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Sandy River Spey Clave 2012


What is the Sandy River Spey Clave?

It's a gathering of anglers interested in two-hand fly rod fishing.
It provides a format for the exchange of Spey casting & fishing information.
It's a free Spey casting college open to everyone.
It's a show for your entertainment.
It's a place to rub elbows with the best Spey casters and steelhead anglers
in the World!
Has been termed, "The Woodstock of Spey casting events"!
It is totally FREE (State Park Fee $5 a day)
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The 2012 Agenda is in!

Come take a look at the 2012 agenda, including George Cook, James Chalmers, Steve Rajeff & Steve Choate, and of course Mark Bachmann!

The Agenda is here!
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No ladies day this year?!
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ladies are there

See the agenda and you will see why the changes but the ladies are all there giving instruction and demos.

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Tim Rajeff

Oh yeah, Tim Rajeff is our newest addition to this years Sandy River Spey Clave, sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, OR. Tim is the Owner of ECHO Rods and hosts LL Bean's Guide to the Outdoors on the OLN Channel.

We are excited to have Tim and the rest of the presenters which you can find here 2012 SRSC agenda.
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How is this event usually? Worth the drive over? Gear for sale, etc? I would love to make it out there, persuade me!
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Great event. Lots of great speakers. Lots of companies represented. Most of them do not sell anything because they are sales reps for the manufacturers. But Meiser rods is going to be there, and I believe another custom rod maker as well. Most of the reps will let you take gear to try out as well. Truly an enjoyable weekend.
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How is this event usually? Worth the drive over? Gear for sale, etc? I would love to make it out there, persuade me!
I guess the easiest way to convince someone to go to this event is to show them what happened at the last six of them. If you follow this link 2012 Sandy River Spey Clave you will see the past 6 years links. If you want to buy, I would definitely suggest buying from The Fly Fishing Shop because they know how to treat a customer!
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Why attend the Sandy River Spey Clave ?

bcar08:
In answering your request to "persuade me," here are a few of the things that come to mind.

SRSC is a must if you love Spey or think you might because:
- You will join with a mass of like minded men and women and learn, learn, learn, as well as exchange information until your brain, and heart, are filled.
- You will see the latest in equipment. Note the improvement in Spey lines has been the catalyst behind better performance in competition, which translates quickly into fishing. Do not overlook the Spey line folks.
- You will see the latest in technique. I believe this will be the first SRSC presentation by James Chalmers, Captain of Scotland's Carron Spey Casting Team, and perpetual finalist at Spey O Rama. James is absolutely one of the very very best Spey casters in the world. I do warn you to bring a Scottish to English translator. Note that the Carron Team won places 1-4 last month at Spey O Rama 2012. (James 2nd, Travis Johnson 4th)
- You will see Tim Rajeff, who alone is worth the drive. Whenever Tim is on stage, be sure to be there. You'll see Travis Johnson who style epitomizes line speed, mental concentration and controlled power. Steve Rajeff is a gracious man with extraordinary physical skills, but his simplified analyses of casts is what makes him "the best" in my opinion.
- You get the chance to see extraordinary skill in Mia Sheppard, Spey O Rama Champion, and Marcy Stone, Spey O Rama top three finisher. Women Spey cast with pure technique as they don't have the musculature to power their way out of mistakes. Many coaches, in all sports, study women's athletic performances for purity of technique and efficiency of motion. For me, one of the highlights of Spey O Rama is Mia Shepppard, the smartest Spey competitor I know.
- You can meet Mark Bachmann, who organizes this wonderful event, and you will understand why The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, OR, is a terrific place to do business. You will eat very well, as Mark makes certain all troops are well fed. The volunteers from the Santiam Flycasters are outstanding and are a vital cog in making the SRSC what it is.
- I don't see Greg Bencivenga's name on the program, but he is one of the best, and the smoothest Spey caster since Simon Gawesworth. I'll bet he'll be there. Seek him out and pick his brain.

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+1 to what Bob just said. But the real benefit to this even is the access to all the equipment that you can actually try before you buy (from ffusa!). Rod, lines, reels are all damned expensive to buy blind. Here you can pick up a dozen rods, line combo's, etc., and either grass cast same or march them down to the river and actually see how 'it' will work on the water FOR YOU.

Or to put that another way, "One man's meat is another man's poison; one size does not fit all." A rod/line combo I may love you may hate; it just doesn't work for you. And that's 'ok,' but do you really want to spend $1,000 on 'stuff' you end up not liking?

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Don't come!!!

Well, I don't believe you would really like it; after all it is only the biggest show in the US for folks interested in all things Spey.

You most likely wouldn't care to try out any of the $100,000 plus worth of rods and reels available for folks to try out.

Most likely it would drive you crazy with all the crowds and good food.

Seriously, it is well worth the drive and to meet some wonderful folks!!!

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Well, I don't believe you would really like it; after all it is only the biggest show in the US for folks interested in all things Spey.

You most likely wouldn't care to try out any of the $100,000 plus worth of rods and reels available for folks to try out.

Most likely it would drive you crazy with all the crowds and good food.

Seriously, it is well worth the drive and to meet some wonderful folks!!!

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Here you can pick up a dozen rods, line combo's, etc., and either grass cast same or march them down to the river and actually see how 'it' will work on the water
And while you're beating the water or grass, you might just have Simon, or George, or Hawkeye, or any number of great speyers walk up watch and help you through issues/problems with your casts, in complete friendly "I want to help" attitude.

Nah, on second thought, probably not worth the drive
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Exactly what I was looking for guys thanks! Sounds like its going to be a great time!
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Thumbs up good decision

oh, and based on my charge card bill from last May, you can buy stuff at the clave
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