Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Jim Riggins, Mar 9, 2011.
Great event... I encourage all to attend
JS, I think we're at the Comfort Inn in Troutdale, so I can enjoy my single malt and cigars while I gnash my teeth at not being able to hold a rod for another three months!
Here's a link that gives you an overview of the 'Clave. There's another link, in the link, that lists the instructors, etc.
And low and behold ... April Vokey (from BC) is going to be there. That should be a hoot.
I wonder how many guys are going to step into deep water while their attention is focused on Ms Voky?:clown:
That will be the 'hoot' bit.
Sounds like a piss poor park to me>>> If I can't bring my lab, I'll go elsewhere ... What happened to the good ole days??
Alex I'll try to get out to see you since this is 'now my area of ? still have to get a ride but It shouldn't be too hard. Fred are you going to attend also? would like to meet you. of course others too. That Park's a great place to be and it's been since before the claves that I've been there.
Nice park and they strive to keep it that way...which is very hard to do so close to the city...unless you have strict rule inforcement such as:
Curfew - controls the parties and noise
Locked gate - controls access after curfew...no in or out...So don't get there late.
NO ALCOHOL ... reasons are obvious...but still is a let down I'm willing to contend with.
NO Pets...for a lot of reasons, one of the biggest is for the consideration to the wildlife in the camp...the have deer every where.
There are other rules too, but these are the biggies to consider before you try to get in and are denied access because it's after sundown. Anyway, beautiful park and a nice place to take the family and relax. Never been to the Clave, but may try to be there this year as I'm only about 20 miles away.
"Locked gate - controls access after curfew...no in or out...So don't get there late."
Oh SOOOOO true. Mark B (usually) has an emergency key, but the gate gets closed/locked at dark. Trust me on this one, it's one hell of a long walk from the front gate to the camping area. My cell phone saved my bacon a few years back!
"Fred are you going to attend also? would like to meet you. of course others too. That Park's a great place to be and it's been since before the claves that I've been there." Not sure yet, my 'problem' is having two very large .... old ... dogs. The idea of putting them in a kennel for several days has little appeal.
Understood Fred, I'll hope to see you anyway, if not there then some where else before long.
I haven't been the last couple years. I think I can fit it in this year. Oxbow Park is a nice place. The reason for not allowing dogs is readily apparent for all the deer wandering through the camp sites. The no alcohol regulation is selectively enforced, at least during the Clave. Adults enjoying adult beverages without being rowdy and disturbing others haven't had any issues with the Ranger. Walking around with open containers probably isn't smart, but beer in plastic glasses and sippin' whisky around the evening campfire is a non-issue.
Sandy is the biggest and the best.
I attended last year for the first time. Impressive event. I learned a ton, met some really good people, and ate like a king. Cant wait to test out some more rods! See ya there!
SG brings up a very very good point (points actually).
Consumption or no, it is very rare to actually see a 'open container' in public view. They'll be in the tent, trailer, nap-sack, what ever. The guys/gals having a group tibble is obvious, but kept well out of sight of the non-tending General Public. Not to do so just puts the Park Ranger in an interesting position .. and the 'greater we' don't want that to happen.
was wondering about friday... it looks like it is geared toward the girls. Is it just for the girls or can us boys stand in the river and oogly at April!!! Thinking of takin the day off from work and going friday and Saturday. Maybe bring my 7 yr old daughter. maybe
The answer is 'yes.'