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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-20-2016, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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The Grass Roots - PDX - Bamboo rod and Classic reel demo day

Portland area anglers!

The Grass Roots - PDX - Bamboo fly rod and Classic Reel Demo Day



1pm-4pm Sunday, March 6th 2016 @ Oxbow Regional Park on the Sandy River

If you are in/around the Portland area you are more than invited to come by, say hello and engage in some quality B.S. with your fellow anglers as well as rod and reel makers (Joe Saracione, Chris Obuchowski & myself). A selection of hollow-built bamboo rods from J.M. Reid, Confluence Rods and Portland’s own C. Obuchowski will be on hand and all strung up, balanced with outrageously beautiful reels made by Saracione, Shamburg and Farlex Reels for your test casting pleasure. Given the location and timing of this unique, free and informal gathering the focus will be a little steelhead-centric, showcasing 2 handed rods and steelhead/salmon reels although there will be a few single-hand rods hanging around and reels to suit as well. This a cool way for us tackle makers to get a chance to interact with YOU anglers who support us and a great chance for all of you to get to see, feel and check out some handmade tackle that you rarely get the opportunity to handle in your local fly shops, let alone demo! I will also have on hand a Seele Glass 11’7” 7wt to play around with and get a feel for what some nice 2 handed glass feels like or even to compare for yourself the unique personalities of Glass, Cane and Graphite. Where else can you do that?

So drop in for some good vibes.

Cheers and tight lines.
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So tempting.
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Wonder if I dare ask the wifey if she wants to go down to Portland for her Bday?

Wine and dine....and detour to the river?? lol
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I'd be there in a minute...or rather second... but, I have to stay local (not Oregon) that weekend for other reasons. If you can make it, I highly suggest it if you're curious about other-than-graphite two-handed rods. At the last event I was at that James spearheaded he had some average casters (myself included) casting further and better than ever, he's a great host. His rods are top-shelf. And the Sandy should still have some winter runs in it. Dang. Dang. Dang.

For me, the glass is neither half-empty nor half-full, but rather twice as big as it needs to be.
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Storybook..... that sounds like a dangerous gamble my friend

Middlecalf. Cheers for the kind words brother. We did have a pretty good time! Looking forward to the next time I can crash your camp on the CW buddy.

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Less than a week away from this little get together. Bumping this one back to the top for any/all that may have missed this the first time around.

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I'm going to try and make it out, James. It would be good to catch up with you and play with some fun toys.

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Right on Mike.

If not, lets meet up for beer one night next week.

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Ah bugger it! I don't check the Speypages for a few weeks and sure enough, I missed this. I hope you had a good turn out for it. It's all in the timing

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