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Jokey

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  1. I had a good time last night everyone. Thanks for being patient and for the kind words about the flies afterward. Cheers! Joe
  2. For a little extra $$ you can be an extraordinary Joe like myself! J
  3. Congrats to all and good luck in your new positions. J
  4. Good suggestions for advertising Dave. On the Facebook page too? J
  5. Thats too bad. I recall him helping me out with reel choices quite some time ago. Super nice guy. J
  6. Mike It's all good. There is no "I'm right and you're Fing wrong" with me. Yes you could still realistically launch a float tube from the end of the walking path....but that's pretty much it. If Spring had some better shoreline access for folks I would not be complaining. Look at Star....most of the lake shore is not accessible and yet a couple dozen folks and families show up to fish that place every weekend. Not more than 2-3 individuals can realistically fish the spot where the walk in path meets the lake. How can a lake be supported by license dollars and be included in the mantle of the ACA whose mission states "ACA conserves, protects and enhances fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for Albertans to enjoy, value and use." Should that statement be amended to say "...habitats for Albertans with float tubes or the money to pony up for a key to the locked gate"? I guess when you get right down to details it is also not right that the RV park there could be seen as profiting from ACA license dollars. Like I said...it's all good Mike. And later today when I suggest putting your hand in the dubbing machine....just do it. J
  7. I agree....and if the lake had similar opportunities as East Pit then you would hear no objection from me. If the shoreline was wide open, or at least open a fair amount then I would be fine with it. However, if you can't even walk and fish 5 meters from where the path meets the lake....is it really open to public fishing? I'm not miffed at the ACA for some cabin owner getting fiesty....thats merely me showing that you cant walk the shore to fish so you are stuck in an extremely small spot to fish. It's not even worth the walk in. In some circles the ETC is viewed as profiting from this venture as well. A couple guys mentioned this to me when I was tying at Cabelas a couple years ago. If I was part of the ETC upper echelon I would be worried about being viewed as making a buck off of a publicly funded resource that in fact benefits the Club far more than the public. That would be a PR nightmare for everyone involved. When it comes right down to it I just don't think the ACA should be involved with a fishery unless there is equal access for all. And Spring just doesn't qualify when you look at the details. I would be all for the ACA looking at keeping more water the in lakes themselves. A solution like that would eliminate or reduce the aeration needs. I think that's a great idea. J
  8. DragonTroller Because there is very limited access for the public. The only public access is a walk in path from the village. Not suitable to launch anything more than carrying in a float tube on your back. The last time I used the path to just chuck a few flies from shore I was threatened to be charged with trespassing as I started to walk the shoreline to the side of where the path meets the lake. The only other access is to pay your membership fee and get a key from the ETC. Why should we have to pay to fish a lake that our license dollars already support to some extent? There used to be public access via the RV Park but after abuse and litter the owner closed that. Can't say I blame them for that but to not have proper access to fishery supported by the ACA seems to be in direct conflict with the underlying premise of the ACA itself. Rubs me the wrong way J
  9. That's pretty darn generous for them to foot the bill.....ACA dollars going to a lake that not everyone can fish. Just awesome. J
  10. I have also been considering getting back into things as far as memberships go. I have long been a TU member and now that my schedule is more flexible I should have more time for meetings and whatnot. However, the issue is also that because of work I can't really play favorites. If I join one I really need to join all and for now that doesn't seem right to me either. I have never joined the ETC, solely based on some political issues and a somewhat stubborn stand I have taken and for reasons known only to me I don't feel I should back down on. I'd be curious to know what the current state of the ETC is. I have folks ask me from time to time if they should join but I really don't know how its being run at the moment. If anyone would care to enlighten me on that I would appreciate it. You can PM me if that would work best. Cheers guys J
  11. Sorry I couldn't make it to the event this year. Had a social comittment I was told I could not avoid. Glad it went well. J
  12. Thanks for the clarification Peter....I had always thought ACA funded the stocking. Good to know. J
  13. If the ACA is opting out of aerating Spring are they still going to be funding the stocking as well or will that be from a private individual too? J
  14. This is one of the best tying sites I visit and they just did an extensive study on 26 types of UV cure resins....the Bondic included. Give it a look. http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=82303&page=1
  15. Well that sucks. Makes me wonder why any fall stocking was done then. I know they put quite a few tiny guys into Fiesta a couple weeks ago to help that one bounce back. Those fish will almost certainly die as even with aeration that lake has a high winter mortality rate. Not to mention just how badly this will bugger up the "plan" (and I use the quotations here to indicate a massive amount of sarcasm) for stocking the Tigers. Not that this is the ACA's fault. I dont blame them one bit for covering their butts against manslaughter liability. Just another setback as far as decent man made fisheries go. J
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