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Michael Dell

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  1. Thanks to everyone who came out to clean up around the lake. We had 16 volunteers picking up garbage from the public areas at Muir Lake.
  2. Shona has confirmed that the session will be at 1:00 pm (weather permitting)
  3. Here is a segment from Quirks and Quarks https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-51-quirks-and-quarks/clip/15901524-rubber-dust-car-tires-poison-freshwater-fish and an article from The Guardian about a US study: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/03/coho-salmon-pollution-car-tires-die-off
  4. On Sunday May 1 we will gather at Muir Lake to go around and collect garbage. Meet at 10 am. We will provide garbage bags. Bring gloves, rubber boots and reach extenders if you need them. After the clean-up we will have a barbecue for participants. Then we can go fishing for opening day. Sign up at Eventbrite. This event is free but please get a ticket so we know how many are coming.
  5. Everyone is welcome to attend our Zoom meetings at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Info on how to logon is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom May 4: Ghost Watershed Alliance Society May 11: Tie and Talk May 18: Grayling Projects May 25: Tie and Talk
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    We will meet outside Queen Mary Park Community Hall to have a barbecue before we go fishing for the summer. Bring your appetite. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and coffee. QMP is located at 10844 117 Street NW. This is for members and regular attendees.
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    Tell us what you are tying or show us. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info on joining our Zoom can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Ken Monk, Jim O'Neil, and Dr. Josh Miller will talk to us about the results from the grayling project last year, and what we have planned for this year. https://www.nlft.org/grayling/ Everyone is welcome to attend. Information on how to join our Zoom can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    No formal program. Show and tell for anglers.
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    Marina Krainer, Executive Director of the Ghost Watershed Alliance Society, will talk to us about what they are doing.
  11. On the north side of the river there are random camping sites.
  12. March 16: "Disaster Recovery on the Stream" Share your stories. March 23: Tie and Talk March 30: April 6: Trout Unlimited Canada Brand Development with Silvia D'Amelio, CEO of TUC April 13: Tie and Talk April 20: Kevin Van Tighem on Bears April 27: Tie and Talk Everyone is welcome to attend. Zoom info at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  13. This will be a roundtable discussion about "Disaster Recovery on the Stream" When things went bad, what did you do? Share your stories about times your fishing trip went cattywampus, and what you did to recover. As always everyone is welcome to attend and contribute. Zoom instructions: http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Just a bunch of guys talking about fly tying and fishing. Everyone is welcome to attend. Logon info for our Zoom meetings can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Kevin Van Tighem is a former Superintended of Banff National Park and the author of 14 books, including Bears Without Fear https://rmbooks.com/book/bears-without-fear/ He will talk to us about sharing the wilderness with bears and conflict avoidance.
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    No formal program. Join us to learn what people have been tying lately. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instruction for joining our Zoom can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Silvia D'Amelio, the CEO of Trout Unlimited Canada will talk to us about the brand development process that TUC is undertaking. Everyone is welcome to attend. Logon to our Zoom by following the instructions at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  18. Our speaker will be Travis Ripley, Executive Director of Fish & Wildlife Stewardship, Alberta Environment and Parks. He will be talking about changes to the fishing regulations for 2022, in particular those that affect trout. Start time will be 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Zoom info can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  19. Zoom Meeting: Feb 23 at 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) Everyone is welcome to attend. Zoom info at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom Tying With Snowshoe Rabbit Feet Snowshoe Rabbit (aka. Varying Hare) is an excellent choice of materials for dry flies and emergers. However, some tyers find it somewhat problematic to work with. In this session, Sheldon will take you through the basics of selecting quality materials, what parts of the foot are best suited for wings, tails, etc. and then tie a variety of patterns to demonstrate both the methods and versatility of this highly buoyant material. Pattern List (partial) The Usual (and some variants) Snowshoe caddis Snowshoe Wedge-wing Snowshoe spinner Snowshoe emerger Snowshoe shuttlecock Snowshoe IOBO Please see pattern recipes below. About Sheldon Sheldon is an award winning fly tyer, past president of the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club, inductee in the Canadian Fly Fishing Museum and an avid fly angler. He was fly tying editor of the Canadian Fly Fisher magazine and a guide with the Grand Guides Co-op. He has sat on many advisory boards, committees and is a member of various conservation and fishing organizations. Now retired, when he's not spending time with his family, he’s fishing! Materials List: The Usual (and some variants) Hook dry fly, sizes 18-10 Thread red or bright orange Tail snowshoe rabbit foot hair, from the heel Body rabbit dubbing, colour of choice Wing snowshoe rabbit foot hair, from the toes, haystack style Snowshoe Caddis Hook dry fly, sizes 18-10 Thread red or bright orange Body rabbit dubbing, colour of choice Wing snowshoe rabbit foot hair, tied back Snowshoe Wedge-wing Hook dry fly, sizes 18-10 Thread match to body colour Tail hackle fibres Body rabbit dubbing, colour of choice Wing snowshoe rabbit foot hair, single wing over the back Hackle dry fly quality, appropriate to body colour Snowshoe spinner Hook dry fly, sizes 18-10 Thread match to body colour Tail hackle fibres Body rabbit dubbing, colour of choice Wing snowshoe rabbit foot hair, tied spent (I like dun dyed foot for this) Snowshoe emerger Hook curved, light wire grub hook, sizes 14-10 Thread match to body colour Tail Krystalflash (root beer or pearlescent), short Body rabbit dubbing, colour of choice Wing snowshoe rabbit foot hair, tied back, short Snowshoe shuttlecock Hook curved, light wire grub hook, sizes 14-10 Thread match to body colour Tail Krystalflash (root beer or pearlescent), shor, optional Abdomen rabbit dubbing, colour of choice Thorax peacock herl Wing snowshoe rabbit foot hair, tied in between abdomen and thorax, pulled up over thorax and tied parachute style Hackle dry fly quality, tied parachute style, optional Snowshoe IOBO(It Ought to Be Outlawed) Hook dry fly, sizes 22-16 Thread match wing colour Body snowshoe rabbit foot hair Wing & Back snowshoe rabbit foot hare from instep pulled up over body and tied upright over hook eye
  20. Feb 2 at 7 pm Tyana Rudolfsen from DFO will talk about the Native Trout Study and in particular the Athabasca rainbow trout. Feb 9 at 7:30 pm Tie and Talk Feb 16 at 7:30 pm Tie and Talk We are changing our schedule slightly for a special program on Feb 23 at 7 pm Sheldon Seale on tying with Snowshoe Rabbit Foot. Mar 2 at 7 or 7:30 to be confirmed we will have a speaker from Fish and Wildlife in Alberta Environment and Parks Mar 9 at 7:30 Tie and Talk Mar 16 at 7:30 Roundtable on Disaster recovery on the Stream Mar 23 at 7:30 Tie and Talk Mar 30 at 7:30 Program TBA Everyone is welcome to attend our Zoom meetings. Logon info is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Silvia D'Amelio, the CEO of Trout Unlimited Canada will talk to us about the brand development process that TUC is undertaking. Everyone is welcome to attend. Logon to our Zoom by following the instructions at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    This is a chance for everyone to share their tips and tricks for salvaging a fishing day that has gone cattywampus. We have all had those experiences where a rod breaks, wading boots fall apart, someone gets injured, we get lost, or whatever disaster happens. Tell us your stories and how you overcame your problems. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining our Zoom are at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    No official program. Come and see what people are tying to get ready for the summer. Everyone is welcome to attend. Logon info for our Zoom is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    No official program. We share our fly tying patterns and what we have been doing lately. Ordinarily we are a very tight lipped group, but sometimes secrets slip out. Everyone is welcome to attend. Logon info for our Zoom is at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    Sheldon Seale will tell us about the uses of Snowshoe Rabbit Foot, and demonstrate some flies. More details have been posted in the Forum under Upcoming Events. Sheldon is joining us from Ontario so we will be starting at 7 PM Mountain Standard Time. Everyone is welcome to attend and if you live outside Alberta you have to figure out the time difference. Logon info for our Zoom can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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