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Had an awesome time. Gary Klein, Jimmy Houston, George Cochran on day one and Davy Hite, Randy Howell and Larry Nixon on day two. Somebody here mentioned that Gary Klein is their new favorite. I'll have to agree. He has an analytical approach that appeals to the techno-geek in me. Got a few new tips and tricks to try this year. Also got a ton of ideas on patterning and eliminating unproductive water. Lots of stuff to absorb. Took lots of notes and recorded it all. I used a mini digital recorder and the sound quality is terrible, but I will get it transcribed someday soon and as I get it assimilated I'll start passing it on. I had only two complaints. There were no tables in the conference room. Just chairs. No place to easily write notes. I really did not care for the format, either. There were three speakers each day. Each one had an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. This was too short. Every speaker ran out of time. All six were excellent and each brought something different to the table, but, I would have liked to have heard more from Gary Klein and Larry Nixon. These two had some very interesting ideas. It was obvious that both had a lot more to say. Had a front row seat for the whole thing.

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Thanks for the post, ghoti.  I really wanted to go, but prior commitments this past weekend prevented that from happening.  Hopefully they come back to St. Louis again next year.  Did you pass along your feedback to BU about the seating and the time?  Would be great to get ahold of your notes, too.  ;)

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Had an awesome time. Gary Klein, Jimmy Houston, George Cochran on day one and Davy Hite, Randy Howell and Larry Nixon on day two. Somebody here mentioned that Gary Klein is their new favorite. I'll have to agree. He has an analytical approach that appeals to the techno-geek in me. Got a few new tips and tricks to try this year. Also got a ton of ideas on patterning and eliminating unproductive water. Lots of stuff to absorb. Took lots of notes and recorded it all. I used a mini digital recorder and the sound quality is terrible, but I will get it transcribed someday soon and as I get it assimilated I'll start passing it on. I had only two complaints. There were no tables in the conference room. Just chairs. No place to easily write notes. I really did not care for the format, either. There were three speakers each day. Each one had an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. This was too short. Every speaker ran out of time. All six were excellent and each brought something different to the table, but, I would have liked to have heard more from Gary Klein and Larry Nixon. These two had some very interesting ideas. It was obvious that both had a lot more to say. Had a front row seat for the whole thing.

How was Randy? He wrote his website down on Ikes overhead sheets for the Kansas City shows ;D. I agree the pros didn't have enough time. Sounds like you had a blast though.

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To Will, Randy Howell is a truly nice young man, with a depth of knowledge beyond his years. He had a relaxed, humorous approach to his presentations. As a result, I'll be dusting off the spinning tackle this year.

To 1990, I'm working on transcribing my notes and recordings. This is going to take a while. I have two jobs that keep me very busy right now. When I have everything organized, I'll see if Glenn is interested in putting it here someplace.

To Hammer, Gary Klein convinced me to give fipping and pitching one more try. I'd given up on it because I just couldn't get the hang of that casting style. A short five minute lesson, in the hallway, after his first session, convinced me I can do it. I ordered one of his signature flipping sticks yesterday. After having his in my hands, I had to do it. It's an 8', moderate action stick with split rear grip and spiral wrapped guides. That action makes the whole flipping/pitching thing much easier for me.

I'm still stoked. Can't wait for warmed weather. I'll be out in the back yard practicing pitching as soon as the new rod and reel arrive.

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To 1990, I'm working on transcribing my notes and recordings. This is going to take a while. I have two jobs that keep me very busy right now. When I have everything organized, I'll see if Glenn is interested in putting it here someplace.

Thanks ghoti, but no hurry.  Family, job (or in your case, jobs), etc. come first.  Being new at bass fishing I'm just eager to get my hands on good information and learn all I can.  I believe we're from the same area, maybe our paths will cross sometime...?

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