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Michael Dell

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  1. Just heard from Randy at the Fishin' Hole that the 10% discount provided to NLFF members (and to members of some other clubs) will only be given if proof of membership is provided at the till. For NLFF, as TUC doesn't send out a membership card, the Fishin' Hole will accept proof by showing a paper or cell phone copy of your official receipt for membership sent out by TUC (This is for the meantime. we are arranging to have membership cards again.). Unfortunately, I think the Fishin' Hole may have been subjected to a few scams recently so needed to ensure that the discount is only provided to members of clubs to whom it has kindly offered this benefit. Peter
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    Meet at 10 am to clean up around the lake. Hot dogs and pop for lunch. Garbage bags will be supplied. You may need rubber boots, gloves and a grabber to avoid bending over. Contact Dick Slobodian at events @ nlft.org so he knows how much food to bring.
  3. We are meeting at Muir Lake on Sunday May 5 at 10 am to do a cleanup around the parking lot, picnic area and lake. Based on previous years we will be done by lunch which we will provide. After the hot dogs and pop we can go fishing. Let Dick Slobodian at events @ nlft.org know if you care coming so he can bring the food. You will need rubber boots, gloves and grabbers. Garbage bags will be supplied.
  4. Lorne Fitch, author of Streams of Consequence, will be joining us via ZOOM at Queen Mary Park Hall. 7:30 pm Wednesday April 10. Everyone is welcome to attend either in person or on the ZOOM.
  5. Ken Kranrod, Vice President at the Alberta Conservation Association, will talk about their Kids Can Catch program. He will also answer other questions about the ACA. Ken will be with us in person at the Queen Mary Park Hall. We will also stream this on ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining our ZOOM are at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  6. Draw date is April 20, 2024 at our fundraising dinner and silent auction at Kenilworth Hall.
  7. Introduction to Fly Fishing Program Includes What is Fly Fishing; Basic Equipment; Basic Skills; Fly Casting, This is a course for beginners that will teach you the basics of fly fishing. Limited to 20 participants. The course runs all day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and includes a pizza lunch. Tickets are $50 (plus EventBrite fee) are now available at EventBrite
  8. Join us at Kenilworth Hall (7104 87 Ave NW, Edmonton) on Saturday April 20 for our Annual Fundraiser to support the Chapter. Tickets are $20 and available at EventBrite For members and invited guests. By popular demand we are having the same menu as last year: pulled pork on a bun and 2 sides. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner is served at 6:30 pm. We will have a silent auction and some raffles. Also this is your last chance to buy tickets on the Don Andersen bamboo rod as we will draw the winner that night.
  9. Here is a letter that you can use to request donations from businesses and other organizations that want to have a formal request on file. Adapt it as you see fit by adding your name and contact information to the bottom. Donation Request 2024.docx
  10. Paul Christensen, Senior Fisheries Biologist with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, will talk about cumulative effects on the Bow River and time of day angling restrictions. We will meet at Queen Mary Park Hall (10844 117 St NW, Edmonton) and we will also have this on ZOOM. Instructions for joining our ZOOM are at https://www.nlft.org/zoom/ Everyone is welcome to attend.
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    This will probably be the last Tie and Talk meeting for the summer. Most of us will be going fishing until September. Tight lines.
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    It's time to get those patterns done for spring fishing. Share what you are tying. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute. To join our ZOOM please see instructions at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    It's time to get those patterns done for spring fishing. Share what you are tying. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute. To join our ZOOM please see instructions at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    It's time to get those patterns done for spring fishing. Share what you are tying. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute. To join our ZOOM please see instructions at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
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    "Matthew Mitro is a coldwater fisheries research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Based in Madison, Matt has been working with the DNR on statewide trout fisheries issues since 2003." He will talk to us via ZOOM about Wisconsin's trout and beaver management plans. Here is a short article and video about his work. We will be in person at Queen Mary Park Hall, but you can also join us via ZOOM. Instructions for joining our ZOOM.
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    We have tentatively booked a speaker from Alberta Fish & Wildlife to talk about a walleye study. More information will be available later.
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    Lorne Fitch, former fisheries biologist, will talk about his book Streams of Consequence. For more information about Lorne please see this short bio. We will meet in person at Queen Mary Park Hall, and Lorne will join us via ZOOM. All are welcome to attend either in-person or on ZOOM. Instructions for joining our ZOOM can be found at http://www.nlft.org/Zoom
  18. Yes, the meeting on Feb 28 will be on ZOOM.

  19. Dr. Greg Goss, from Biological Sciences at U of A, on “Evaluating Toxicity of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback and Produced Water” TUC has been working on a policy statement regarding the practice of fracking for the last few years and it's still not complete. It's difficult to come up with a definitive statement. We need oil and gas but freshwater is essential for humans and all other life forms. However, there are related statements in other TUC policies, e.g.: • Water is essential for all life and should be viewed as a human right. • Natural systems evolve to exploit the range of available water within a region and as such the concept of excess water can be considered spurious. • Extraction of water from streams or aquifers can alter the movement, volume, timing and quality of water available to the environment. Any extractions must demonstrate no net harm to natural systems. This will be an interesting and thought provoking session. Well worth attending.
  20. Ok Oliver, I have added you to the list. Michael
  21. Michael Dell will teach a Beginner's Fly Tying class in person at Queen Mary Park Hall (and on ZOOM). This will be a casual session which will introduce people to fly tying basics. Vises, tools and materials will be available for use at Queen Mary Park hall, or you can bring your own. If you want to come please contact Michael Dell at communications @ nlft.org so enough tools and materials will be on hand. The principles taught and the flies tied will be: Thread and hooks Adjusting the vise Basic Thread Control Attaching the thread, wrapping it and tying off with half-hitch and whip finish. Basic Material Control. Brown Hackle Peacock Hook: Wet fly Thread: Black or any colour you have Body: peacock herl Hackle: brown or any colour you have New Techniques: soft loop, adjusting for thread torque, even body, reinforcing herl, dry fly vs wet fly hackle, tying on and wrapping hackle. Wooly Worm Hook: wet fly Thread: Black or any colour you have Tail: red wool Hackle: long saddle hackle Body: chenille New Techniques: tying on tails, palmering hackle Brassie Hook: wet fly 10-12 Thread: Black or any colour you have Body: wire Thorax: coarse dubbing
  22. Annual General Meeting January 24, 2024 At our AGM the following people were elected: · Ken Monk, President · Ray Smith, Vice-President · Peter Little, Treasurer · Terry Carlyle, Secretary · Dean Befus, Programs · Dick Slobodian, Community Events · Michael Dell, Communications · Stan Baron, Library Thanks to Karen Harris and Bill Evans for their hard work on the previous Executive.
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    Our annual barbecue at Queen Mary Park Community Hall before we break for the summer. We can't put this on ZOOM. Just no way to teleport those dogs and burgers.
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