Rose City Casting Spey Casting Comp!

Was an absolute pleasure to cast at the first anaual Rose City Spey Casting comp.

Was an absolute pleasure to cast at the first anaual Rose City Spey Casting comp.

Well It had to happen sooner or later, a Spey casting comp in our lovely rose city At the West Moreland casting ponds. It has been a vision of mine and still will be, but in the meantime I want to support all those who share the same passion for Spey casting that I do. After much thought and a gut instinct that told me I needed to be there, I was making sandwiches at 3 am and decided, I need to be there, so I went. Long story short I made it to the ponds with 45 mins to spare. Enough time to suck down some strong coffee and get about 25 mins of much needed casting time in, followed by another 6 mins in the casting station, I was as ready as I would be that morning. I readied a cigar and took my spot as a volunteer on one of the angle change makers. Drawing casting position 6 i took off about caster number 4.

Congrats to all the casters of the inaugural event. I hope to see the number 18 grown into 40 or 50 caster, someday.

Congrats to all the casters of the inaugural event. I hope to see the number 18 grown into 40 or 50 caster, someday.

I went off and slowly warmed up only making short casts. thing seemed a little better, we would see. My name was called and on the clock my time had begun. It is always different when the clock is turning. my first 4 cast only one felt good… but the next 4 2 were good and the last round of cast held the last piece of the 4 cast total. I hoped it was enough but with 12 more casters only time would tell.

Now I want to thank all those who put this event together. I have tried to work it out on my own so I know how much work it is. Thanks to big Greg, Erik, Simon, Loc, and Tyler!!!! I hope to cast at another Rose City Event. I was there to support this event to help it grow, if people in our industry want to expand our industry these small things are a gateway. great event put on by good people. I don’t feel to bd sitting here writing this blog looking at my new noise maker, thanks to Saracione for the winning prize of a nice LHW 4″. I hope that all interested come and watch, even better I hope those who are on the fence come cast and get the experience. Maybe they will have a Novice division so that people wont feel as intimidated to be in that spot. Thanks again, was great to see and catch up with you all.

 

Travis

3 replies
  1. Tim Rawlins
    Tim Rawlins says:

    Hey Travis, Glad to see this photo and article on your blog. It was my first competition and I appreciated your encouragement and reaching out to me as well as the others who shared their knowledge and equipment so generously. Some real nice fellers were there at the competition. It was so cool to see everyone help and support anybody who wanted to be involved in the casting competition. Congratulations on winning!

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  2. Steve Gomes
    Steve Gomes says:

    Very good idea regarding a novice class. Posting the competition layout, rules and scoring online, would also be helpful to orient and inform newcomers. Maybe also having some low-key gatherings to introduce people to competition equipment and casting techniques would make it less intimidating. I’ve met several people at Westmoreland who were interested in competitive casting, but didn’t know how to get started.

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