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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-03-2018, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Humboldt Spey Casters

I know there are a few of you here on the forum that live and fish here in Humboldt...

Would there ever be any interest in maybe one day a month meeting at a watering hole and tying flies together, shooting the bull, etc. ?

Could even occasionally change it up and meet on the water and try new rods, lines and maybe help people new to the sport get a foot hold...

Just a thought... Be a chance for people to meet like minded people, doesn't have to be about sharing your spots, just hanging out and sharing ideas...

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I know there was originally a response to this post, someone from the Bay Area seemed interested, well, if you still are, feel free to message me any time, would love to have you and anyone else up...

The first meeting, which will be very low key, just hanging out and shooting the bull will be at the Redwood Curtain in Arcata. March 15th at 5PM.

Mary Burke - North Coast Region Project Manager - Aquatic Ecologist for CalTrout is going to join us too. So if anyone has any questions about the status of North Coast fisheries now or in the future, here is your chance to ask your questions in person!

Hope to see you there!
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I miss living in Arcata soo much....damn wasnt even a steelhead angler then (just a dead head surfer loving life)..if I was out there I would so join you

hope you guys n gals all get together and make friends

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I'm a bit too far (Napa), but it sounds like fun! If I happen to fish that way, I'll stop by.
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Redwood Curtain! Excellent! Wish it were on a Saturday. Too far to drive from Bay Area on week day

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may try to make it up - will see. If not say hi to Mary for me!!!!

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Redwood Curtain! Excellent! Wish it were on a Saturday. Too far to drive from Bay Area on week day
Eventually my goal is to have some weekend events too, especially events aimed at teaching youth to fly fish for free and helping folks who may need a release or positive past time to find a new hobby and help them get started on the right track.

Would also love to do some fly tying events where maybe local guides/anglers could teach people to tie flies or just a bunch of people hanging out tying flies for fun...

That is the goal anyway, hopefully there is enough interest. Not looking to make it too serious, no membership fees or anything like that, just people helping people and sharing their passions...
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may try to make it up - will see. If not say hi to Mary for me!!!!
Hope you can! Mary is awesome, when I first moved here I saw her business card when I went in to pay the water bill, sent her an email about any possible volunteering opportunities CalTrout may have, she took me out to lunch and has been absolutely great and so welcoming to the area. Definitely a huge asset to anyone who likes clean water and quality habitat for fish on the North Coast and beyond!

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Oh man, if only. My wife and I both grew up in Humboldt. Been living in Portland for the last 15 years or so. We're thinking about moving back down, however. We still make the trek home a few times a year, and we'll be back down in a few weeks around Easter. Good to know there are a few like-minded people down there if and when we make the move back.

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I think you'll get some people to show up. Cal Trout is posting social media invitations.
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As of right now I know of 6-7 people that will be there for sure, the key to this meeting will be seeking input regarding how to proceed from here, so if you are interested, but cannot make it, please send me some input as to what you would be interested in doing as a group should we have enough interest to continue on.

It can be as simple as just monthly get together's to shoot the bull or full blown on the water meetings where folks can try new gear, learn to cast and tie flies, etc... or anything in between...

Humboldt is a big place so my thoughts were we could even do a rotation of where we meet to better suit people that may be interested...

The focus is not just on spey casting or swinging flies, but all types of fly fishing both fresh and saltwater and learning about what we can do to aid in conservation efforts, etc...

We have the full support of CalTrout which is awesome as well!

Hope to see you there!
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I will certainly attend. Looking forward to making new connections locally.

Thank you for setting this up, very much appreciate it.

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Great idea 101. I'll be interested in future gatherings. Especially if they are on a weekend. Long, long drive form S. Bay Area! But, it's always worth it!
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Was nice meeting everyone that came last night! Got to hear about a lot of local river history from some very knowledgeable people and heard about some very promising projects in the works on the rivers of the North Coast.

If you fish the North Coast and you like wild rivers and wild steelhead & Salmon, you should seriously support CalTrout, they are working on some very promising projects, we even got to hear of the possibility of a dam removal on the Eel in the future.

This would not have been nearly as great as it was without the help of Mary Burke. She rounded up some of the members of the North Coast Fly Fishers a group with a very long history of doing conservation work here that I enjoyed learning about. They sort of dissolved in 1990 and this was the first gathering of this type since then if I understood correctly.

There seemed to be real interest in getting together and tying flies as well, few guys want to learn to tie flies and others are willing to teach so we will get more serious on setting something up like that in the near future as well as some on the water casting practice.

We are going to do another meet up at the Redwood Curtain on April 19th, 5-7PM

Hope to see you there!
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We are going to do another meet up at the Redwood Curtain on April 19th, 5-7PM

Hope to see you there!
Ah man, I'm going to miss this by a couple weeks. Redwood Curtain has good beer. As a funny aside, I used to work in that same shop space back in the early 2000s when It was cosmicdebris.com. I'm glad to see there's an active fly fishing community down there!

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