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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Mark BachmannDate: 1/21/2002 3:54 PM
Dear Spey Casters,
I signed a deal for the use of covered Group Area "A" in Oxbow Park on the Sandy River.  Jim Lind the Park Manager and I have laid the framework for the 2002 Sandy river Spey Clave. 
Our dates are May 17, 18 & 19, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 
Group Area "A" has (7) 8' wide openings along the west side.
This is convenient for (7) 8' x 10' booths.
I have invited (7) different fly tackle rep groups to help put on a show specifically for the spey casting fraturnity.
Chuck Gilbert (Redington), Jon Covich (Winston), Brian O'Keefe (Scott), Derrick Fergus (Airflow), J.J. Pilgreen (Flylogic, Frontier Flies), Randy Sholes (Cortland, Hardy) are going to be there for sure.
Randy Sholes of Cortland Line Company and Hardy of England are bringing European hot shot Andy Murray from England specifically for "The Clave".
Andy will be available for a one hour on the water demonstration Saturday and Sunday.
I am currently working with several local guides and spey casting instructors who will provide other programs each day.
The plan is to provide a week end that will entertain and inform you.
Of course Bob and Laura will be back with their famous hospitality trailer.
Will try to keep you informed as the rest of the plan unfolds.
Fish long & prosper,
Mark Bachmann
 
 
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Rick JDate: 1/21/2002 8:22 PM
Mark,
Sounds awsome.  The only problem with the Sandy River site last year was we did not come up with a location to practice the double spey and snake roll.   Any thoughts on how we might come up with a place near by where we could go to do that?  Guess we could all make some grass leaders and practice up on top?
 
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: CrustyDate: 1/21/2002 11:38 PM
Thanks Mark.  Dianne and I will be there again.
 
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 1/22/2002 3:19 AM
Rick the area I got to practice these (well, one as I'm a total failure at the snap T) was just above the boat launch at the park. Wide open water and far less vilocity than down at the lower beach. But still a good question given the number of folks who will want to 'infest' the water and practice (bank angler like this area for 'plunking.')
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 1/22/2002 3:23 AM
Mark, if you weren't one of those 'manly men' I'd just have to give you a huge hug!
Super effort!!!! 100+ last year, God knows with this venue how many more this year.
Fred
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: BrianKempkesDate: 1/22/2002 6:26 AM
I think we can take the plunkers!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Mark BachmannDate: 1/22/2002 4:30 PM
Dear Spey Casters,
There have been some "Sandy River Spey Clave" developments since yesterday.
I have built a page in our web site where the latest "Spey Clave" news will be continually up-dated.  Please look-in often: 
http://www.flyfishusa.com/about-our-waters/spey-clave/spey-clave.htm
Fish long & prosper,
Mark Bachmann
 
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2002, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: DanaDate: 1/22/2002 7:01 PM
thanks for all of your efforts, Mark--this is shaping up to be another tremendous success! You have some exceptional talent lined up for the demos/clinics and everyone who can should take advantage of this unique opportunity.
 
I'm seriously bummed that I can't make it, but I'm at this moment "X"ing out my entire May 2003 so I can be there next year.
 
Meantime we are thinking about doing one of these up this way (BC) down the road. Would a "Spey Clave North" in Vancouver BC appeal to anyone?  Anyone interested in this should email me so we can start to explore feasibility.
 
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-08-2002, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: J_DDate: 2/8/2002 8:33 PM
Can anyone make any recommendations as to motels, B&B's etc in the area? I will be bringing a friend this time. The mystic of the long rod is catching on, even down here in the southland. The current plan is fly to Portland and rent a car. We haven't gotten much further than that yet, other than the anticipated good times shared with friends and some good single malt. Email me at mailto:[email protected]
 
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