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Everything posted by CAEddy

  1. Awesome pics!! I have fished that part of the country a few times, fishing is good, but the rum and seal flipper pie are better!!!
  2. Steve, did you make it out, would have loved to gone, but have been in Northern Sask for the last few weeks.
  3. I know I haven't been out to a meeting in awhile, just started a new job and have been on the road straight time, but I would interested for sure.
  4. Thanks Jim!, ye saved me some gas money!
  5. With the Boss Lady back east for the weekend, I am planning on heading down Rocky way for the day on monday, thinking of checking out N. Prairie, clearwater, or maybe torture myself on stauffer for a little bit. Have some room in the truck, if anyone wanted a fishing partner for the day.....
  6. I often use a much lighter or sometimes "purplerier" (think thats a word) seal fur dubbing when I tie it down as a wet fly, some where on the shelf I have a recipe for a soft hackle version that is right up you ally dennis!
  7. Just wanted to take a quick second to thank everyone who came out last night, I know east coast flies can be a bit tedious, but I really appreciated the opportunity to tie some for all of you. As a refugee in the west, it has been really great to have a place like NFLT!
  8. I know this won't make me popular, but a conibear 280 always proved the trick for clearing out beaver's when I was a kid...... paid for a new fly reel too!
  9. I would like to echo Vince's comments, Wednesday night was my first exposure to the tremendous work the club has done. Thanks to both Jim and Ken for a great presentation. Having worked on a project like this for DFO and the Cornwallis watershed association in Nova Scotia, I was extremely impressed with the work and the amount and quality of data collected.
  10. Congrats on the tying comp win Jim, there were some awesome flies entered, so hats off! it was a great show.. lesson learned for future, leave the wife at home if you want to sit through presentations and or workshops! It was a great show, and after seeing the Hook and hackle guys there, I think we should seriously consider putting in a booth for the club, perhaps working with TU combine booths and reduce costs, and promote the grayling project, I know I would be willing to work a bit over the summer to create some media content for use at a show like this.
  11. Don, I would like to get one bag, if you still have some available.- Charley
  12. I prefer the military smaugh, gives you the same cover, but can be pulled up as a hood and isn't any where near as tight as a buff... then again I might just have a head like a buffalo!
  13. I think most fly angler's would be surprised to see video of themselves casting..... I know its awful easy to imagine a perfect loop behind you while you stare down the trout your trying to cast to!!!
  14. Unfortunately, I had to work all weekend, but found some time to do some inspections in the Nordegg area.. and just happened to have my gear with me, . Spent four or five hours hiking down stream fishing the pools and tailouts. Water was low, but cold, and the high sun and slight breeze made for the perfect afternoon on the water. never saw another soul, and this being my first time in the area... gotta say, beautiful country. The scenery was almost better than the fishing. Caught and landed my first cut throat, followed in close succession by my 2nd-6th, had another three or four on but lost (parachute hare's ear for all of them). The pictures aren't great, but here are a few.
  15. With the rain wrecking havoc with the rivers through so much of this season, and the near walking distance of my office to muir lake, I am looking to get myself some kind of flotation device (I have fished around the shore of the lake quite a bit) and was looking for some opinions on float tubes v. pontoons.
  16. it started out in lieu of a rod, and quickly transitioned into a reminder to maintain good form.... to this day a tailing loop makes my shoulder sting!
  17. Analogies, are definitely a better teach tool then a newfie grand father and a willow branch... which was the "preferred" teaching method when I was learning!!
  18. Thanks for the advice! I have some work to do at the bench. Unfortunately between work and moving I haven't made it out to a meeting yet. Garhan, I am always willing to trade coffee for advice, jack Daniels and buck bugs bought me alot of salmon trips in my university days....
  19. Fortunately for me, my job affords me cheap gas and lots of travel around the province. Armed with as many maps, and information gleaned from the internet and every fly shop I can find, I have been out almost every weekend, since ice out fishing- Shunda, Stauffer, Clear water North prairie, raven, lantern creek, have all provided for some beautiful photo's, wonderful days on the water... and alot of casting practice. Whilst I have struck it lucky on a few occasions, I been humbled time and again. I am new to Alberta, and cut my teeth on Atlantic Canada's brook trout stream (home of arguably the least choosiest trout in Canada). Could someone lend some sage advice on fly selection and tactics? Normally this time of year back east I would be fishing streamers (muddlers, grey ghosts, dark montreals, and of course mick finns) in the fast water in the am and drifting dries (adams, adams and adams, unless that didn't work and then a parachute adams) and nymphs through the pocket water as the sun and temperature came up later in the day. On a side note it is really awesome to fish somewhere, where i don't have to hide all the flies that don't look like they belong in a Lee Wulff book!
  20. Was that one person, tucked up under a bank desperately trying to figure out how to fish the creek?
  21. Both Rio, and Frog hair perform well, Scientific Angler's new stuff is pretty slick. I used it a lot for Atlantic salmon in NB and NL. knots really well, and has held up well under pretty rugged beatings!
  22. lads, I finally managed to get some time away from work over the next few days, and am planning on finally getting my season on the go. As I am new to, well everywhere right now I was wondering if someone wouldn't mind suggesting some water to check out. I am up for anything, Love to hit the small streams! I got a few tips for some places around longview but was wondering about someplace closer to edmonton, or maybe Red deer?
  23. CAEddy

    New To Alberta

    My name is Charley, and I just moved to Spruce Grove from the east coast a couple of months ago. I have been fly fishing and tying for about fifteen years, mostly bumming around the small trout streams of Nova Scotia's eastern shore, and doing the miramachi two step on New Brunswicks Salmon waters. My work takes me all over the province, and I have had the chance over the winter to stop into a number fly shops between crowsnest, and Edmonton, mining for tips and getting to know the lay of the land. A fellow TUC member back home suggested searching out NLFT, I look forward to meeting some new faces!!! Charley
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