Who is Going to the 1st Seattle Area Fly Fishing Fair & Casting Expo?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Bert Kinghorn, May 27, 2009.

  1. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    What a blast. Wish I spent ten hours there. I'm greatful for the thee I got despite the 75 mile drive each way. Thanks to all organizers and attendees, what an awesome event!
  2. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Haus Alpenrosa, Lederhosenland
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    Second that, Ed! Her Ladyship even began casting properly, and had a great time. Thanks to everyone for putting on a great time. It was nice to put faces to names on the blog. I wish there were vendors with product, though. I came with the checkbook in the pocket, but I guess I'll have to make the trip down to Monroe again for those new waders!
  3. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    If any of you are on my Facebook, you can see pics of the event this past Saturday. My son took a few pics of the event. At least while I was cooking.
  4. KerryS Ignored Member

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    I got a bunch of shots of the event and will post them up once I get them processed, including a few of Jerry doing his thing. Great event. Had fun and met a few people. Met Flyshop Kristin for the first time. That gal was every where doing her impression of herding cats (getting the casting event going) and keeping the show rolling. Great job Kristin.

    I suck at pond casting. Did just as bad casting off of still water as I do off of grass. In my opinion 2 handed rods need moving water to work.
  5. oncorhynchus Bret Richmond

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    I attended the fair with a few friends. We had a great time and learned a lot - thanks to everybody who put the event together and made it happen.

  6. jcnewbie Member

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    Kent, Washington
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    I have a question for anyone who knows; to wit, when "snake roll casting" should you (me) be able to hear the fly (or yarn) break the sound barrier with that distintive "pop" as you snap...uhhm, transition, into the forward cast? I think not but observed that occuring several times as I was trying to learn the technique. Thinking that as usual, I was applying to much power too early in the forward casting stroke. I know that I tend to "over-power" the forward casting stroke even in my normal single-hand technique - which of course results in frequent tailing loops, aka, "wind knots!"

    Probably figured this out myself as I type this but just want to confirm.....


  7. Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    you may be doing something different then me. but when that happerned to me, it would be because i started the forward cast to soon and over poward the forward cast, you want to use the same power forwards as you do backwards. and anoither problem could be your dropping the D loop in the back which unloads the rod. hope this helps.

  8. KerryS Ignored Member

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    A few pics from the show. I didn't have time to process them so they are basically straight from the camera.

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  9. Porter Active Member

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    Nice....real water to cast on and open space on grass fields to cast..compared to the Bellevue avenue...mmmm!