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Old 06-10-2002, 03:01 PM
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Exclamation ATTENTION: Big Brother Mentors

Here is the checklist so far:

Coordination with Big Brothers (90% complete, need headcount)
Reservations (DONE juro)
Recruitment of Mentors (DONE juro)
Fly Casting Training Program typed up and distributed (Juro)
Confirmation of tackle availability (All)
Pre-event review with mentors meeting?
Hour by hour schedule of day - (DONE juro)
Communication plans cell, radios, etc (open)
Weather contingencies - needed
First aid kits - confirm
safety glasses - needed
Selection of tokens to award - (DONE striblue, nick, chrisd)

Looking at the above, we need:

- inventory of rods and gear
- confirmation of first aid
- discussion of weather contingencies
- safety glasses approach
- mentor activities plan

Inventory: If you are on the mentor list, can you please confirm w/ the rods you are bringing? Ideally we would average 1 flyrod and 1 spinrod per trio.

Confirmation of first aid: I propose that all mentors carry a basic first aid kit.

Safety Glasses: Home Depot has $3 clear polycarb safety glasses. We can either each buy one as a mentor, or I can go pick up a dozen and bring them down. How should we do this?

Mentor activities: In addition to the 5am early bird outing, are those who have a long drive planning to crash somewhere? Maybe we could consolidate accomodations?

Weather contingencies: If there is a threat of Tstorms, we should post-pone. If very windy but workable, we should do it anyway and only flycast where no cross-wind occurs, perhaps focusing on spin gear. If there is light rain? Heavy rain? Opinions?

Communication plan: We could use someone to coordinate cell phone numbers, list of people with handheld radios, etc. Any volunteers?

Any other issues for discussion at this stage in the game?
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Old 06-10-2002, 03:07 PM
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Juro,
I can bring
1x 8wt
1x 9wt
and most likely a spinning rod.
1 small first aid kit as well.


I can also keep track of this in a spreadsheet if you want.
Replies to this thread I'll keep tallied.

As far as safety glasses, I can grab a few pairs from work I'm sure. As long as I bring them back, it'll be no prob. I don't think we have a dozen though.

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Old 06-10-2002, 03:12 PM
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Nice job, as usual.

- I'm in for a #8 & #9 fly rod + 1 very cool spinning rod :hehe:
- will pack first aid kit
- will bring 2 pairs safety glasses
- 5 AM start? let me know, don't have time to check all threads

- mentors should probably be ready to provide their big & little brothers with water & snacks when on the water as well

- let me know what you need help with


*** GUYS BUY SAFETY GLASSES & BRING THEM - JURO SPENDS ENOUGH OF HIS MONEY ON FORUM RELATED STUFF - DON"T BE CHEAP!!!
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Old 06-10-2002, 03:19 PM
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On the food note...

Bringing snacks and water is a good idea. There was rumors of a picnic...is that still happening? I don't want Juro buying that food either.

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Old 06-10-2002, 03:36 PM
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3 10wts and at least one spin rod. We will have our "new" boat down there and can transport picnic gear if needed. We could also do some grocery shopping. I will pick up a few safety glasses.
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Old 06-10-2002, 03:38 PM
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I will bring safety glasses... I may have some extra... also are we having a cook out or is this a picnic on the beach or dunes? I was planning on fishing the light house at4:30 first... What time do we meet up with the boys and their big brothers... are they planning a 5 am outing first? I will also have a spinning rod( If we need others Roop has a ton of them) and I am planning on bringing my oldest son to help out with everyone... ride the circuit. I will have cell phone..two-way radio... first aid kit and food... but need to know what we are planning..idividual sandwiches etc...Chatham Provisions makes great sandwiches... I will bring thermos of Coffee, etc ... and My pocket fish finder naturally..... For a break I thought I would do an arrow head hunt..looking for shell midens... They are difficult to find but possible... Shell finding hunt...you know...one of each. There will be plenty to do.

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Old 06-10-2002, 04:01 PM
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Awesome job Juro!

Oh-kee-doh-kee - here's my list:

2 x 9wt outfits

1 x Spin Gear

Spare polaroids + safety glasses.

Spare Headware (Peaked Caps)

First Aid kit - Antiseptic ointment, plasters, etc.

Water / Snacks / Sandwiches (lunch plans - get together???)

Cell Phone

Sun Block!!!

Bug Spray

Camera

Rain: Wet Weather gear pre-requisite? I can probably stuff in a couple of lightweight plastic rain tops in case anyone turns up without one.

As long as its safe (no lightning threats) then stick it out unless its gets too bad.

*** I Can Coordinate communications if no-one else wants the job. Just email me your cell number before Midnight Thursday and I will broadcast the contact list first thing Friday morning. I hope to be travelling up to the cape on Friday with no web access so Thursday would be the cut-off if that works. ???*****
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Old 06-10-2002, 04:07 PM
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Almost have the word doc done and sent out - today for sure.

BB's are bringing their own picnic lunches. They insisted it was better and easier in case of special diet restrictions, etc. I agreed. Water is universal and snacks are cool, we should all do that. The picnic is about taking a break and talking, sitting in the sand and having a group lunch in a great place - South Beach.

The 5am is the mentor early bird for mentors who don't want to sleep in. The "usual" sounds like a winner to me, 10am low -.2 etc.

We will meet the BBLB "pairs" and their representative Heather Coppock at 9am. Watch your manners gents, there will be a lady present First item on the agenda is a four part casting intro whose objective is to introduce key concepts to reinforce thru the day. There will be a checklist for each trio (BB,LB, mentor). After the lessons, each pair will be reviewed as a "spin only", "both" or "ready for the fly" group. Once the checklist is complete the trio is free to fish.

We will meet at one location for lunch approx two hours later. This is the picnic we were talking about. It is mostly a social / fun event where safety is #1, fun #2, and if we get a few schoolies, fantastic!

Thanks for keeping the tally Nick!

It seems we can all bring safety glasses for our own trio, that's the best solution. You only need one pair because only one person will be flycasting at any one time.

After lunch, we will have a little more fishing until we give out the awards and say adieu until next year.

Bring cameras! Kids love to get pictures like this.

I will email out the document shortly with specifics.
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Old 06-10-2002, 04:15 PM
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Rod Selection

I will be brining one 8wt and one 10 wt. I don't have a spin rod.

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Old 06-10-2002, 04:36 PM
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BTW -

I have:
  • 8wt with reel and line
  • 2 9wt with reels and lines
  • a schmancy spinning rod and some rubber deep eels
  • 2 pairs of safety glasses
  • first aid kit
  • large cooler with water in case anyone forgets
  • sunblock
  • will make up three extra stripping baskets
  • 2 extra pairs of polarized sunglasses
  • 2 walkie takie things
  • 3 casting training toys (see doc)

Also GPS, compass, whistle, cell phone, etc.
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Old 06-10-2002, 05:37 PM
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Just sent out the word doc. Tom D - pls forward to Ed Shea, I'd like his contact info as well pls.

Gregg/Mike - pls forward a copy to your dad.

LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!!
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Old 06-10-2002, 10:10 PM
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1 9wt
1 5/6 wt (if you want. maybe good for training?)
1 stripping basket
3 spin rods
1 extra pair of waders (if you want)
bags o' sluggos/hooks
1 pair safety glasses
1 extra pair polarized glasses
camera
bandaids/antiseptic
sunscreen
insect repellant
bogus grip (if you want. maybe for photos?)
binoculars
compass

I will be driving down early Saturday. Anyone else gonna be around? I may need accomodations for Saturday night. Will fish Sunday a.m. as well.

That's all I can think of for now.

Looking forward to it!

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Old 06-10-2002, 10:38 PM
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One thing I forgot to mention: we should plan on wet wading during the event. The BBLBs are not going to have waders so it would ensure that we stay "in sync".

There is really no need to wade the way we do when we are fishing for ourselves. Low tide is late morning as we complete the first part of our agenda, we can stand on dry sand and reach water where the fish are holding easily.

As they day warms the waters will rise, bringing some fish within range for standing knee deep.

I suggested those $5 aquasocks (any dept store) as a good choice for wet wading.
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Old 06-11-2002, 04:45 AM
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I have one 9 wgt and one3 10 wieght.

Quenten, I will definetly be down Saturday so your welcome. As of now I plan to be down Thursday night so anyone needing accomadations and planning on fishing the weekend are welcome.
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Will bring a couple light spinning rods and an 8 and ten wt. How old are these kids?
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