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Old 03-02-2004, 06:22 PM
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An Idea: Forks Fish-In

I was thinking the other day about just how cool it would be to fish the Lower Hoh and/or Duc on April 1 just as symbolic sort of thing.

But then I began thinking a little more and an idea crossed my mind.

It seems that from the quotes I have read and talking to those that have talked to some of the powers that be out in Forks, that there are actually many who not necassarily adimantely opposed to WSR. There are many however, that are very anxious and worried about what will happen to their economy.

So how about this?

Those of us that support Wild Steelhead Release make a show of force the first weekend in April. There are thousands of us and I am sure enough of us could get together to fill the motel rooms, clog the dinners and eateries, create lines at the gas stations and book every guide in town.

The idea is to show those who are opposed to WSR and/or worried about what will happen to the town of Forks, that Wild Steelhead Release is good for Forks.

If a few hundred fishermen show up one weekend and tell the motel owners, the waitresses, the gas station clerks, the checkers at the Thriftway etc. etc. that "I am hear because of Wild Steelhead Release and I will return because of Wild Steelhead Release.", that maybe we can make a differance and change some minds.

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Old 03-02-2004, 06:26 PM
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Sparky,

That is a great idea!
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:29 PM
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Good Idea!!

I'm for it - just gotta pick a good date and head over there.

I think that would be a great idea - I don't think they realize how many of "us" fish there regularly.

I'm sure I can get that first weekend! Others?
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:48 PM
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:10 PM
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Count me in Sparkey. Shall we extend the invite to the WFF board also?

Let's bring it up at the WSC meeting tomorrow night.

I have a Forks city councilman I would like to invite over to share a beer saturday night at wherever we might be hangin' at.

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Leland-
Please post this over on the WFF Board. I am not well like by many over there! :hehe:

I am getting a good response here and on Bob's as well BUT we need bodies. To really make a differance we need to light up the no-vacancy signs, pack the eateries etc.

So either the weekend of April 3rd or the 10th is the question.
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A Brilliant Idea!

. . . and may I suggest that the participants obviously MARK their money to show the contribution of the WSR anglers. I hope this demonstration goes forward.

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Old 03-02-2004, 08:34 PM
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Taken from another board:

"I had an idea.
How about a stamp, like www.wheresgeorge.com that says something to the effect that "This dollar generated by WSR". Put the stamp on the cash you spend out there. That way they could really see the impact."
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:20 PM
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I might try to set the "long distance traveler" record for this one!

We'd been talking about this on the moderator board, but glad you brought this great approach into the limelight Sparky!
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I'm in for the first week-end in april..

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The following weekend is better for me - as it is Easter I have 4 days off. However, being Easter I realize others may be doing family stuff. I will do whatever I can to be there, whenever.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:27 PM
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I am there.

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Sparkey...

I'd try to be there but umm be careful remember the Sandy spey clave?? that started from just 7-8 guys wanting to get together and go fishing..
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Better check with the WFF boys... Make sure they aren't planning a get together then too...
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They are because I posted it over there. The more people who come to Forks the better.

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