Our spring clave meister will be heading down to the Chatham Angler's Club in a couple of hours so I will hold the torch until I head down tomorrow afternoon myself. I am sure there will be a good scout report from Jeff, John, Bob Pink Jr, Jimmy, Adrian, and others who will be on patrol tomorrow while the rest of us close out the work week.
Fly for the clavemeister:
Many of you have expressed the desire to reward our meister with a token of appreciation - I can think of no better way than to shower him with flies at the start of a season! Please bring a special fly to offer to our meister. The Forum will provide something to put the flies into as a way of saying "thanks Jeff".
Although we'll consolidate the meal costs it would be great if people could bring some 'tizers for tween times.
Those two-gallon spring water fridge inserts would allow us to refill our bottles for vest and chest packs to reduce cost and unnecessary litter in an already polluted world. We only need a few, I will bring one.
Although not mandatory it would help to bring sleeping bags if you are staying at the Anchorage - not that you'll need them but this makes things more flexible about where/who stays and also lets the management not have to double up the linen costs because we have a shift change from Friday to Saturday. I'd like to extend as much of our good will as possible in case we want to make this an annual thing.
The units apparently have fireplaces and so if anyone has a seasoned wood pile and wants to volunteer to bring some please post here. We are only talking about an evening's worth of logs per unit if applicable.
Please try to attend the Saturday night social. It will be a great time to chat about the day, tie some flies, and meet some of the great people we have on board, and plan for Sunday morning's fishing. We will be drawing some of the remaining raffle winners to close out that pre-season fund raising activity and will announce the winners on the site afterwards. (BTW - it's not tool late to get a few extra tickets in your favorite item!).
Last but not least -
At the risk of sounding like I am complaining when I'm not - this site has a tendency to be a lot of work. Many have acknowledged through their participation and contributions, in fact without the help there would simply not be a Flyfishing Forum. I apologize that I can not turn around some of the articles and other projects faster but it's about my limit while juggling family, dotcom day job, and a bit of fishing here and there ;D My point is, despite any amount of effort that may be involved, I can honestly say that with every event we celebrate, with every new member who joins, with every new level of success someone achieves through the power of community - it's worth a thousand times the effort.
Someday I hope we can look back on these times and say "man, those were the days!". And in fact they are.
See you at the Anchorage!