Sunday, June 21, 2009

Announcement: 4th Annual Colorado Cane Conclave, 02 August 2009

Gary Carbaugh--ORCA member, fly angling enthusiast, co-author of the great book on Colorado reels, and all around good guy--sent us this announcement and we definitely wanted to give anyone who is in the region a head's up about the Colorado Cane Conclave 2009. Here is the text of his announcement:

Announcing the 4th annual Colorado Cane Conclave, founded by Gary Carbaugh. This is a gathering of people who build, collect, fish and enjoy fine bamboo rods and other vintage tackle. Also an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to try cane but has not had the chance.

TO REGISTER go to the "What's New" page at
Click on "Colorado Cane Conclave" in the upper right-hand corner to download your Registration Form and instructions and a detailed flyer.

WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2009 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Planet Bluegrass, Lyons, Colorado

The $45 registration fee includes use of all the Planet Bluegrass facilities, seeing and casting many bamboo rods from a number of makers, a fully catered lunch, a live auction(with a professional auctioneer) of donated classic and modern tackle. Also included is fishing on approximately 1/2 mile of Planet Bluegrass' private stretch of the North St. Vrain river and the use of a table if you wish to display and/or sell any and all fishing related goodies. Bamboo rod makers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity!

100% of the proceeds from the live auction will be split between Reel Recovery and Casting for Recovery, both cancer survivor programs so we really need more donations for the auction if you can help.

All of the details are found at South Creek, Ltd. and click on "What's New." Thanks, Gary.

I wish I could go! Sounds like a blast, and anyone with even the smallest iota of interest in fly angling and who is in reasonable distance from the event would be a fool not to attend.

-- Dr. Todd

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