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Poppy Cummins

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RED SHED FLY SHOP ANNOUNCES
THE CLEARWATER RIVER-IDAHO
13TH ANNUAL SPEY GATHERING-BARBECUE

http://www.redshedflyshop.com/CLAVE.html



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Ohhhhhh can't wait to be there Mr Poppy!!
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looking forward to it!!!!

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Big fun.  Can't wait!
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Great showing this evening Mr poppy n crew!!!
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As always the Clave gathering was a great event with excellent casting demonstrations by a number of pros and a fabulous lunch. A huge thank you to Poppy and Ms. Redshed. After lunch most stayed to discuss the current problems and potential vote on Monday to reopen a harvest of hatchery fish. Dave Blanco, the current commissioner, was kind enough to give his thoughts on the issues.

Folks are wondering what can be done to turn the situation of poor returns of wild fish around. While most of the discussion stressed the local situation, last night the film “Our Two Hands” put on at the Peck Community Hall presented a more broad brush view of how we have gotten to this point and some ideas on what needs to be done to reverse the declining trend. The film stressed that one big issue is that a large percentage of the population really has no clue what is happening and currently likely have no opinion. To make an impact, it really requires more folks stepping up.

To that end I would like to give a shout out to Trout Unlimited who a couple of years ago with some other groups started the Wild Steelhead Initiative. It really has two main objectives. Objective one is to present a common front to try and change the current approach by many of the regulatory agencies. The agencies will be more apt to respond to a group that represents several thousand members (or more) than various small groups with similar agendas. The support needs to come from all fishermen that value wild steelhead – not just fly fishermen but all fishermen and WSI is working to try and form coalitions with groups who may be at odds in regards some issues but that can all support protection of our wild fish. 

The second objective is to back up the requested changes with best available science. There are some great fisheries biologists on board led by John McMillan, a passionate advocate for wild fish. WSI is gathering past papers as well as continuing research on what may be behind the decline. With a loud single voice backed by sound scientific research, we might just start to impact the status quo within the various regulatory agencies

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Many thanks to Poppy and family, and the presenters, for another great clave.  Also thanks for the meetings afterwards, letters sent.

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Thanks to the Redshed family for putting on another great clave. Your hard work it much appreciated. It was a fun time for everyone.
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just received an email response from Mr. Blanco - vote postponed so time to send those letters

We tabled the Catch n' Keep proposal for a minimum of two weeks to allow broad public comment and charged the department with the task of providing a quick link for people to use on the Fish & Game web site to register their opinion. The department will reevaluate run figures to give us final (?) run numbers. There is a possibility that another Catch n' Keep proposal will be floated around October 23, so make your feelings known.

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If anyone signed the petition at the Clearwater Spey Gathering on the subject of opening the steelhead Catch and Keep season in 2017 then your opinion on this subject has already been forwarded to Mr. Blanco.
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Hi Poppy - how’d the redneck spey-o-rama go? Haven’t seen anything wrt the “big cookie.”
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We had a smaller field this year. I borrowed these pics from Lee Davison's (owner of Ballistic Fly Lines along with his wife Nancy) FB page.

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The BIG dogs for the cookies.

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Did anyone take some more pictures? Sure would love to have a visual of all the fun I missed....
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