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: Spring Clave 2002 - Rhody Old School

04-23-2002, 10:25 PM
Peter Jenkins of Saltwater Edge has invited us to kick of the year (for those of us who did not make the early bird w/ Capt. Ray) down in the Narragansett Bay area.

The rough agenda would include morning fishing on the Rhody coast, mid-day gathering at Newport's swankiest fly shop, Jenks' place. Rumor has it that we'll have some top notch guests and instructors on hand at the store. Then we can enjoy a lunch somewhere along the strip in Newport to prepare for the famous worm hatch that night.

Several pro's have voiced an interest in chipping in and it promises to be a great time. Some may want to stay over to fish Sunday as well, we can figure out the accomodations plan as always.

Stay tuned for more details.

04-24-2002, 05:06 AM
Things are heating up count me in on this one . FishHawk

04-24-2002, 07:30 AM

Do you have any Idea on the dates? The sooner I know the better. I may have to take vacation time or try and get some one to work my shift Either way, I'll be there. :D

04-24-2002, 07:49 AM
Cant keep me away from this one either!

Worm Hatch - Full Moon - Sat/Sun 25/26 ???

04-24-2002, 09:11 AM
Sounds like a blast, you know I'm in !

04-24-2002, 10:31 AM
...ME TOO!...as an aspiring Aide de Campe to El Presidente' Case, I can only hope to share a ride and bask in his grande presence and soak up some of his insightful wizzzdom...

04-24-2002, 10:54 AM
I would like to attend. Let me know the date. I may be able to house a few guests in Narraganset.

04-24-2002, 12:29 PM
Never experienced a worm hatch and would love to see it. I'm in. Let me know if I can help with anything.

04-24-2002, 01:41 PM
I'm fine tuning my flatwings and cinder worm patterns as I speak.

04-24-2002, 02:48 PM
Ray, thats cool - don't forget to bring along a few of those new organic flies too ;)

04-24-2002, 03:04 PM
Quick question. I know from my travels around New England, I could be talking about the same fish as some one else and not know it due to the different names of the fish. Down here we have porgys. Some place may have scup. Same fish different name. The question is this..... Cinder worm....Clam worm. Same critter or totally different animal? I need to know!:confused:

Dble Haul
04-24-2002, 03:25 PM
Jimmy, the answer to your question is yes. The cinder worm and clam worm are names that are used interchangeably along the coast to describe what is essentially the same creature. While scup and porgy are the same species, either one of the worm nomenclatures is used to include any one of hundreds of different species of marine worms. The differences in these species' physiology is minimal and of no real relevance to angler, unless you'd like to get into some Latin and hair splitting.

04-24-2002, 03:44 PM
May 25/26 Count me in I think. I should be ready to go by then

04-24-2002, 04:52 PM
Thanks Mark. That clears things up for me. My Latin is a little rusty. The only thing this old alter boy remembers is how to conjugate the verb "to spit". Spito, Spitari, Hacktui, Splat.:hehe:

04-24-2002, 09:47 PM
I would like to attend Juro please post dates as soon as humanly possible so'z I can make some plans to join you'z guy'z. I can bring the boat but boats and worm hatches don't normally go hand in hand unless we need a boat to reach the hatch. Either way I would be interested in commiserating with the pro's from here. Names to faces and such. Even maybe catch a fish or 2. I will check back often for your updates. Thanks!!!

04-24-2002, 10:12 PM
I sure will! Currently waiting on a reply from Jenks. I'll email him tonight as well. BTW - Roop will not be able to coordinate this event this year. We are taking volunteers to oversee this and coordinate the event with Peter Jenkins and the Saltwater Edge.

Email me if you are interested. Thanks,


04-25-2002, 07:09 AM
Memorial Day weekend aint gonna cut it for me, Niece/god child is getting married that WE and all kinds of family gonna be in town. PLEASE, let it be another weekend??? You know how I love the spring clave, and along with the Saltwaters Edge, this should be one bigtime blast.

04-25-2002, 09:07 AM
scheduling for this is going to be far more at the whim of the worms than anything else...when you hit a worm hatch right it is EPIC!

have fun & happy hunting.


04-25-2002, 12:36 PM
Count me in on this one!

04-25-2002, 04:48 PM
I am game if we are talking the weekend before Memorial Day or the weekend after Memorial Day.

I will be moving over Memorial Day weekend.

If we can arrive at a date that fits my schedule then I will meister. I cannot commit until I have a date though.


04-29-2002, 03:33 PM
Started to tie up some worm flys for the much anticipated hatch. Pretty simple:

size 1 to 4 gamakatsu hook

Black thread

Tie on a small amount of red marabo{or anthing else that will give it movement) about the length of the hook

Wind a length of red tinsel chhenille up the length of the hook stopping short of the eye. Cut off the excess.

Wind on a small amount of black tinsel chenille to form a head.

Tie it off, tie it on, and go fishing.

Any body out there doing anything else? I have an open mind and an empty fly box.


04-29-2002, 03:39 PM
worms have already been hatching at a couple locations...cold weather will doubtless shut them off again, but it's all about time on the water!!



04-30-2002, 05:42 AM
Called over to SWE three times, didn't catch Peter in the shop. Just send some email... hope to hear back soon. I'll let everyone know what dates he likes.