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Just noticed, that I caught the wrong forum, posted it at upcoming events...

But its not that wrong, I guess, because:

-I'd like to start ff in alberta, coming from germany, live and work here, miss the days on a nice trout stream.

-would like to explore the closest streams first, especially freeman river! Heard about it, is it a good water to get back in the sport?

- Was ff many years ago in europe, hooked since then...

- Can anybody give me an advice wich patterns to use at freeman river, nymph and dry in summer ?

 

Happy to hear from you and to be on this site!

Until then :fishing:

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Stonefly:

Where are you located? That may have a bearing on where it is easiest to access the river.

The Freeman is like a lot of Athabasca drainage rivers. It mostly holds Arctic Grayling with the odd Athabasca rainbow and bull trout, although I've not caught the latter two in it myself. Grayling of course are there, but in spring and summer tend to be spread out a bit in the stream. In the fall they congregate in pools and the fishing can be great. Beyond that, all I can suggest is that when you start in spring, watch water levels, be prepared to hike and prospect a bit. As is typical for graying, they aren't pattern choosy and will take both nymphs and drys. Keep your eyes on what insects are around for hints on what to try.

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Stonefly:

Where are you located? That may have a bearing on where it is easiest to access the river.

The Freeman is like a lot of Athabasca drainage rivers. It mostly holds Arctic Grayling with the odd Athabasca rainbow and bull trout, although I've not caught the latter two in it myself. Grayling of course are there, but in spring and summer tend to be spread out a bit in the stream. In the fall they congregate in pools and the fishing can be great. Beyond that, all I can suggest is that when you start in spring, watch water levels, be prepared to hike and prospect a bit. As is typical for graying, they aren't pattern choosy and will take both nymphs and drys. Keep your eyes on what insects are around for hints on what to try.

Hi dave,

thanks for your quick reply. As you, i'm located in Edmonton. When I read the " Alberta fishing Guide from last year, I noticed that the Athabasca and its tributaries have good brookies, bulls and bows... The distance to those streams and creeks seems to be o.k. to improve my skills and not loosing too much time on the road...

So, do you got another good location in the area NW of Edmonton to have a nice start?

Greetings from stonefly

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Stonefly:

If you are free Wednesday evenings, or for that matter any Wednesday evening, come on out to a club meeting. (Queen Mary Park Community League - 119 Street and 109 Ave - 7 to 9 pm) There's lots of us who fish for grayling, rockies and bulls and we're not shy about taking friends along. Heck, we're not picky about what we fish for either. There's some who fly fish for pike, walleye, goldeye and mooneye, which are all close to the city. I've had some nice evenings right in town on the N Sask. And I often am looking for "ballast" to ocupy the front of my 17 ft canoe on some of the local potholes and share in fishing for stocked rainbows. Hope to see you.

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Kuchcanoe:

Hey, I'm an equal opportunity fly fisherman. :yak:

Or at least "ballast' employer. :rolleyes:

Hmmm....

 

Let me see....

 

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Main Entry:

em·ploy

 

Pronunciation:

\im-ˈplȯi, em-\

 

Function:

transitive verb

 

Etymology:

Middle English emploien, from Anglo-French empleier, emploier, emplier to entangle, apply, make use of, from Latin implicare to enfold, involve, from in- + plicare to fold — more at ply

 

Date:

15th century

 

(1): to use or engage the services of

a: to make use of (someone or something inactive) <employ a pen for sketching>

b: to use (as time) advantageously <a job that employed her skills>

 

(2): to provide with a job that pays wages or a salary <a company that employs fifty>

 

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Yeah... you better hope for number two..... no-one likes being USED. :)

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Hah!

Comments from the cheap seats in Victoria where he's probably out fishing instead of freezing.

 

I pay my Ballasts well, or at least in kind. They get a ride to and from the site, a chauffer driven canoe and, depending on how much Ballast contributes to the locomotion, some libations (that is if Ballast can handle good single malt). Of course there's always the freely offered fishing advice, which may or may not be an added value depening on Ballast's outlook and success. See what you've been missing Scratch!

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ballast

 

A noun

1 ballast

any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

 

2 ballast

an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings

 

B verb

1 ballast

make steady with a ballast

 

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Main Entry: ballast

 

Synonyms: balance, break bulk, break out ballast, clear for action, clear the decks, consideration, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, equivalent, firm, firm up, freeze, give-and-take, hold, immobilize, keep, lead, makeweight, nail down, offset, pin down, poise, quid pro quo, retain, sandbag, setoff, shift ballast, shoot ballast, something of value, stabilitate, stabilize, steady, stick, tit for tat, transfix, trim, trim ship, trim up, weigh down, weight, weight down, wing out ballast

 

See also: Cabana Boy :whootwhoo:

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cabana+boy

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