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Well it doesn't take a brain surgeon to see that it's time for a Monomoy Clave. We need a meister, and the reward for services is a guided trip with one of the biggest names on the flats.

I know it's short notice but like they say, you have to be there yesterday and it's yesterday!!

Nickerson's group sites are held for groups only, I got one for June 10th last year no problem. They also have those new round huts with electricity, talkin' about a flytying room for 20-30 people with no bugs and lights!

If the group is small we might be able to pitch tents closer at some of the member's cottage backyards, possibly. Can't have a woodstock though. Someday we might own our own porta potty but we're not there yet ;D

Certainly do-able for day-trippers but the overnights are just so much fun and much safer (no over-tired drivers returning after the outing).

So tie up your sand eels, crabs, shrimp, juvie squid, chubs, and other estuary snack flies and join in - the timing should be PERFECT!
 

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Juro

That will be day 4 of my 6 day assault on Monomoy ;)

We'll be out with Jopp during the day but if you decide to finish up at the lighthouse we'll probably find you.
 

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Also... should we schedule the Rip trips now if possible with Keith.. I will Meister one or more of those.
 

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John,

We are talking about this coming weekend, Sunday being Father's Day. The full boat will get us 7am (I will beg Keith for 6am) to beat the rush and get a little more time on the flood. Yakkin' over at dawn is an option, I am considering it. I might even take Monday as a vacation day, we'll see. In any case there are a ton of fish inside right now, carpe diem.

Fortunately the Rip Trips are just a matter of a phone call and a sign up sheet which we can use over and over so we'll be able to crank that activity up quickly once the inside fishery settles into the resident patterns and the migrants move on. IMHO there's too much going on inside still. I like to use the rip as the savior from dog days. What's your opinion - should we try one now and see what we might be missing?
 

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I'm in for fathers day but I'll be earning that on Saturday (honey do list).

By the way I agree that there is too many other opportunities right now and the Rip Trips should be saved for the dog days.
Fred A.
 

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Juro,

I can't make it down Saturday (canoe trip and then babysitting), but please count me in for Sunday. I can be down in Chatham early Sunday morning (6 or 7am) for the shuttle trip out. I loved attending the tying clave that Sully put on, and would enjoy getting out to fish with you guys. Since my trip down there on Saturday (report in previous post by Striblue) I am anxious to get back down there.

Thank you for the recommendation you gave me last month. I can't be the clave meister for this one, but please let me know if I can help in some other capacity.

Thanks,

Pete
 

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Juro, I agree.. there is too much in arms reach and the dog days are more appropriate for the rip trip. Please count me in for Sunday Morning. I will come down Saturday Night. Maybe Yak at dawn.. fish till 1 or 2 then back to CAC for final of US Open. Sorry... just a break from fishing for a few hours. I may forgo that and fish right though.
 

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Since acquiring a "taste" for fresh dead bait and in the hopes of coming upon some tempting cephalopod(s) I intend to be at the "light house" bright and early on Saturday to shake down unsuspecting baitslingers. With any luck they will head for Nauset and leave the point for the deserving Mayor Morin. (A groundhog's day replay on Sun)

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After "jungle survival", "water survival", living in Thailand and Yemen...the fresh dead bait was quite acceptable.

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I have reserved a room in Dennisport for Sat PM(16June). Any member who might care to share the digs, let me know ASAP.
(I have some industrial strength Listerine so breath should not be a concern)
 

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Glad the unagi was acceptable at Big Girl's Bait and Sushi Bar. They look a lot like smelt but longer and they are favorites on a huge list of organisms menu from whales to puffins to stripers.

I look forward to stalking the shadows with you on the flats.
 

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Juro, I'm in for whatever on Sunday morning. I'll bring the yak if you guys are gonna yak it. Tom D
 

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*** SIGNUPS for an EARLY SHUTTLE ***

If we get enough people we can beat the crowds and get extra time on the early morning flood.

Please reply if you can do a 6am shuttle on Sunday.

Juro
 

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Juro, if it's 6 am I am in, if it can only be 7, I will walk out at 5AM, fish along the way, and ask Keith if I can take it back later.
 

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I chatted w/ Keith on this. He said he'll agree to 6am if it's with a clave, but not if everyone's driving down that day. I will of course confirm as soon as we get close to the headcount.

I'll do something to get out early with you if we can't do the early bird.
 

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Back from brookies in Maine. Will file a report on the trout board...

Pending wife's approval this evening, I'm in for early Sunday too. I was planning/thinking about hitting Chatham light at just after 4 a.m. so I'm game for some early shorebound hiking if the 6 a.m. shuttle doesn't pan out.
 

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Juro,

This is making me crazy! I've already read all the stuff on Monomoy in the "What's New" section twice and to read this and feel all the excitement about the clave is almost too much! A whole year to wait before I can fire some snake-rolls out into striper heaven is cruel indeed! I guess I will have to console myself with a float down the Skykomish this Saturday with Brian and Jeff - bummer!
 

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Funny how the human mind works... I died reading about the howzers being landed before the spring closure on the Sky and peninsula. I dream of bright summer flows and dry line steelhead. The more we gotta wait, the more we want it!

Well, we'll be sampling reciprocal homewaters soon enough - good luck on the float and hope you hammer a big high-teens summer run to remind yourself of what makes steelhead one of the world's ultimate flyrod species.
 
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