Puget Sound Face to Face Fly Swap and Casting Gathering

Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
#17
My problem is I know so little of any of these places. I'm willing to go many places but know nothing about them. Steve I've heard you have a nice place, one that can be fished from and space. Some of us were at Lions park in Bremerton awhile back but the beach and water didn't impress me even though there's grass space. I've been to the one they call docs or Narrows Park which is all beach and fair parking but maybe not enough if we have many come. I don't find Evergreen on my map but I find Illahee and Seabeck and Manchester and Kitsap memorial and Salsbury point and Mumbles back yard. I just have no way to know if any of these would work and how far others would be able to travel although we could car pool. Steves is on the east side I think but the others I named are on the west side. Others of you must know more so choose and pick a date that doesn't have something else going and lets figure out what we need to bring. I'm so slow I'll take that long to tie a few flies and won't know my favorite untill I catch something on one. Do we need to say what we're tying. good luck all!
 

Mike T

Active Member
#18
Have you considered Titlow Beach in Tacoma? Fair fishing, good parking, lots of grass and best of all the Beach Tavern right there.
 
#19
My place is actually in the middle - Dash Point. There probably aren't a lot of fish right now as runs don't get going until mid June here but I think the object is to swap, trade stories, eat some BBQ and drink some beverages, tie some interesting flies, and then time and weather permitting, do either some lawn casting or water casting. It doesn't matter to me where but I do have the space and the beach, tide permitting, is pretty big. There are parking lots on eithr side within a few hundred yards each way for beach work after the business at hand. I'd be pleased to open my place for you guys as it probably doesn't get the usage we would like. There's no charge to anyone, of course, as we don't rent it out. We just enjoy sharing the place with others.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#20
Steve's place is an awesome option if we have favorable tides. The beach is wide and tapers slowly, easy to walk and wade for anyone of any wading skill level. His place sits pretty high atop a hill so you have to either park to the north or south to walk to this beach on flat approach or be able to hike down his property lot to the beach and back up. His place is truly in an amazing spot that should merit considering it for a location for a gathering.
 

kelvin

Active Member
#22
I am now starting to think your place would be great!

theres room on the lawn for some people to do two handed casting demo correct?
 
#23
While it isn't completely flat on the lower level, there is room for a 70-80 foot cast with minimal backcast but on the upper level, there is a space where we had an 80 ft tent set up for my daughter's wedding and then room of 60 to 80 feet for a backcast so you yoave a 20 ft wide space, basically 150-160 ft long. That certainly is enough room for a demo and if we go to the beach, weather and tide permitting, 100 guys could overhead cast without difficulty.
 

kelvin

Active Member
#24
While it isn't completely flat on the lower level, there is room for a 70-80 foot cast with minimal backcast but on the upper level, there is a space where we had an 80 ft tent set up for my daughter's wedding and then room of 60 to 80 feet for a backcast so you yoave a 20 ft wide space, basically 150-160 ft long. That certainly is enough room for a demo and if we go to the beach, weather and tide permitting, 100 guys could overhead cast without difficulty.

Oki lets do it at your place and we can work something out regarding parking

hows May 15th work? Saturday

there is a minus 2.9 tide at noon and a 12 ft high at 8 pm sunsets at 8:30pm
we can cast ,tie ,eat, and fish all day long if we want

what time can we start?
 
#26
Ill make the place available. The rest is your decision as you are THE SWAP MEISTER. LOL Whatever suits you, suits me fine. Hopefully the weather will be good. The tide will be way out so the eel grass will be within casting distance, easliy. The grounds should be in good shape as well. I'll set up canopies and tables in the A.M. and drag the BBQ out. The menu is up to the swappers but I would suggest potluck with all attendees contributing something and a bring your own beverage. I have coolers and tubs and will get ice. I have plenty of plastic silverware from the last go round there. We have a few pic nic tables so I'll probably go down the weekend before and get them ready. People can park up the street at the church lot or in the school lot just half a block up the hill. We can accomodate about six or seven cars, however. If I come down early and then take my car home, that will leave enough room for one more. It should be fun. More details as we get closer.
 

orangeradish

Eyes to the sky...
#29
Thanks for your hospitality, Steve! I enjoyed meeting you on Sat. I'll be bringing Matt, so if you have some kiddos on hand, they should have a blast!
 
#30
My kids will probably be around. Their grandmother (wife's younger sister) is currently residing in the house and they usually spend Friday night there so will probably be around on Saturday morning and want to hang around with me. That's okay. My wife can have some free time.