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May
28th

Event Announcement: Puget Sound Fly Co. 5 Year Anniversary

Puget Sound Fly Co. will be celebrating its 5 year anniversary this
Saturday and to commemorate the occasion, they’re giving away free
stuff!

First, there’s free food.

Anybody in the market for a free rod? What about a free reel? How about a free hat with ANY purchase?

Yup, they’re giving that and more away this weekend.

And on the off chance that free stuff doesn’t float your boat, why
not throw your name in the ring for some casting games? If you win
you’ll get, you guessed it, free stuff!

In between the food and

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May
19th

Sandy Spey Clave: not enough water, too much chocolate milk

The callbox beeped and the gate swung open.

Ten thirty on a sunny Thursday morning with no where to go but south.

I pulled into Clark’s driveway and started throwing things into the FJ.

So much for packing light! ;)

I was headed to my first Spey Clave, an event where a large segment
of the great minds in spey, along with those that hope to gain some of
their collective knowledge, gather.

Held on the Sandy river, we had hoped to get there early and fish

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May
14th

Vacation time! Sandy River Spey Clave

“Since we’re not going to the Bahamas, I was thinking that we could go to the Spey Clave.”

“Sounds like a plan.”

And with that, the idea of a $1,000 plane ticket quickly faded away.

So instead of the Bahamas, Clark and I are headed to Oregon to fish
for springers and check out the Spey Clave on the Sandy River.

I haven’t taken a vacation from the corporatocracy yet this year and it’s TIME.

And with temps ranging from the mid 80s to low 90s, we couldn’t have picked a better time!

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May
5th

A weekend on the dry side

Where: Yakima River
When: Sunday
Conditions: Warm, alternating sun and overcast
Flies used: Big, meaty flies
Species pursued: Rainbow Trout

Song of the day: “Sheep Go To Heaven,” Cake

“You’re at 20,” Vern said, pointing me toward my station.

After setting up, I took stock of this year’s event.

Judging by my initial impression, the transformation of the NW Tying
Expo into the Washington FFF Conclave seemed to be a success.

As I’d never done this sort of thing before, I figured the best
thing to do was conform (which I HATE doing) and

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