RE:Why don't I host a NEC clave?
sounds like a good idea. Only thing is that the FF@ NEC is held once a year and this year and next are taken care of (this year = Catskill; 2001 = L. Placid). If you go to this year's NEC, I'm sure you could convince a whole bunch of people that it's a great idea. What kind of timing are you suggesting. NECs usually attract a good 60 or even 70 people these days, and these guys are used to spring claves (May/June). July is a risky proposition because of peoples family vacations. Then you gotta think about where everyone will stay. Need to secure a campground early plus alternative posher accommodations for those who can't/won't camp. Of course, the idea is for everyone to hang around the same site when not fishing since that's what makes claving interesting.