Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Steve Saville, Jul 23, 2009.
Ed you bring it
I'll fish it
I think I'm changing my mind (or losing it)... I think some pink turds are on the menu for the swap.
Here are the directions to my place:
From the North, travel to South 320th St exit in Federal Way.
Exit and Travel West, all the way to the end of 320th (about 4-5 miles)
Turn Rt on 47th Ave SW (Hoyt Road) toward the water.
Travel approx .4 miles to the end and turn left on Dash Point Road
Travel 1.5 miles to the Driveway in the picture.
Turn Right toward the water and follow it around to the "turnaround".
Park carefully on the turnaround so we can get the max number of cars there. (4-5)
My house is on the water side of the Driveway (Small, white w/light blue trim)
From the South, Travel I-5 North to the Fife Exit - 54th Ave and cross the Freeway, heading west on 54th.
Travel about 1.5 miles to hiway 509 ( There should be a sign pointing to Fed Way. Turn Right on Hiway 509 and stay in the left lane.
Travel Hiway 509 for about 5 miles, past marinas an the left and up the hill to a stop sign at the Cliff House Restaurant.
At the Stop Sign, go straight ahead ( Now on HW 509, Eastside Dr) for 1.8 miles and turn left at the driveway in the Pictures.
You can Google 8604 Eastside Dr NE, Tacoma, 98422 to get directions to the driveway also. Then travel into the driveway and around to the house described in the North directions.
The picture on the left is from the south. Picture on the right is from the north direction. The mileage from the stop signs at the Cliff House and on Dash Pt Road are as close as I could get with the odometer on my truck. There is an intersection very close of Dash Pt Road and 21st NE so if you get there, you are very close. I'll put out a sign at the entrance to the driveway. See you on the 14th!.
I hate to say it, but I'm gonna hafta bail out. I was informed today that the company picnic will be going on at the same time. I really wish I could just blow it off but, I don't think that would go over too well. I'll mail my flies to Steve, if that's alright with him. Sorry.
So as I'm re-reading this for clarity I see we are down to TEN. Is that correct? I also do not see a time that we are meeting, can someone tell me what time we are gathering? I am officially on call this week and must be in Kitsap County between the hours of 4:30pm and 7am Monday through Friday and all weekend long. If necessary I can meet up with someone during the day on Friday and hand over my flies to them if I can't be there for the group gathering. Sorry, duty and dollars over dudes, but I'm sure excited to meet some new folks.
I am planning on getting there early on Friday to beat the nasty I-5 southbound rush hour traffic. Maybe late morning or around noon-ish. You could keep me company until you have to scoot. Although I'm sure I will have plenty of others there to keep me company too!
Matthew, I like that plan. I can't afford to be booted out of the cubicle club at this time.
I was planning on being there around 3:00 but could be there earlier if you want. The time was set for 5:00, I think but I'm really flexible. It all depends on what time you want your burgers and the sit down.
As it is right now I'll head over for an early morning outing with my flies and Kerfwappie's flies in hand. I'll hang out as long as the crowds permit and fishing is good. I'll have to admit that I likely won't be able to stay long enough to meet at the burger burn, but I do hope that I can hang out long enough to meet some of you. If not I'll rely on Matthew to pass on my files and try to pick up a set for me and Kerfwappie at a later date.
I hope to be there around 1ish to beat some traffic and will hang out until after the burger burn. I look forward to it! I just hope the fish decide to show too.
I plan on fishing my beach early, like 5:00 - 10:00 or so. The guys did well there this morning. I was on the pier, gear fishing (YUK!) waiting for my ndaughter's boyfriend to show up. He doesn't fly fish and he didn't show so I missed the good fishiong. Dammit! Tomorrow should be better because the tide will be out farther, early and the fish are around and active. If you are coming to fish, plan to be there pretty early or park pn the street. The lot was full by 6:30.
Steve, can I join you during that time? If so, I'll be there during that time for sure.
Absolutely! I don't have a clicker for the gate so I park on the street by the Lobster Shop Restaurant. At 5:00, there are usually several places to park. Then it a 400 yd walk to my beach but it's easy. Usually I line up in the cook shack in the park because it has pic nic tables to set stuff on and it's lighted. I sit there and dress and get set so that when I hit the beach. I'm ready to go. See you in the morning.
Steve and Ed:
I would like to join in too if you guys don't mind.
Initially I was planning on hanging out with the rest of you all later in the afternoon.
Unfortunately I've been painting the house (well, trying too despite the recent rain) this week and have some rented equipment I need turned in by Sunday.
So I figured fishing in the morning and then coming home to continue my painting will make the wife happy.
I can be there by 5:00 no problem.
Cindy and I will be coming earlier to help cook clean and fish
in the afternoon