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juro
12-11-2004, 08:53 AM
I contacted an area high school and found out their gym is rentable for short $. I am thinking we might start a monthly casting get together as part of the Forum's NE contingent event calendar this winter.

I love the Reading Field House but $600 is steep for the afternoon, there are much more affordable (albeit not as nice) buildings for this.

Can people check into your local high school for rental cost of their gym? We could rotate thru the towns to give everyone a good shot at attending one or more until the spring migration.

We can get folks in our ranks to make short presentations between casting times and hold a friendly competition at the end like we do at Reading. I am sure we can get a guest instructor to show up each month. I have been working on a distance casting / loop refinement presentation and wouldn't mind some guinea pigs. :)

If interested, please post location and cost of rental for a weekend day or weekday evening here:

Eddie
12-13-2004, 07:54 AM
what a good idea. I'll check some places out up here, but being in Maine (end of the line) I am afraid that participation might be low.

juro
12-13-2004, 09:35 AM
Does Kittery count as down east? ;) That would be a fun day especially AFTER Xmas, screamin' deals at the TP as well.

Smcdermott
12-13-2004, 10:07 AM
We can rent out the Gymnasium in East Greenwich, RI for $130/Day on a weekend. Not a bad deal if we can get at least 10 casters.

Sean

Adrian
12-13-2004, 12:04 PM
RI would be do-able for me - that sounds linke a great rate too!

FKrow
12-13-2004, 12:18 PM
RI is fine for me,,,,,I will attend.

Regards,
Fred Krow

Slinger
12-13-2004, 11:52 PM
If we can put one together in Rhoddy I`ll definitly be there and drag along a couple of others.
Slinger

juro
12-14-2004, 12:09 AM
Well worth the drive for me and what a price!

bonefishmon
12-14-2004, 07:36 AM
I'm in if it's a Saturday. Thanks Sean.

Phil

grizz0707
12-14-2004, 08:01 AM
i would even drive from pa to attend

Smcdermott
12-14-2004, 08:58 AM
Sounds like there is sufficient interest for Rhoddy. I will post a thread after the holidays and see what works for dates.

Sean

artb
12-14-2004, 03:43 PM
I will be around to help anyone, long as it is in RI, or closeby Ma. I could bring a few rods, from a 2 weight to a 15 weight. :D Maybe I could even wakeup Capt. Ray. :eek: I will have to look for a video I have of really long distant casting. Which was taken out on a river, never cast that far even in a field house. :Eyecrazy:

Dble Haul
12-14-2004, 03:49 PM
Good to hear from you Art. I hope that your leg is mending well.

FishHawk
12-15-2004, 04:28 AM
Count me in too depending on the date. FishHawk :D

Chris
12-15-2004, 11:44 AM
I'll likely be there, depends if I'm on call or not and if Ian has a robotics team competition. I kn ow we'd both be there if we're free.

flydoc
12-16-2004, 07:16 PM
RI would be a reasonable drive for me as well, especially on my off-call weekends (at least after duck season is over....quack, quack).
Doc Shep

Lefty
12-17-2004, 02:44 PM
So much for my son and I WALKING over to the casting clave and WALKING home with all the prizes! You gotta admit it was a great venue while it lasted.

Merry Merry everyone.

IronMike
12-23-2004, 04:23 PM
FWIW: my town (near Worcester, few miles west of 495/290 interchange) has a very large gymnasium town residents are allowed to rent for VERY short money (like $35 I think).

Let me know if you interested I can find out more details.

juro
12-24-2004, 12:13 PM
Mike -

thanks thats a winner!!

We could do one every month thru the winter.

I would like to try to get one in before the end of the year. Mike, how big is the gym and how do I find out avail between Xmas and New Years?

juro
12-24-2004, 12:46 PM
Sean -

I will call about E. Greenwich for Jan or Feb.

Smcdermott
12-24-2004, 05:46 PM
Juro,

Not sure if you meant you would call me or the gym but you will need to call me. Have to be a resident to rent it out is my understanding.

Sean

IronMike
12-24-2004, 09:31 PM
Will contact them on Monday, they keep short hours but I need to go there anyway. I'll take pics too so you get an idea of what it's like and will confirm they will allow us to use it.

Mike

juro
12-25-2004, 01:04 AM
Sean -

Definitely meant call you. Have a fantastic Christmas weekend and I will talk to you early in the week.

best regards,
Juro

Juro,

Not sure if you meant you would call me or the gym but you will need to call me. Have to be a resident to rent it out is my understanding.

Sean

juro
12-25-2004, 01:05 AM
Awesome! thanks Mike

Will contact them on Monday, they keep short hours but I need to go there anyway. I'll take pics too so you get an idea of what it's like and will confirm they will allow us to use it.

Mike

Smcdermott
01-04-2005, 11:39 AM
Sent you a PM with Rhoddy update.

Sean

IronMike
02-05-2005, 10:03 AM
Guys, sorry, I've called and called and called, but apparently Hillside (the place I referenced) is being refurbished. I'll try to find out planned finish date and I'll grab a picture of inside to see if it suits casting. Meanwhile, I'm checking with another local town who rents their gym.