|10-07-2004 09:59 PM|
|10-07-2004 06:57 AM|
A special thanks to Juro, Topher, Nick, Brian, Charlie and all for a great time!! Even a speycasting newbee like me was able to get a lot out of the sessions. Hope this does become a regular event, plan on it and keep the water and beer flowing (the souvlaki at the Olympic was great) thanks again, John B
|10-05-2004 12:01 PM|
You are an amazing photographer!
I will build a photo gallery with your amazing pics in the Chronicles section. Send to:
PO Box 58
Groton MA 01450
thanks dude - it was a GREAT time
|10-05-2004 11:55 AM|
great pictures. they definetely get the blood pumping. hopefully, i'll make my first great lakes fishing trip next week.
thanks for the pictures. been looking forward to fishing this river since i decided to spend some time in nw new york.
|10-05-2004 11:52 AM|
First off i would like to thank everyone who attended the first anual catt clave. a good group who made some amazing progress with their casting in just a few hours. this brings up a big thank you to our two fine instructors Juro and Topher. they each aproach the cast from different perspectives and we learned a lot from their respective techniques. all in all a great time, except for the mini monsoon on sat the weather was even cooperative. looking forward to making it an anual event. here are a few shots, first of our instructors, second of wilson with the big pointy D, and lastly what everyone who didn't stay to fish missed on monday. first is a wild fish, long and lean. the second hen is a hatchery fish and much heavier. both taken swinging clouser minnows in the super clear water. Juro, send me an address to send the disks to.
Manager Oak Orchard Fly Shop
|10-05-2004 09:37 AM|
Chico does some fishing after the clave. He hooked one later in the day.
A Catt. Steelhead waiting to be set free on Saturday morning before the clave
|10-05-2004 09:34 AM|
|Charlie||Juro gives Chris Wilson some tips.|
|10-05-2004 09:31 AM|
Some of the local boys
Alberto "Chico" Ray, area guide and noted Artist, pumping out a cast.
And Dave Brown, area guide & Nick "Black Francis" Pionessa the manager of Oak Orchard fly shop.
|10-05-2004 09:23 AM|
The second day was even better.
Juro and Topher doing what they do so well!
|10-05-2004 09:01 AM|
That was a great time indeed... for those who weren't there, steelhead were hooked and caught in the pools below and above the bridge, and one was even caught on the other side of the upright in front of us during the clave. A v-e-r-y fishy river and pretty too.
flies tied by Mark LeBlanc
|10-05-2004 08:56 AM|
Some more shots of the Aldrich St. Bridge.
It rained on us hard at one point!
|10-05-2004 08:54 AM|
Juro had other ideas.
When the weather gets tough, the tough hide under the bridge.
|10-05-2004 08:52 AM|
Finally got my pictures sorted out. So here are a few.
The first day the weather was a bit crappy. Topher tried to brave it for a time.....
|10-04-2004 06:51 PM|
Thanks To the Speygods
I'm so glad I was able to participate in the clave this weekend it was a great event. To be able to learn the art of speycasting from some of the best casters on the planet with some of the best spey equipment was a dream come true for me. Juro and Topher are true pro's in every sense of the word from their first rate casting and teaching ability to their never ending enthuisiasm and great personalities. If I can practice what they were preaching to me I hope to be able to handle the long rod well enough to bring some chrome to hand soon. Thanks again to you both for personally helping me.
All the sponsers were first rate guys as well and were happy to help you in any way from tips on where to fish in the area to how to rig up your tackle. Brian and Charlie's Gaspe presentation had us all drooling with the excellent photos of the area rivers to the jumbo salmon they were able to land from the crystal clear waters. Now I have another spectacular place I have to add to the long list of have to places to fish before I die!!!! ( and Charlie thanks again for the awesome spey flies and the cold beer- I owe you one ).
It also was nice to meet all the rest of the guys who attended as well so some faces could finally be attached to their site names. I hope to meet you all again streamside someday so we can share the thrill of a chromer intercepting a well presented fly with a spey rod in hand. Tightlines, Chromemagdon(Dan)
|10-04-2004 04:26 PM|
I was only at the clave for Saturday, but thoroughly enjoyed it. And it was great finally matching board names with real names and faces. Juro and Topher conducted fine demonstrations — and Brian's slide show on Gaspé rivers I haven't fished was wonderful. I must take time to head up to the east end. And I was delighted that Juro videotaped some of our casting sessions. Videotape is one of the clearest and most rewarding ways to evaluate technique. Many thanks.
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