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: Sean's Wedding Present Idea - PLEASE READ!

09-05-2002, 11:13 AM
OK - as of 8am pacific time, our webmaster Sean Ransom sailed off into the sunset to get hitched to his true love. He will not be back on line for several days so I thought I would take this opportunity to suggest a collection to buy him his own Spey rod. I know what you're thinking... Juro just wants his IMX back... well OK that might be just a little bit true - but he has been dreaming about this T&T forever and his bride to be nixed any hopes of that purchase before the various costs of the wedding, honeymoon, and the move to the new house came into play.

I was going to do the Bon Marche registry thing but then I have no idea how that stuff works. Flyrods I understand.

Read the details below and SIGN UP HERE (

Here's how it will work -

I have located the rod he wants at a fraction of the cost of the same rod sitting on a store shelf - $270. We could make contributions toward this amount from anyone who wants to take part, the amount will be divided equally by the number of participants. So if we get 25 people, it's around $10.80 each. If we get 50 it's $5.40 each, if we get 100 it's 2.70 each, etc.

I guess at some point the amount will get so low and the number of payments so high that it will be more work than benefit so let's cut it off at 100 people. Cost per person will depend on number of participants so let's set a minimum as well... TBD.

The person who volunteers to collect the money will receive a Rio flyline of their choice for their troubles.


Sean joined us during the migration of our old forum to the new software. The old company went under with the dotcom crash. I was up past 2am several nights trying to save the old messages, and if not for Sean we would have never made it over. Some people who had not come to the Forum in a while didn't even know we had gone through hell to move to a new provider, that speaks volumes to me on how good of a job Sean did.

Then we merged with Spey Clave to get Dana off that dreaded MSN service. Although there were physical differences in the data itself, Sean wrote a spider to extract all the messages and built an archive of every message ever posted in the old Speypages forum within the new Spey Clave board.

Then more recently we went thru a hellish server move where everything had to be re-installed on a new server from scratch because we grew too much.

Many of you who encounter problems, forget passwords, can't sign up, etc - know that he takes at least half of the requests before I can get to them.

He has been without a doubt a major contributor behind the curtain and I think this would be a nice gesture of our gratitude. The number of hours he has put into this site is second only to yours truly and Dana, and we could not possibly afford his services if he asked for what they are paying on the street for his skills and dedication.

Please reply if you are interested in this program or if you have suggestions or improvements.

BTW - I'd like to get this all done and cleaned up before he comes back so it remains a surprise!

Dble Haul
09-05-2002, 11:24 AM
Count me in. It's the least we can do for all that Sean has done. If nobody else steps forward, I can collect the money too.

09-05-2002, 11:33 AM
share will be and where to send the $.

I'll be the "money guy" BUT we'll have to do this through my regular e mail address, not via board tracking. (Love you guys/gals but that would be a royal pain in the fanny.)

09-05-2002, 11:42 AM
Yes count me in.


John Desjardins
09-05-2002, 11:46 AM
Add me to the list.

09-05-2002, 12:07 PM
What I need for tracking is your full name, address (phone would be good) AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


09-05-2002, 12:16 PM
Count me in too.

09-05-2002, 01:19 PM
I'm in.

09-05-2002, 01:19 PM
Fred -

We'll do one better... there will be a signup sheet that tracks participants, calculates the per user amount to the cutoff date / level and also emails directly to you for those who want to pay by check.

I think it would be a good idea to leave the paypal option open for those who prefer it, like myself.

Right now the objective is to test the waters to see if we can get to the minimum level of participation as we put together this signup sheet.

Thanks to all in advance.

09-05-2002, 01:29 PM
Do you know what line weight that T & T rod takes?

09-05-2002, 01:40 PM
Fred -

We'll do one better... there will be a signup sheet that tracks participants, calculates the per user amount to the cutoff date / level and also emails directly to you for those who want to pay by check.

I'm assume(ing) - even with the full understanding that "assume will make an ass out of 'u and me':D - that you'll set up the sheet on the board?

09-05-2002, 01:48 PM
Fred -

Not exactly, the signup sheet will be written in a server programming language with a web page for us to click and type into. Once you hit [save] it will update the total per person, the participants information, and divide the new average amount which we might get down to a few bucks each.

There will of course be a link to this signup page on the board.

Did that answer the question?

09-05-2002, 01:52 PM
Sounds good.

09-05-2002, 01:56 PM
I'm in

09-05-2002, 02:10 PM
I'm in - email is, address is 2630 SW Patton Rd, Portland, Oregon. 503 348 9373. Prefer send a check. Great idea by the way, and I got married recently enough, and bought a T&T recently enough to realise how pysched that guy will be!!!! (Both being married, and the rod of course!)

09-05-2002, 02:36 PM
Fred -

Thanks for taking the bull by the horns again, you are a great asset as always.

There really will be nothing we need you to do until we have the list prepared and the final price determined. You will get a complete list with all the info you need to use as a checklist at that time. I assume this will be within the next 5 days. Sean will be back on line in about a week.

I assume half will use paypal as well, which you don't need to worry about at all. The maximum we will take is 100 people at 2.70 cents each between both payment methods.

Willie Gunn
09-05-2002, 02:46 PM
As long as it's Paypal the to $ works ok.


09-05-2002, 02:50 PM
I'm In.

09-05-2002, 03:40 PM
I am in...

09-05-2002, 03:40 PM
We could get the new Mrs's a rod too. No better way to start off - continue a marrage. Pretty tough for the "bride" to complain about the husband spending too much time "fishing" if she's right there beside him.


I also strongly suspect most husbands would 'give their eye teeth' to have their wives as their best fishing buddy.

09-05-2002, 05:18 PM
I am in

09-05-2002, 05:26 PM
God, I wish our dollars would get closer together so I could pull some 'south of the border, down U. S. way .....'

09-05-2002, 06:17 PM

Your ideas are usually sound, but I don't know about that one for me at least. The last thing I was thinking about was fly rods when I got married.

Did break them out after the marriage though, and she asked me what those big rubber boots were for?:chuckle:


09-05-2002, 06:26 PM
your "priorities" haven't changed much. "Better Offers" are 'graciously acknowledged' when the out side temp is a single didget.

09-05-2002, 06:50 PM

Please adjust for "northern pesos"

09-05-2002, 07:25 PM
I'm in. If you don't accept canadian dollars, I can pay in polar bear hair..


09-05-2002, 09:32 PM
count me in. PayPal

09-05-2002, 10:20 PM
Illegal as all he.. south of the border down U. S. way. (how do I get music in here??).:D But there is nothing that will replace the 'real thing.'

Love Canada with all my heart but ... you guys gotta get the exchange rate more in my favor. Good time when the Euro was at about 86 cents to the dollar and now just short of "par." 'Sold' at .03 short of 'par,' and did quite nicely thank you very much.:devil: The stock market is not where you make your $ if you want to pay attention, ... and take the risks involved.

The "spread" just about paid for the 3.5 weeks with Joanie. Double Good Thing.

Whiskey Dick
09-06-2002, 12:11 AM
I am in and Pay Pal is ok by me,tight lines,brian

09-06-2002, 12:29 AM
let me know what to do.

09-06-2002, 06:27 AM
I am in - Sean deserves it.

09-06-2002, 06:56 AM
me too!

09-06-2002, 07:02 AM
I'm in.

09-06-2002, 07:50 AM
Great idea.


Bob Munoz
09-06-2002, 08:48 AM
I'm in.
It's a good idea to throw the vixen spey rod into the equation early.

09-06-2002, 09:40 AM

I did not try to get my new bride into fly fishing, but I did with downhill skiing and tennis. She thought I was trying to kill her on some of the mountain trails I took her down in NYS and Colorado. Although in two years with me and lessons she got to be a decent down hill skier. Tennis doubles did not work though.

Fly fishing never tried and she has never asked me to go with. She knows we need a little quiet time alone occassionally and beside she does not like bugs and snakes:hehe:


09-06-2002, 10:56 AM
Count me in.

09-06-2002, 11:05 AM
Sounds as bad as teaching a wife how to drive .. not a good thing.:eek:

On the skiing thing: were the lessons before, or after, you'd 'doubled down' on her life insurance policies?

Hal: forgot to answer an earlier question of yours on a different 'thread' vis. a vis. legal fishing time in Oregon. For fish considered to be "game fish" the one hour before to one hour after daylight is a Statewide Reg. Covers all rivers, ponds, lakes, etc. Page 12 of the Oregon Reg's lists which fish are considered "game fish;" so I guess you could throw handgranades at anything else at 3am.

Something else to do when "the Cat' blows me out of bed at zero dark 30?:confused:

09-06-2002, 11:47 AM
Tell us how to do this!

I would prefer to send $5 or $10, especially if I send a check.

The idea of a rod for the wife is a great concept, but a lot would depend on the individual. ANd without someone else providing casting lessons, might not be a good idea early in a marriage!

Juro, the forum provides many of us with the assurance that good things are happening out in the world even if geopraphy, work, family etc may keep us away from some of the activity. Coming up with something like this every once in a while is a positive thing for us. Thanks.

09-06-2002, 11:52 AM
If I am not mistaken, we are close to $10 each now and will be approaching $5 very soon.

JimW has put together a signup sheet that calculates the cost per person, check or paypal, contact info, etc. This will be up shortly.

How about if we cut it off at $5? Anyway, look for it this afternoon.

09-06-2002, 12:01 PM
Count me in.

09-06-2002, 02:43 PM
Count me in, T&T 1409 is the sweetest I ever cast/own. Where and when for the $$$$

09-06-2002, 03:41 PM
Whats the per person cost allocation now ?

Maybe we should do those for all loyal forum supporters that need a new spey rod ? (Except for Fred he already has enough)


Jere Eshelman
09-06-2002, 05:35 PM
Count me in. What a great idea for a wedding gift to someone

who works so hard to keep this board rolling.

And for Fred (and his savay way with the$) who would better manage this transaction?

09-06-2002, 08:52 PM
PM I know you are joking, but the door is always open for people who can handle the heavy lifting behind the scenes. Just let me know you if are really interested and I will put you on the roster for the next major undertaking and on the alias for the email "" that Sean and I share responsibility for.

Originally posted by pmflyfisher
Whats the per person cost allocation now ?

Maybe we should do those for all loyal forum supporters that need a new spey rod ? (Except for Fred he already has enough)


09-06-2002, 09:00 PM
all the "nut cases" he has to deal with on a day to day basis." God, you couldn't pay me enough to do what he has to put up with every day. Been there, done that .. and (trust me on this one) there isn't enough money to compensate.

But I love contimplating the idea of an Atty. with a baseball hat on backwards, running the Board.


09-06-2002, 09:02 PM


09-07-2002, 07:20 AM
For folks future referrence, may I ask you to stick my name/address on the sign up sheet for posting checks.

Fred Evans
c/o KeyBank
2 East Main Street
Medford, OR 97501


09-07-2002, 07:42 AM
PLEASE officially put your name in the hat using the below(the previous thread was just to gauge level of interest)...


JimW -

I just added Fred's snail mail address to the form...

Could we put the "check out the list" link on the main page like you have on the rhody clave signup?

thanks Jim... your efforts are truly appreciated.

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