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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Oh I'll fish in a monsoon, no worries there. Just making sure I wouldn't be all by myself! See you Saturday!

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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Rain is real, not just a shower. We could get well over an inch out of it.

The question is timing. Current models have it sunny through lunchtime on Sat., mid 50's warming to mid 60's, so like the beginning of a nice warm day. Then clouds start rolling in during early afternoon, limiting the continued warming. Rain starts around dinnertime, gets steadier, goes pretty much all night, fading to showers sometime Sunday.

That could be moved up, or back, by 12 hrs or so between now and Sat., and that'd make all the difference for our purposes.

Weather channel plays it safe and tells you everything is coming as early as it COULD come, then will move it back as things become more certain. Accuweather takes a different approach, and throws "showers" over the whole period where it may happen, when the reality is that it will be "steady rain" for only part of that period. I hate that none of them just tell you the truth "here's what we know, here's what we don't".

Posted on: 2012/3/21 11:57


Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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http://collaboration.cmc.ec.gc.ca/cmc ... pe/pcpn_type_gem_reg.html

Hit "animate". Page automatically updates at midnight and noon. Date at top left, 0z means starting at midnight, 12z means starting at noon. Then hrs is time from that point.

So as I post, it's showing the 12z on the 21st. Thus 72 hrs would be noon on Sat.

Posted on: 2012/3/21 12:04


Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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What should one bring to the instructional jamboree besides a rain coat?

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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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For the morning session, only yourself is necessary. We're hoping to be inside and out, so dress appropriately. If you want to bring a setup, feel free. There is casting instruction, and there will be setups available, but bringing your own perhaps prevents you from having to wait for availability, plus gives you the advantage of practicing on your own equipment.

For the afternoon, we'll be going fishing. If you plan to take part, bring your fishing gear.

Posted on: 2012/3/23 14:13


Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Thanks Pcray .. Lotz of kudos for putting this together totally stoked

Considering this will be the first time I have ever been fishing I do not have waders ... any worries?


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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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The kudos go to Heritage Ed. I've played little more than an advisory role, he's done the legwork.

Nah, no worries. No impact at all on the morning instructional sessions, we won't be in water. It's a little setback for the afternoon fishing, but you could still tag along and watch/learn and do what you can from shore.

For your future fishing, I consider waders to be a necessity for our sport. Lots of people don't and prefer to wet wade. It is cooler, and in the summer, more comfortable. But there's too much danger in it for my tastes, as evidenced by some of the infections suffered by several members of this board. You can get servicable rubber waders for under $50, or breathables (much cooler in summer) for $100ish. Certainly beats a blood infection.

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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Yup got lymes we wading you sure as don't want it.

Posted on: 2012/3/24 12:03

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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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pcray .. correct me if I'm wrong but I think you were the 1st guy I met yesterday. Trying to put the faces & names together with the screen names. Were you wearing the black united t-shirt?

Anyhow ... LMAO @ me as the one thing I forgot to ask about was a fishing license. Will be getting one this week.

Thanks again to all who put their time, energy & patience into this for a day of instruction and knowledge.

Posted on: 2012/3/25 8:06
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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Stagger, yep, that was me in the black shirt. Nice to meet ya!

Posted on: 2012/3/25 8:16


Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Tthanks to the PAFF instructors and presenters and to the Conservancy for granting the PAFF the space. I had a great time and nice meeting everyone.

Posted on: 2012/3/25 9:35
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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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To all who attended:

I'd like to thank everyone for coming to this event. People came from several surrounding states, and some drove long distances to attend. Hopefully, you found it to be time well spent.

While there's so many people I owe thanks to, I'd especially like to thank the instructors who gave so freely of their time, skills, and gear donations.

It was also really cool to see guys that weren't instructors stepping up to the plate to help newbies. The spirit of sharing and helping others that PAFF is known for was present in force on this day.

So many times during the day, people asked me how I came up with the idea for a "Newbie Jam". Well, it's all about you guys. Some things are best explained face to face, and this event just supports what happens here on the forum every day.

Of special interest is that the Beginner's Forum Moderators were both instructing at this event. Their committment in time spent here every day is remarkable, yet they drove a long way to add to their efforts. Fishidiot and Afishinado are really special individuals.

Gathering our members together to meet in person adds immensely to the way we interact here. Your forum experience will never be the same - it'll be better. Having met in person provides an insight to what other posters are really like, and my experience is that I've never met a PAFF member I didn't like, and would gladly fish with. One can never have too many fishing buddies!

The new format for this event seemed to work out well, and allows for future growth. I can only guess at the total attendance, but I'd say it exceeded last year's total of about 50 by a good amount. I got some good suggestions for improving next year's event, and I'll be running ideas by pcray to help improve it. As for pcray - his assistance in running this event cannot be overstated, despite his modesty in taking credit for it.

My only regret is my lack of pictures - I wuz kinda busy to take many. If anyone has pictures that they'd like to share, please send them to me - PM me, and I'll give you my email address. This will keep pictures in one place, and I'll make up a Photobucket slideshow that can be accessed to all. I can also add any pics that are posted here on the forum.

Regards, and thanks to everyone!

H.A.

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Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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H.A.

Thank you for putting together such a great event. You and Pcray out did yourselves. I consider myself a newbie yet, but I really enjoyed being able to give back to this sport. Before I stumbled upon this website, my fly fishing was slow going, and I almost gave it up. I feel fortunate to be able to give back. I feel I owe something for all the generosity that was given to me. Thanks again. Hopefully someone learned something from my fly tying. I know I enjoyed demonstrating.

Andy

Posted on: 2012/3/25 11:13


Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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Posted on: 2012/3/25 13:37


Re: 2012 Eastern PA Flyfishing Instructional Jamboree

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More Jam pics

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