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#1 PowerFibers

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:21 AM

All,

Registration is now open for the 2011 Grayrock Rodmakers Gathering. More information is available at the gathering web site.

We hope to see you there!!!
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:29 AM

I hope to attend this year, after being absent last year.

Bob

#3 PowerFibers

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:57 PM

That would be awesome Bob!!
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:30 PM

I am thinking about going to the grayrock rodmakers gathering and was wondering what size rod would be ideal for fishing the au sable.
thanks, don

#5 PowerFibers

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:33 PM

Don,

Depends on where you fish and what hatch. I've used small 4 weights a little, but we're usually trying to fish the Hex hatch while we're up there. I've used a Dickerson 7613 (5 weight) with success, but I've been more comfortable using a PHY Para 15 (6 weight) for that hatch.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:18 AM

QUOTE (PowerFibers @ Apr 27 2011, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don,

Depends on where you fish and what hatch. I've used small 4 weights a little, but we're usually trying to fish the Hex hatch while we're up there. I've used a Dickerson 7613 (5 weight) with success, but I've been more comfortable using a PHY Para 15 (6 weight) for that hatch.


thanks todd,

also I never been to a rod gathering before and was curious as to what takes place thru the weekend

thanks again,don

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (djward @ Apr 28 2011, 02:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (PowerFibers @ Apr 27 2011, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don,

Depends on where you fish and what hatch. I've used small 4 weights a little, but we're usually trying to fish the Hex hatch while we're up there. I've used a Dickerson 7613 (5 weight) with success, but I've been more comfortable using a PHY Para 15 (6 weight) for that hatch.


thanks todd,

also I never been to a rod gathering before and was curious as to what takes place thru the weekend

thanks again,don


It would depend on who you ask about what goes on at these gatherings. Talk of bamboo is a big thing. More talk of bamboo is another thing. And oh yea, Those zombies you see that smell of swamp mud, skeeter dope, and stale cigar smoke and have not shaved in a week and look at you with eyes so blood-shot you consider calling the medics for them, they are the guys fishing the hex hatch.

Grayrock is a hoot.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:46 AM

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Those zombies you see that smell of swamp mud, skeeter dope, and stale cigar smoke and have not shaved in a week and look at you with eyes so blood-shot you consider calling the medics for them, they are the guys fishing the hex hatch.


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

Back from a great rod makers gathering at Grayling Michigan
(THE GREYROCK)

It was the biggest one I have attended, and as always many talented rod makers.
Here are just a few picture I had taken

As the last few Grayrock gatherings I had attended
It was held at the historic Rayburns Lodge, on the banks of the AuSable river's main stream.





The organizers of the gathering did a fine job because there was always something that was interesting for the cane makers to enjoy during the day, along with good food, and friendly people.







I'm sure some of you will recognize a few of these guys

Some well done and informative demonstrations on many aspects of cane rod making.



and more than a few rods to cast







and let us not forget the after hours fishing



Andy Royer
catching and releasing a well hooked little brown trout.



So I am sure to mark it down on my calender for next year.

Bob








#10 PowerFibers

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:01 AM

Bob,

Have to agree with you. A great weekend with a lot of great people and great rods to cast. I'm just sorry I'm so busy doing other stuff to be able to take full advantage of being able to talk to people and cast the rods!!
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