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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Shasta Trinity Flyfishers & Redding Fly Shop Clave

On June 9 2012 <> The Shasta Trinity Flyfishers along with The Redding Fly Shop will be holding their annual State of Jefferson two handed clave on the Sacramento river near Cottonwood, California.

This is the third year for this event, and it is without a doubt growing with each year.

In attendance this year will be the following demonstrators:

Mike McCune <> Advanced Spey casting techniques

Kara Tripp <> Spey casting & Truder tying

Whitney Gould of Burkie Rods <> Advanced Spey casting techniques

Justin Miller of the Redding Fly Shop <> Advanced Spey casting and fishing techniques.

Jeff Putnam <> Advanced spey casting techniques

Mike Caranci of the Redding Fly Shop <> Advanced Spey casting and fishing techniques

Andrew Harris of Confluence Outfitters <> Spey rods and Steelheading the Lower Sac

Dax Messett <> Common Faults & Simple Solutions

Gino Bernero of Confluence Outfitters <> Extended distance casting concepts

Jan Hale <> Spey Fly Tying


Exhibitors will be:

Gary Anderson: Anderson Custom Rods <> 541 582 4318 [email protected]

Bryce Tedford: REP Beulah Fly Rods 206 696 2437 [email protected]

Jason Lozano: REP for Echo, Airflo, Scott <> 530 228 4767 [email protected]

Bob Meiser: R.B. Meiser Fly Rods LLC <> 541 770 4766 [email protected]

Jim Clarkson: Raptor Rod Works <> 530 894 2062 [email protected]

Mike McCune: Rep for Sage, RIO <> 530 368 2155 [email protected]

Mike Caranci: The Fly Shop Redding, CA <> 530 222 3555 [email protected]

Steve Godshall Speywerks Custom Fly Lines <> 541 840 2594

Andrew Harris: Confluence Outfitters <> 530 632 3465 [email protected]

There will be a kick ass free lunch put on by the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers and raffle tickets sold for a fine array of Spey goodies.

In addition <> The Meiser crew (and other hopelessly demented Spey geeks) will set up on the bar Friday, followed by an evening of fireside camping prior to the event on Saturday.

We will give Friday as a day of free two handed instruction to any that will wish to attend ...

... And if you like <> Join us for a grand evening of campfire libation, food and fun at a riverside overnight on the bar.

For a map and more information to this gathering E-mail me at [email protected]et

NOTE: 4X may be required to get to the bar, only small RVs or tents would be advised for overnighting the bar on Friday night ...

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 05:50 PM
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Speyclave!

Sounds like a great event Bob, awsome demonstraters for the clave! Are you gonna be cooking up brats as well? Sounds like a great time on the river!

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Yes sir Brian, awesome demonstrators, and a friday night Brat feed it's gonna be ... };^) ... !!!

The Barge hole on the Scaramento River is a fine place for a two handed gathering, with a broad bar that goes a long, long ways ... Always swinging to the inside curve, with nice clean even hydraulics and just the right speed.

Great place for instruction in all regards, and good fishing in season.

I think you'd like it.

Good to see Kerry's rods at this event.

If their's any chance you'll be down this way, it'd be good to see you again.

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I'm gonna miss those brats buddy. MK
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Bob, thanks for e-mailing the directions. Sounds like a good excuse to take a couple days off.

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Man! That was windy!
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Thank You!!!!

Thank you for a great event. I had a fantastic time even with the wind. The location was perfect. There was plenty of room for casting and great places to camp on the bar. The demos were spot on the mark. Your club members are the "Best" I was only sorry I missed Bob Meiser's "Chicken Barbecue" Friday night. I heard, besides making great rods, he's a pretty good cook. Thank You for the great time, and I will see you next year.

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to the Shasta Trinity Flyfishers. It was a great event. The location was outstanding, lots of prime camping spots and plenty of river. The wind lent a real world context to the casting demos and flying canopy's are one of my favorite things. And the Meiz is a fire box Chef of great skill. The food was great, but the Campfire was even better. Everyone's passion and knowledge of our sport was impressive, from rods and lines to flies and heron feathers.
I've had the good fortune to spend time with a few of the Jedi, but Ron
Hayashi is something else again!! If there were belts in in two handed casting Ron would be Han-shi, the best in skill and character. And it sounds like next year might be a two day event.

Thanks to everyone for the hard work that made this clave so successful.

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This event rose to a new level this year. Last year things were a little more spread out so it was a little more difficult to to attend the presentations and talk with the vendors, with the vendors and the STFF booth near the water it made it more compact and easier to see the vendors and view the presentations. Speaking of the presentation what an outstanding job they all did, but for me the high point would have to be when Mike McCune was asked how to land a fish with a spey rod and about 10 minutes later he hooks, lands, and demos the proper way to land a fish with a spey rod and not break the tip of the rod, almost as if the fish was on queue.

Bill did an outstanding job of organizing this event and clearly made improvements from last years observations. Hopefully this event will continue next year.
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Shasta Trinity Spey Fest 2012 Images

A small and incomplete sample of event images.

The morning crowd was enthusiastic and dressed to spey.





Lead off presenter Dax Messett gets the crowd warmed up with Common Faults and Simple Solutions.






If you didn't put rocks on your chair it might end up in the River.





Whitney and Cookie Monster ham it up for the camera, along with some unidentified innocent bystanders.





The afternoon crowd, canines included, intent on casting demonstrations.






Whitney Gould and Kara Tripp(?) demonstrating the basic elements of Spey Casting.





Did someone mention that it was really windy ?





Hardy souls brave Tierra del Fuego force winds to cast the rods on their wish lists.





Clean up presenter Mike McCune (Advanced Spey Techniques) demonstrates the proper technique for landing and releasing a fish when using a Spey Rod. Yes, an actual Sacramento River rainbow trout caught on a soft hackle.

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