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  1. We are going to hold two Zoom sessions in September to get reacquainted and share our stories. Wednesday Sept 15 and Wednesday Sept. 29 at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Look for the instructions for joining our Zoom at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom By January we are going to re-evaluate whether we can start holding in-person meetings.
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    Before we start programs we are going to hold another storytelling session. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining our Zoom are at: http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    We have decided to continue our Zoom meetings until January when we will re-evaluate whether to hold in-person meetings. For our first session of the fall we are going to share our stories and pictures from the summer. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining our Zoom are at: http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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  5. We have decided to postpone the talk on June 16 about bear safety until the fall. It's opening day on the east slopes streams and many of us are going to be out fishing. Watch for programs to resume in September. Have a good summer and be safe out there.
  6. Brian Charles from the Raven Brood Station had to cancel, so we thank Florin Sabac for stepping in to tie some fly patterns for us. Florin will be tying 3 patterns. Stimulator Green Drake Hook: #10-12 Daiichi 1260 or TMC 2312 Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 Uni Olive dun Tail: Deer hair dyed grey or olive Rib: Fine gold wire or tinsel Hackle: Olive dyed grizzly Abdomen: olive dubbing Wing: Same material as tail Thorax: Same as abdomen Comment: One hackle for the abdomen, ribbed for reinforcement; one hackle for the thorax. Keep the wing back and butt against abdomen drop-off to stand well. Given as variant for the Stimulator in Charlie Craven's book. March Brown wet fly Hook: #10-16 Daiichi 1550, Mustad 3906, or similar Thread: 8/0 Uni hot orange Tail: Partridge fibres from a large body feather or tail Rib: Gold wire fine Body: Gold mylar size to match hook (#12-14 for most flies) Hackle: Partridge soft hackle Wing: Partridge tail or secondary wing feather from hen Pheasant Comment: You can vary the body/rib combination to give a different character to the fly: silver mylar/wire; hare's ear/krystal flash; or use dyed Partridge. This is a variation of the Silver March Brown shown in Mike Harding's book, North Country Flies. General Fry Imitation Hook: #4 to #6 Low water Salmon (or #8 - #10 saltwater) Thread: 6/0 Uni black Tail: Small pale orange-red feather or hackle fibres Rib: Silver wire Body: Flat silver tinsel/Mylar Throat: Small red hackle Wing: Mixed (not layered) Polar Bear Yellow+Orange+Blue+Green+Natural Comment: A Haig-Brown pattern from Art Lingren’s Book, Fly Patterns of British Columbia Substitute white polar bear underwing topped with krystal flash, mixed colour. .
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    No program, just sharing. Zoom meeting details at https://www.nlft.org/zoom/
  8. We start off April with a presentation by Jim McLennan on April 5. Jim will be talking about Seasons of a Trout Stream, and Favourite Alberta Hatches. Following our practice of holding Tie and Talk meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, we will have these on April 14 and 28. On April 21 we will hold a Roundtable on fishing/fly tying gadgets and tricks. This is your chance to share. Think of the one item that you could not do without. And tell us about it. All ZOOM meetings are on at 7 pm. Logon instructions are on our page at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    No program but you can see what others are tying, show off what you are tying, and ask questions. Login info is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    No program but you can see what others are tying, show off what you are tying, and ask questions. Login info is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    An update on our projects from last year and also the 4 projects we have for this year. Connection info at https://www.nlft.org/zoom
  12. In February the Northern Lights Fly Fishers chapter of TUC wrote a letter to Minister Jason Nixon of AEP with our recommendations about harvest. Letter to AEP Webinar.docx In March we received a reply from the Minister. 110247 - Michael Dell.pdf
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    No program but you can see what others are tying, show off what you are tying, and ask questions. Login info is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    No program, but you can join the regulars around the screen to tie and talk. Our ZOOM signon can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  15. March is a special month with 5 Wednesdays, so we have programs on the first, third and fifth Wednesday, and Tie and Talk meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend. March 3, 2021 Our guest speaker is Mike Sullivan from AEP. Mike will tell some stories. He is the Fisheries Scientist with Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch for Alberta Environment and Parks. March 10. Tie and talk meeting. No program. March 17. Don Andersen will share some tips from his 50+ years of fly tying. Don is an avid angler who spends 150+ days on the water each year, and makes cane rods in the winter. March 24. Tie and talk meeting. March 31. Al and Gretchen Beatty return with a program on the Wonder Wing. Like their previous two programs for us, we can expect this to be full of tips to make your tying more efficient. WonderWing-Edmonton-31Mar21.doc All our meetings start at 7 pm. Instructions for joining our Zoom can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Join us for a tie and talk session. No program, but people will describe what they are tying. Last session about half the people were tying and the rest were watching. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for our ZOOM meetings can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  17. Some of the meetings are archived. It depends whether the presenter is comfortable with us posting them. The videos are posted on our YouTube channel as for example this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-kgX15ABuw Links are posted in the forum or on our front page.
  18. Since March is a month with 5 Wednesdays we will have 3 scheduled programs. Wednesday March 3 at 7 pm Our guest will be Mike Sullivan from AEP. Dr. Michael Sullivan is the Fisheries Scientist with Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch for Alberta Environment and Parks. Wednesday March 17 at 7 pm Don Andersen will share his experiences with fly tying tools and tips from his 50+ years. Wednesday March 31 at 7 pm Gretchen and Al Beatty will return to give us a clinic on Wonder Wings.
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    Gretchen and Al Beatty will return with a clinic on the Wonder Wing. To join our ZOOM meeting please see instructions at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  20. An addition to our Zoom meetings is a Tying session on Feb. 10 at the usual time. No program this night, just tie and talk. Following our successful meeting on Feb 10, we are going to schedule Tie and Talk meetings on the second and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Next one is on Feb. 24 at 7 pm.
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    No program, just join the Zoom and tie and talk with others. We are going to try this on the even Wednesdays. Instructions for joining the Zoom can be found on our website at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  22. The flies are coming in. Thanks to Ken M., Don A., and Ken T. for their contributions.
  23. The ACA is having a Kids Can Catch giveaway for kids/families to win 1 of 50 ice fishing starter kits because they are unable to have a Wabamun Lake event this February. The link for the giveaway is here: https://harvestyourown.app.do/ice-fishing-kit-giveaways and entries can be submitted beginning January 25 - February 5.
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    Tentative program on what fly fishing and tying gadgets you can't do without. This is a sharing program where you tell us about your favourite things. To join our Zoom meeting please see instructions at: http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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