Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama 2005 in San Francisco
I am posting this invitation to the Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama 2005 on behalf of John Till, Board Member of GGACC and Chairperson for the event. Details of the 2 handed casting competition rules are also listed below.
I look forward to seeing some of you at the event in San Francisco in 2005!
Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Spey Exhibits Spey Instruction Spey Competition
Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama 2005
December 9, 2004
The Golden Gate Angling and Casting club is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama 2005 event on April 22, 23, and 24, 2005.
This exciting event will bring together the best Spey casters from four continents and will be one of the premier events in the world focused on Spey and underhand casting. The event will be held at the Golden Gate Park Angler s Lodge and Casting Ponds in San Francisco, California. There will be 8 to 10 hours per day of non-stop demonstrations, casting instruction and competition involving both two hand rod and single hand rod spey casting techniques.
ADMISSION IS FREE.. Contact John C. Till, firstname.lastname@example.org for further details (use the subject GGACC-Spey-O-Rama).
All of the premium rod, reel and line manufacturers will be present to demonstrate their wares and to permit the public to test and examine the various rods, reels and lines. The manufacturers will include Abel Reels, Airflo, Anderson Custom Rods, Bauer, Burkheimer, CND, Cortland, G-Loomis, House of Hardy, Loop, Meiser, Orvis, RIO, Sage, Scott, Simms, Temple Fork, Thomas and Thomas, 3M/Scientific Anglers, and others.
The likes of Goran Andersson, Al & Diane Buhr, Steve Choate, Jay Clark, Floyd Dean, Bill Drury, Simon Gawesworth, Ian Gordon, Dennis Grant, Mel Krieger, Juro Mukai, Andy Murray, Nobuo Nodera, Steve and Tim Rajeff, Takashi Shimosawa, Trond and Knut Syrstad, Mariusz Wroblewski, Dr. Way Yin, Donna O Sullivan and others will be casting, competing and/or giving lessons.
We welcome observers, demonstrators and manufacturers----- Further details and registration forms will follow shortly. Please calendar the Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama 2005 and we really look forward to seeing you then!
If you have any questions, please contact:
John C. Till, Secretary
1601 Bayshore Highway, #301
Burlingame, CA 94010
E-mail email@example.com Fax: (650) 343-6084
John C. Till, Chairperson of the Jimmy Green International Spey-O-Rama 2005.
GAME RULES FOR 2-HANDED CASTING COMPETITION
Men's Division & Ladies' Division
A. 2 Handed Rod - Maximum length is 15 feet, 1 inch and must be from recognized manufacturer.
B. Line - Floating lines, either full lines or shooting heads. Intermediate leaders are allowed.
C. Leader length - minimum nine (9) feet - maximum fifteen (15) feet.
D. Fly - visible yarn.
A. If there are more then 10 competitors, qualifying rounds will be held on
Friday & Saturday.
B. Each competitor will make 2 switch casts, one from the right shoulder
and one from the left shoulder.
C. 10 competitors with the top 10 highest average cast distance will go to
the final round.
Finals: Sunday AM.
45 Degree Change of Direction Casts
- 2 casts from the Right, one over Left Shoulder and one over Right
- 2 casts from the Left, one over Left Shoulder and one over Right Shoulder
- Competitors will cast in the water.
- Competitors will cast in the order from lower to the highest
qualifying score. If there is no qualifying round, the order will be determined by random
Optional Casts: Single Spey, Double Spey, Snake Roll, Circle Spey,
Perry Poke or Snap T.
A. Optional: - 2 practice cast in each direction - (Right to Left and
Left to Right over each shoulder)
B. Four (4) measured casts in each direction as described above. Fly must anchor in front of caster.
C. Scoring will be the average of Four (4) measured casts combined.
For John Till, GGACC
Jimmy Freen International Spey-O-Rama 2005, April 22-24 -- Event Schedule
The event agenda for the Spey-O-Rama 2005, April 22-24, is posted on the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club website at the following URL:
For those of you who will be demonstrating at the event, please review the preliminary demonstration schedule and let us know if any revisions are necessary. Please contact John Till at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing some of you this weekend!
For John Till, President
I'm delighted to say that the the originators of all things spey were shown still to be the best practitioners . Sorry to say the Norwegians didn't fare so well.
Great to be here,and to meet the faces that have just been names up to now.
Juro, Sean, Dana, Kush and many more.
The compettition between Scott and Gordon was very intense but friendly and the CLA, previously known as the Musto, should be top class. I predict that 60yds will be medicore for these 2 as they were pushing 50yds with 15 ft rods wading to the waist.
Quot homines tot sententiae
Of course; silly me! Having made your pilgrimage, will you be showing off all manner of snaps, pokes and other fancy new casts when you return?
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