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TimD

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  1. Brother, Do you really think Lloyd would have published what he actually fished with? I am risking ghostly visits just showing what I did. Regards, Tim
  2. Don, I use a size 12 2x short, some type of black micro chenille, a gold wire rib and some black hen hackle. The bottom fly is called a herl same fly but just has a peacock herl body (works about the same too). Regards, Tim stauffer_special.bmp
  3. Not to take anything away from Mike Lawson, but I really liked Gary Borger. He is quite creatively logical in his approach to fly fishing problems. Lots of people just throw gear (money) at a fly fishing situation in order to solve it - Gary breaks things down into smaller malleable bits that can be applied in different situations. The last time I fished with someone that was creative in the same way was with Barry White on the Bow River. Kinda feel bad that I could only make one day. Thanks to everyone for putting on the show. Cheers, Tim
  4. Hello, We are taking the aerators out at 11 AM this Sunday. Our Quad person is injured and won't be able to help. Is there anyone out there with a quad and a trailer (or just a quad) that can help, it will just take a couple of hours? Please send me a note if you can. Thanks Tim, PS - free smokies and bevies for all volunteers.
  5. Hello, I can't make it Saturday but would like to go Sunday. Is there anyone out there that would like to go Saturday but not Sunday? We could split the cost. Regards, Tim
  6. I hope it is before May 1, 2008. Regards, Tim
  7. Hello, We put the aerators in Muir today, thanks to everyone that helped. If you go out there between now and next Tuesday, please avoid fishing near them - there are lots of anchor ropes and cords to get caught up in. The plan is for them to be turned on the last day of angling - October 31. Regards, Tim
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    Local Lakes

    Greg and Lance, I like the flowers too, but time of year and temperature are pretty good predictors as well. It only takes a few years of fishing out here to get used to the seasonal changes and the blooming of certain flowers show a seasonal coincidence more than any type of causation. I don't think that the nymphs that hatch into salmonflies look out and see crocus in bloom then decide to become adults. Besides it may be that particular crocus is a little ahead of the game. According to Vic Bergman: http://flyfisherman.com/westerncanada/vbcr...est/index2.html One of the most anticipated insect hatches of the season is Pteronarcys californica or salmonflies. These large stoneflies generally emerge on the river in mid- to late May through early June. Their emergence frequently coincides with runoff, meaning water clarity can be an issue. If visibility is poor, dry-fly fishing is futile. However, if the water is reasonably clear, say a couple of feet or more, dry flies such as Stimulators, Terranastys, and Improved Sofa Pillows catch fish. Even when dry-fly conditions are ideal, nymphs fished along the stream bottom usually outproduce drys. Fish a nymph such as a Brook's Montana, Kaufmann Stone, or Crowsnest Stone as close to the stream bottom as possible, using split-shot if necessary, and a strike indicator to detect hits. Cheers, Tim
  9. TimD

    Local Lakes

    I would suggest taking the book out of the library, it is a very quick read. I read it years ago and think that although it is interesting that certain bugs hatch at about the same time that certain flowers bloom the best way to tell which insect is active is to just observe what it happening when you get to the water. The book does have some gorgeous pictures but I can't see how knowing that the prairie rose is blooming in Edmonton tells me what fly to use on Stauffer. Regards, Tim
  10. Hey thanks, Nobody takes on one of these projects to get an award, but it is nice when it happens mostly because it helps raise the profile of FESA in getting more projects off the ground. It also will help bring the concept of delayed-harvest into broader discussion. A bit thanks to everyone who has helped with Muir so far, nothing would have happened without your help. Did I get a chance to mention that we are looking at another project SW of Edmonton and we will need some volunteers to help with the casting platform at Muir this spring. Cheers, Tim
  11. Probably less now, I just have a number of fond memories of last year. Especially working the cattails in low light with a lil damsel emerger. Dey was a number of hungry trouts and almos' all answered the roll call - thankfully. Cheers, Tim
  12. Richard, All we had last year was a plan to do something. We a non-functional model back in 03 or 04 but decided on a floating variety. The cost for the floating model will be around $20,000. It will be around 30' out and 80' long, we plan to use it mostly for fly-casting classes and then general fishing\casting when there are no classes. Regards, Tim
  13. Just a little update on the Muir Lake fund-raiser that we had on November 18th, but before I get to that I would like to explain that the Muir Lake project has spawned (no pun intended) FESA (Fisheries Enhancement Society of Alberta) and the society's goals are to maintain and manage Muir Lake, help create another lake in the Edmonton Area and help any group in Alberta that would like to set up a similar delayed-harvest fishery. The November 18th event was attended by about 120 people and raised almost $4500. This money will go to operating the Aerators at Muir Lake, improving the site with a new casting platform by the summer of 2007 and helping to bring another delayed-harvest trout fishery to the Edmonton area (asap). I would like to thank everyone for their support and welcome any one out there who would like to get involved in our next project. Please feel cordially invited to help put the barricades up around the aerators at Muir on December 9th. We will meet at noon, it will take an hour or so to put them up and we will provide a barbecue after. Tim Doskoch President FESA
  14. Hello, I just wanted to get a chance to thank the 120 people who came to the event last Saturday and the people who donated all those items for the silent auction. Special thanks go to Brian Bleackley and his crew for organizing the whole thing. Looks like we will be able to pay for the aerator electricity at Muir plus a couple of other projects for another year. Best regards, Tim Doskoch President FESA
  15. TimD

    TMC 921

    Hello, I have been using Mustad R48's to replace a number of my dry fly patterns but find the wire a little to heavy for certain sizes/imitations. Has anyone used TMC 921's? I am a little worried about the light wire - I hate it when hooks straighten out on me. TIA Tim
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