck and duck method or weights.

Fly and Spey Fishing News and Updated Reports for New York and Massachusetts. Guided Fishing Trips on the Deerfield River Massachusetts and the Salmon River New York.
Always use your best judgment and approach with caution before, while and after entering the water.
© Copyright 2011 by Walt Geryk and Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service. All Rights Reserved.