Where do I start--I guess with the overseas contingent--5 of the finest to ever grace the banks of the Grand or any other river!! Andrew, Andy, Gary, Gordon and James were DYNO-MITE!! Four Scots and a Brit!! Then, of course, Francois, Neil, and Rick from Canada--if I forgot anyone, I apologize as I am just too tired from all the good times including demos, company displays, food and drinks, raffles with great prizes, 2 trips to Niagara Falls and one to the Ganaraska River for great fishing!! Camping overnight was really good because we all got to sit around the fire and bond!! There were also at least 3 successful FFF certifications completed.
The other posters talked about the casting and it was truly great--results of the casting competition, with a moderate upstream wind, blowing the fluffy back at the casters are: Total of 2 casts (left and right)
Andrew Toft-Carron - 244 feet winner of the Loomis GLX
James Chalmers-Carron- 241 feet
Andy Murray, perennial favorite-Hardy - 230 feet who would have been first in the Masters Division if there had been one
I guess that you could say that the air was blue with Carron lines!! The two most interesting casts (for me) were Gordon McLeod's Planet Cast and Gary Champion's aerialized 180 degree change of direction cast with no anchor!! There is just so much going on in our little world of spey!!
So, Neil and Rick, thank you again for a GREAT weekend!! See you on the river!!