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Not quite - only been out once in the last 10 days - and got skunked - so I can't really help you.

 

Saw one caught on a sawyer nymph however, but I think it was a fluke. Right FlyFish?

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I,ve had some luck with a shrimp pattern , ( size 14 scud hook,white hackle for the body with a olive larva lace fullback, slow retieve ) with a full sink line. It's starting to get weedy out there though , you'll have to check your fly before each cast. :clap::fishing: TIGHT LINES.......

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Shoulda come to Star Pac - that's gooooood water out there.

 

Passed my 30 fish mark for the season last night!

Congrats on passing 30. I passed the 30 mark today as well. I had a great day of fishing today. ;)

 

If your going out friday night, call me, I'm there. B)

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Not quite - only been out once in the last 10 days - and got skunked - so I can't really help you.

 

Saw one caught on a sawyer nymph however, but I think it was a fluke. Right FlyFish?

A fluke! Scratch its was all science, keep fishing those fancy flies, we need a few educated trout.....

 

The March Brown pattern has been tied by fly fishers over the centuries. As far back as the 1600's it is recorded as being a fly pattern of choice in England. The fly is known by many different local names like Brown Drake, Dun Drake or Cob Fly. This fly pattern unusually works when there are no hatches. It seems to function as a universal attractor pattern for dark insects. G.E.M. Skews wrote "..is an excellent fly and as generally tied, quite a poor imitation of the natural fly and quite a passable one of almost anything else."

 

The Way of a Trout with a Fly

Skues, G.E.M.

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Shoulda come to Star Pac - that's gooooood water out there.

 

Passed my 30 fish mark for the season last night!

Successful Stillwater Fly Fishing

 

Food For Thought

 

Some years ago the rod maker Sage ran an advertisement in an American fishing magazine which quoted a famous fishing guide from Idaho. The guide said: "The way I see it, there are five stages a fly fisherman goes through. As a beginner, he just wants to catch fish; then he wants to catch lots of fish. Soon he evolves and just wants to catch a big fish; then, he wants to catch lots of big fish. Finally, he wants to catch the uncatchable fish......" Scratch you owe me an elusive fish...

 

As for me, sitting in a float tube hauling fish after fish is very boring, but its a hoot watching other people do it.... keep those fish counts comming..

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It is also by chance not only the #1 fly in England, but also the name of my fly rod.

 

Forgive me for being the un-educated fly fisherman, but Star Pac....where is that? 30+...scratch, you da man!

That would be Star Lake (HWY 770 S and Right at Mink Lake)

 

And the 30 - that's for the season... my creel reports are starting to stack up. :)

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...there are five stages a fly fisherman goes through.

 

As a beginner, he just wants to catch fish;

then he wants to catch lots of fish.

Soon he evolves and just wants to catch a big fish;

then, he wants to catch lots of big fish.

Finally, he wants to catch the uncatchable fish......"

 

I think we all want #4 & #5 every trip out, but on any given fishin conclave, I start off at 1 and if I make it to 3, it's a good day. Anything above #3 is cosmic.

 

;):fishfish::fish_jump:

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The guide said: "The way I see it, there are five stages a fly fisherman goes through. As a beginner, he just wants to catch fish; then he wants to catch lots of fish. Soon he evolves and just wants to catch a big fish; then, he wants to catch lots of big fish. Finally, he wants to catch the uncatchable fish......" Scratch you owe me an elusive fish...

Indeed FF - The Tube can be dull for me also.

 

I'm as happy with a 6" brown as I am with a 30" pike - and have no need otherwise. As long as I am on the water - and using my noodle to try to figure out the quarry I'm happy.

 

The Counts are in aid of conservation - and I am tracking all successes and failures alike using an Online Creel system I'm building for http://www.flyangler.ca

 

Those stats are invaluable for TU / ACA / SRD and other national organizations - so while I don't typically put much faith in the numbers - I do when it provides a measure of ecological health and support for conservation efforts.

 

At the end of the day - keeps the liars honest too... if only to themselves. :)

 

 

So you can stop lyin. You know how to fish. I know the truth. :P

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It's hard to keep the braggart & oneupmanship out of anything some men do.

Whatever they do it's gotta be bigger, more, faster, harder etc. etc.

I guess that's why in some places they have fly fishing competitions,

or to take it to the ridiculous conclusion, watch a bassmasters show sometime.

While there is a sense of accomplishment in catching lots of, large or difficult,

if that's your main goal, you only set yourself up for disappointment and angst.

The fish won't cooperate all the time so you will fail as often as not.

Myself, I'm with Scratch and Pierre on this.

A day spent out in the fresh air and on the water is my main goal.

Catching a fish or two is the bonus.

For me, fishing, like golf, is just an excuse to enjoy the outdoors,

but without having a silly game spoil the walk.

Sitting or walking near the water has immense mental health benfits

which is why it's said that a day spent fishing is a day added to your lifespan,

and beats the heck out of almost all the alternatives, regardless of catch.

So go ahead and do the count if that helps gather data for conservation,

but let's not make it a competition out there.

Remember, its called "Fishing", not "Catching".

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Good one Dave I whole heartily agree with your statement. Nothing like the great outdoors and the great scenery of Alberta and the bonus a spectacular fish.

 

Dave sorry I forgot to call. I should say that I did remeber but its was real late Monday night. How did you make out on the Bow. I caught only one small brown (13'') on the Red Thing(burlap san jaun worm) Keith had a couple on but had Ralphie's. Haven't heard how Rick L. did on Tues.

 

Tight Lines Always

Dennis S. :fishing::fish_jump:

NLFT&F

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I echo your sentements re the catch!!!! :D I golfed a lot back when and have progressed to fishing,do to the COST, but the COST of fishing has also RISEN , so I enjoy the outdoors a WHOLE LOT MORE . AS IN FISHING , BY THROWING A FLY TO A HUNGRY FISH THAT I MAY HOOK. :rolleyes::rolleyes::clap::fish_jump::fishing: I FOR ONE DO NOT COUNT MY CATCH OR LONG RELEASE AS SOME , BUT AM PLEASED TO ADVERTISE THAT I DID HOOK AND WITNESS THE JUMP OF A RAINBOW, once in a while.

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100 fish days at Dolberg coming up soon... on the one fly happy salad & wade competition... but who's counting (or recording). ;)

Ahem.

 

The pontoon is in the garage. :)

 

 

MWAHAHAHAH!

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It's hard to keep the braggart & oneupmanship out of anything some men do.

Whatever they do it's gotta be bigger, more, faster, harder etc. etc.

I guess that's why in some places they have fly fishing competitions,

or to take it to the ridiculous conclusion, watch a bassmasters show sometime.

While there is a sense of accomplishment in catching lots of, large or difficult,

if that's your main goal, you only set yourself up for disappointment and angst.

The fish won't cooperate all the time so you will fail as often as not.

Myself, I'm with Scratch and Pierre on this.

A day spent out in the fresh air and on the water is my main goal.

Catching a fish or two is the bonus.

For me, fishing, like golf, is just an excuse to enjoy the outdoors,

but without having a silly game spoil the walk.

Sitting or walking near the water has immense mental health benfits

which is why it's said that a day spent fishing is a day added to your lifespan,

and beats the heck out of almost all the alternatives, regardless of catch.

So go ahead and do the count if that helps gather data for conservation,

but let's not make it a competition out there.

Remember, its called "Fishing", not "Catching".

It's hard to keep the braggart & oneupmanship out of anything some men do.

Whatever they do it's gotta be bigger, more, faster, harder etc. etc.

 

I had a girlfriend once that said the same thing while parked late at night at an unknown lake discussing FlyFishing. It rally got out of hand when I showed her my new emergers.

 

Just had to dave...hold the sensorship/moderator remarks....

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I agree it's not only about the catching of fish.... It is supposed to be about the experience..... but let me ask you this.... If you take a weekend and head up to some lake, spend X amount of dollars on fuel, food, camping, gear, ect. ect. ect.... Are you there just for the experience? Or would you really deep deep down feel a bit disapponted if you didnt catch a fish? Personally, I'm there to catch fish... If i don't I'll live with it.... but If i catch a fish, that makes it a little more worth while. If I catch a BIG fish...that will make my weekend.

 

Be Honest with yourself.... I'll admit it!!!! I WANT TO CATCH FISH!!!

 

Yes it is called "fishing" not "Catching". But why do you tie flies, spend all that coin on food and gas, then travel the great distances? Why spend all the coin you do on fly tying gear, vises, feathers, rods, reels, spare spools, Floating, sink tip, Full sink, 1 2 3 ect..... , and so on and so on...? Just for the "experience", or to "catch" fish????

 

If your there just for the experience... why bring your fly gear? Grab a cheap rod, a pickerel rig, some wieghts, Powerbait, corn, marshmellows, and a lawn chair...oh yeah, and some 30 lb fishing line... and toss it in to some lake. Now there is an experience....I may as well go hunting by driving up and down gravel roads in my truck with an open window and a loaded gun....

 

Just a thought..... now I'll shut up... G'day

 

Some days all I catch is _____ when I get home..... :laugh:

 

 

Richard

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Richard. Believe it or not I spend the money for the experince. I just love being out in the great blue yonder. I love to fly fish as to me its a great learning experince. I must admit I am a very basic flyfisherman. You can make fly fishing as difficult or as simple as you want and your always learning somethig new each time out. I enjoy the presentation, picking the right fly, tying the right fly, the fish is secondary only to the fact that if you have a take or not. No takes and you have done something wrong all day or them there fishies are not hungry. Alberta has some of the most spectacular country to fish in. Also nothing like sitting out in the morning and tying flies in the wilds of Alberta and sipping back on some kind of wobblie pop. (cooler). Theres nothing more natural than that woops wrong only one more thing more natural ;):devil:

 

 

 

I will say there are times when it is nice to catch a fish (Little Smokey Grayling fishing not happy if I haven't caught my 100 fish a day) But most other times catching fish is only secondary.

 

Tight Lines always

Dennis S. :fishing::fish_jump:

NLFT&F

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Speaking of fishing. :beating: I am heading down to Kananaskis country tomorrow, and I'm not quite sure which lake I am going to hit. I found this really cool map on the web http://www.canmorealberta.com/directory/ab...more_map12.html and I am weighing my options. I'd be nice to go to one that I don't really have to hike too far into (hungover) :drinked: carrying my fishcat and something that hold a few big fish, instead of the little 9-10 inchers. I thought I might give Gap lake a try....any suggestions? Thanks

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