10th Annual Sandy River Spey Clave

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10th Annual Sandy River Spey 'Clave.
To our knowledge, this is the largest gathering of  Spey Casters in the Western Hemisphere. All of the best Spey Tackle manufacturers are there. The top Spey Casters in the Pacific Northwest will  give On-The-Water Presentations. The Sandy River Spey 'Clave has evolved into a World Class Event. This year marks the 10th Sandy River 'Clave. Free Catered Food has been added for lunch all three days. The potluck dinner is sponsored by the Santiam Spey Casters and entertainment is provided by Catch Magazine. Be sure to bring food for the Pot Luck Dinner.  The G. Loomis Dinner on Saturday is free and always a big draw. There will be a free booklet on “Spey casting tackle and techniques” and there is a no charge casting school at the 'Clave on Friday. We are all members of the “Spey Community.” The essence of the Sandy River Spey 'Clave is as much social as it is educational. See you there, friends.
Especially YOU Are Invited To This Party!!!
10th Anniversary !!!
Free on the water casting/fishing instructional presentations by
:

Simon Gawesworth
Simon Gawesworth


Mark Bachmann

George Cook  is a factory representative for Sage, Simms, Rio, Tibor, Action Optics, Solitude
George Cook  

Al Buhr
Al Buhr

Steve Rajeff
Steve Rajeff


Josh Linn


Brian Silvey

Adrienne Comeau
Adrienne Comeau

Amy Hazel
Amy Hazel

John Hazel
John Hazel

Marty Sheppard
Marty Sheppard


Hawkeye Hawkins

Brian Styskal
Brian Styskal

Nate Koenigsknecht
Nate Koenigsknecht

Katherine Hart
Katharine Hart

Bob Clay
Bob Clay

Scott O'Donnell
Scott O'Donnell

Mike McCune
 Mike McCune

Olga Koran

Olga Koran

Rachel Andras
Rachel Andras 

Kateri Clay
Kateri Clay

Mia Sheppard
Mia Sheppard

Patty Barnes
Patty Barnes

Denise Maxwell 

Denise Maxwell 

  Marcy Stone
Marcy Stone

Eric Neufeld is a factory representative for Sage, Solitude
Eric Neufeld

Mike Kinney

Mike Kinney

Nicole Darland

Nicole Darland

Anne Tattam
Anne Tattam

Charles St. Pierre
Charles St. Pierre

Jon Hazlett
Jon Hazlett

Steve Choate
Steve Choate

Whitney Gould

Whitney Gould

Dawn Fischer-Chou
Dawn  Fischer-Chou

Mary Ann Dozer
Mary Ann Dozer
Catch Magazine
Catch Magazine
El burro Loco
Click Here For the Complete Spey Clave Agenda !!! 

Be sure to pick up your free copy of  "Spey Basics: Tackle & Techniques" !!!
This 12-page full-color booklet is full of helpful tips that will help you improve your pleasure with a two-hand rod.
Topics covered:
  * Preferred Stance
  * Gripping The Rod
  * Loading The Rod
  * The Anchor
  * The "D" Loop
  * The 180-degree Principal
  * Functioning Components
  * Favorite Outfits
  * And Much, Much More...!!!
Having this booklet in your hands will help you better understand each of the on-the-water presentations preformed at the 'Clave. There is a one page insert in each book handed out at the Clave. On this insert some merchandise discounts are offered. There is even a chance for some free stuff and your personal copy of the Spey 'Clave Agenda.
Spey Basics
The attendant at the Oxbow Park Park gate will have a good supply of  this handy booklet.
Only one per customer please!
Be sure to ask for your FREE copy of "Spey Basics: Tackle & Techniques"

Pot Luck
Pot Luck & PowerPoint
Bring food , please!
Don't forget to bring something edible to the pot luck dinner.
Please bring an entree', side dish, or dessert. Your offering may be home made or store bought.
Soft drinks, water and coffee will be supplied.

Limited Edition 10th Annual Sandy River Spey Cave T-Shirt
Pre-order your Limited Edition 10th Annual Sandy River Spey Clave T-shirt. Sponsored by Simms and The Fly Fishing Shop. Shirts will be a available for pick up at The Fly Fishing Shop starting Thursday, May 13th. Please bring your receipt to pick up shirt. Park rules prohibit selling at the Clave. Color: Ash Gray
Logo T-shirt
Sandy River Spey Clave 2010
Spey Clave Logo
Item Description Size Price To Top
CLAVE-T-SM Tenth Anniversary Sandy River Spey Clave T-Shirt S $24.95
CLAVE-T-MD Tenth Anniversary Sandy River Spey Clave T-Shirt M $24.95
CLAVE-T-LG Tenth Anniversary Sandy River Spey Clave T-Shirt L $24.95
CLAVE-T-XL Tenth Anniversary Sandy River Spey Clave T-Shirt XL $24.95
CLAVE-T-2X Tenth Anniversary Sandy River Spey Clave T-Shirt XXL $24.95

Czech Nymphing Oregon Style (Nymphs On The Move)
By: Josh Linn

Josh Linn hooks another Redside...
Light tackle and big trout at close range is the attraction!
If you live in Oregon this is a great time of year to fish nymphs. Stone flies are starting to migrate towards the shore in great numbers on the Deschutes. On any given day you could have multiple other hatches going on including caddis and mayflies. One of the best ways to fish these multiple hatches would be with Czech nymphing technique using a long rod and multiple flies. I have been experimenting with this style of fishing for the last year or so and it has produced some very productive fishing trips. If you like the grab of a swung fly you will like this style of nymphing.   

Fishing is done at the rod tip.
You are always connected to the fly and feel everything that is going on especially the take. Like every specialized aspect of fishing the tackle is slightly different. Rods are lightweight and longer than normal for better reach, resulting in longer drag-free presentations. These rods are designed with fast actions, but with softer more sensitive tips which results in a more sensitive feel of the bite.

Redside Trout come in many sizes and colors.
Leaders 8' to 9' leaders are set up to use multiple flies, three seems to be the maximum number of flies you can effectively fish with a minimum of tangles. Fishing two-fly set-ups is most popular with many anglers. I have been customizing some of my typical trout nymphs and leaders to fish the Czech style, which is executed by tumbling and dragging your nymphs through moderate depth water.  I put the heaviest fly in the middle of the rig and try to keep it very close to the bottom. The other two flies cover additional water. Having three different flies working for you at once increases your odds of having the right one to suite a picky trout. Fishing precisely with a short line has a lot of advantages. If you have more than a couple of feet of line out of the end of the tip of your rod you are losing a lot of the feeling and control that a short line offers. 

Marcy Stone "nymphed" this trout.
Toss the flies upstream and hold the fly line out of the water so the rig sinks to the bottom. Instead of mending the line lead the flies through the water you are fishing. The fishing takes place right at the tip of your rod so the longer the rod the more water you will be able to cover.

The Lenox Dick/Roger Bachman cabin, a Deschutes landmark.

Nymph Fishing Gear
Trout in public rivers have become extremely conscious of unnatural movements of flies caused by "drag" from poorly executed presentations by anglers who are either inexperienced, inept or badly geared. A real insect drifts with the whims of the currents. An artificial fly drifts differently in the flows unless the anglers fishes very precisely. How the angler is geared makes a huge difference in how easily they can control movements of the fly. Fishing gets easier when the rod, line and reel contribute to a balanced, functional outfit, which is designed for a specific task. The items below were specifically designed to fish heavily weighted flies in faster moving water..."drag-free"

NEW G. Loomis Max Czech Nymph GLX Rods
10" - #3 10' - #4

Czech nymphing style is perfect for fishing stonefly nymphs.
A unique fly rod series designed for a special style of tournament stream angling in Europe where speed and line control are paramount to success. These are extremely fast, 10-foot, 4-piece rods with light, sensitive tips to help anglers make short, accurate drifts with weighted nymphs. The technique requires very little in the way of traditional casting. Anglers flick weighted flies upstream of the target area and then, using the extra rod length, and long, light leaders, accurately guide the flies along the bottom, under tension. The extra-fast taper in these rods provide a quick hook set, so anglers can react before the fish spits the fly. The 3-weight is for smaller fish and protecting very light tippets. The 4-weight is for slightly heavier tippets and larger fish. The technique is quickly gaining a following in the U.S. as anglers discover new ways to fool pressure-sensitive trout.

FR1203-4MAXGLX
CZECHNYMPH

Length: 10'        Line Weight: #3       Pieces: 4

 

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11783-01 CZECH #3 Fast 143 $650

FR1204-4MAXGLX
CZECHNYMPH

Length: 10'        Line Weight: #4       Pieces: 4

 

Item Series Line Wt. Action Handle Price To Top
11784-01 CZECH #4 Fast 143 $660


Andy Burk's Czech Nymph Leader
By: Umpqua
Developed by Andy Burk, the Umpqua Czech Nymph leaders makes Czech Nymph rigging easy. This three fly leader with two droppers will have you fishing multiple weighted nymphs easily and effectively. Hand tied Power Pro Leader with a larva lace loop and stainless steel tippet ring rigged with two droppers for fishing a three fly cast.
The incredibly strong Power Pro main line reduces water drag and also loss of flies.
This leader is not a gimmick. In many ways it is revolutionary.

Item Description Size Price To Top
58760 Andy Burk's Czech Nymph Leader
By: Umpqua
8.5' - 4X $9.95

Rio Indicator Line
RIO’s new indicator line has been designed for the specific application of casting indicator rigs with ease - whether for trout or steelhead. The thick diameter tip and short front taper easily turns over the largest of indicators, while the ultra long head and back taper make it very easy to mend and control the way the fly fishes at great distance. The line is manufactured with RIO’s latest high tech coatings: XS Technology for a super slick, dirt repelling coating, AgentX for an ultra smooth surface and high floating running line and Super Floatation Technology that creates a high floating tip. The line also features RIO’s DualTone color concept to easily show the angler the perfect loading point for each line size. A welded loop on both ends makes for easy rigging and fast leader changes. The highly visible tip can be used as an indicator - especially when Czech nymphing.
Each line comes packaged with a free indicator leader.
Rio Indicator Line
Item Description Size Price To Top
21540 Rio Indicator Fly Line WF4F $69.95
21541 Rio Indicator Fly Line WF5F $69.95
21542 Rio Indicator Fly Line WF6F $69.95
21543 Rio Indicator Fly Line WF7F $69.95
21544 Rio Indicator Fly Line WF8F $69.95

Entry Level Nymph Fishing Outfit

There is an huge advantage in using longer rods for fishing nymphs in moving water. The other day we fished the Deschutes with an outfit I think you would really like.  The rod was a Temple Fork Outfitters 10-foot 5-weight from the Professional Series.  The Professional (Pro) Series was designed by Lefty Krey specifically for professional fishing guides.  Pros are essentially "Client Rods"; that is, they are rods that guides would loan to clients during fishing trips.  As such they were designed for the average fly caster.  Pro series rods are easy to load and are very durable.  We were surprised by the good balance and light weight of this model.  For the reel we chose a Ross CLA #3.  On the water this rig fished weighted flies accurately with nothing but the leader past the rod tip.  It also did as well in the normal 20' to 40' range. With two weighted flies and a split-shot we were also able to fish at ranges beyond 50'.  This outfit also is great to use when fishing from a float tube, especially where larger trout occur. This inexpensive outfit has become part of our regular arsonal.

Favored nymph outfit...

Item Description Price To Top
FFS-TFO-NFO Best Entry Level Nymph Fishing Outfit, TFO-0510 4P Rod, Ross CLA #3 Reels, Rio Indicator Line WF5F, 9-foot-3X Leader, 150 yd. Backing $449.95


TFO Nymph Rod
TFO 05 10 4P

Length: 10'       Line: #5     Pieces: 4   

TFO Nymph Rod

Deadly nymph fishing rod. Excellent float tube rod. Comes with a rod sock.
Rod weight: 4.2 Ounces.
Item Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
TFO-05104P Pro 5 Med-Fast 1 $194.95

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