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  2. I don't know - this is a Government of Alberta seminar. If they post it, I will put the link here.
  3. I don't zoom...never will. I am however interested in this topic....will it get posted on youtube?
  4. Zoom programs for November 2021 Wednesday Nov 3 at 7 pm. Identifying minnows with Shona Derlukewich https://www.schooloffishid.com/ Wednesday Nov 17 at 7 pm TBA
  5. Join Alberta Environment and Parks fisheries staff to learn about the current status of the fish populations in the Upper Pembina River. Thursday Oct 28 at 7 pm This is a ZOOM meeting hosted by AEP. Register at https://goa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__h_kk88TTFKHVybYpf6xJg?fbclid=IwAR2TlzuSwvPse5p4JKlJ5hnLVNJV8XApt0KKdarHQjwSEcMhLtrzRXVrLaM
  6. Join Alberta Environment and Parks fisheries staff to learn about the current status of the fish populations in the Upper Pembina River. Thursday Oct 28 at 7 pm This is a ZOOM meeting hosted by AEP. Register at https://goa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__h_kk88TTFKHVybYpf6xJg?fbclid=IwAR2TlzuSwvPse5p4JKlJ5hnLVNJV8XApt0KKdarHQjwSEcMhLtrzRXVrLaM
  7. Ken Monk will be sharing his knowledge of electronic maps. The meeting starts at 7 pm. Signon info for the ZOOM is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  8. Michael Dell

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    TBA Meeting on ZOOM: connection info at https://www.nlft.org/zoom
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    Shona Derlukewich, author of 2 books of field identification guides for fish of Alberta and Saskatchewan, will be showing us how to identify various species of minnows. Visit her website at https://www.schooloffishid.com/ to find out more. Meeting on ZOOM: connection info at https://www.nlft.org/zoom
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    The Upper Pembina river, upstream of Lodgepole, Alberta, is the southernmost extent of the natural range of Arctic grayling in Alberta. The Pembina River is currently closed to angling as part of a five-year recovery rest period for Arctic Grayling. The long-term goal for the Upper Pembina River is to achieve our shared objective of maintaining sustainable fish populations now and into the future while still providing opportunity for use by all Albertans in accordance with Alberta’s Fisheries Allocation Strategy. Join Alberta Environment and Parks fisheries staff to learn about the current status of the fish populations in the Upper Pembina river. Agenda: 7:00pm Welcome 7:05pm Presentation 7:30pm Question & Answer 8:30pm Session Close This zoom session is hosted by AEP and registration is required. The link will be sent to you after registration. Registration
  11. One of our well-known members has set up a website where users can buy and sell high quality custom flies that have been hand tied by experienced fly anglers. He writes: "Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside an experienced fly tier’s fly box and pull out all of their best and most secret fly patterns to use for yourself? Well, now you can. There is a new website , for fly anglers. troutfodder.com is specifically created for independent fly tiers who want to sell some of their flies on the side to earn extra cash, and for fly anglers looking for flies that are different from what is available at your local fly shop. You can even search by fly tier location if you are traveling to a new region and are looking for proven flies tied by local anglers for specific lakes or streams. The goal is to create a community of fly tiers and fly anglers to share information. As the site builds in popularity, fly tiers will have access to a stronger and more diverse marketplace. For fly anglers looking to buy flies, they will have access to the collective knowledge and experience of the fly tying community through the flies that are up for sale." Pricing is comparable to what you would find in most fly shops and the quality is much better than the discount sellers. There's a rating system to build trust between buyers and sellers, and the hook model numbers and styles are listed in the ads so you know exactly what you're getting. The site is also moderated to ensure quality. It's well worth checking out and letting others know about the site - maybe contributing to its success by offering one or two of your favourite patterns for sale to help this project get underway.
  12. Dennis Southwick will demonstrate a couple of new patterns he tied this summer. Another Night of Dennisizing!!!!!!! Will do the Bastard CFF, then the Canadian black midnight fire weevil Materials needed BCFF Hook standard dry #12 Brown macrame White macrame Arizona semi seal Canadian olive Brown hackle Black or white thread Olive barred rubber legs Midnight fire weevil Hook any sized curved Tail Black hackle tips Ice dub midnight fire/Canadian Black arz. Semi seal Pearlescent tinsel or Pearlescent lateral scale Copper wire small Black goose biot Tungsten bead sized to Hook Hopefully didn't forget anything!!!!!! These flies have been tried and were very successful this summer Hopefully there will be a tying tip or two
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    Ken will demonstrate a couple of useful apps and online maps Meeting on ZOOM: connection info at https://www.nlft.org/zoom
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    Another Night of Dennisizing!!!!!!! Will do the Bastard CFF, then the Canadian black midnight fire weevil Meeting on ZOOM: Connection info at https://www.nlft.org/zoom Materials needed BCFF Hook standard dry #12 Brown macrame White macrame Arizona semi seal Canadian olive Brown hackle Black or white thread Olive barred rubber legs Midnight fire weevil Hook any sized curved Tail Black hackle tips Ice dub midnight fire/Canadian Black arz. Semi seal Pearlescent tinsel or Pearlescent lateral scale Copper wire small Black goose biot Tungsten bead sized to Hook Hopefully didn't forget anything!!!!!! These flies have been tried and were very successful this summer Hopefully there will be a tying tip or two
  15. Thanks for the update. Great pictures Wally!
  16. Sorry to hear ( a bit late) , hope all is well!!
  17. Thanks for the help James and Ervin, we cleaned up Star Lake, Muir Lake and Hasse Lake.
  18. Hi All, This past spring I launched a website where users can sign up to buy or sell custom hand tied flies. I did a short presentation on how the website works but my timing may not have been ideal as we were moving into trout fishing season and many people were more focused on fishing rather than tying. As we transition through fall, I suspect most of us will resume tying flies for the next season. If you have any interest in selling some of your flies to make a little extra cash on the side, or if you are looking to buy some custom tied flies that are not available at your local fly shop, have a look at troutfodder.com. It will take a while to build up a following and word of mouth will certainly help - the more people who sign up and post flies for sale, the stronger the site will be.
  19. This year's Alberta Conclave was held August 16-22 on the banks of the North Ram River. We had a good crowd out from both Northern Lights and the internet FF@ list.. Weather this year was mixed and we began the week under a fire ban. Luckily for us, we got some rain and were able to have several nice evenings under the stars with the fire that is a critical part of these gatherings. The fishing was OK, with a few hatches (flying ants, BWOs and something that brought fish to large messy white flies). Some real hogs were caught, including one reputed to be 24". I did not see that one myself but Michael caught it and Tyzun saw it so it has some provenance. Some pictures, mostly from Wally Lutz, can be seen here: https://flywing.smugmug.com/Fishing/North-Ram-2021/i-zhS9nXP I am bad at reporting the details of the event but you can see that those who were able to get out had a great time. Some gorgeous wild Alberta westslope cutthroat trout were brought to hand and released. Stories were traded, opinions were argued, and time was spent together among friends. As the discussion about vaccines, government actions from COVID, and other news swirls around us like wildfire, I can distance myself by thinking back a couple of weeks to chilly morning coffee with old friends, to the swirl of water around my knees and the adrenaline rush of a fish rising to the spot where I think my fly is. Nothing beats that. Here is a big thank you to everyone who came out and made this event a success, Next year will be, I think, the 25th Alberta Conclave that I have been involved in. Planning for the 2022 event will start in a couple of months and I will let you know then when and where. If you are a regular, mark your calendar. If you haven't come out in the past, maybe this should be your year... Jim
  20. We are looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hrs to clean up garbage left by others. Saturday September 18 will be the clean up day, sorry for the short notice. The lakes are Muir, Hasse, Star. Clean up to start at 10am for a couple of hrs and fish after. I can provide garbage bags and gloves if needed. Rubber boots will come in handy if you have. If we could have 3 groups that would be great. Contact me here on the forum. Dan
  21. We are going to hold two Zoom sessions in September to get reacquainted and share our stories. Wednesday Sept 15 and Wednesday Sept. 29 at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Look for the instructions for joining our Zoom at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom By January we are going to re-evaluate whether we can start holding in-person meetings.
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    Before we start programs we are going to hold another storytelling session. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining our Zoom are at: http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    We have decided to continue our Zoom meetings until January when we will re-evaluate whether to hold in-person meetings. For our first session of the fall we are going to share our stories and pictures from the summer. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining our Zoom are at: http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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  25. One last message before I head out in the morning. Everything is set for our Alberta Conclave beginning tomorrow on the North Ram River. We are experiencing a lot of heat and smoke here in Calgary and I am hoping for a bit of cooler weather and maybe even a bit of rain to take the smoke out of the air. Recent reports suggest moderately good fishing and less crowd than in other parts of the Alberta backcountry. The company will be fantastic I am sure. Drive safe everyone and I hope to see you all. I should be rolling in mid=afternoon. Jim
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