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I know that the NSR nick name has been around for sometime. :wedgie:

 

 

Last nights presentation by Keith was a good one. I always like to here the fishing tales and lore of the NSR. It got me looking around on some old work that I did for Luhr Jensen when I still had my guiding service going on the NSR. It was a bit of a memory lane trip last night for me. After 5 years of guiding on the NSR I decided to stay fulltime in the oilpatch and found my focus and efforts were better paid. Great experience tons of work, usually a 18 to 20 hour day. But great stuff and no one out there. Here is a links on the NSR that might help some people persue a fish that we missed on the discussion last night. Now there are seven species not six that can be caught on a fly rod. If you can ever find a Luhr Jensen Tech Bulletin #552 please send me a copy. Some dufus wrote a piece on the NSR back in the 80's. Dufus would appreciate an ecopy of it. With the Wabamun Lake, Lac St. Anne and Slave Lake ones he did as well.

 

www.ab-conservation.com/go/default/custom/uploads/reportseries2/Upper-NSR-and-Abr-Lake-BLTR-Study-2002-2003.pdf

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I'm confused, Gary. I recall Bull Trout being discussed. Maybe Keith meant that there are 6 species within the scope of his guiding.

 

Maybe I missed it last night, admittedly I was somewhat enraptured by Barry Phillips' Streamers365 book, what's the nickname for the NSR?

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I'm confused, Gary. I recall Bull Trout being discussed. Maybe Keith meant that there are 6 species within the scope of his guiding.

 

Maybe I missed it last night, admittedly I was somewhat enraptured by Barry Phillips' Streamers365 book, what's the nickname for the NSR?

 

Keith said there was only six species that could be caught on a flyrod. Until someone brought up the BT's and they were not included in the original count to make it seven. And then yes a conversation finally broke out on the BT. NSR is the nickname for the North Saskatchewan River.

 

Pike, Walleye, Sauger, Goldeye, Mooneye, and Browns (6)………….then came the Bull Trout-below the dam and above the dam (7) and some lakers as well in the lake if you want to count those. We should include Rocky Mountain Whitefish as number 8 that would be within the scope or range of his travels.

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You've jogged my memory. He included whitefish in his 6. I piped up about Sauger, but was talked over and ignored, so I dropped it.

 

I'll admit I'm nitpicky, but NSR isn't a nickname, it's an acronym, like how the Red Deer River is often referred to as RDR. If you saw the NSR in runoff and called it Willy Wonka's River, that would be a nickname. No offense, I'm just disappointed. I was hoping you had a funny one for us.

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And how about the cuts, rainbows and brookies all of which exist in the NSR [ North Saskatchewan River] or it's tributaries.

 

And that doesn't include the various species of suckers that are occasionally caught.

 

Don.

 

I need to get out more. I've fished a couple of those tribs, but there are still a lot for me to get acquainted with. And some people think fishing opportunities in Alberta are limited.
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And how about the cuts, rainbows and brookies all of which exist in the NSR [ North Saskatchewan River] or it's tributaries.

 

And that doesn't include the various species of suckers that are occasionally caught.

 

Don.

 

I need to get out more. I've fished a couple of those tribs, but there are still a lot for me to get acquainted with. And some people think fishing opportunities in Alberta are limited.

 

All very true. But I think this is outside the travel areas that Keith was pertaining to. None the less the NSR is full of many sport species including its tributaries, like the Clearwater, and Ram. It is a huge watershed when you think about it.

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