It's that time of year....
Lawrence Junior High is honored to partner with the FlyfishinginMaine.org community by hosting the tenth ffim mid-winter conclave, SuperBoo X.
This year, the facility is available on February 3th, Sunday, the day OF the SuperBowl.
Doors will open at 8 am, and festivities will conclude roughly around 2pm... give or take, grin.
AGAIN THIS YEAR: rods will be color coded on racks by line weight instead of rod length.
Anyone and everyone who is interested in casting cane rods or just casting tales is welcome. Admission is, as always, free. You do not have to bring bamboo to take part, but any and all split cane rods are welcome; the generosity of anglers in sharing their cane is what makes this such a great event.
Lawrence Junior High is located just off the freeway in Fairfield, exit 132 (map below)
We'll post more details as they emerge, and a t-shirt (or whatever) thread.
Much of SBX will be the same as in year's past>>>>
The gym will be for the bamboo rods and things related, like collectors with informative displays.
The event is free, but we will ask again for a sign-in at the door with a contact phone # or email, just in case you lose something, win something, or that kind of thing. No one else gets this info, btw.
Door prizes!! For those who sign in (everyone), we'll draw names for neat prizes!
In the gym, there will be rod racks and posters for those allowing their rods to be cast (the more the merrierl). Color coded lobster bands will again be available by line weight, and match the posters, so you can compare all the 5-wt rods, say, and then check to see the taper and maker. Rod owners - just pick up an appropriately colored band for your grip (I write my name on the lobster band, too).
The floor will be marked off with cones for casting lanes. Casters will enter from the far side of the gym and walk up the vacant lane to the centerline to cast... to save the rods with those lines whipping around, no one will enter or exit along the center line. This seems to work pretty well.
Many rodmakers will be wandering about - feel free to ask questions.
Feel free to bring in rods for appraisal and repair advice.
In the lobby,
there will be a LJHS table for picking up your pre-ordered t-shirt (or whatever).
Slide presentations or talks will be in the lobby or library.
There will be a place to post your cards or flyers of For Sale items.
NOTE: THIS IS A NON-COMMERCIAL EVENT (private, incidental sales are okay)
There will be tables for swap items and free food donations (the kids will not sell food this year).
At least, that's the plan!!!
Kat (and Hutch and David)
a few more thoughts from Hutch:
Little odds and ends-
You will be on a gym floor- so soft shoes would be good- I wear my old Bean boots mostly.
Please remember- you need not BUY/ sell- anything! If you want to come- we want you there...casting is up to you- but fish stories are mandatory.
Also- the "Free " table is just that- free...take what you can use. Or drop off what is no longer useful to you and yours.
If you have a rod- but no reel. there may well be reels to borrow.
As always, care with the rod in your hand is important...but Bamboo is very strong- so if we try to avoid the "Hero" casts, we will all do well- this works until you get Sante's Kushner, which I believe is a cannon, and may actually leave dents in the wall.
Cameras welcome---unless KimL is around. ( I have found the best defense against Kim is pictures OF Kim...)
Care for your own children...(unless you are my Dad...then just bring money!)
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