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,
Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders
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: