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Re: Planning the 2012 Newbie Jam

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Sal, I'm sorry that I will not be there to meet you. I really enjoy your posts and the topics you cover.
Maybe at some other JAM.

Ed, I have a bunch of flies I could give for the new guys. Let me know what rock to leave them under for you. :)

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Re: Planning the 2012 Newbie Jam

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Count me in as an instructor for anything but casting.

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Re: Planning the 2012 Newbie Jam

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I'm planning on attending. Need help with everything especially casting.

Charlie

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Quote:

whheff wrote:
Ed, I have a bunch of flies I could give for the new guys. Let me know what rock to leave them under for you. :)


Thanks Bill. I'll drag you out fishing at least once before the Jam. No need to resort to the flyfishing/geocacheing bit.

BMarx - You're in. I'll be in touch via PM in about two weeks to discuss the topic pcray and I pick for you. Thanks for being flexible!

So far, the only topics assigned are Entemology (fishidiot), sal's program, and casting. I'm planning on doing the casting instruction myself, but I have visions of Old Lefty wheeling like mad down I-80 in a wheelchair with an orange triangle on the back at 2 in the morning. If it is at all possible, I'm sure he'll be there.

H.A.

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Sounds interesting, and I am particularly looking at the Central PA jam....I've been dying to find a good excuse to get up to Spring Creek. I breezed through this thread quit fast, but as it gets closer please keep posted. My gear set up is good, all the rest...I'm all ears!

Posted on: 2012/1/13 23:58
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Paulson,
In the event you're not aware, the central PA "Jam" is in May. This is THE jam and is our largest, annual event and isn't geared toward beginners or any particular issue. The one being discussed in this thread is geared specifically to help beginners.
You're welcome to attend either - just wanted to make sure you were straight on these "jams."

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See what happens when I post before I read? Thanks for the clarification none the less, I will have to see if the date works...I might be down in FL that weekend or the next. I am interested in both however, seems you guys really go all out!

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Yeah, the central PA jam is our signature event. It is not instructional, it's simply a bunch of people getting together over a weekend in the prime of the season. It is open to all skill levels, and all levels are encouraged to attend. Plenty of fishing goes on, groups going out to a number of different streams. Then there's drinking and socializing, stories being told, people sharing their arts (we have musicians, painters, and lots of fly tiers). It is a social event.

We have other "jams" as well, spread around the state, that are usually on a smaller, more local level, but still with the same basic idea as the main jam. Most of them follow some sort of theme. There's a steelhead jam, a SE PA stocky jam, and a few which target a particular hatch.

This particular one is a considerably different in form than all of them. It's meant to be a teaching event for the benefit of beginners, put on by more experienced members. Sort of a collection of seminars, completely free of charge. The goal is to shorten the learning curve as much as possible. It's of course all about fishing, but it's much less of a fishing event, and more about teaching people to fish.

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There is plenty to learn at the Annual Spring Jamboree as well. We have always had a local guide/shop owner speak to us at one of our fire rings, Friday or Saturday nights. The talk was on a more intermediate level. There was no teaching how to cast, etc. in the early years. But with the last several, we have had some professionals among as provide instructions that would be helpful at all levels.

There is under-control adult fun in the evenings and you can even learn a lot there. Most importantly, you will learn that among us are people from all walks of life, athletic ability, occupations, interest in fly fishing. You will no doubt, with little effort, make new friends in the sport, and maybe end up fishing with someone who can teach you just one thing that will make you a better fly angler-- and that is what it is all about.

I salute all the folks who put this beginner jam together as it serves to show that we are not elitists and do not try to hide our sport and the joy it brings from anyone.

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Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

My parents took me out to lunch today. They've been talking up a new Chinese buffet near their house, and I never turn down a good buffet.

Any of you guys remember "A Sporting Lifestyle" - the recently deceased Orvis shop in Allentown? Yup, it's now a Chinese buffet. The lunch buffet is $6.99 - all you can eat.

The food was excellent, and they have a "party room" that will accomodate our size group for the Newbie Jam. There's no way we'd all fit in Cali Burrito, soooooo.....

We have reservations for March 24th at 12:30.

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Thanks for the advice guys, I plan on "restarting" fly fishing early March down here, maybe I'll be able to brush up before the Spring Jam. How far is the location from Bellfonte Airport? It would honestly be easier for me to fly up there for a weekend.

Anyhow, I definitely want to make the Beginner Jam to, I'll see if I can swing the day off...Looks like I wont be in FL till at least the following Tuesday.

Thanks again!!

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Quote:

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How far is the location from Bellfonte Airport?


About a half hour drive. The Spring Jam was held here:

http://www.sevenmountainscampground.com/

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Hoping to make it. Not 100% sure yet though. I need to google directions and all first, before I commit.

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ha i can't read! whoops

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Thanks a lot for putting this together H.A. I'm going to try my best to be there.

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