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  1. I think Dragon Troller is right, though I gotta say the professional service and the knowledge available in any of the fly fishing sections of Hosting stores is often poor, though I buy a fair bit when I have to. There was a "local" online dealer for a while at Thornes Manufacturing, but Robin shut down because he found out being retired was more fun. The dynamics of the retail business are changing and has anyone noticed that even with the Canadian Dollar surpassing the U.S. dollare we are not seeing any savings at the flyshops either? Things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm.
  2. Anyone who knows the Malahat will know there really is no better or worse route as far as the path of least resistance goes, It has been where it is since Model A's ran the trip from Victoria north. I used to fish the Goldstream when I was younger and more flexible. The area of the crash would put it very close to the estuary, which is bad of course, but with some help from high spring tides the damage may be somewhat reduced we will probably never get the truth out of anyone on this. It is true that the routes of some highways may be better picked, but it is also true that the operators of commercial or private vehicles need to not only act responsably but be held responsable for their actions. The comment in the article said " Columbia Fuels will pay for much of the clean-up and remediation." I have to ask which part they would not be paying for? The fish kill will be disastrous but again, hopefully the location mixed with tidal action will help disperse the worst of the spill. Follow this link for a bit more info on the highway itself…….Kerry http://www.shawniganlakemuseum.com/malahat.html
  3. I'll be there for Saturday, looking forward to it!
  4. Thanks Pauline. I hope to bring Mark Campbell with me since it is chair accessable, Fraser and maybe another. It is all good and I want them to feel comfortable with the Club so they may consider becoming members as well……Kerry
  5. Thanks Dennis, I will contact you about possibly meeting up to get it, I have to work next Wednesday night and cannot make it. Pauline I think Fraser enjoyed himself, but he has upper back issues from leaping out of airplanes and he had to leave right away as his back was hurting him. Phil was great and I think it probably did make us all want to go fishing, how cruel was that? As I mentioned Fraser will be fishing with Colin McKeown (our Petiwawa co-ordinator) and Brian Chan next Spring, lucky guy.
  6. I will be coming, maybe bring my Son and a couple of Soldiers in the program…..Kerry
  7. Tonight I brought one of the Soldiers in our program to see what the NLFT/TU was all about. He has done his time in Afghanistan and will benefit from participating with you folks. I also managed to leave behind a black duffle bag and plano box. Apparently I can only focus on one thing at a time. Was wondering if it was put away with other items or if someone picked it up? Please reply here or phone me at 780-929-6913. Thanks for any help with this……Kerry Pitt
  8. Sunday was great! Best money I have spent on tying in a long time. A.K. is a great instructor, good story teller and nice fellow……I think we all learned how to get more out of less materials as well. Upright hen wings and Turkey Flat wings are no longer a mystery LOL.
  9. Happy Birthday Lance. 43 eh? I liked being 43, it was a good few years. Have a coffee on me
  10. Twitter, nor Facebook is meant to replace newsletters or telephone. They are a very quick and efficient way to move information to many subscribers when it comes to making people aware of upcoming events, rather than having to wait a month to announce it. If there are or will be younger members in any Club or Organization then it may behoove the Club to look at both forms of communication. To garner support from the public or to draw more interest from specific groups, both are hard to beat…..actually they can't be beat. So you can try to talk to 1000 people face to face or you can use this format to do at least some of it for you. All about "we" and what may benefit any Group. Some members do not have computers, I imagine that may be so, yet the website is updated and used as a communication tool. So rather than phone every member you should be able to post on the website and have people pick up on it so you do not have to spend so much time on the phone. I still love to get magazines and newsletters, talking on the phone is still a big part of my day but there are other bigger and better uses for Facebook and Twitter. I am an unfriendly user and it has taken me a couple of years to see what the benefits of these two media streams are. 8^)
  11. Does anyone know if he will have his books there to buy? As well is there anything else we should bring for the Saturday event?
  12. I echo the sentiment. Thanks for hosting the Banquet and a special acknowledgment of Brian's ability to make the auction just a little bit better than many I have been to.
  13. Nope mine warned me of the same thing. Good heads-up!
  14. I fell because I WAS carrying the doughnuts.....might not have been his tail?
  15. Yeah, you wanna be a bit careful here when you fish with Raymond. You may want to ask why you have to carry the doughnuts when you are fishing in Grizzly country? Seriously, we are ordering 20 rod sets as we have a group ready to go in Shilo Manitoba and more on the grounds at CFB Edmonton, with a few more expected......Kerry
  16. I ran into Brian there on the 5th. We were both pretty suprised at the extensive selection they had there. I like the proximity myself, I always hated driving to the other side of town to check out the under-stocked shop there.
  17. I found myself and a couple of others fishing in the southwest area. Saturday was, well if you went and stood in a touchless car wash with your waders and rod, then alternated between the high velocity blow dryer and the high velocity spray, you would get the exact idea of what saturday was like. No foam though. Some fish, some hypothermia, 9 hours of that was enough though. It cleared up when we were hiking back to the truck.
  18. Good photos and useful in educating those who do not know what a Redd looks like.
  19. Thanks Dave. Sgt Andrew MacClean is taking it to the front person tomorrow. This might be a really good thing for us, but more on that later I don't want to jinx what is happening at the moment. Suffice it to say that we are very close to getting up and running. My job list is rather small and most of it is a waiting game but all is looking good. Our Domain names have been registered and an MOA with PHW U.S. has been signed. Mission statement is done and I need to do a few more things to finish up. We have a legal help with our federal application to become a Revenue Canada recognized chrity and I have the info I need on liability insurance so now we are getting down to the final moments before we start looking for clients......apparently some are looking for us right now.....Kerry
  20. I won't be at the next meeting but the following meeting I will bring some items that are lady friendly......Kerry
  21. I think the point was for people who did not stay up late enough to catch the change in the schedule and only brought what they thought they needed. That being said there are few tyers who will not share. Thanks Barry......Kerry
  22. A brief update and some clarifications that need to be made. PHW Canada is in the process of applying for Charitable organization status, which is going to tak a bit of time to accomplish. In the meantime we have brought on board a corporate fund raiser and Director in Calgary. This is a bit earlier than we anticipated but it does fit into the scheme of things. PHW Canada will be working to be in a position to offer start-up funds to any club that wishes to operate a program under our guidelines and our mandate which will be made clear in the near future. If there is a need for a program and no club that is either available or able to take the project on, the program will be operated by PHW Canada members themselves. The members will be comprised of volunteers who have offered their time for the cause directly through PHW Canada. I thought that this needed to be clarified as I am becoming more aware of what our position in the grand scheme of things will be. More on this subject may be found on www.flyangler.ca as I update the PHW Canada topic there. Thanks folks, I would like to ask anyone who has a desire to work with our troops in a flyfishing mentor capacity please e-mail me at pittfam@telus.net. or speak to me in person at the next meeting. There is already interest from veterans , being expressed to Soldier On in Ottawa so I am redoubling my efforts to get things happening so we can do a Spring event as planned.
  23. Thanks Dave. Some of the issue may be where the Veterans are as far as residence goes as well, since most may not be on active duty. I think having a couple of locations in mind would be a good plan and I will definitely keep Cardiff on the list. Thanks for the suggestion.....Kerry Thanks Woolly, no worries, ever since I was able to make a presentation at one of the meetings I have had alot of support offered by Club members. I will make it to more meetings after New Years and can hopefully answer more questions.....Kerry
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