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  1. Saw a copy for sale on the AO forum for $600, Rod. Tried to find a copy last year through the regional library system and there were no copies anywhere in Alberta!
  2. Check out the article, ‘What’s on the Trout’s Menu?” by Northern Lights Fly Fishers in ACA’s Spring/Summer 2021 edition of Conservation Magazine - a free publication that comes out twice a year (in Spring and Fall) and discusses topical conservation issues.
  3. The Edmonton Old Timers Fishing Club and the Edmonton Trout Fishing Club are partners with the Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada on a project to update and replace the eight educational signs at Muir Lake. These signs are part of the national award winning ‘Muir Lake project’ completed by these same groups in 2003. The project includes a plan to create a digital version of the information when the new Muir Lake signs on the food that stillwater trout eat and related spin and fly fishing techniques are installed (hopefully July). This will be advertised provin
  4. The draft Bull Trout Recovery Plan has finally been posted for public comment. https://www.alberta.ca/bull-trout-recovery-plan-engagement.aspx Bull trout Recovery Plan engagement Share your feedback on the draft Bull Trout Recovery Plan by June 13, 2021. www.alberta.ca
  5. Along with other Chapters across Canada, Northern Lights is conducting a membership drive during May. 100% of membership fees from renewals and new memberships during May will be directed to the local Chapter to which the member is affiliated. A Newsletter has been sent to all current and lapsed members explaining the reason for the drive and the increased level of concern for Canada's freshwater and the species that depend on it. If you haven't received this Newsletter, the text is below. TUC needs your support now more than ever. A REQUEST from NORTHERN LIGHTS FLY FISHERS, your local
  6. Thanks for the interest. Calls for volunteers will be posted in the Northern Lights Newsletter that goes out monthly to TUC members, Next newsletter goes out on April 20th. Some volunteer anglers will be needed for the grayling project on the upper Pembina in May. For insurance/liability reasons we have to restrict this to members of TUC, however.
  7. During his Zoom presentation on April 7, Jim McLennan talked of his concerns over coal mining in the eastern slopes. He recommended that we visit MountainsnotMines for background on the issue and that we express our opinions as individuals. The site identifies 3 main areas at risk from the potential mining activities: Water -The negative impacts of probable water contamination will be felt by approximately 1.6 million Albertans; 1.4 million served by the North Saskatchewan watershed and over 200K served by the Oldman River headwaters. Wildlife - this expansive area represents cri
  8. We've received notice that the Alberta Conservation Association has selected all four of the projects submitted by Northern Lights for funding in 2021 to the full extent requested: - continued work on our Arctic grayling project in the upper Pembina - deveopment of educational displays on what trout eat and related angling techniques (for display at Muir Lake and to be made freely available in digital form) - walleye study at Jackfish Lake - further riparian protection work along Dogpound Creek More detailed information to come, but we would not be able to maintain ou
  9. The impact of catch and release on the fish is usually discussed in the context of spring, summer and fall fishing. The Keep Fish Wet organization has just published an interesting article on Winter Fishing
  10. At Muir Lake there are 8 signs on the natural food sources for trout. Each sign describes the characteristics and life cycle of a particular species and provides suggestions for fly and spin fishing techniques to imitate that species. The signs include images of flies that represent the food item in each of its life stages. These signs are showing the effects of time and weather since they were installed in about 2003 and need updating and replacing. Northern Lights, with the support of the Edmonton Oldtimers Fishing Club, has started work on the replacements. We plan to submit a grant re
  11. Unfortunately the Covid pandemic has made it impossible for us to hold our annual dinner/auction as originally scheduled on November 7th thIs year. However, there is still a chance for you to become the proud owner of a 7’ 6″ 3/4 weight cane rod with two tips, built on a Payne 98 taper, retailing at $1,350, built and donated by internationally known rod maker, Don Andersen, http://bamboorods.ca/ . The draw will be held at 7:30pm on Nov 7th at the planned location for our dinner/auction, front door, Kenilworth Community Hall. You don't need to be there to collect your prize if you're the luc
  12. Aerators are now running at Hasse. ACA decided to add two to the 5 we provided (although one of these is awaiting a new part). Working well so far. If anyone is in the area over the winter please drive in and let me know(Treasurer@nlft.org) if all are running ok. ACA will check periodically but the quicker any breakdown is reported the easier it is to get it fixed. Water quality is good. Hopefully this will be a good rainbow/tiger trout fishery next Spring!
  13. Not familiar with Elite Series hooks. Anyone tried them out - reviews?
  14. As a follow-up to Katie's presentation here's an article on the companies that are going to strip-mine Alberta if all goes according to their plans: https://bit.ly/2SCOL2p
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