We would like to thank everybody that came out in support of the Marblehead Spey Clave. The day was full of casting, tying and fun. This was the first dual spot event we have done. Mary Ann, Frank and myself were up in the shop answering questions, coordinating the shuttle and running the "sales" part of the event. Frank was tying some awesome flies (a few of which he donated to me, thanks buddy) and he kept everyone at his table interested in the great Salmon and Steelhead patterns he was tying.
Down on the river Terry and Andrew ,with help from Rick, spent the day giving instruction and casting demos. With all of our manufactures represented people had a great time casting all of the rods from Sage, Loomis, Redington, and Ross. The one rod that seemed to get the most attention was the 7126-4 Sage Method. "That rod is awesome" "it is the smoothest casting spey I have felt" "I love it" and the ever popular "my wife is gonna divorce me" were some of the comments I heard as people returned from the river. The Redington Prospector rods got some favorable reviews as did the new Loomis Pro4-X rods.
All in all it was a big success! We would like to thank all of the people that helped this event come together. Our sales reps for making their demo rods available for the event. Frank for tying some great flies and helping our customers better understand the construction of Salmon and Steelhead flies. Ed and Pat for running the shuttle cars all day. Ed for taking all of the great pictures. Andrew for instructing on the river all day.Last but certainly not least you, our loyal customers, without you there would be no events like this.
Here is a slideshow of the rest of the great pictures Ed took of the event.
All of the rods, lines, reels and other equipment we used on the river are in stock now at the shop. Please feel free to stop in and check out what is new in the world of Spey and Light spey fishing. To read how you can put this type of casting to use in our local waters like the Brandywine, White Clay, and many others click here.
Well, orders are rolling in at a feverish pace and the shop will be well stocked for the Marblehead Spey Clave on the 28th of September. Lots of new stuff from Sage and Rio came in this week including the much anticipated new rods from Sage; the Method and Motive. Tons of new stuff from Rio is in also. Check out the new inventory...
You didn't become an expert caster just to say you did. And you didn't do it overnight, either. You practiced, fished hard, and got better because you wanted to catch more fish, more often. You paid your dues, and you met the fish on their own terms, which meant getting the fly out to places they felt the safest: out of the range of merely average casts. Fast action rods have always been a part of your success, and the new METHOD gives you more of what you love most. Like our fastest line speeds to punch through the wind and to carry the biggest, bulkiest, heaviest flies in your box out to where they can strut their stuff.
We asked ourselves what many of the most hardcore fly fishers who take on big anadromous fish and powerful saltwater species want in a fly reel. The answer, like our innovative solution, was simple: more control. You wanted to add extra fingertip or palm pressure to actively engage the fish, so we looked at existing reel designs and decided to open things up a bit. Literally. Featuring a unique modified full frame with exposed dual palming rim, the EVOKE lets you add fingertip or palm pressure from either side of the reel as you feel exactly how much it will take to turn that fish. But it’s not all up to you; the EVOKE utilizes the same proven fish-stopping carbon drag design as our 6000 series, with an intuitive drag knob with detents from 1 to 39 so you have twice the finesse when tuning-in desired drag resistance. Stainless steel dowel pins give the reel its staunch rigidity, and also help form a full frame line guard that eliminates any errant line mishaps. Plus, the pins help your fingers to index the exposed palming area for applying added pressure without taking your eyes of the fish. This one looks different, fights different, and is sure to be the difference maker during your next brawl.
Sage's all-new MOTIVE saltwater rods are ideal for seasoned saltwater fans looking to complement their rod arsenal, and fly fishers new to the salt who want to experience the many hard-fighting species without breaking the bank. Constructed of time-proven materials and embodying Sage’s immense saltwater experience, the MOTIVE features a powerful but smooth fast action that loads quickly to deliver heavy saltwater flies with the accuracy the sport demands. Light and responsive, you feel connected to your line for ultimate control over a full day of enjoyable casting. Yep, it’s safe to say the salt has attracted another convert.
The new Large Tech Pack
Large capacity waist pack is perfect for carrying a large assortment of your fishing gear. With welded construction, waterproof material and a submergible cargo area, the Technical Large Waist Pack ensures that your equipment will stay dry and safe. Padded shoulder straps make for a comfortable journey, while various retractor docks allow you to easily see and organize your accessories. Dimensions measure: 14" x 8" x 8" / 357 x 203 x 203 mm. Capacity: 671 cu in / 11L.
The new Small Tech Pack
Featuring padded shoulder straps for extra comfort, the small Technical Waist Pack is a great choice for a long day of fishing. A concealed tool sheath, welded construction and zipper closure ensure that your valuables stay safe and secure, no matter the elements. Dimensions measure: 13" x 6" x 7.5" / 330 x 152 x 190 mm. Capacity: 336 cu in / 5.5L.
The new Ballistic rod tubes will protect your rods and your trip!
Ballistic. As in veritably bullet-proof. For travel or storage, these all-new rod tubes & cases have been upgraded in form, function and fashion. Dressed in an elegant black ballistic nylon with an embroidered platinum Sage logo. Matching black piping adds durability and appeal. We have Singles, Doubles and Bulk tubes in stock now.
All of these items are in stock and ready to sell now. Please feel free to stop in and take a look all that is new in the world of Spey and light Spey casting and fishing. We look forward to seeing you in the shop and hopefully you can make it out to the Spey Clave on the 28th.
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