Yakima River Clean-up Days - October 2009

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  1. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Derek.
    I'm in but just so you know, Oct 17th is the opening day of modern firearm deer season.
    And a lot of WFF members and Fly Fishers will be hunting that day.
    Just saying.

    Bill.

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  2. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    This...

    I got drawn for the firing center this year and it opens the 17th, sorry, won't be able to make it. :hmmm:
     
  3. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Derek.
    How about late SEPT????

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  4. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Ha - didn't consider that. There's always something - there should be enough widespread interest to make it a successful weekend however.

    Good luck on opening day!
     
  5. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Bill - sure, we're not far enough along yet that a date change can't be made. I am booked every weekend with clients in Sept but for the last one - should we make a go at that one? The 26th and 27th?
     
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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    :thumb: That works MUUUUCH better! Sorry to put a wrench in the machine, but there's a big bull with my name on it this year. :D
     
  7. Bill Dodd

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    Derek.
    That sound good to me, I'm always more pumped to get things done ASAP.
    But I'm willing to go with whatever works for the most participants.
    Thanks for the consideration.
    So yes I vote for Sept 26-27th
    Bill.
     
  8. Warmonger

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    i was fishing it today... someone did a clean up run.

    it was hot as hell today too. most the river has bags ready to be picked up

    almost got nailed by mr.nosholuders today too! 2 times! 1st one was 2 feet in front of me!
     
  9. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Well - that's good. The power of positive thought on a clean-up and it happens - I wonder if it was the DOC crews out there?

    Will still be a good excuse to be on the river and have a BBQ, meet some WFF folks and do a good deed.
     
  10. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Derek.
    How about I make a flyer and we can ask some of the Fly Shops around if they would be willing to post them in the shops and or pass them out?


    Bill.
     
  11. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Great idea Bill - I'm going to stick with the October dates however. Knowing that its opening day and that will preclude some folks from coming out is a bummer, but there is pretty widespread interest in helping out in cleaning the river on those dates.

    As well - this is truly an altruistic effort here. I am not seeking corporate sponsorships or asking for donations, giving prizes, etc. This is just a group of people organized to help clean the river. BYO truck, boat, food, and trash bags. I'm going to check with the BLM about using the large trash bins in the Canyon campgrounds. Ideas for upper river disposal?

    What did you have in mind for the flyer? Directing people to this thread for more information? I have a Facebook page titled Fly Fish The Yakima that I will use to organize this as well.

    Derek
     
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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    :( Well, hope you guys have a good time get lots of trash. :thumb:
     
  13. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Derek.
    I will let you know if I'm going to be there when we get a good bit closer to the dates you have set.

    Thanks for the effort.

    Bill.
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    check with Shields bag and printing!!!!!

    they might donate some bags i used to work there!...... i might ask them, but i really can't stand them! (most the shields guys are ok, just blah to some fools they employ!)

    i say we do this! it sucks i would have to take a day off to do this so... so i RSVP'd might be attending!
     
  15. Bill Dodd

    Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Come on folks lets help out on this event, And set a good example to the rest of the Fly Fishing World.

    Bill Dodd.

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