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Paflyfish 2011 Spring Jamboree Recap

Published by Dave Kile [davekile] on 05/22/2011 (2189 reads)
The Spring 2011 Jam was marked by a new location, a great turnout and plenty of high water. In true Jam tradition it did rain, but fortunately was not something that held up any of the weekends activities. Thanks to all of those who came out as I had a blast catching up with everyone.

Green DrakeI started the weekend on Thursday afternoon by stopping on the Little J to met up with my friend Ron Kolman. We were lucky to be greeted by Dryflyguy and proceeded to hit the stream.

Dryflyguy shared some of this prized sulphur flies and floatant (post on the floatant coming soon). We were greeted by plenty of sulphurs hatching throughout the day and into the evening. The water was high, off-color, but wadable. I was pleasantly surprised to make a good evening of the sulphur hatch.

The weekend activities then moved to the Seven Mountains Campground in Spring Mills. A very nice campground and good setup for the rest of the weekend. Plenty of Paflyfish members were already there and set up for the weekend on Thursday night.

After more fly fishing on Friday and a quick stop to the Spruce Creek Tavern for some fries with Jack I made it back to the campground. The evening activities were highlighted with Dave Rothrock provided a conversation on nymph fishing and other topics.

Green DrakeWith the water still high and many of the streams really not approachable, Dave Rothrock came back on Saturday morning and led a fly casting clinic, which was well received.

Saturday afternoon the crew got back to fishing on the Little J, Spring Creek, and some of the smaller brook trout streams in the area. Penns Creek was completely blown out by the rains earlier in the week.

Saturday night festivities were highlighted with a even larger group at the Seven Moutians Campground. Dave "Fishidiot" Weaver shared again one of his wonderful paintings. Bruno shared one of this bamboo fly rods as part of the proceeds.

I want to thank Maurice, Jack, Fishidiot and Afish for getting the weekend together. As always a lot of fun and a great turnout. The new location was a big hit and it was great to have Dave Rothrock join us as well.

Please feel free to comment share some of your own thought on the weekend. I have more pictures already posted on the Paflyfish Facebook fanpage here.
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Published: 2011/5/23 14:51  Updated: 2011/5/23 14:51
Joined: 09/09/2006
From: Monessen, PA
Comments: 2885
 Re: Paflyfish 2011 Spring Jamboree Recap
Dave, may I also give props to Heritage Angler? Ed did a lot of groundwork on the alternative location, and though we do not use it this time, his contribution to planning should not go unnoticed.
Published: 2011/5/23 22:12  Updated: 2011/5/23 22:12
Joined: 02/20/2007
From: Meadville, PA
Comments: 13
 Re: Paflyfish 2011 Spring Jamboree Recap
This was my first Jam and I would like to thank everyone who helped to put it together. Also thanks to Shakey and (I believe) Brian for the entertainment Saturday night. I throughly enjoyed it, what great talent! And to everyone who attended thanks for making a new face feel welcome. What a great event! Can't wait till next year!

Published: 2011/5/28 9:17  Updated: 2011/5/28 9:17
Joined: 09/10/2006
From: Enola, Pa.
Comments: 49
 Re: Paflyfish 2011 Spring Jamboree Recap
My only regret was not staying at the CG's, I missed most of the actitivies. Next year I'll stay at the CG's for sure.

Published: 2011/6/3 9:04  Updated: 2011/6/3 9:04
Joined: 04/24/2009
From: South Jersey
Comments: 503
 Re: Paflyfish 2011 Spring Jamboree Recap
I have found Dave Rothrock to be a knowledgeable and accomplished fly fisherman and teacher.


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