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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wink Speyfair 2006

It's time -- final preparations are being made and you don't want to be left out!

We will be at the Tolt-McDonald Park in Carnation, WA, the weekend October 28 and 29.

We heard your call for vendors closer to the river and have rented the camping sites closest the river. We would love to hear from people would like to volunteer.

Last year was awesome -- this year will be better.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 06:16 PM
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BETTER for sure!!

I know SpeyBum took careful notes concerning everyones' recommendations last year. He and his clan listened and they are working very, very hard to make it better in every way.

SpeyfairHostess can correct me if need be, but I believe the dates are 28-29 October.

Don't miss it. You'll not forgive yourself after!

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Thanks Dana and Bert

I have editted the orginal post. Thanks for your help. I have been busy looking at RV canopies and awning for the vendors. We have found a great source, and have scoped out our reservations in the park.
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OK ladies and gents - formal invites are going out to the vendors tomorrow. Is there anyone you really want to see? I have the whole crowd from last year on my list and quite a few others, but if you have a fave I really want to make sure they get included.

Food - this year the Cub Scouts will have food booth for us. They will be on the West end of the campground (close to the casting area). I'm really excited to have a local organization getting involved in the Speyfair.

Let's get some dialogue going and make this a really great Speyfair.

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I suspect you already have these folks lined up, but some of the "greats" from across the pond will be at the Fraser Valley Clave the week before SpeyFair. If you can include them in your demo line-up it will be terrific.

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Colourful, but zip usefull info.

Time to up-date the info on the who, what, where and when folks.



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Hi Fred,
I have asked that the link to the Clan Gathering i am having in BC be removed, as i was not going to post it on speypages under events for another month or so, i know how hard Aaron will be working on his event and i did'nt want to post anything that may detract from what i'm sure will be a great event, like i said i have no intention of posting on this site for another month or so, the reason for my event being at the time it is, is that Scott and Gordie are busy on the river Ness until the season closes on Oct the 15th, this is the only time they can get away, and they will be in BC for a very short time and i am on the Spey until the 30th Sept.
Please go to Aarons event if you can, as i'm sure it will be a great event,
And like i said i will say i will not post anything for a month or so.
Thanks Gordon.
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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We are finalizing details on the who. Friday we will have work parties will be setting up for the vendors. Saturday will be casting demos from 9:00 - 12:00 and qualifying for distance casting from 1:00 -5:00. Sunday there will be more casting demos from 9:00 - 12:00 and the competition will be from 1:00 - 5:00. I will post more information as I have it.
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Hi Aaron

I heard that you had a terrific show last year and have been planning something for a long time this year.
I wonder if anyone could tell me what the closest Airport to this venue is and how long it would take to drive there.
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SeaTac International Airport is the one you would be flying into.
It would take 45 min. to an hour depending on traffic.
Hope you can make it.

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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-05-2006, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Accomodations for Speyfair 2006

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that you have two choices for accommodations for the Speyfair 2006:

1. You can camp in the campground at the Tolt-MacDonald Park (the campground reservation line has reserved a large number of spots for us - just tell them you are with the fly fishing group).

2. You can stay in a hotel/motel in Issaquah or Redmond. I will be putting together a list of hotels/motels in the area and post it next week.

Does anyone know if there are motels in Fall City, Snoqualimie (other than the Salish Lodge (ouch in the pocketbook!)), or Duval?

Thanks and can't wait to see you there!
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Question Two questions

First: Does the Tolt McDonald park take RV's? Hookups? pets?
Second: Is this also a "play with all the new toys" type event? Or just demos & competition casting?

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Hi - I'll have to let SpeyfairHostess answer on the camping question - seems like i saw hookups, but not sure.

Speyfair is definitely a 'play with the toys' event as well as a casting competition. The location offers both grass casting opportunity, as plenty of room to cast on the river. I believe the main change to last year, will be to have the vendors closer to the river - they will be located in the open field camping area next to the river.

Its good to note too that the casting competition is held at the river - so casting is on the water.

This is a great event - I think that being consolidated closer to the water will be awesome. Things I'm looking forward to: Its always fun to see what new toys Meiser has been working on, the casting competition - and hopefully those Loop boys will be back in town!

I'm certainly looking foward to the event, hope to see some of you there.

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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-08-2006, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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JD,

You can definitely bring your RV, and I will check on the pets. I have camped at the park before Mom and Dad bought the building in Carnation and we took our dogs, but from time to time things change. I will check and get back to you. Remember when you call King County Parks and Recreation specify that you are with fishing group, because they already have some great RV spots saved for us.

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