Sandy River Spey Clave 2002 Report.
|What a beautiful weekend; not too hot, not too cold, no wind, just perfect for being out of doors. Sandy River Spey Clave 2002 exceeded our expectations. The "Clave" became an event that showcased spey casting in an aura of brotherly love and deep respect for a time honored sport.|
|The "Clave" is good for my river and my community. Spey rod anglers are really nice people. This event placed a collection of the the world's most renowned spey casters on a small gravel bar and instead of turning the situation into a competition, they willingly exchanged|
|information like brothers or team mates to solve common problems. This fact is especially encouraging since many of these hotshots were sponsored by some very competitive tackle companies. I was proud to be associated with this maturity. Spey casting took a quantum|
|leap May 18-19, 2002. My prediction is that the exchange of information that happened during this Sandy River Spey Clave will have a profound effect on spey casting in the USA and abroad. It has also set the tone as to how spey rod fishermen conduct them selves toward each other.|
|Spey casting is a gentleman's sport.
This years program featured several new new casts not seen by the general fishing public before. Especially interesting was Dec's "Pirouette Cast" and Doug's "Wild Turkey II Cast". There are a lot of different ways to cast with a spey rod.
|Here is some
feedback from people who were there:
Add my thanks to the coolest event ever
"Spey Clave 2;" A SUGGESTION for your consideration.
What an awesome weekend
Spey Clave et al
Sandy River Spey Clave 2003 is scheduled for May 17-18 next year at Oxbow Park. Look forward to an even more comprehensive program next year.
"Thanks to all who attended the 2002 Clave".
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