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  1. I second Vince's comment.. great photos, thanks for sharing.. Roy..
  2. Happy Canada Day - Our home and native land! Roy..
  3. Can one of you old guys take me fishing... About 30 years ago all lakes in the surrounding area were called "put and take lakes". The province stocked, we took, beacuse fisheries knew they wouldn't reproduce or survive for any long period of time, they invented a stocking program. We even suggested placing un natural creeks in lakes like Hasse and Star, so we could trying spawing. Most took fish home, but with the establishment of organizations like the FFF and Trout Unlimited and others, we learned about Fisheries enhancement, and fish handling. Mostly beacuse of provincial budgets and the exponential growth of the sport, we are learning about conservation. Any fish Battling an angler is strenuous exercise for a hooked fish. The battle includes heavy pulling by all involved, plus acrobatic leaps and endurance swimming for the fish. Once the oxygen supplied to the blood from breathing through the gills runs short, the fish has to tap into the energy reserves found in the muscles to fuel the fight. This disrupts internal electrolyte and acid-base balance, builds up lactic acid in the muscles, and dumps lactate into the blood--consequences that could affect the health and survival of a fish after release. or so the biologist says.... happy eating. cheers Roy..
  4. Dennis many thanks for the report. Almost seems like one fish too many for the river reports. The Clearwater is registering a soild peak greater than 30 m3/s dischange for pre-runoff, which is very high for this time. Looks like a good time for the streamer fishermen or bait/weight fishermen, nice to hear bull trout is on someones menu. We may get a few days in May before water flows starts its steady increase ( run-off ). Lots of water as well around Stauffer, Parire Creek is high as well. Folks are still skidooing and sking far west of Nordegg, lots of late snowfalls in the mountains. Wading could be dangerous this time of year, watch the waterflows. It will be an interesting fishing season this year. Maybe I should tye a few flies since i don't have any. :-( Cheers Roy..
  5. Another great info scession by the Master of Stillwater Presentations. An all information packed scession of the how, why and when it comes to using strike indicators. Roy..
  6. Yes no mud.. Gee the snow is almost gone.. i better get tying.. Dennis can i borrow a few klinks and softee's.. Stauffer should be primp and propper, no reports, might be good this weekend. Roy..
  7. Thanks for posting an excellent list Neil Roy..
  8. Ken, I see that mark is recommending the Type ll good choice but for the same price, same specs and a slightly better action the Type l looks interesting, just a thought. roy..
  9. Yes! I am hoping I will get very lucky and catch at least one, then check it off on the bucket list... Roy..
  10. I know a nice pool on that grayling river.. i might come pick you up Jim to resolve the cabin fever.. if it stops snowing... Roy.
  11. I guess i will have to start taking my rod to bed...
  12. At least the bears and wildlife will head further west, and there are a few rally large big black bears in the area. Roy..
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    Welcome Chad, Catching fish is only part of the experience, its a great past time away from that day timer, and scheduled meetings. My best days are fishless days with great company. The club has a lot to offer, welcome. Cheers Roy..
  14. May be we should join the ranks of major manufactures like SIMM's and others with a very attractive yet small 3" emblem or logo. It seems to work for them, and as informed the quality of our Tee's are very good, which is a selling point. It's been my experience that a small very bright, distracting logo gets a second look, if adverstising we are after. Vince, agreed with your statemant and personal view, lets keep it low key, artsy and have a very good deep colour selection. We are already being bombarded by the blaring camouflaged Duck Dynasty hysterior, with those make no sence sayings... but we do live in beautiful Alberta.. "that's right Jack... Hope the membership comes to a great decision, Cheers Roy..
  15. The Alberta Claves... Jim it would be great to do this one at Barnaby Ridge, hopfully we will get some warm weather that late in the high mountains, if we are looking at late August. There are a few measly insect hatches mid july early august in past years. Its a good hike, so the lead time will help getting the cardio and leg muscles up. We promise not to have any so called discussions on world politics, and surly climate change over light sips of single malt. :-0 Roy..
  16. I caught lots of brown trout last year on a spring creek, but i can't remember where, thou its been a year, i am getting old and how forgetful... i will tell when i remember ! Cheers Roy
  17. Just so you are aware, the starter kit Orvis has advertised is not an Orvis made rod its the iwana model 12 ft Tenkara USA rod, and its not made by Tenkara USA either. I love false advertising.. as well as they are not made in Japan either, thery are made in China with "Japanese materials". Most of the rods are made by Shimano, Diawa you guessed it they also make lots of terminal tackle as well as bicycle parts.. can you guess who they also own ?.. yea you are right G.Loomis. I love the business world. You can get trueTenkara rods out of Japan by a few manufacturers, they are a little pricer beacuse of the higher percentage of carbon fibre content. these rods are quite a bit lighter.. you want light and strong when you (dap) "ooop's sorry Mark I meant cast " a 12 to 14 foot long telescoping pole (Tenkara Rod). A basic starter Tenkara rod should on the average cost about $130.00, level line and tippet are pennies per/foot as mark explained, if you make them. Dennised tenkara flies start at $1.75 each, depending on the klinkhammer hook Cheers Roy..
  18. A great meeting, with lots of pleasant surprises. Of couse the hilite was the award presentation, but the introduction to Tenkara and sakasa Kabari was a fresh acient reintroduction to the alternative western fly fishing as we know it. I have been following the the Tenkara style for a few years now and its exploding and growing leaps and bounds, so much so that the major fishing manufactures such as Orvis, Sage and Winston just to name a few is getting into the game, so you will see growth, and with it comes higher prices for stuff you will not need for this traditional style of fishing. Here is a few links if it sparked some interest. https://www.tenkarausa.com/ http://www.tenkarabum.com/ http://www.tenkaratalk.com/ http://www.orvis.com/tenkara-fly-rods Great presentation by Mark, did anyone get his contact info? Cheers Roy..
  19. It was a proud moment to see this fine establishment be the recipient of such an award on a National Level. Kudos to all on the volunteer club your work is well recognised, and to the Northern Lights Fly Tyers for our continuning efforts in stewardship and commitment to conservation Thanks... roy
  20. Great tying by flyrod, Thanks for the great leach and bugger patterns. Roy..
  21. Used a mustard 94840 for dries and a 3906B for wets, but after looking at all Dennis's new patterns, i think he is on to somethiing with those Klinkhammer hooks. They are very versitile and can be used for almost anything. Cheers Roy..
  22. Merry Christmas to All. Wishing all the best of everything in the New Year, and may your flyrod always bend to a willing trout. Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the cabin Not a joke was worth tellin, nobody was clappin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The hound dogs were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of burglars danced in their heads. And mamma in her nightgown, which got me a slap, Had just settled our argument over her brother the sap. When out in the forest there arose such a clatter, I sprang for my shotgun with a shot it would scatter. A shot thru the glass and boy what a flash, Next time I'll remember to throw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Reminded me of momma but the answer was no. When, what should appear and who would have thought, But a miniture sleigh, filled with 8 great big trout. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment and it made me so sick. The brown trout were spawning, night fishing the game And he whistled, and shouted, and called me by name! The sorry old goat, Had come by to gloat. But tomorrow night I'll be ready, To go fishin with Freddy. Cheers, Flyfish Roy and a young 12" sexy female german brown named Ethal
  23. Rick, Thanks for a great presentation on the Nationals. Like every sport or lazy past time, given time, grows into a competition. As Lee Wulff said when asked about entering the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest.. (man is a competative animal). Hope to see you there next year. Roy..
  24. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) consists of short and feature length films produced by profesional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. From capaturing the beauty of Northern Steelhead rivers to giant Bull Trout in British Columbia, the variety of films at this event are sure to peak the interest of all anglers. IF4 contains exclusive content not available in any other Fly-Fishing film event. www.flyfilmfest.com http://vimeo.com/if4 cheers Roy..
  25. Looks like the secret is out rod... Cheers Roy
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