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  1. I don't think the picture of the dry showed up...



    Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is it we're looking at on the stone? Is that basically a souvenir of a trip? How'd you keep the stoneflies on it...and from rotting?



  2. Looking at the forecast, there's a few days late next week that are expected to be above 10C in Calgary. I'm seriously considering heading down for a day or two. Unfortunately, I don't know the river. If anyone has any advice, or plans to be there at that time, I'd be interested in discussing carpooling or joining up to fish.



  3. As my forum rank is "dragon fly nymph," I thought it might be appropriate to share this photo I took near Ottawa last summer. This was the largest dragonfly I'd ever seen; it was huge! That stump it is on is a good 7-8 inches across.


    Also note the nymphal shuck it is standing on. I haven't seen any patterns that quite imitate that....



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  4. Hey all,


    I'm looking for a good balanced leech pattern. I've balanced up a dozen hooks, but now I can't find a pattern that I like. I googled "balanced leech pattern" and came up with a few; one was from Phil Rowley's site, and it looks essentially like a sparse woolley bugger. I did see one picture I really liked, and that was of a balanced leech - damselfly nymph. But, it was only one picture, and no real instructions for tying.


    If you've got a pattern -- especially with some step-by-step, I'd really appreciate it if you'd share! :)



  5. Thanks for the tips, everyone. It was a great trip, though a bit unsuccessful, as far as Golden Trout go.



    Here's one of the reasons....take a look at the wind...



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    But..I did catch my first cutthrout :)


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    we plan on going again next summer.



  6. I have an amazing wife....really, I do. She has just booked us for the Anchor-B fly fishing school/retreat this coming August. Though I'm sure it will be fantastic, I'm hoping someone here has been there before, and may be able to give some insight into what it will be like. We've never been to a fishing lodge, nor have we had a guide before. So, we're a bit unsure of the expectations we should have of them, or that they'll have of us.


    If you've got insights for us, please share here, or by PM.



  7. Dr Micahael Sullivan will give a presentation on the staus of the Battle River and its fisheries.

    That was a fantastic presentation. It was particularly interesting to get a clear picture of the real causes for the state, and the likely future state of these rivers. Dr Sullivan is certainly highly qualified to bring us this message, and did so with great competence.


    Now, what are we doing, or what can we do to make a difference? Is there a message we can promote? Is there an issue to lobby?



  8. Yeah, you're right Dennis. One good Chironomid is more than enough. Phil and Brian have no idea what they're talking about.


    I know anti-static bags can be obtained from electronics stores and such, but those are usually too thick for fly tying. If anyone is interested, Phil and Brian went to the trouble of selecting the perfect grade of this product, and it is now available under the Stillwater Solutions brand, labeled as "Midge Body Material".


    Great...there goes another $20 of my allowance!



  9. Not a virgin for Rockie Mountain White Fish....... :whootwhoo:


    LOL, Dan, you could'a been a bit more specific! Give me a day or two, and I'll get some pictures sorted out. I need to get some webspace ready, etc.


    What a great day to be out, though. The temperature was good, the water was clear. John and Dan are fantastic fellows, and funny as hell to fish with. And, a couple fish on top of all that is all a fellow could ask for. Oh, and the obligatory nap on the way home :)





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