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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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FIRST EVER (and first annual) D.C. SPEY CLAVE!

My name is Dan Davala, and I am the Founder/President of Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, a Charter Club of the FFF. I belong to this forum, though I seldom post since I have my own club and forum to look after. A long term goal I have had since the beginning of this club is for TPFR to create and host a large scale SPEY CLAVE here in our Nation's Capital on the banks of the Tidal Potomac River. I believe this will provide a tremendous resource for all who are interested in the entire Mid-Atlantic region.

To this end, Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders will host the FIRST EVER D.C.
SPEY CLAVE on Saturday, April 23, 2011. This will put our event smack
in the middle of next year's Shad run. There is a lot of planning,
permitting, and promoting to do between then and now, but the date is
set so mark it in your calendars. I will be sure to post all of the details here as they develop, and I look forward to hearing from all who are interested.

Sincerely,

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 10:20 PM
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This is great to hear Dan. Hope it doesn't land on the weekend of the fly fishing festival in Wayneboro. I am really looking forward to the speyclave for our area.


Maybe I will get to test cast that helios again.



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No worries Dan. The VA Fly Fishing Festival is the weekend before and we will be there again too. I'm looking forward to seeing you in both places!

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Awesome, can't wait for this!
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Thanks Dan - looking forward to it!

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Finally

Looking forward to something local as there are a few of us in the area. I am in Gaithersburg, Maryland, but have driven to the ones in Newago, MI and Gowanda, NY. Both well worth the ride. I go to SR every year, but one hour is better than 7-10 hours.
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D.C. Spey Clave is THIS WEEKEND!!!

Sorry for my absence, I don't make it here to post much. I wanted to remind all in the Mid-Atlantic Region that our FIRST ANNUAL D.C. SPEY CLAVE created and hosted by Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders is THIS WEEKEND!!!!! Details are as follows:

The FIRST EVER (and first annual) DC SPEY CLAVE hosted by Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders will be held this Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 9AM - 2PM at Fletcher's Cove just below Georgetown in Washington, D.C. It will likely run a bit longer than that, but I plan to fit all of the presentations and lessons into that time. I am proud, pleased and thankful to announce that Eric Reed from Beulah Fly Rods and Steve Monahan from Temple Fork Outfitters will be there with many of their two-handed offerings, and of course I will have plenty of Orvis tackle on hand including Helios Spey and Switch rods. This event is 100% non-commercial, so there will be no buying or selling tackle during the event. This clave is intended as an educational event and is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

The itinerary for the FIRST EVER DC SPEY CLAVE is as follows:
9:00 AM - Kick off the event, highlight its purpose, and outline the presentations.
9:30 AM - Presentation on Traditional Spey Casting and its origin (20min followed by Q&A)
10:30AM - Presentation on Shooting Head/Underhand/Scandi Style including region specific applications and benefits (20 min followed by Q&A)
11:30 AM - Presentation on Overhead/Surf casting including region specific applications and benefits (20 min followed by Q&A)

12PM - 2PM - Burgers and Dogs provided and grilled by Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders

12:30 PM - Presentation on Skagit Casting including region specific applications and benefits (20 minutes followed by Q&A)
1:30 PM - Presentation on Single Hand Spey Casting Techniques including region specific applications and benefits (20 minutes followed by Q&A)
2:00 PM - Closing statements, thank you, and acknowledgements

2:00PM - 5:00PM - continued casting and fishing for shad up and down the river (weather and river levels permitting).

I am looking forward to seeing AS MANY TPFR MEMBERS THERE AS POSSIBLE!!!!! With our numbers alone, we can ensure good attendance and establish the base for future DC SPEY CLAVES! We also expect to see some good attendance from many in other parts of our region as well. I couldn't be more excited!

See you all there,

Dan Davala
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P.S. If you are coming and you plan to fish for Shad before, during, or after the event, please purchase your D.C. fishing license here: https://enode.dc.gov/epermit/Page/Entry/Login.aspx

D.C. licenses will be available for purchase on site at Fletcher's Cove as well. For directions to Fletcher's Cover, please see their website here:
http://www.fletcherscove.com/directions.htm
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If you can make it to this event, you should. Dan is an amazing caster and instructor. His passion for the sport is contagious, and his knowledge is unbelievable.
Sounds like a great event!

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Thank you Dan and everyone else who put this together. The event was well organized and a great way to promote the sport.

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First DC Spey Clave a huge success!!!

By all accounts the FIRST EVER D.C. SPEY CLAVE was a tremendous success. Over 60 people convened at Fletcher's Cove to teach, learn, and share their love and passion for two-handed rods and Spey Casting in all of its forms. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to our instructors and volunteers for making our SPEY CLAVE the hit that it was. And thank you to EVERYONE who came out on Easter weekend to help us make history in our region by creating the FIRST EVER D.C. SPEY CLAVE!!!!!

Thank you also to THE ORVIS COMPANY for providing a full selection of two-handed rods in support of our event. AND AN EXTRA BIG THANK YOU goes out to Eric Reed and Jeff Iadonisi of Beulah Fly Rods who traveled ALL THE WAY FROM MASSACHUSETTS through holiday traffic and severe weather just to be at our event and help make it the success that it was. I have been talking to Eric for the past two years about creating this clave, and he has been the biggest supporter of the idea since its inception.

Look for this event to grow in the years to come as the level of interest is certainly strong in our region. Thanks again to all who came out and made the first ever D.C. SPEY CLAVE the huge success that it was!


Full report with pictures here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...rs/FMKSPjS773g

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