When: October 21,22 & 23
Where: Carnation WA, Snoqualmie River
See sponsor site River Run Angler (http://speyshop.com) for details, or just call speybum (Aaron Reimer) directly at the shop.
If fares stay this low, I will be flying out there myself for some great Spey fun before old man winter comes to town.
(not to mention the rivers should be fishin' real fine then)
09-13-2005, 05:47 PM
And my wife has surgery the 21 so I will be tied during that week. :frown:
09-16-2005, 07:17 PM
I'd love to go, but with gas prices the way they are... That would be like 24 minutes of round trip driving each day... Maybe I can find someone to car pool :D
I think this will be an outstanding event. I would love to attend.
09-20-2005, 01:26 AM
River Run Anglers is proud to announce Speyfair 2005 (formerly known as Speyclave) will be held on October 21-23, 2005, in Carnation, Washington. I have booked space for this year's Speyfair at the Tolt-MacDonald Park, less than a mile from the shop. In addition to the casting demonstrations we will be conducting distance casting games. Please see the rules below.
At this time in October, the river should hold the peak of the summer
steelhead run. There should also be many King, Coho, and pink salmon
present. I have reserved a large barn on the park grounds, which will
provide shelter for vendor booths, fly tying and line splicing
demonstrations, and informal attendee discussion.~ A non-profit organization
will offer food items at the Speyfair site on a donation basis. Please plan to join us this year.
Two Full Day Speycasting Presentation On Both Side Of The River Featuring These Fine Casters
1. MIKE KINNEY (MEISER)
2. DANA STURN (LOOP)
3. BRAIN STSKAL (BURKHIEIMER)
4. GEIR GREVSTAD (VOGG USA)
5. KUSH TYLER (CND)
6. TOD SCHARFF (UPSTREAM GUIDE SERVICE)
7. LEROY TEEPLE (TCHI)
GAME RULES FOR COMPETITION
Men's Division & Ladies' Division
A. Rod Categories:
Standard class: Maximum length is 15 feet, and blank must be from recognized manufacturer.
Unlimited class 18ft blank must be from recognized manufacturer
B. Line Classes:
1. Long belly
2. Shooting heads
C. Leader length: minimum nine (9) feet – maximum fifteen (15) feet
for both classes.
D. Fly - visible yarn.
E. Time limits
Long belly - 5 Minutes for each shoulder
Shooting heads - 8 Minutes for each shoulder
Casts: Switch cast only
A. Fly must anchor in front of caster.
B. Line and fly must turn over before the belly touches the water
C. Back cast will be limited to 40 ft. barrier
D. Competition with be held Friday & Saturday
E. Each competitor will make 2 switch casts, one from the right shoulder and one from the left shoulder.
F. Optional: - 2 practice cast in each direction - Right to Leftand Leftto Right over each shoulder
G. Four (4) measured casts in each direction.
H. Scoring will be the average of Four (4) measured casts combined.
I. Ten competitors with the top 10 combined cast distances will go to the final round.
If there are more then 10 competitors, qualifying rounds will be held on Friday, October 21st at 1pm or Saturday, October 22nd at 1 pm. Finals will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at 1pm.
Finals: Sunday 1 PM
A. There will 2 casts from the right, one over left shoulder and one over right shoulder
B. Competitors will cast in the water.
C. Competitors will cast in the order from lowest to the highest qualifying score.
D. If there is no qualifying round, the order will be determined by random draw.
In all we are going to have a good weekend.
We have not finalized a list of Vender Reps that will be represented yet but I have a good turn out.
If you are interested in setting up a booth contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the details and rules.