The Salmon River Clave will be Oct. 24 @ two miles upriver from North Fork Idaho. There will be morning casting demonstrations and there will be demo equipment available that afternoon. Come and enjoy the free exchange of information, ideas and equipment.
Well Ed, I am getting really psyched for the weekend. Seeing as the winter season is upon us, this will probably be the last spey clave for me until the Seattle clave in early 2005. The legendary beauty of the wild and scenic Salmon River precedes it, and I am very excited to visit the area for the first time.
For those who are planning to attend and are interested in getting some formal Spey instruction, there are a couple of slots open for the Spey Class on Saturday October 23rd on location. Contact either Ed Link ("link"), Dan Hurzeler at Fin Chasers, or myself for details. The 1/2 day classes run in the morning and afternoon with small, focused groups. Cost of the class is $125 per session. There will be some time for follow-up one on one's on Sunday for students who are there both days. Proceeds will cover my airfare, hotel and car rental costs. Anything left over goes to my better half for bills.
Right, there are lots of fish in the river now! The Salmon Idaho Spey Clave is this Sunday, 9 a.m. at the first bridge across the river about a mile and a half upstream of the tiny town of North Fork on U.S. Highway 93. There is a wide pull out along the road for parking and we will have a sign posted there. A short walk through the trees will bring you to the river. There is a well beaten trail.
The morning presentation will demonstrate all the casts starting with a basic roll cast and progressing to the single spey, double spey, snake roll, skagit, perry poke and all the snap T's. We'll demonstrate casting faults and how to correct them. Juro has a presentation planned! Everyone is excited about his presence. I want to see his up river snake.
The afternoon will afford time to try out all the demo equipment ( Juro has a big quiver of all the new CND rods ). There will be lots of advanced casters who can help give personal instruction and take your spey casting to a new level. I'll have a raft available to cross to river left.
Come on out and enjoy the free exchange of information, instruction and equipment relating to Spey Casting.
Juro is our only caster of international renown. The rest are from the intermountain-northern rockies area. We have two FFF certified spey instructors in the group. We also have two Mike Maxwell disciples who have fished with Mike and Denise extensivly. The rest are local Salmon River guides. Of course everyone knows Juro.
Of the FFF Spey guys, where are their home territories? The reason I ask is, I am located in S. Idaho and would like to set a casting lesson or two from a better caster than myself. I know that lessons will be done on Sat. But I can't make it until Sun.?
Well you better get up here with your waders and attend this clave. There won't be another one for 365 days unless you go to the coast or the Great Lakes. You'll learn everything you need for a complete foundation of the basics which you must constantly refer to every time you " hit the wall". And it's not just for newbies, there is intermediate and advanced topics that will help casters of all levels.
Instruction, eh! Captain Kirk is a local, and the second FFF instructor in Idaho,
Simon's first. And JURO, the most passionate and productive piscatorial personality in the world of Spey. Arrange to get with him for an hour and you'll be at the next level Monday morning.
Fish are here! I guided one on one today, landed 4 of 6. If you'd like to trade, you can guide on Saturday and I'll take a lesson with Juro.
Well, I didn't realize that it was like 6 hrs to North Fork and coming from Nampa and Making a one day trip, it just wouldn't materialize. Now if you say it is less than 6hrs. then maybe. I may just settle for Riggins.
Well, it sounds like I missed out on a lot more than all of you did. My partner was suppose to meet me at 3:45 at my place, well at 5:15 he finally shows up (say good by to the better early morn. drifts). We fished all day as far up the Salmon as Partirdge Cr. and as far down as Lucile...NOT a single fish. I didn't even see on taken. And to boot, I think I got leak in my waders.
MAN, I love steelheading! Now everyone needs to say something like, "the clave was Phenominal (sp) Juro gave away a couple of rods to the two guys who DIDN'T catch fish, and Link treated everyone to a GREAT Dutch Oven lunch. At least this way, I can make a case for heading to Salmon for my next fishing/casting lesson/hunting/camping exploration trip. Yeah, I know, no one said steelheading was easy...
I just want to say that the clave was a great event. Thanks to Ed, Keith, Captain Kirk ,Juro and the rest. I guess spey casting is like allot of things. It is one thing to read about it and try to work out how to do it, another to see it done, but in the end you have put in time and as Ed says "take your hat off a few times". With a little instruction from someone who knows what their doing it makes a huge difference.
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