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Old 05-13-2013, 10:44 AM
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2014 Spey O Rama - The World Championship of Spey Casting

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Official 2014 date: April 11-13. See post #22 for more info.

For more info, please also visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Speyorama/

http://www.spey-o-rama.com/

http://flyfishingresearch.net/speyca...orama2013.html

http://flyfishingresearch.net/images...ompetitors.pdf

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:45 AM
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Interesting reading:

Greg Bencivenga's thoughts on competition lines.

http://longbellycaster.blogspot.com/...l#comment-form
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Those are some great thoughts about lines, even someone who's just now starting to pay attention to this long-line distance stuff. "Mass Orientation" seems to be my main focus right now, if I undertand correctly what that means - for me it's the taper, i.e. wf, dt, triangle, ... Is that what your alluding to Greg?

Bigger picture question from a potential budding competitor very near the senior group age: What distance does one need to cast to not be a complete waste of time for everyone at SOR (embarassment aside, and don't need to even make it out of qualifictations rounds - just don't want to waste everyone's time)? Thanks.
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For the first question think more of how the line would balance out if it were rigid and your trying to find its balance point.
Makes a big difference on how the lone anchors,pulls and loads the rod along with some other effects.

As for what score to strive for.
700's is a good target
More important is what you may learn practicing for and at SOR.
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700! That's with 10 casts, right?
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15' Carron Competition Rod

Martin Kiely is selling his 1 year old Carron rod for 1100. See speypages classifieds for info

http://speypages.com/speyclave/showthread.php?t=68150
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700! That's with 10 casts, right?
If you look at the qualifying and final scores posted at

http://flyfishingresearch.net/speyca...orama2013.html

You will see that a score of about 595' total for the four casts gets you into the finals. The Men's Seniors division range from 540 to 410.

Given the advances this year in rod and particularly competition line design, I would not be surprised to see the 2014 SOR longest single cast in the 195-200' range.
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Getting Serious !!!!

It appears competition for the Senior Division is going to be fierce this year. It's just July, and there is already a line up taking turns to practice at center pond.Talk about horse power! Craig is there with his new Terminator. There are four Bruce and Walkers on the rack, and Burt is testing a new Bruce and Walker Comp rod. All this on a typical, cold, windy foggy San Francisco summer day. Heck, what would happen if a certain gentleman from Washington decided to jump ship and join the seniors?
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Seniors division

I don't think you will see that happening any time soon! "The machine" is still putting out casts that are shockingly incredible! With the the new nextcast compline it's pretty much off the charts. Senior division, not quite, he's got a few years to go to consider that. That new B&W tournement caster is one sweet rod, I love it.
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Hi All,
Just got back from the CLA Gamefair in England, huge show as always

http://www.gamefair.co.uk/business

Had a great sunny weekend with lots of people around and great sales of all the new DTX rods and lines but just when it seemed the weekend couldn't get any better.
Scott who hasn't cast the big rod in anger for 7 years decided to have a go at the distance casting for one last time and old time sakes, and with one practice the day before, wins the Speycasting distance title by 5 metres.

What makes this more remarkable was he was doing his demo at the Grandstand then 2 mins later is at the distance casting platform with no practice wins the distance title and Manufacturers title.

Cheers Gordon.
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Hi All,
Just got back from the CLA Gamefair in England, huge show as always

http://www.gamefair.co.uk/business

Had a great sunny weekend with lots of people around and great sales of all the new DTX rods and lines but just when it seemed the weekend couldn't get any better.
Scott who hasn't cast the big rod in anger for 7 years decided to have a go at the distance casting for one last time and old time sakes, and with one practice the day before, wins the Speycasting distance title by 5 metres.

What makes this more remarkable was he was doing his demo at the Grandstand then 2 mins later is at the distance casting platform with no practice wins the distance title and Manufacturers title.

Cheers Gordon.
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Just goes to show the class of the man.
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How did?

How did Spey O Rama suddenly become CLA Game Fair, DTX Lines and Scott Mackenzie? Why not start a new thread about that topic. Also, it's San Francisco!
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You tell 'em, Mikey. They probably cast off a platform or wear kilts, or sumthin'.
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