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johnk last won the day on February 4 2013

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    Fox Creek, AB
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    fly fishing for trout<br />tying flies for trout<br />hunting deer/moose/elk

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  1. Absolutely. Like I said to Dennis, a little notice is all I need.
  2. My sincere apologies folks but when Dennis approached me about doing a tying demo a month ago I selected April 20th. He said great but would be on holidays so someone from the club would contact me with directions and particulars and I heard from no one so figured there was a change of plans so I made plans to meet some folks at Swan Lake and will not be able to attend. My sincere apologies for the mix up.
  3. Will be there tomorrow with the baldheaded guy from Cabela's!
  4. For me, Dennis, it would be 1760's and 1120's. Heavy wire hooks for me. Straightened out a 3xl 200R on a hog last year just east of the Alberta border.
  5. Canadian Llama sell them and also has faceted tungsten in the same colour.
  6. Great directions. Thanks guys. See ya there.
  7. I'm coming in from the west end early Saturday morning and would like some advice on the quickest route to Grant McEwan University and the best place to park? Thanks in advance.
  8. For me and my tying business it is all stillwaters. My top twelve are all original patterns tyed by me but there is a likeness to several old standards. #1. The Pumpkinhead (A variation of a baby bugger inspired by Rickards' Stillwater Nymph) Now being sold by Icky Flyworks. #2. The Patrol Car (A variation of the p/head dressed in black with red and blue flash and a blue anodized bead) #3. Flaming Llama (Love llama leeches just like Dennis S.) #4. Redheaded Stripper ( A variation of a flashback pheasanttail which accounted for 3 species of trout over 24" in the Parklands) #5. Balanced Leeches (Absolutely deadly suspended beneath an indicator) #6. Mini Maroon Rabbit Strip Leech (Size 10-12 emulates the size of leech most targetted by trout) #7. Ultimate Boatman (Steve Jennings foam pattern is the only pattern in my box that I don't tie) #8. John's Gammie (Pregnant Gammarus Shrimp, am important staple to a trout's diet) #9. Redback Chromie (A cross between a bloodworm and a gaseous pupa chironomid) #10. Holo Bloodworm (Holographic red with maroon tail and red beadhead) #11. Army Truck (Chironomid pupa that incorporates important earhtone colours) #12. Guns N' Roses (Maroon and grey chironomid pupa)
  9. Have been there the last two seasons. Going back from Sept. 15-24 to hopefully get in on the exciting backswimmer flights. The fishing is usually awesome during this time. I usually go late May to mid June and this June the weather was terrible but still managed to get some large trout. Tiger trout, 26" (7-8lbs), rainbows to 28" and browns to 28". PM me if you want more info. Phil Rowley takes hosted trips there twice a year and would be worth an e-mail as well.
  10. If it was me and I didn't want to fly anywhere exotic I would go to Powell River on the Sunshine Coast in BC and fish stillwaters for cutties to 10 lbs. and rainbows even larger. It is beautiful there at that time of year.
  11. Greg, Unfortunately most of the shops mentioned don't cater to "local needs". I think a full service flyshop could make a go of it but not without an online store to go along with it. Brian at the Fishin' Hole North has been good to me ordering in whatever I needed when possible but certain select items I need from WS have been out of stock for almost a year!
  12. Alas, the road conditions won't allow me to travel for the seminars. Have fun y'all. I know you will get a wealth of info from Todd. I'm sure Dave is no slouch either!
  13. Do y'all know the start/finish times on the Sunday?
  14. Between chasing down backswimmer flights and chucking dead rabbits for pike, not too likely but my lifeplan does dictate winning the lottery in October and will leave more time for chasing tiny grayling around!
  15. Good story Dennis. I'm sure eventually these other guys will clue in to the effectiveness of the Llamas!
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