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I understand the date is not yet known. Before Easter or after. In winter, you can buy tickets with a nice discount, but I need to know the exact date. Wait. thank you.
 

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Spey - O - Rama 2015

The dates for SOR 2015 are April 17, 18, and 19th. This is after Easter and before Trout Season opens in California.
 

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Sorry to ask but are these dates confirmed, flights are very cheap to book this time of year for next April.
 

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Dates Are Firm

The dates are as firm as we can make them. The only caveat is that if some corporation pays the Parks Department to rent and close Golden Gate Park for this weekend then SOR is out of luck. The chances of this happening are extremely doubtful.
 

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Geoff,

Could you also post SOR updates to the Facebook Speyorama group page. Most of the competitors visit there.
 

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2015 Spey-O- Rama Line Weight Limit

After discussion with selected competitors and GGACC members the Chief Judge has decided that effective with the 2015 event that a limit will be placed on line weight. This decision was reviewed and approved GGACC's Board of Directors.

"The dry line weight of the line used in the competition can not exceed 1100 grains. The "fly", leader, and running line is excluded from the weight calculation."

All competitors should be prepared to have their line weighed. Weighing will be at the discretion of the Chief Judge.
 

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Line Weight Limit!

So...I have read that 1,100 grains will be max.

How will that effectively be implemented for the participants? Once a line gets wet, it will pick up a bunch of grains. Some lines are going to hold more water than others depending on line durometer, length etc.

Some of the participants will show up as much as a week early to get familiar with the ponds, some will show up later and so forth.

It seems like a date and time of weighing would be in order so that competitors have time for practice sessions along with ample time to dry their line for an "official" weigh in.

As well, are guys going to have to register the line they will be using or lines so that a simple switch after weigh in does not happen?

Standardizing the lines is a great idea as that will also bring the rods back into something that more closely resembles a more true 10 weight, just seems like there needs to be some clear and concise guidelines as the competitors come a long ways from all around the globe to compete.

It would be a bummer to not see some guys compete and an even bigger bummer for competitors that spend a lot of money to get there and a lot of time practicing to be ready to be there.

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Bruce, If you read what was posted it clearly states;
"The dry line weight of the line used in the competition can not exceed 1100 grains. The "fly", leader, and running line is excluded from the weight calculation."

I take from that that they are going to weigh the line dry.
 

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Line Weight

Bruce,
Enforcement of the line weight limit, subject to Board approval, will be to have each competitor's DRY competition line weighed and "officially" marked prior to the competition. I assume that competitors will have practice lines similar to their official competition line that can be used during the practice sessions prior to the weigh in. I hope this answers any outstanding questions.
 

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I doubt if there are going to be any lines over the 1100 grain mark at this years SOR, as you can see on social media and here, there is no one questioning this rule, I don’t have any problem with it knowing that none of my comp lines exceed 1050 grains when dry.
 

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Good afternoon. This year will be available to order caps, T-shirts or other souvenirs with the words Spey o rama?
 

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Spey-O-Rama 2015 Updates

I am pleased to provide the following event updates:

Registration - The updated Club website is now "live" and registration on line is possible. Competitors, please do not wait until the last minute to register. Waiting to register makes planning and ordering of event merchandise more difficult for us.

Event Trophies - Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category (Open Men, Women, Senior Men) at this year's event. Trophies for last year are being ordered and will be handed out at this year's event. Donna O'Sullivan has kindly agreed to order the trophies for last year's winners.

Tee Shirts - SOR 2015 tee shirts will be given to each competitor. (Another reason to register early is so that my size guessing and order quantities is better.)

Line Weight - After much continued discussion the dry line weight limit is being raised FOR SOR 2015 ONLY to 1200 grains. This is due to concerns relating to the practicalities of enforcement and current lines used by competitors. Please accept my apologies for this rather late notice. A competitors meeting will be held to discuss this subject during Spey-O-Rama 2015.

Casting Ponds - The ponds will be drained, cleaned, and repaired prior to the event. They should be refilled and open for practice at least a week prior to the event. Please note that the water used to fill the ponds in NOT potable and is recirculated by the Parks Department. As California is entering its fourth year of drought conditions this is important to note and should be shared if asked.

Exhibitors - As in prior years exhibitors are most welcome and will be provided space adjacent to the most westerly, or "bottom" pond. Competitors please take the time to thank these exhibitors for their generous support of Spey-O-Rama without which it would be much harder for the Club to host this event.

Meals - Breakfast for competitors will be provided Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; lunch will be provided Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; dinner will provided Saturday. All meals are free of charge to competitors. This is due in a large part to the generosity of long time event exhibitors.

Please contact the undersigned at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club if any question or comment. Thank you

Geoff Motlow
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Spey-O-Rama 2015
 

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Casting Ponds

LET THE PRACTICING BEGIN!!!!

Casting Ponds are Being Refilled

Friday afternoon April 3, 2015

This is to advise you that the casting ponds are currently being refilled following debris removal, cleaning, inspection, crack repairs, and stripe painting. As a reminder, the water being used to refill the ponds is recycled well water (not drinking water) from the Golden Gate Park aquifer. It is expected that refilling the ponds should take a couple of days.

The ponds began draining on March 26 and were cleaned in record time on Monday March 30 by a crew of 44 incredible GGACC
volunteers and an equally able crew of employees from the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. The GGACC team was capably led by Thom Jaquysh with key contributions by Master Chefs Ricardo Nunez, Glen Nagumo, Sigi Mo, and Xav Carbonnet.

The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club would like to recognize the cooperation of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department without whom this pond maintenance activity would not have been possible. Thanks to everyone who helped with this year's pond cleaning effort!
 

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Competitor Registration

There are reports of difficulty registering online. No worries, just register in person when you get to the ponds which, by the way, are full and look beautiful.
Looking forward to seeing and catching up with all of you.
 
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