Boneclave Official Signup Sheet [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum

: Boneclave Official Signup Sheet

07-24-2003, 04:56 PM
Sorry about the delay, here it is:

(link removed)

07-24-2003, 05:02 PM
OK - just tested it and it works. JIMW is a superstar!!!


The checkbox for "need ride to island" means "need ride to/from island", in other words if you need to get to Washburn or from Washburn check the box.

Also, when Jim gets back I will ask for a couple of minor edits but it will not affect your existing record.

If you have a change or cancellation please update to make room for others if we over-book.

07-24-2003, 05:09 PM
Thanks Juro, Now were rolling.
Lefty has stepped up to the plate and accepted the job of Equipment manager (for which I am forever grateful), and as I told him, it's past experiances that go to make these events even better than last time. So, three cheers for all the participation, Thanks guys, Just don't forget to sign up!:D

07-24-2003, 05:27 PM

I some how managed to double my entry when I noticed I hadn't checked the attending boxes. Please note I am on there twice in case we start to get full.


07-24-2003, 05:34 PM
I did the same thing when I signed on, luckily for me it was a test from Jim and he caught it and fixed it. He's gonna have some work to do when he gets back. It seemed like editing was a problem, but then again, I'm showing way too much of my"computer expertise"! Now, about my fishing expertise, your gonna have to have a quick boat and follow me around to find all my secrets!:devil:

07-24-2003, 05:56 PM
Sean I deleted your earlier entry so now there is only one.

Let me know if that is a problem,


07-24-2003, 06:42 PM

No boat here but I may be small enough to sneak in the livewell armed with a GPS. Feel like giving up some hot fly data. Can we expect them to be on chovies, baby bunker?


Thanks for the assistance. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you jump on these things. We need to get you out to the East coast soon so we can repay all the favors.


07-24-2003, 08:09 PM
Sean, Last year during this period the bonito were dinning on not only peanut bunker (although you could almost walk across the Sound on them) but silversides and sand eels as well. My success came from not trying to match the bait, but stand out from it. Most of my fly caught bones were on Bonito bunnies in white or tan, or surf candies. With the method of casting to the sides of the busting fish and letting the offering drift while keeping ALMOST in contact with the fly. A very loose drag and palming the reel worked for me. When ever I would cast into the pod and try to strip I would break off right away, even with 20# floro. I have found that with as little as 8# floro and the loose drag my success was much greater, provided I palm upon take-off so as to prevent the backlash, many more hits with the 8# as well!
I do intend to have you on board once or twice. Looking forward to it.
PS. the livewell's not a bad idea, it dosen't get used for much else.:devil:

07-24-2003, 10:23 PM
I'm in for at least Sat and Sun and will make every effort to be there Fri and Mon as well. I may bring my boat but I'm not sure about that yet. It's only a 12' tin boat w/3hp motor but it would at least get me to and from the island and out to the jetties. I'd still like chance to get on a "real" boat for a couple hours if possible. I'll help out with some food and/or equipment too. I'll have a better idea of what I may be able to contribute once my plans are a little more settled.


07-29-2003, 01:06 PM
Time to get this back up to the top. We have lots of room, and could use some more attendees with boats!

07-29-2003, 05:19 PM
Case or someone,

Can you give me a rundown of the fishing conditions on the island. If not on the boat will we be fishing the surf, jetties any flats accessible. Just trying to figure out what rods, lines etc... to bring.


07-29-2003, 06:20 PM
From Washburn...

You'd need to be able to get to the jetties and beachfront to have any excitement. This would take a yak or at least a shuttle ride from one of the boaters. Sometimes the inlet from shore is just as exciting as anything else out there, the pics of busting bass I posted were from the rocks and hardtails run the inlet like Weekapaug. You might consider being dropped off on the east jetty, which would permit a walk on South Cape Beach as far as desired.

As the boat/rider ratio settles down we will try to allocate shifts and shuttles accordingly. Those with yaks might consider bringing them for the mobility they afford in and around the island.

As far as lines and such, the usual - either the intermediate and/or sinking head lines same as everywhere else. I hope to have the two new two-hander prototypes available by that outing, fingers crossed. Nobuo informed me that the mandrels and blanks have been completed, now it's a matter of construction and shipping. I am totally psyched!

Anyway, to answer your question we will work out the shuttle / shift stuff once we know how many are attending. I still hope to see some guest appearances from captains and notables from the area although they haven't signed up yet. Maybe the Saturday feast will lure them out ;)

Anyway, more to come. Hope that helps.

07-29-2003, 06:57 PM
The walk/wade back from the jetty isn't bad. I had to do it a couple of years ago after several boats with smiling clavers waved and proceded on by. Thought to myself "what the f#@*" (wink wink). Depending on the boat to passenger ratio I may bring a yak. It would be nice to poke around a bit. While I was fishing from the jetty a guy was constantly picking up fish on repeated drifts in a kayak/canoe or rubber dingy while I managed just a snapper blue and a schoolie.

07-30-2003, 01:04 AM
Just signed up tonite. My PC has been out of order since last week..
Hopefully I can get in on this Clave. Can someone please confirm this ASAP so I can finalize my travel plans.

07-30-2003, 06:12 AM
Attn: Boat Owners.
I noticed something on the list that doesn't jive. Many of the boat owners have listed 0 passengers since they have already filled the 1 or 2 spots with buddies. It would help the planning if you changed the boat capacity to reflect the true number of passengers including yourself. I originally asked for capacity excluding the owner, my bad. It should be quite easy to change the info just click on the 'login to change your info' link on the main page.

Be sure that all attendees sign up including the kids. For kids it's fine to just put Joe's son and just make up a handle, use the same email as you used for your own sign up. This will make it easier for Case to total up the campers and such.


07-30-2003, 08:36 AM
Jim it says:
".. bringing a boat I can take X people fishing (in addition to myself)

I added one more to include myself. Hope it helps.

07-30-2003, 09:14 AM
Is there a preferred boat launching site?

07-30-2003, 09:39 AM
I updated it earlier this AM. It now says:

Total capacity including yourself [dropbox]
If your boat can fish 2 but you will take 3 and take turns casting then choose 3. Even if you already know who's going to be on your boat enter the total capacity.

Thanks for pointing that out though. I'd say the browser is caching the old page.
Sometimes browsers don't always show you the latest and greatest of a site. If using internet explorer try this.
From the Tools menu choose internet options
on the general tab click the settings button
select the every visit to page radio button option.'
Clicking the delete files button on the general tab isn't a bad idea either. You may be pleasantly suprised with a little speed boost.

Pete, looking forward to seeing you at the clave. You've got to get the all clear from Brian but it looks like we are currently under capacity for camping.

07-30-2003, 04:01 PM
Nice job Jim , this should help sort things out with head count and boat availablity.
Pete, glad to hear it, thanks for signing up.
John, The preferred launch Ramp? No, but the easiest is Whites Landing at Edwards Boatyard in Waquoit. I'll be posting directions again soon.
Now, where the h**l is PENGUIN?;)

07-31-2003, 08:17 AM
...other boards finally reporting bonito on Vineyard and Nantucket.
Hope that you guys have a blast!!

07-31-2003, 04:57 PM
I'm on my way after a 2 years absence.., well arriving on the 21st, not soon enough
Looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new ones at my first BoneClave
Bonito's watch your tails....

07-31-2003, 07:02 PM
Pete, make sure to bring some photos of the Chuck Races:D

07-31-2003, 07:24 PM
Alright Pete. Now it's an international event!

08-05-2003, 06:09 PM
I found out that I have other obligations on Saturday so I won't be able to get to the Cape until early Sunday morning :( . But at least I can stay until Monday :D .

I'm still debating about whether to bring the boat. Any idea what the shuttle situation will be like for Sunday morning and Monday afternoon?


08-10-2003, 09:12 AM
Some of you may have noticed that changes to the check boxes are not sticking. I'll figure out what's busted, fix it and let you know when it's working. Changes to the comments work but I've got a bug with the checkboxes.

I'll post when it's running correctly.

Thanks Sully and Q for pointing out the bugs.

08-10-2003, 09:19 AM
As a general note to Q's post...

Should we plan to have one designated daily pick up and drop off time each day?

The rider must accomodate the boater's schedule I would think. There will be a number of folks arriving and leaving each day. The leavers/arrivers will have to be ready to come/go according to the daily ride schedule.


08-10-2003, 09:47 AM
I think a set time in the morning is very important. In the evening I'm not real concerned about when the run is made so long as it's done in the least possible runs (like maybe 1). Oh yeah and it should be after the Feast on Sat but before the pogy oil.

For the Sat. Sun. moring runs it might make sense to have the boat the riders will be fishing from make the pickup.

08-10-2003, 09:47 AM
Designated times for pickup sounds good. We might consider a blind draw system for the boater/non-boater pairings for specific times to fish. For example, jfbasser/case for Sunday after breakfast:D till noon,etc.

08-10-2003, 10:04 AM
What's the ride like from the Ramp?
How long does it take? I remember getting a ride with Case and Greggo last time but was more taking in the sights than paying attention. Any hazzards to nav? My prop likes rocks :rolleyes:
I've got a handheld gps and a spot light but I wouldn't mind following someone who knows the area for the night time shuttles.

08-10-2003, 10:30 AM
I think, Everyone should get to go out on a boat if they wish to.
I don't mind taking shifts out to the nearby rips but I would like one day of solid fishing with one group on an extended range trip unless the bones are in the nearby shoals.
Some have mentioned bringing yaks. What about the idea of tossing the yaks in boats so they can be used by those not on a motor boat? I'll throw a pungo in my boat just to see how it fits but it seems doable. Last BC I was going to paddle out but needed someone to take my gear anyway so the yak was not going to serve a purpose. Just a thought.

08-10-2003, 11:26 AM
I have a little motor and a square backed canoe, but Pete L. will probably need a ride out if I have too much gear. Or I could make two trips.

Also the tides will be just right for bringing human-propelled craft out to the inlet and back to dinner with little use of a paddle. I think I will bring inflatable pool toys (Stearns inflatable kayaks) in the canoe and focus on the inlet, jetties, west corner, and the whole expanse of south cape beach. The pool toys have the advantage of deflating into a small bundle if needed, the canoe lets me fish standing up.

In any case, there will be action at the end of the jetties against either wall at some point during the day that will rival anything out yonder. I am perfectly content to exploit that opportunity, in fact it will make a very good test for my two new prototype rods from shore which will arrive well ahead of these dates.

08-10-2003, 12:01 PM
Don't get me wrong, if it takes 2 trips that's what we need to do, I don't have a problem with it. If we can keep it to one great. I looked at the map, looks like ~7 or 8 miles round trip. Can anyone confirm that?

BTW- the sign up sheet change form is working now. It ain't pretty but at least it works.

I made a couple of tweaks to the data.

Flyboy - I changed you to no ride on Sat. since you're arriving Fri. staying until Sun.

Case - changed your boat capacity to 2

Mark T.- changed your boat capacity to 2

Quint and John Casey should probably be down for a ride but I'll leave that to you Case.

FredA - added a ride on Mon.

Smcdermott - added a ride on Sun.

Craig - changed your boat capacity to 2

Slinger - changed your boat capacity to 2 and I noticed NEAC9 has not signed up yet. Is he going?

Jerry - took out the Sat. ride since your camping that night.

Nick - added a Sun. ride

MikeZ - I added your son just for the count.

Mike & Gregg Estey - I don't know what to do with your passenger count. Do you guys each have a boat?

I know this sign up thing can be a pain in the A$$ but it will help out in the planning.

08-10-2003, 01:05 PM
Jim, I'm not sure of the distance from the launch site to the camp site, but I seem to recall that it takes 20-30 min (one way) because most of the trip is in a no-wake zone.

If I do need a ride to/from the island I'll need room for my tent and other gear and will need to stop at the island before fishing.

I'll be happy to fish from the jetties, especially if there will be some pool toys to provide additional mobility. If I get a chance to fish from a boat that would be a nice bonus.


08-19-2003, 11:42 AM