Smith River Spey Sessions: December 2-4, 2016

We have decided to add another Spey Session this winter due to the high demand of the Jefferson Spey Sessions on both the Klamath and Smith Rivers. The Second Smith Session is already full but we do have 6 spots open for the first Session on December 2-4, 2016!

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We have had a lot of interest in the Jefferson Spey Sessions thus far that we have decided to expand the sessions and add a winter session on the Smith River located at Rock Creek Ranch on the banks of the South Fork Smith River. This session is more or less a winter steelhead school designed to improve your casting and fishing techniques in targeting winter steelhead.
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The Jefferson Spey Sessions on the Smith are designed to target sink-tip and winter steelhead spey casting fundamentals, both for those who are developing new skills and those who want to evolve what they already know. No spey casting experience required. Gain confidence in the swung fly for winter steelhead, wherever they may take you. Spend three days floating the Smith River in one of the wildest corners in California. The Smith is host to some big, broad, classic, bouldery runs and glassy tail-outs perfect for chasing some of the biggest winter steelhead in California. These fresh run winter steelhead are beginning to show this time of year and what better opportunity to test new skills and become a better winter steelhead angler. Whitney, Jason and Rich share a passion that is unmatched for teaching, spey, steelhead and watching their students grow. Experience a day with each of them and you’ll emerge from the Jefferson Spey Sessions a spey caster and more seasoned angler.
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Enjoy three nights of lodging on the banks of the South Fork Smith River at Rock Creek Ranch. Rock Creek Ranch has been run by Smith River Alliance since 2002 and is used to hosts youth camps, retreats, and special events. The main house at Rock Creek Ranch has three bedrooms and two baths and is a great spot for a family gathering. As a meeting place, the large living room comfortably accommodates up to 22 people in a casual atmosphere and is heated by a wood-burning stove. In addition, there is a smaller secondary meeting room and a kitchen. Rock Creek Ranch generates its own electricity using both solar and micro-hydro technologies. We discourage the use of hair dryers, laptops, blenders and coffee makers.

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…the “Doris Day” room…

The yurt is a favorite!

The yurt is a favorite!

The Jefferson Spey Sessions are limited to six anglers to ensure quality one on one instruction.

December 2-4, 2016

Location:
Smith River: Rock Creek Ranch, Hiouchi, CA

Cost:
$1795 includes three nights of lodging, food, and guiding/instruction

Jefferson Spey Sessions will cover the following and more:

All necessary spey casts, both river right and river left
Sink tip casting
Equipment
Swinging flies
Reading water
Steelhead fishing
Fly selection

What to Bring:

2016 California fishing license and steelhead report card
waders, boots, warm layering and rain jacket
personal fishing gear(no rods or reels yet, no problem. They can be provided.)
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For booking and more info, contact:
Jason Hartwick speybum@gmail.com
Rich Zellman steelheadwater@gmail.com

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Jefferson Spey Sessions – Klamath River

Come join Whitney Gould, Jason Hartwick and Rich Zellman on the mighty Klamath River, and be engaged in all things spey/all things steelhead for three days of on the water guided instruction.DSCN7900

We designed the Jefferson Spey Sessions to target sink-tip and floating line spey cast fundamentals, both for those who are developing new skills and those who want to continue to evolve and refine what they already know. No spey casting experience required.

Gain confidence in the swung fly for summer/fall steelhead, wherever they may take you. Spend three days floating the lower Klamath in one of the wildest corners in California. Big, broad, classic, bouldery riffles and never ending tail-outs invite the spey rod and swung fly. With the Klamath’s famed half-pounders eager to pounce and the bigger late run fall adults beginning to show, opportunities to put new skills to the test abound. Whitney, Jason and Rich share a passion that is unmatched for teaching, spey, steelhead and watching their students grow. Experience a day with each of them and you’ll emerge from the Jefferson Spey Sessions a spey caster and more seasoned angler.

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Enjoy three nights of lodging at the historic Klamath River Lodge, which sits atop two prime steelhead runs. Built in the 30’s, by a steelhead fly-fisherman so that he could revel in the spoils of the lower Klamath. Sold in 1964 to the present owner, the lodge now is a staple among fall steelheaders and rarely has a vacancy from September on. Guests return year after year. Rustic cabins nestled amongst the trees offer, clean, comfortable rooms and all the necessary amenities, at double occupancy. Jason, Rich and Whitney are excited to share this place with you

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All meals will be hearty and delicious, provided and prepared by Whitney, Jason and Rich.
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Each of the Jefferson Spey Sessions are limited to six angler students to ensure quality one-on-one instruction.

Two sessions are available for this coming fall season:

November 3-6
November 10-13
Location: Klamath River Lodge, Orleans, CA

Cost: $1795 includes three nights of lodging, food, and three full days of guiding/instruction

Jefferson Spey Sessions will cover the following and more:

How to execute all key spey casts, both river right and river left
What equipment works best for you and the rivers you fish
How to swing flies through different water types
How to read steelhead holding water
Fly selection for summer/fall steelhead
What to Bring:

2016 California fishing license and steelhead report card
Waders, boots, warm layering and rain jacket
Personal fishing gear(no rods or reels yet, no problem. They can be provided.)
BYOB
For booking and more info, contact:

Jason Hartwick speybum@gmail.com

Rich Zellman steelheadwater@gmail.com

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Hope to see you there!

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Jefferson Spey Session on the Smith River – Full

The Smith Sessions are full for 2015. We will post dates for next years Jefferson Sessions shortly. Stay tuned…

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We have had a lot of interest in the Jefferson Spey Sessions thus far that we have decided to expand the sessions and add a winter session on the Smith River located at Rock Creek Ranch on the banks of the South Fork Smith River. This session is more or less a winter steelhead school designed to improve your casting and fishing techniques in targeting winter steelhead.
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The Jefferson Spey Sessions on the Smith are designed to target sink-tip and winter steelhead spey casting fundamentals, both for those who are developing new skills and those who want to evolve what they already know. No spey casting experience required. Gain confidence in the swung fly for winter steelhead, wherever they may take you. Spend three days floating the Smith River in one of the wildest corners in California. The Smith is host to some big, broad, classic, bouldery runs and glassy tail-outs perfect for chasing some of the biggest winter steelhead in California. These fresh run winter steelhead are beginning to show this time of year and what better opportunity to test new skills and become a better winter steelhead angler. Whitney, Jason and Rich share a passion that is unmatched for teaching, spey, steelhead and watching their students grow. Experience a day with each of them and you’ll emerge from the Jefferson Spey Sessions a spey caster and more seasoned angler.
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Enjoy three nights of lodging on the banks of the South Fork Smith River at Rock Creek Ranch. Rock Creek Ranch has been run by Smith River Alliance since 2002 and is used to hosts youth camps, retreats, and special events. The main house at Rock Creek Ranch has three bedrooms and two baths and is a great spot for a family gathering. As a meeting place, the large living room comfortably accommodates up to 22 people in a casual atmosphere and is heated by a wood-burning stove. In addition, there is a smaller secondary meeting room and a kitchen. Rock Creek Ranch generates its own electricity using both solar and micro-hydro technologies. We discourage the use of hair dryers, laptops, blenders and coffee makers.

…in the family room…

…in the family room…


…the “Doris Day” room…

The yurt is a favorite!

The yurt is a favorite!

The Jefferson Spey Sessions are limited to six anglers to ensure quality one on one instruction.

December 4-6, 2015

Location:
Smith River: Rock Creek Ranch, Hiouchi, CA

Cost:
$1495 includes three nights of lodging, food, and guiding/instruction

Jefferson Spey Sessions will cover the following and more:

All necessary spey casts, both river right and river left
Sink tip casting
Equipment
Swinging flies
Reading water
Steelhead fishing
Fly selection

What to Bring:

2015 California fishing license and steelhead report card
waders, boots, warm layering and rain jacket
personal fishing gear(no rods or reels yet, no problem. They can be provided.)
BYOB

For booking and more info, contact:
Jason Hartwick speybum@gmail.com
Rich Zellman steelheadwater@gmail.com

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Jefferson Spey Sessions on the Klamath

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We have a couple of spots left for our Jefferson Spey Sessions at Klamath River Lodge near Orleans, CA November 13-15th, 20-22nd. This course is designed for anglers looking to learn and improve their spey casting and steelhead skills on the swung fly. The course is targeted at both beginning to advanced anglers and is hosted by Jason Hartwick, Rich Zellman, and Whitney Gould. The course will be held over three nights and three days of instruction and fishing at the famous Klamath River Lodge overlooking some of the best steelhead water on the Klamath River. You will be guided each day by the three hosts/guides with all meals, instruction, and equipment.

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This is a great opportunity to learn and improve your spey casting techniques all while chasing half-pounders and steelhead on the famed runs of the Klamath River. For more information or to book a spot contact….

Jason Hartwick

(707) 382-1655

speybum@gmail.com

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1st Annual Norcal Spey Day and Fly-tying demos

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Saturday August 8th, 2015 come check out the first annual Nor-Cal Spey Day hosted by Kiene’s/American Fly and Fly Fishing Specialties on the banks of the American River. This should be a really cool event and we will be there doing demos, helping with instruction and working at the Sage/Rio and Hatch/Simms booths. Stop by, say hello and see some really awesome new products these manufacturers have to offer. Check the link for more info…

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Fly-Tying Demos

On Saturday August 8th from 3-5pm come join me at Fly Fishing Specialties for a fly tying demo featuring some of our Aqua Flies patterns and Pro Tubefly. The pro tube system is hands down the best on the market for tying tube flies and has many applications for trout, salmon, steelhead, and baitfish style patterns for both fresh and saltwater. We will tying some custom winter steelhead and Chinook patterns on the Pro Tubefly system.

On Sunday August 9th from 10am-2pm join me at Kiene’s/American Fly for another fly tying demo. I will be featuring our Aqua Flies patterns for both summer and fall as well as a Pro Tubefly demo on our newest pattern, Aqua Flies Hartwick Flashtail tube. Hands down the best winter steelhead pattern on the North Coast!

Please stop by, hang out, tie flies and ask any and all questions salmon and steelhead related. We hope to see you there!

JH

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FOR SALE: Spey rods and reels

Doing a little closet cleaning. Everything priced to go. All rods include socks and tubes and neoprene covers with reels. Price includes shipping. Cash or check only. I can text pictures if needed, just shoot me an email, call, or text. Thanks for looking.

C.F. Burkheimer Classic 8139-3 SOLD

Scott ARC 1287-3 $300

Sage Z-Axis 5126-4 SOLD

Sage TCX Switch 1196-4 SOLD

Bauer Rogue Classic 6, Black LHW SOLD

Ross Momentum LT 6, Black LHW SOLD

Jason Hartwick
speybum@gmail.com
(707) 382-1655

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Jefferson Spey Sessions

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Come join Whitney Gould, Jason Hartwick and Rich Zellman on the mighty Klamath River, and be engaged in all things spey/all things steelhead for three days of on the water guided instruction.

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The Jefferson Spey Sessions were designed to target sink-tip and floating line spey cast fundamentals, both for those who are developing new skills and those who want to evolve what they already know. No spey casting experience required. Gain confidence in the swung fly for summer/fall steelhead, wherever they may take you. Spend three days floating the lower Klamath in one of the wildest corners in California. Big, broad, classic, bouldery riffles and never ending tail-outs invite the spey rod and swung fly. With the Klamath’s famed half-pounders eager to pounce and the bigger late run fall adults beginning to show, opportunities to put new skills to the test abound. Whitney, Jason and Rich share a passion that is unmatched for teaching, spey, steelhead and watching their students grow. Experience a day with each of them and you’ll emerge from the Jefferson Spey Sessions a spey caster and more seasoned angler.

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Enjoy three nights of lodging at the historic Klamath River Lodge, which sits atop two prime steelhead runs. Built in the 30’s, by a steelhead fly-fisherman so that he could revel in the spoils of the lower Klamath. Sold in 1964 to the present owner, the lodge now is a staple among fall steelheaders and rarely has a vacancy from September on. Guests return year after year. Rustic cabins nestled amongst the trees offer, clean, comfortable rooms and all the necessary amenities, at double occupancy. Jason, Rich and Whitney are excited to share this place with you!

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All meals will be hearty and delicious, provided and prepared by Whitney, Jason and Rich.

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The Jefferson Spey Sessions are limited to six angler students to ensure quality one on one instruction.

Two sessions are available for this coming fall season:

November 13-15
November 20-22

Location:
Klamath River Lodge, Orleans, CA

Cost:
$1495 includes three nights of lodging, food, and guiding/instruction

Jefferson Spey Sessions will cover the following and more:

All necessary spey casts, both river right and river left
Equipment
Swinging flies
Reading water
Steelhead fishing
Fly selection

What to Bring:

2015 California fishing license and steelhead report card
waders, boots, warm layering and rain jacket
personal fishing gear(no rods or reels yet, no problem. They can be provided.)
BYOB

For booking and more info, contact:
Jason Hartwick speybum@gmail.com
Rich Zellman steelheadwater@gmail.com.

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