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Garhan last won the day on May 4 2018

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  1. https://www.facebook.com/calgaryboatandsportsmensshows/photos/a.409268289160816.102484.161954043892243/1536107629810204/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
  2. Great meeting and was very information. Thanks Kevin for the show.
  3. Looks like your getting settled in and that nice to see. Good luck and have fun on your new adventures.
  4. Host a kids only fishing event. Supply them bobbers rods, line, bait (mixed flour and water with cheese, either Velveta or Cheese whiz for bait balls) and hooks. Possibly one of the major fishing stores would assist by supplying products that have there name all over it and reuse this product everytime you need to do a survey. Make it fun and at the same time teach them fish handling before the are exposed to recognized sportfish in Alberta.
  5. Take your pick. Lake Flies. I have a lot more patterns that I have not disclosed for lake patterns. Let me know if your interested. As for the other categories there are many other patterns that we use on rivers, creeks and we are able to disclose all our competition flies now as the time line for exclosures has expired for Team Canada.
  6. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/european-nymphing-presentation-tickets-31662536499
  7. Going for it... http://www.erlebniswelt-fliegenfischen.de/index.php/en/2017-open-german-fly-tying-championship http://www.flyfish-slovenia.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.55 I would encourage any of the fly tiers here to join this fly tying competition. It is a very highly ranked competition in Europe. Judges are from Germany, Austria, Italy and the USA. These are very skilled judges that have been using Hans van Klinkens competition formula to have a fair form of judging criteria. The other one to consider is the Slovenian Open that has been running for 30 years. It is also highly recognized as a outstanding competition mostly because there are many very highly skilled tiers that participate from around the world in the Slovenian Open and as is true for the EWF in Germany. I If you do well many fly tiers from around the world will seek you out to discuss fly tying and this is an open door to learn from the best in the world with a personal connection to them.
  8. These types of awards mean nothing to people in our neck of the woods. But in Europe it is a huge deal to finish well in a competition. It give the tier a acid test on where he is in there flytying and is a huge deal in Europe to be qualified and recognized by your peers and judges. We will see if we can do better next year. It also had my Facebook page go crazy with invites to new friends that are extremely accomplished fly tiers that also competed in this competition. This competition is the second longest running competition in Europe. It is recognized by tiers from all around the world as being a superb venue. I was very grateful to make all these new friend in flytying as it opened up a world of new resources and fly tiers that I can converse with directly via Skype or messenger and talk about interesting procedures and techniques. The real rewards are the people you get to meet through competition not the medals. And then there is always something else that comes along and is a surprise as well. I was told it is the first Gold Medal offered into Canada, not sure if that is true. But the German EWF show is one of the largest shows in all of Europe that is strictly a flyfishing show. Many of Europes best tiers show up here at there tiers row. It is both a privaledge and an honor to be able to sit at that table. Maybe one day I will be able to dine there with them.....my dream and wishful thinking.
  9. Hi all, here is a few photos from Bosnia 2015 summer and a few other photos I took along the way..from the last 4 years. http://s18.photobucket.com/user/Garhan/story
  10. Thank you. The great thing about all of this is that I have a new friend that thinks very much like me on many subjects. We took the words out of each others mouths over the week on many occasions. It has been a great experience and has opened countless doors by helping and volunteering to do things such as this. Our paths have now become entwined and a great mutual respect was developed. Our plans together has us crossing paths often and in many ways. I look forward to the many things Hans and I discussed in our future. Thank you to everyone for attending and enjoying the evening with a good soul and fisherman.
  11. An excellent dryfly. splitwing_dun 2015 dressing.pdf
  12. An excellent deep water nymph ugly bug 2015.pdf
  13. A great pattern. away2013.pdf
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