The Skagit River Godfather in Action...

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Red Shed, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    That was at the Sandy Clave, the "Woodstock of spey", kind of like a Star trek convention without the blue facepaint--peace, love and whiskey.

    so I'm flailing away with a 16' 10/11, a total embarassment...Mike walks by, gives a look, makes one comment, "pause for the loop, it's a longbelly" and I stepped up to newb level with the rod...one comment.
    The man completely knows his shyte, and knows exactly how to communicate it.

    'course it helps to listen, too!
    rock on, Mike!
  2. Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Lala land!
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    This is what I want to look like when I grow up!
  3. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    ...Cheech and Chong, Mike. (grin)
  4. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Hey man, it me Dave

    No man... Dave's not here :D
  5. DocDoc Member

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    Some look at the skin, or other features. Some look for the heart/character. I have had the good fortune to spend some time with Mike in a class at the Clearwater Clave, on some Saturday mornings on the river with Aaron, and in camp at the Sandy Clave. Not only can he cast, he is a class act at helping others with their casting and fishing.

    If you get a chance to take a class or hire him as a guide, you will not be disappointed. Wisdom and generosity do not often go together.:thumb: