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juro
06-11-2001, 10:09 AM
Well it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see that it's time for a Monomoy Clave. We need a meister, and the reward for services is a guided trip with one of the biggest names on the flats.

I know it's short notice but like they say, you have to be there yesterday and it's yesterday!!

Nickerson's group sites are held for groups only, I got one for June 10th last year no problem. They also have those new round huts with electricity, talkin' about a flytying room for 20-30 people with no bugs and lights!

If the group is small we might be able to pitch tents closer at some of the member's cottage backyards, possibly. Can't have a woodstock though. Someday we might own our own porta potty but we're not there yet ;D

Certainly do-able for day-trippers but the overnights are just so much fun and much safer (no over-tired drivers returning after the outing).

So tie up your sand eels, crabs, shrimp, juvie squid, chubs, and other estuary snack flies and join in - the timing should be PERFECT!

Adrian
06-11-2001, 10:15 AM
Juro

That will be day 4 of my 6 day assault on Monomoy ;)

We'll be out with Jopp during the day but if you decide to finish up at the lighthouse we'll probably find you.

striblue
06-11-2001, 10:23 AM
Juro... What dates are we looking at?

striblue
06-11-2001, 10:24 AM
Also... should we schedule the Rip trips now if possible with Keith.. I will Meister one or more of those.

juro
06-11-2001, 10:36 AM
John,

We are talking about this coming weekend, Sunday being Father's Day. The full boat will get us 7am (I will beg Keith for 6am) to beat the rush and get a little more time on the flood. Yakkin' over at dawn is an option, I am considering it. I might even take Monday as a vacation day, we'll see. In any case there are a ton of fish inside right now, carpe diem.

Fortunately the Rip Trips are just a matter of a phone call and a sign up sheet which we can use over and over so we'll be able to crank that activity up quickly once the inside fishery settles into the resident patterns and the migrants move on. IMHO there's too much going on inside still. I like to use the rip as the savior from dog days. What's your opinion - should we try one now and see what we might be missing?

FredA
06-11-2001, 10:59 AM
I'm in for fathers day but I'll be earning that on Saturday (honey do list).

By the way I agree that there is too many other opportunities right now and the Rip Trips should be saved for the dog days.
Fred A.

labrax
06-11-2001, 12:00 PM
Juro,

I can't make it down Saturday (canoe trip and then babysitting), but please count me in for Sunday. I can be down in Chatham early Sunday morning (6 or 7am) for the shuttle trip out. I loved attending the tying clave that Sully put on, and would enjoy getting out to fish with you guys. Since my trip down there on Saturday (report in previous post by Striblue) I am anxious to get back down there.

Thank you for the recommendation you gave me last month. I can't be the clave meister for this one, but please let me know if I can help in some other capacity.

Thanks,

Pete

striblue
06-11-2001, 12:12 PM
Juro, I agree.. there is too much in arms reach and the dog days are more appropriate for the rip trip. Please count me in for Sunday Morning. I will come down Saturday Night. Maybe Yak at dawn.. fish till 1 or 2 then back to CAC for final of US Open. Sorry... just a break from fishing for a few hours. I may forgo that and fish right though.

SOLO
06-11-2001, 04:21 PM
Since acquiring a "taste" for fresh dead bait and in the hopes of coming upon some tempting cephalopod(s) I intend to be at the "light house" bright and early on Saturday to shake down unsuspecting baitslingers. With any luck they will head for Nauset and leave the point for the deserving Mayor Morin. (A groundhog's day replay on Sun)

p.s.
After "jungle survival", "water survival", living in Thailand and Yemen...the fresh dead bait was quite acceptable.

p.p.s.
I have reserved a room in Dennisport for Sat PM(16June). Any member who might care to share the digs, let me know ASAP.
(I have some industrial strength Listerine so breath should not be a concern)

juro
06-11-2001, 04:44 PM
Glad the unagi was acceptable at Big Girl's Bait and Sushi Bar. They look a lot like smelt but longer and they are favorites on a huge list of organisms menu from whales to puffins to stripers.

I look forward to stalking the shadows with you on the flats.

tomd
06-11-2001, 10:14 PM
Juro, I'm in for whatever on Sunday morning. I'll bring the yak if you guys are gonna yak it. Tom D

juro
06-11-2001, 11:39 PM
*** SIGNUPS for an EARLY SHUTTLE ***

If we get enough people we can beat the crowds and get extra time on the early morning flood.

Please reply if you can do a 6am shuttle on Sunday.

Juro

FredA
06-12-2001, 04:49 AM
I'll do the 6:00am.

Fred A.

labrax
06-12-2001, 08:32 AM
Juro,

I can commit for two with the possibility of a third, but two definitely for the 6am shuttle.

Pete

juro
06-12-2001, 08:36 AM
Cool that's 4 or 5, we are half way there already.

striblue
06-12-2001, 08:48 AM
Juro, if it's 6 am I am in, if it can only be 7, I will walk out at 5AM, fish along the way, and ask Keith if I can take it back later.

juro
06-12-2001, 08:55 AM
I chatted w/ Keith on this. He said he'll agree to 6am if it's with a clave, but not if everyone's driving down that day. I will of course confirm as soon as we get close to the headcount.

I'll do something to get out early with you if we can't do the early bird.

Tod D
06-12-2001, 01:56 PM
Back from brookies in Maine. Will file a report on the trout board...

Pending wife's approval this evening, I'm in for early Sunday too. I was planning/thinking about hitting Chatham light at just after 4 a.m. so I'm game for some early shorebound hiking if the 6 a.m. shuttle doesn't pan out.

kush
06-12-2001, 02:30 PM
Juro,

This is making me crazy! I've already read all the stuff on Monomoy in the "What's New" section twice and to read this and feel all the excitement about the clave is almost too much! A whole year to wait before I can fire some snake-rolls out into striper heaven is cruel indeed! I guess I will have to console myself with a float down the Skykomish this Saturday with Brian and Jeff - bummer!

juro
06-12-2001, 03:19 PM
Funny how the human mind works... I died reading about the howzers being landed before the spring closure on the Sky and peninsula. I dream of bright summer flows and dry line steelhead. The more we gotta wait, the more we want it!

Well, we'll be sampling reciprocal homewaters soon enough - good luck on the float and hope you hammer a big high-teens summer run to remind yourself of what makes steelhead one of the world's ultimate flyrod species.

Dave
06-12-2001, 03:36 PM
Sign me up for the 6 AM shuttle, Juro. I'll leave home at 3:300 and should easily make that. If the 6 trip doesn't go, I'll be there for the 7.
Dave Williams

MarkDoogue
06-12-2001, 03:38 PM
Juro: came home to find my lovely wife reading the posts on the Forum. She wanted to know if my participating in a Clave on Monomoy would in some small way go towards her Father's Day gift to me. Need I say any more. Will arrive Sunday in the a.m.. J.D.

juro
06-12-2001, 04:01 PM
Great news Dave, Jim - we have now achieved quorum. I will give Keith a call. He does not like to do 6am runs unless people are already on cape. I will probably put down a deposit, we'll see how it goes.

Weather is always a concern, so if it's too nasty (lightning, etc) then plan to fish one of the many great spots in the area. In fact snotty weather may revive the Honey Hole so there will be lots of options!

There is plenty of room for more riders, so keep the commitments coming.

jborkowski
06-12-2001, 04:23 PM
Hate to admit it, but I'm not going to be able to make it.

Flying out to Tahoe for the weekend. I hear it is a beautiful lake.

Although, I don't suppose it carries any stripers...:-(

Maybe I'll fish for a Lochness.

tomd
06-12-2001, 04:30 PM
Juro, what is the earliest return on the shuttle? TomD

juro
06-12-2001, 04:39 PM
8am, every hour after till 4pm

juro
06-12-2001, 07:20 PM
Placeholder - SOLO is in for the early bird.

juro
06-12-2001, 07:23 PM
jborkowski (06-12-2001 05:23 p.m.):
Hate to admit it, but I'm not going to be able to make it.

Flying out to Tahoe for the weekend. I hear it is a beautiful lake.

Although, I don't suppose it carries any stripers...:-(

Maybe I'll fish for a Lochness.

Wait... single guy... Tahoe... Hmmm

On second thought one never knows what one could catch... better stick with golf ;D

JimW
06-12-2001, 09:57 PM
Has this turned into a day trip or is anyone hitting it on Saturday and staying over?
In any case if there's still room I've got 3 more for the 6am shuttle on Sunday.

tomd
06-13-2001, 08:05 AM
Juro, when does he start shuttling people back? I'm not sure how long I could stay. Tom D

juro
06-13-2001, 08:47 AM
Got a reply from Capt.Lincoln, we are ON! 6am w/ deposit for ten ryders of $100.

I will put down the deposit for the trip, I'll get it back from the first 9 people (mine is one fare).

We need to be at the causeway at 5:30am to get stuff ready for the ride.

The boat can take 20 riders if I am not mistaken.

TomD - the boat returns every hour from 8am to 4pm.

Keep replying if you are interested for capacity planning purposes.

Tod D
06-13-2001, 09:59 AM
TomD - I'll probably aim to come back around 10 a.m. if you're looking for company on a return shuttle.

Anyone planning on a pre-5:30 (i.e. 4-5 a.m or so) "warm up" around Chatham?

Roop
06-13-2001, 10:56 AM
Have fun guys!

I'll be camping on Horseneck Beach with mywife & 2 daughters. I hadn't realized it was Dad's day until I saw this post. I'm sure it still won't have any impact on my being the traditional camp servant for the family.

Catch one for me!

Roop

juro
06-13-2001, 11:01 AM
Thanks Roop! I'm sure you'll have a great time at World's End. Make sure you have brunch at that place on the east side and also sneak out to Gooseberry and the mouth of the Westport off hours for some good angling opportunities.

Catch you on the next shuttle.

juro
06-13-2001, 03:09 PM
JimW (06-12-2001 10:57 p.m.):
Has this turned into a day trip or is anyone hitting it on Saturday and staying over?
In any case if there's still room I've got 3 more for the 6am shuttle on Sunday.

Jim -

I can only speak for myself but I think most can swing Father's Day but not all can do the full weekend jaunt after a recent trail of honey-do casualties and angler identity crisis roadtrips after such a grueling winter season. My family has fallen for the "here's Johnny" trick (Jack Nicholson, "the Shining") a couple times already but they are getting wise to me and I am running out of evasive manuevers that don't involve new flowery furniture or unnecessary home remodeling promises. ;-)

Actually, I am hoping my wife and kids start doing regular weekends on Cape which puts me on location as opposed to stranding the family without an experienced grill cook and gopher (go for this, that).

There didn't seem to be a big response for overnight plans (even though last year was AWESOME) so at this point I think I am playing the Father's Day card this weekend and saving the wildcards.

JimW
06-13-2001, 06:34 PM
Juro, I hear ya. The month I spent this winter installing a new kitchen and hardwood floors got me about 4 outings before eyebrows started to rise.
Rich, Chuck(skip) and I are making a weekend out of it. We'll be staying at Nickerson. If anyone is interested in stopping by send me an email so I can give you my cell phone number.
I checked into the group sites and they were taken but the good news is they will allow NPO's to use the site. We'll see you on the causeway at 5:30 Sunday.

SOLO
06-14-2001, 06:06 AM
I'm driving down at o'dark thirty on Sat AM to fish until my arms fall off.
I have a room reserved in Dennisport Sat night.
If you are a FFF member and would like to share the room and arrive the night before the early Sunday assault, let me know. World class snorers need not apply and you must promise to arrive before 8pm so we can get up early. Arrive at the RipRiders at 0530 bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Drive safely, arrivealive!