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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Fly Casting on the Joe.

Single to Switch to Spey, All in a day.
For the full event please visit us at http://flycastingonthejoe.com/

Meet with us at 9 AM on August 2nd at Shamrock Park, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Last year was well attended, so we decided to do it again, but with additional demonstrators and exhibitors.

A new demonstrator this year is Jen Ripple, Editor of Dun Magazine. Jen spends her time teaching women's fly tying and fly casting.

Phil Cook from Scientific Anglers, will be giving an on-the-water demo on how their lines apply to fishing in Michigan waters.

Wildcat Creek Outfitters will bring fishing Kayaks for you to trial on the river.

Greg Senyo will show how he ties his effective and beautiful steelhead flies. He will be tying throughout the day.

Your favorites, Peter Humphreys and Jeff Liskay, will demo Single to Switch to Spey casting. Plus if you have a mismatched line to rod outfit that you're not getting along with, you can approach them to sort it out and give you some casting help as well.
Peter and Jeff are also offering a private lesson on Friday the 1st. See the website for more details

Gary Kalinka aka Voodoofly, will represent Nextcast lines and will help budding long line casters.

Jay Anglin and Kory Boozer will give a demo on fly fishing for Smallmouth from a drift boat.

Both Great Lakes Spey Shop and Heritage Angling Products will be returning, plus Schultz Outfitters from Ypsilanti, Michigan.

St Joe Valley Fly Fishers will be on hand to discuss the St Joe River, its eco system and fishing opportunities.

The catering again will be done by Duneland Fly Fishers
The only cost is $5.00 admission to the park. Please, please, please park where the bloke taking your money asks you to to park.
Don't just throw your car down and walk away from it.

This year we are setting aside some parking spaces for those people who are not quite as mobile as they once were. These spaces will be clearly marked and will be next to the 3 cabins.
For more info please check out the website or visit our Facebook page.
Hope to see you at the event.
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Hope with the new job, that I will have this weekend off to come up.

Sounds like fun

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Last year this event had a great turn out and this year should be even better.

Thanks for putting this together again this year I'll be looking forward to it!

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Missed it last year, looking forward to being able to make it
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I'm looking forward to this. Should be a good ol' time.
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Danimal, you coming? With Scotch?
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Thats da plan buddy.

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I am looking forward to this.
Let's get YOUR cast on!
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Hopefully the water will be that low, you coming down Friday or Saturday?
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I am hoping to make it to this event. I am still new to spey casting and only have switch rods. I was wondering how the, "Find a Perfect Match: Bring your Spey outfit and find either Peter, Jeff or Gary to help you determine if your rod and line are working for you, instead of against you! Mismatched rod/line combo is the #1 reason why Spey Casting seems difficult. And it shouldn’t be." works. It would be nice to get around to getting my set up dialed in. Thanks Again.

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Any of those guys you mentioned, plus Doug, will easily be able to help you get a properly matched setup. You should definitely try to make it there.
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One of my frustrations with this whole Spey thing is that unless you can cast, it's quite difficult to know whether your rod and line are correct for one another. Maybe they are and, due to bad technique, you are not getting the best from them.
So the purpose of this, "Find a Perfect Match" thing is to give you free access to some of the best Spey casters in the area. In just a few casts they will quickly be able to tell whether it's your gear or maybe even you.
They all have a variety of lines in different lengths, grain weights and styles so should be able to match up your combo pretty quickly.
And if it's not your gear but your technique, they can help you with that as well.
It's free, it's close and it should be fun.
Hopefully I will see you there. I will be the bloke hiding in plain sight.

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I am hoping to make it to this event. I am still new to spey casting and only have switch rods. I was wondering how the, "Find a Perfect Match: Bring your Spey outfit and find either Peter, Jeff or Gary to help you determine if your rod and line are working for you, instead of against you! Mismatched rod/line combo is the #1 reason why Spey Casting seems difficult. And it shouldn’t be." works. It would be nice to get around to getting my set up dialed in. Thanks Again.
Prybis:

Bring your rod / line, look up anyone of us to review your rod/line combination and watch you cast it.

It will be casual, with you being the driver to seek help from those names mentioned on the website. Just be sure to avoid the time when there are presentations.... If they are busy, they can either refer to someone else or set up a time with you...

Many people stay long after the event is officially over and they'd cast beyond sunset or until someone gets hurt....

It can be as easy as this; "Hi Doug, my name is Joe and can you help me with my outfit and see if it's me or the line that's making it difficult?"

Doug, "Sure thing, mate. Meet me over there in 5 minutes and I will have my fly line kit with me"

Then, Doug will probably sort things out for you quickly and give you a Spey Casting lesson of your lifetime...

Some people might find it a bit uncomfortable seeking help from total strangers but I have found most people are more than willing to share their knowledge and experience.. Come ready with an open mind...


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Thanks Guys. If I make it I will bring my set up. I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Hopefully the water will be that low, you coming down Friday or Saturday?
hi doug,
presently the plan is early saturday morning arrival and sunday afternoon departure. i still need to reserve a camping spot.
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