Bob Larsell/I 'coined' the term for the first ---- River "'Clave." 'Clave is a slimmed down version of the word 'conclave.' A gathering, as noted above.
.02 cents only in the what ever it's worth dept. The first 'clave was 'invented' by Bob Larsell (Flybob) and I for a 'catchie name' for the first ---- River get together, we asked a local fly shop to lend a major hand (true) in getting a few rod manufactures to attend ... rest has gotten a tad beyond our reach. The first 'Clave actually had a major rod company (Bob was that two?)
"displaying" their rods out of the back of pick-up trucks. Bob and I expected maybe 30-50 folks, a handfull at best ... over 100 the first weekend and growing ever since. A good thing.
Properly spelled it's: 'Clave.
"And now you know the rest of the story."
Or, perhaps?, another one of my hair-brained ideas that's gone beyond my wildest dream(s).
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