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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Come to the best 2024 Spey Events in Washington, Montana, and Oregon!

Dax will be representing Nam Products at upcoming spey events. 

                Top 10 reasons to attend a spey event:

  1. Cast rods and check out other products from all the top brands in two handed casting.  You can read all you want about a rod, but actually getting in the water and physically casting it is the best way to choose which one to buy.  Bring your waders to these events and take advantage of this excellent opportunity.    
  2. Learn from presentations by some of the top spey instructors in the industry
  3. Get your own set up dialed in.  Rod and line reps are happy to help.  We all really want you to be using the right stuff and have the right, line/rod combination for your casting style and angling situation.  
  4. Support the “brick and mortar” fly shops that are putting in a lot of work to put on these fantastic events.  This is good fishing karma by the way.  Avoid big box stores at all costs.
  5. Check out all the cool rigs that guides and other industry dirt bags roll to the river in
  6. There is usually good beer and whiskey sampled and shared, whether legal or otherwise.  I've never seen an arrest but be prepared to be stealth if need be.
  7. Socialize with industry professionals and other spey casting enthusiasts, which tend to be an outstanding group of people who like to have fun!
  8. Minimal kook factor.  No annoying vendors from giant planet raping companies pushing their various lame plastics, leads, and scents to the mouth breathing mob.  Plenty of that and poser bead operators at the big outdoor trade shows. 
  9. They are either free or really cheap!  
  10. Learn about important conservation issues and opportunities of the watersheds that we love

Upcoming Spey Events:

Emerald Waters Angler’s “EWA Spey Day” January 27th, Fall City Washington @emeraldwateranglers 

Big Sky Angler’s “Burning Trout Spey Days” September 6-9 Big Sky Montana @bigskyanglers

Ashland Fly Shop’s “Rogue on the Fly” September 21 Grants Pass, Oregon @ashlandflyshop

If you go make sure you stop by and say hi to Dax and other Nam pros and try out a few sweet rods and shooting lines.  Free Hazumi Shooting Line raffle entry to all those who demo a rod.

Aside from a formal spey lesson, or guide day with an instruction based spey guide, a spey clave is the best way to gain valuable information to improve your craft.

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation...come to a clave and get more prepared for moments like this.

On water presentations

Moses with The 10 Commandments of Spey at Rogue on the Fly some years back

   We will have a ton of premium Nam rods rigged up for these events

Pics by Darcy Bacha 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Klamath Dam Removal Update: Iron Gate is going down!!!

Removal of the four Klamath River dams will be the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States and the largest salmon restoration project ever!!!!!

This is a really cool time lapse of the Iron Gate draw down captured by our friend Jason Hartwick of Swiftwater Films.  

From Caltrout: 

"The next big step in Klamath River dam removal is here: reservoir drawdown behind Iron Gate Dam. This morning, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation opened the gate to a higher flow that will slowly drain the reservoir over the next several weeks to a month.

This is an exciting milestone towards dam removal, and we are thrilled to share the news with you! Deconstruction of the remaining dams is expected to begin sometime in May or June. Restoration and revegetation are expected to begin next week, and crews will begin reseeding the former reservoir footprint as the reservoir recedes."

                                Copco 2 Dam Removal 

Subscribe to Swiftwater Films on You Tube to see more amazing footage of the largest River Restoration Project in History!

                                     From NBC News