I don't know if I'm attending the CCA shin-dig or not yet. That is the weekend that my wife heads to VA for a week with my son. It may be a "quality time" issue.
As for the reel, I'll hold on to it and hook up with you somewhere so you can check it out.
Worst case scenario, I could always drop it off in Charlestown with Striblue, for the trip up to the CCA banquet, and pick it up after the weekend.