Grand River Ontario Spey Clave-2009

We have had two additions to the roster of instructors for the clave.Rick Whorwood and Simon Gawesworth will also be doing spey casting demos for us at the Clave.Details will be available on the Clave web site in the near future.

The web site has been updated as far as presenters and their casting demos. The schedule for the day is being worked on and will be posted once it is done.Bruce Kruk from B.C. has also been added to the list of presenters for the clave.

One more addition for the Spey Clave.We will also have a grief seminar on River Etiquette and also River Stewardship.Details are on the site.


Just an update on the Spey Clave.I am now starting to receive prize donations for the raffle. Prizes are being donated from fly shops,manufactures as also from some of the instructors.
A few prizes we have received are:
Fly selections,fly shop gift certificates,4 hours private single hand casting instruction with Doug Swift, 2 hours of single and also 2 hours of double hand casting instruction with Rick Whorwood. A friend has donated a St.Croix Avid 13' 7wt. spey rod(approx. $400.00 value), Simon Gawesworth is donating a limited edition copy of his book Spey Casting(value $200.00 U.S.). Today I received a donation of a gift certificate for an Orvis Helios
Spey or Switch rod,winners choice(approx. value $1,000.00). We will post an updated list of prizes on the web site in the future. My thanks and appreciation to all who have donated to the raffle.

Sorry but I haven't come across a travel agent that is also a lover of all things spey to offer any such service,at least not yet.

The Spey Clave is now going to have some added Scottish flavor,and it isn't a single malt tasting bar.All though that isn't such a bad idea.We have secured the services of a bag piper for the day of the Clave so this is an invitation to come out and be serenaded by the bag pipes and learn a few things about spey.

Grand River Ontario Spey Clave-2009 Schedule

Demonstrations & instructions from the following:
8:00am-9:00am Coffee/Meet & Greet
9:00am-9:45am Courtney Ogilvie-Single & Switch Rod Spey Casting
9:45am-10:30am Rick Whorwood-Skagit Casting
10:30am-11:00am Peter Charles-Scandinavian/Underhand Spey Casting
11:00am-1:00pm BBQ Lunch/Play Time/Larry Halyk-River Stewardship
1:00pm-1:30pm Simon Gawesworth-Tips to improve Spey Casting
1:30pm-2:00pm Neil Houlding-Traditional Spey Casting
2:00pm-2:30pm Bruce Kruk-Longbelly & Long distance tournament casting
2:30pm-whenever Free play time for practice & instruction & raffle
On page 11 of the Canadian Fly Fisher we got a little write for the Clave.Also have it confirmed that Nick Pujic and April Vokey will be joining us at the Clave to represent the magazine and help us out. My thanks to Nick,April and The Canadian Fly Fisher.

Cheers & thanks,Randy.

Inspector Steve Beckett, of the Community & Corporate Services division of the Waterloo Regional Police Force, will be in attendance for the event. Inspector Beckett and several other officers of the W.R.P.F. work with children, getting them involved in various outdoor activities. One of the main activities is getting them fishing, and that includes fly fishing.

These fine gentlemen are looking to purchase outfits to give to these children to help get them started. Money is one thing that is never at a premium. At the Clave, there will be jars placed on tables where people can make donations to help out with this cause. There is no obligation to donate but it will be very much appreciated. Please be as generous as you can. All funds donated will be leaving with Inspector Beckett at the end of the day.

Also, donations of older fishing equipment in good usable condition would help. Old clean tackle boxes, spinning or fly reels and rods in good shape, anything you can donate for the children will be welcomed! Randy will enlist a couple of volunteers to check it over and assist the Inspector in gathering up donations and equipment.
Hope everyone had an enjoyable time at the Spey Clave and maybe even learned something new to add to your casting arsenal. It was a day of good food,good friends and some excellent casting demos and instruction.
My thanks to the casting instructors,pro staffers and volunteers that helped throughout the day. Without them the day wouldn't happen.
A special note of thanks to the many fly shops,manufacturers,casting instructors and friends that donated items and services to the Silent Auction.Thanks to their generosity we were able to raise over $3400.00 for the Waterloo Regional Police Association to help support their many childrens programs.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work...Randy.

P.S. For the record we had well over 200 people attend the Spey Clave.
Just a heads up to mark "SATURDAY Oct.2,2010." on your calendar.
That is the date for Grand River Spey Clave 2010. A few instructors from B.C. have already agreed to attend once again.


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