Well the first Clearwater Spey Clave is now history. I must say it went off much better then even I could have dreamed. We had beautiful weather and the river looked great.
There were 95 people registered. We think there were actually about 125 in attendance.
I owe many people a great BIG thank you for all the help that made this event a complete success. First on the list is Mrs. Red Shed, the most important part of the team. The Wheeler family, Dale (Ollie), Amanda, Josh, and Mariah, the planners, organizers, gear haulers, sign makers, greeters, cooks, and goodwill ambassadors for the Red Shed. Also my daughter Kelly Brumley who did design work and printing and my friend Jan Aiuppy who helped expedite many chores. Last but certainly not least were Bill and Sheila McDonald, the park caretakers. Without them this event would not have been possible.
Next are the demonstrators. Bruce Kruk, Jack Cook, Larry Aiuppy, Mike Kinney, Brian Styskal, John Dobson, and Tom Larimer. These guys are who the people come to see and I think they did an exceptional job. Our freinds, "the Meiz" and "Homer Two Hand" out due to illness were missed by all and we wish them a speedy recovery.
There was not as much tackle as we were promised but we still had quite a lot.
Larry Aiuppy-Echo, Airflo, Snowbee
Brooks Montgomery-St Croix, Scientific Anglers, Lamson
Jack Cook-Scierra, Guideline, Clan Rods
Mike Kinney-Meiser Rods
Brian Styskal-Burkheimer Rods
John Dobson-Scott, Kaenon Eyeware
Chris Kelly (Atwell & Associates)-Sage, Rio
, Action Optics
There were several door prizes given away. They were furnished by:
CND Spey USA-Wheatley Swing Leaf Fly Box
Red Shed Fly Shop-Combi Rod Racks
Snowbee USA-Breathable Wading Jacket and Breathable stocking foot waders
Brooks Montgomery/SA-Spey Lines
Atwell & Associates-Chris Kelly/Rio-Spey Lines
Action Optics/Peter Crow-Eyewear
Scott Rods/John Dobson-Sweatshirt
The WSC was represented by Michael Mathis of Spokane
The last group I would like to thank were all the attendees, without whom this event would be non existent. My thanks to everyone that came. I had a great time visiting with you all and I hope we will see you all again next year.
Peace and Love from the Left Bank, Poppy