Sandy River Speyclave

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  1. FlyShopKristin

    FlyShopKristin Going Online

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    The Sandy River Spey Clave is this coming weekend. Just wondered if anyone else was planning to go? Sounds like fun, we're planning to go on Saturday.
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I was hoping to go. But probably not. My good friend helped create the event with Mark Bachman (I know he at least helped organize the first, do believe he brought up the idea). He says he has a bunk open in his motorhome if I do show up. Have been wanting to meet his wife. Plus, he says he has a few bottles of 12 year old Macmallan waiting for me. :D Been a year or so since I've been able to crack one open with him. So if I'm able, I may swing down. Heck, may even try casting a line while I'm there too. ;)
     
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    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    I've been thinking about going, but haven't decided for sure. If I do it would probably be all day Saturday and coming back on Sunday. Sounds like it will be a good time and it would be nice to do some fishing down there!

    Bill :beer1:
     
  4. Rich McCauley

    Rich McCauley Meiser & Mohlin

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    Kirstin,
    Hope to see you and Ron there. The 11' 6" Forcast Spey I built really rocks :thumb: . A good size group that hang out at Speybums place will be there. Bert K and I are leaving tomorrow morning. Arron left on Wednesday.
    Rich
     
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    Awesome - we're looking forward to catching up with you guys down there. Brian is leaving tomorrow AM too - we'll be there Saturday morning. We're all planning to camp overnight at the Oxbow campground.
     
  6. Rich McCauley

    Rich McCauley Meiser & Mohlin

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    Kristin,
    We will also be at Oxbow. Aaron is going to stake out some sites for us. Lopk for SpeyBums rig and a white Coleman camp trailer (Brian Simonseth) a Maroon tent ( Bert and I) and lord knows what else these guys might be sleeping in.
    Later,
    Rich
     
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    Luv2flyfish Another Flyfisherman

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    Jerry.........you should make your way down man. It'll be a good time. I'm headed down in the morning with Steve. You should try to make it though.

    Whats Trevor up to these days???

    Hope to see you down there.

    Jay ptyd
     
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    Just to follow up - the Spey Clave was awesome, what a great time. I was amazed at the number of people in attendance. We arrived Saturday AM and didn't even stop at the campsite, it was straight to the clave. Brian (from the shop) was there too, we quickly found him & spent the rest of the afternoon casting different rods. I had never cast a spey rod before, so this was definitely new territory. Thanks to Bert and Rich - I appreciated the lessons, they were a huge help. It was fun to watch everyone cast and shoot the ...breeze. I casted a couple of TFO spey rods, a couple of the new Rainshadow rods, and a sweet Meiser spey rod with a Hardy reel & line.

    So, I think that I've now been spey-brain-washed! I've already been looking at the calendar to figure out if I can get to Aaron's on Saturday, and I'm wondering what line should go on the 14' TFO that I' going to learn on, short belly lines vs long...grains, weight...so much to learn!!!
     
  9. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I didn't make it of course. Jay, I had alot I was trying to get squared away this weekend. Trying to get my house stuff squared away before I went back to work this week, plus trying to get my truck squared away too. So was best I didn't go. There's always next year, so not a biggie.
     
  10. Steve Buckner

    Steve Buckner Mother Nature's Son

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    Jerry/et al,
    Was hoping you might have been there to meet you, maybe next year. I was fortunate to meet some great folks and look forward to seeing them on the water. Mark Bachman has really created a great community, we really owe him a big thank you. The clave continues to grow each year and so does the knowledge.

    Got a chance to cast with Juro a bit and got some great info from Al Buhr among others...what a great group of folks!
     
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    What a great event. I had never done any spey casting so I went to find out more about the sport. I got in on a few demonstrations before going and trying a few rods on saturday. On sunday I went back to try a few more rods and met Juro Wow what a great guy he really took an interest in getting me started on the right foot and took me down to the water for about an hour and definately got me started out right. I now have to have a CND Steelhead Specialist. Many thanks to all that were there and were willing to give a "newbie" a some pointers. Sign me up I'm hooked.
     

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