Exciting times are close at hand!
Things at San Francisco's Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club [GGACC] are 'warming up' for this year's Spey-O-Rama, May 5th through 7th, 2006. Last Saturday, we had two new entrants for the event, Doug Duncan and Simon Hsieh.
Both these gentlemen are fine long distance casters, and use the American River in Sacramento for their playground. We welcome them warmly.
We have an all-star cast from around the world, plus the GGACC’s own terrific casters. All Spey aficionados should schedule this event, or be sorry you missed it!
I’ll add a personal note that should stir the pot a bit. I predict the winner of the event will use a Skagit based line system. In fact, rumor has it that last year’s … well, just arrive and be amazed.
Many of you know others and I have been experimenting with Skagit heads combined with floating tips to determine if these short heads are suitable for long-range work. In fact I am more than a year behind the leaders. Do you wonder how far a stock Rio
Skagit 650 + 150 grain 10’ cheater + 17’ tip can cast a fly with a Thomas & Thomas 1409-5? A certain individual cast 145-feet of line and leader to the reel last Saturday at the GGACC, using this outfit. I’ll withhold his name to keep pressure off, unless he wants to throw it up there as a challenge.
The Scots will be tough to beat, but the world will have fun trying, and who knows?
The members of the GGACC welcome all to join us May 5th through 7th, 2006. This is the cutting edge of fishing-realistic Spey distance casting, from three-foot deep water with factory [available to the public] rods no longer than 15-feet one-inch. Don’t be left out!
for the club bulletin.
I look forward to seeing you!