Can we get a roll call for the CCA dinner on Friday? I spoke via email w/ Doug Parker (VP of Metro/Boston CCA) who informed me that it's best to provide a list of names to Dave Rimmer before showing up at the door.
I get home thursday night from a road trip. So I will be remote for a couple of days and thought we should figure this out we we can. Last I remember we had a full table with a few people unsure whether they or their spouses could make it? How about a reply to this thread if you can make it, and how many folks in your party. There are ten per table.
You better be mixing in some fishin' with the business travel.
2 seats: me & Peter Heino.
> fishin' w/ business travel...
Unfortunately I'm Twin City bound! That auger weighs too much for domestic luggage. I hate cutting out that 70' long hole for a decent cast and nothing's taking dries this time of year. Was a lot different the two years we did a Miami meeting... I cut a deal with my former employer to fly in early with Saturday night stay to cut airfare in half. Spent the extra days exploring the Keys, losing my bonefish cherry and wrestling with some nasty 'cuda.
We've been talking w/ Microsoft lately, my fingers are crossed for a Seattle meeting say in mid-April. Geez, have you seen the savings for a saturday night stay airfare lately? http://126.96.36.199/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif
See you at the dinner.
Bob Pink? Al? GregO? Are you and the others who mentioned in earlier posts still on for the dinner?
Sorry. We have to pass. It seems to me finding a baby sitter was much easier for my parents.... but I guess that's the times we live in....
Bob Pink mentioned via email that he will attend.
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03-03-2000, 10:05 AM
<font color="0000FF"><i>I thought some of you might appreciate a sneak-peek at some of the live auction items for tonight's banquet. This is just the live auction items, and doesn't include any of the silent auction or raffle items, which is too extensive to list here. See ya tonight!</font><!--color--></i>
<font color="0000FF"><b>LIGHT TACKLE MARTHA’S VINEYARD.</b></font><!--color--> Let Capt. Jaime Boyle guide you for a day on his new 22 foot Pathfinder by Maverick/Hewes, poling along the Island’s many flats and boulder fields. Early season stripers and blues or late season bonito and albies are his specialties. Trip for two in 2000. Donated by Capt. Jaime Boyle, Edgartown, MA. Value: $375.00
<font color="0000FF"><b>CUSTOM BUILT LOOMIS SURF ROD/PENN 5500 REEL</b></font><!--color-->. This outfit is a real beauty, a hand built 81/2 foot Loomis spin casting rod perfect for those 1-2 once plugs you love to throw at stripers, blues, bonito and albies. The reel needs no introduction, it’s a Penn classic. Rod built and donated by Clark Whitcomb, Nantucket, MA. Reel donated by Jim Blackwell. Value: $200.00.
<font color="0000FF"><b>"TARPON" HAND COLORED ETCHING. </b></font><!--color--> Magnificent hand colored etching of the elusive Silver King, signed lower right by the artist, Michael Stidham. Donated by Stephen O?Brien, Boston, MA. Value: $400.00.
<font color="0000FF"><b>3 GUIDED TROUT FISHING IN MAINE</b></font><!--color--> CCA/Massachusetts is thrilled to be supported by the famous Libby Camps of Maine. This is a fantastic trip for two with three days in a private log cabin on a remote wilderness lake, with home-cooked meals, maid service, boat, motor, canoes and seaplane flyouts with outpost overnights available, full guide service and license fees all inclusive. Available for 2000. Donated by Libby Camps, Ashland, ME. Value: $1200
<font color="0000FF"><b>"AFTER HOURS GEESE" PRINT. </b></font><!--color-->This simple but striking Limited Edition, signed print comes from the studio of the late Hank Walker, wildlife artist, explorer and politician from Newbury, MA. Donated by Hank Walker and Son Decoys, Newbury, MA. Value: $375.00
<font color="0000FF"><b>Pair of Trout Prints.</b></font><!--color--> A unique pair of prints by artist Mark Sufinno are signed and numbered the same: 466/990. These prints will present themselves handsomely as a pair or individually wherever they hang. Donated by CCA MA. Value: $500.
<font color="0000FF"><b>LIGHT TACKLE/CAPE ANN, MA</b></font><!--color--> Spend a memorable morning with “First Light” specialists Capt. Derek Spingler and Capt. Nat Moody of Manchester, MA seeking out rocky shore stripers and bluefish off beautiful Cape Ann. Trip for two in 2000. Donated by First Light Anglers, Manchester, MA. Value: $275.00.
<font color="0000FF"><b> 25 HORSEPOWER MERCURY OUTBOARD</b></font><!--color--> Mercury outboards are some of the finest in the industry and have repeatedly withstood the test of time. This motor has the power to push a skiff, or to serve as a backup kicker for your big boat. Just a great motor. Donated by Mercury Marine,Fond du Lac, WI. Value: $2000.00
<font color="0000FF"><b> BIG BASS WITH CAPT. BOB LUCE.</b></font><!--color--> If your goal is big cow stripers, look no further than Capt.Bob Luce. Join Bob for a 6-hour charter out of Harwichport on Cape Cod for 3-4 anglers. Choose your weapon, from wire line to fly, and prepare to hold on as Bob takes you (blindfolded) to the most productive striper waters in the world, the Monomoy and Nantucket rips. Bob has guided anglers to numerous IGFA fly rod world record fish. Trip for Monday, July 10, 2000 at 5:00 am. Donated by Capt. Bob Luce, Harwichport, MA. Value: $500.00.
<font color="0000FF"><b>"BLUE BOTTLE" PRINT.</b></font><!--color--> This is a Limited Edition, signed and remarqued print by Martha’s Vineyard artist Andrew G. Moore. Andrew is a remarkable artist with an amazing talent with watercolors as displayed in this print. Andrew is also a conservationist, avid outdoorsman and regular prize winning angler at the Vineyard Derby. Donated by Andrew Moore, Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Value: $370.00
<font color="0000FF"><b> MARTHA’S VINEYARD COTTAGE</b></font><!--color--> If you live to striper fish, you want to be on the Vineyard in early June. Here’s your chance! The Griswold Family cottage on Lambert’s Cove is available from June 7 to June 11, 2000 a total of four nights and five days coinciding with the annual Catch-and-Release Striped Bass Tournament. Cottage is fully equipped and sleeps 4-6. Donated by Whit Griswold and Family, Martha’s Vineyard, MAValue: $800.00
<font color="0000FF"><b>LIGHT TACKLE/CAPE COD. </b></font><!--color-->Fish a tide with Capt. Dan Marini aboard his customized 20-foot Maritime Skiff, prowling the flats and channels of Pleasant Bay for cruising stripers and busting blues. As an Orvis Saltwater Guide of the Year winner, Dan handles both fishermen and fish with the utmost respect. And he doesn?t even know what "skunk" means! Good for two anglers for a 5-6 hour trip in 2000. Donated by Capt. Dan Marini. Value: $275.
<font color="0000FF"><b> "DARK WATER" ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING.</b></font><!--color--> We are thrilled to offer this gem of a painting by artist Brett J. Smith, depicting the classic struggle between angler and tarpon. Framed in a 22-karat gold leaf frame, this piece of original artwork would enhance any collection. Donated by Stephen O’Brien. Value: $1600.
<font color="0000FF"><b>MARTHA’S VINEYARD NAUTICAL CHART.</b></font><!--color--> Study the chart; enjoy the art! This is a one of kind limited edition, signed print by artist Alan Robinson. Donated by Alan Robinson, Red Raven Graphics. Value: $300.
<font color="0000FF"><b>LIGHT TACKLE ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA.</b></font><!--color--> Enjoy a day of fishing in Everglades National Park for bonefish, redfish and tarpon with experience guide and CCA Board member Capt. Paul DiMaura. Paul will fish you additional days or help you secure other guides to make it a full trip. Murually agreeable date for two anglers; trip expires 3/3/2001. Donated by Capt. Paul DiMaura. Value: $400.
<font color="0000FF"><b>"ACTION AT SQUIRREL POINT" PRINT.</b></font><!--color--> Limited edition print by CCA Maine Artist of the Year Amy Ramsey Walton. The print depicts one of the classic striped bass drifts on the legendary Kennebec River in Maine. Conservationist of the Year Brad Burns will vouch for its productivity. Donated by CCA Massachusetts. Value: $300.
<font color="0000FF"><b> OFFSHORE SHARKS. </b></font><!--color-->That’s right, SHARKS. Fish for monster blue sharks (and the occasional mako) with Capt. John Pirie aboard his 27-foot Boston Whaler, Orca. Capt. John has been a pioneer of this fly rod fishery and has an amazing vessel and all the right gear. This trip is good for 4 anglers in 2000. Donated by Capt. John Pirie. Value: $750.
<font color="0000FF"><b> "NORTHEAST GRAND SLAM" PRINT".</b></font><!--color--> Another in a long line of outstanding prints from artist and accomplished saltwater fisherman Mark Lewchick of Connecticut. These are the four gamefish that bedevil us all: Striped bass, bluefish, bonito and false albacore. Imagine all landed in a day! Donated by Mark Lewchick. Value: $300.
<font color="0000FF"><b> ORVIS CAPE COD SALTWATER FLY FISHING SCHOOL FOR 2.</b></font><!--color--> This is a fantastic opportunity for a get-a-way to Cape Cod for two people looking to learn from qualified Orvis instructors about the techniques and tactics for successful saltwater fly fishing. Wade the famous Monomoy flats and South Beach surf. School is two days and includes all equipment. Available May thru September 2000. Donated by Fishing The Cape. Value: $860.
<font color="0000FF"><b>"SEASONS BEST" PRINT. </b></font><!--color-->A handsome limited edition lithograph from artist Chet Reneson. Donated by Steve O’Brien. Value: $250.
<font color="0000FF"><b> CAPE COD BONITO.</b></font><!--color--> Here is a chance to fish alongside two CCA giants–Brad Burns and Jim Blackwell. Two anglers are invited to join Brad andJim for a day chasing "bones" along the southside of the Cape in August/September 2000. One angler will man the bow of Brad’s 17-foot Parker Skiff ; the other will be perched up front in Jim’s 16-foot Maritime Skiff. Boat swapping will be allowed! Donated by Burns and Blackwell.Value: Don’t Ask!
<font color="0000FF"><b>BOSTON RED SOX TICKETS.</b></font><!--color--> The "Curse of the Bambino" is going down in 2000! These are four fantastic box seats at historic Fenway Park for a game on August 17, 2000 at 7:05 PM against the power-laden attack of the Texas Rangers. Donated by David Corbet. Value: $160.