One of my hopes in initiating the nano-clave a few weeks ago was that we would be able to drum up commercial interest. With commercial interest, manufacturer's reps and folks from the local fly shops would show up with rods and lines to cast, contests, instructors for clinics, etc. This, of course, would be in addition to the opportunity for a bunch of folks to get together and thrash about in really frigid water. Well, River Run Anglers in Carnation (a fly shop specializing in spey fishing - http://www.speyshop.com) is interested in participating in the next spey clave. Aaron Reimer, the owner, is very supportive of what we're doing, i.e., just a group of folks getting together to cast rods, show off a little, and learn a lot. Aaron is also a casting instructor and will be available for casting evaluations and casting instruction (free!!!). Along with his expertise, he will be bringing a bunch of rods and lines for us to try out. I've also learned from Aaron that a group of guys calling themselves "Northwest Speycasting" is interested in participating. They are just an informal group of Speyrod fanatics who get together to have fun. Evidently, you guys know who you are, but I've never heard of you before this. I want to join. What's the secret handshake? Anyway, I'm announcing a "Spey Day". It is somewhat more than a nano-clave now that we have at least one commercial participant. The date will be Saturday, November 30th beginning at 11:00AM at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers in Carnation, Wa. Like the Ben Howard Boat Launch, this location has a nice long pool bordered by a gentle gravel bar. But unlike the Ben Howard launch, the bar is river right, favoring right handers this time. If you are unable to make it, do not be concerned. We'll try to have one every 3 months or so, alternating between River Right (Carnation, etc.,) and River Left (Ben Howard, etc.,) Also, bring your single-hander! I've just learned the Turbo Spey, a spey cast with a single-hander that incorporates a haul on the forward cast. You single-hander guys NEED to learn this. You can really jack some line out there with very little effort and no false casting. Cheers, Michael P.S. I am, in no way, affiliated with River Run Anglers.