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Does anyone recall the Carson Lake Special ? History and/or recipe would be great. If known.

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Hmm, it's not in the Denny's Flies of Alberta book, but I am almost certain it is an Alberta pattern tied for Carson Lake.

 

I don't think it is the one tied for Carson Lake in Colorado http://donbastianwetflies.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/carson-lake-special-wet-fly/ but I could be wrong.

 

Barry Phillips might know this one.

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Thanks Michael.

 

I do wonder about wether or not it is the same fly as what Don is trying to get history on. The fellow that brought it to him is from Colorado. And like most east slope fisherman we have a tendency to travel far and wide to fish it. But either way that fly seems to have eluded my memory some what. If I recall there was lots of green it it, but thats about it for the recall.

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I remember back before they put the RV camping in at Carson. We used to use the walk-in campsites.

There was also no fancy fishing dock, just a primitive boat launch where we 'd put our canoes in.

The "fly" of choice at the time we called a "KVC Nymph".

It consisted to a small treble hook baited with Kraft Velveeta Cheese.

There! My sodid past as a bait chucker is now public for all to see.

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I remember back before they put the RV camping in at Carson. We used to use the walk-in campsites.

There was also no fancy fishing dock, just a primitive boat launch where we 'd put our canoes in.

The "fly" of choice at the time we called a "KVC Nymph".

It consisted to a small treble hook baited with Kraft Velveeta Cheese.

There! My sodid past as a bait chucker is now public for all to see.

 

lol…we all have one. :clapping: and that KVC worked very well most days not just on Carson. I thinking the first time I went to Carson it was 1969. Got there by accident because we were looking for new Grayling fishing creeks. About 1971 we started fishing Chain Lake north of Athabasca, because Carson had gotten to popular with all the big fish it produced on that nymph.

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So at the meeting last night a fellow and I discussed this pattern. Wish I new his name. He was one of the commercial tiers of this pattern out of Denny's shop. He was nice enough to share with us the original material list and I hope he contributes some history of the fly in the Streamer section of What's in the Box.

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Barry Phillips is the name of the fella you are referring to..

 

I think he was the other fellow that the guy I was talking to had mentioned. Barry has whiter hair and a moustache doesnt he?

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That's the third Barry. Big bubba Barry White, Barry Phillips ( had the new streamer book) who was talking to you at the table you where sitting at and then Barry(white hair an moustache), my appagies for not remembering your last name.

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I have a vague recollection of the Carson Lake special, although I never fished there. My recollection coincides with Garhan's, in that lots of green comes to mind. I also have a feeling that the fly is mentioned in the book by Russ Thornbury that was published back in the 70's I believe -- the memory gets foggy as one gets old. Unfortunately I don't have the book, but somewhere in my files, I have some photocopies of various pages of interest. If I find them some day, I'll check for any mention of the CLS.

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I have a vague recollection of the Carson Lake special, although I never fished there. My recollection coincides with Garhan's, in that lots of green comes to mind. I also have a feeling that the fly is mentioned in the book by Russ Thornbury that was published back in the 70's I believe -- the memory gets foggy as one gets old. Unfortunately I don't have the book, but somewhere in my files, I have some photocopies of various pages of interest. If I find them some day, I'll check for any mention of the CLS.

 

Thanks Terry

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Barry (white hair and moustache) Wright.

 

OK more Barry's than what I know to do with. :bugeye:

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