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Hey all, a couple of us are planning a trip to the RDR on Sunday. We will be meeting at the Humpty's restaurant on Ellerslie road and Calgary trail south at around 7:00 am. Probably stop in Slyvan lake for breakfast, then head out to the river.

Who ever is interested in joining us, drop a line or just meet at the meeting place.

Hoping that the water level is low enough to fish, see you Sunday am.

For any one who is new to fishing the RDR, bring along strike indicators, bead head nymphs(preferably tungsten beadhead, pheasant tail, prince, wiebe worm), split shot BB size, shore lunch if so desired. Waders are definitely a must.

 

Paulf

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Hey George

 

I heard that the river was still running higher :( than normal but they are supposedly still catching whites :clap: . I'm still going to venture down, even if it is just to check out the river :eek: .

Let us know how you made out on the lake. I'll post when I get back on Sunday night.

Going :fishing:

 

Might try Muir Saturday early morning.

 

Paulf

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If the water is high, we'll probably be up at the dam on the north side of the river. We dont actually fish at the dam itself. When you go down the hill, veer left and follow that road further downstream,park in the lot there, then walk down stream towards the buoys. We'll be any where from the buoys to about one kilometer downstream. Now that's figuring if we can get that far.

See you Sunday

paulf

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Hi guys

 

Spent a bit of time with dipperdan at the Red Deer this afternoon. According to Dan levels were almost normal . You can easily park in the normal spot, and walk to regular area. Pretty slow today, although Dan did catch a white on a dry. There was quite a hatch of cadddis and some sort of mayfly going on. Tons of little sailboats on the river. Good luck tomorrow

 

Hank

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Well what do you know ? Paul and Aaron where on the Red Deer and catching :fishing::thumbup: every dang fish. :cheers: NOW doesn't that surprise you :angry: I tryed the south side of the river for the first time, I had to leave early in the afternoon , got skunked <_ and on the way back to my van two catch over a dozen fish in like half an hour src="http://nlft.org/forum/uploads/emoticons/default_eek.gif" alt=":eek:">:cheers: . gotta hand it to you, your great fish finders :thumbup: . See you at the meeting.

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Yeah Dan, we were catching fish. :beating: It is now 10:10 pm, just got back from Red Deer.

The day on the RDR was fantastic. Both the weather and the fishing cooperated today. First off I must say that the river is up about two feet higher than what I am used to seeing it at, but it is very fishable.The BOBBER ROCK :devil: is alive and unreachable at this time.

Now as Dan stated in his post, we were indeed catching whites, big whites, nothing under fifteen inches. We caught fish after fish that we soon lost count and really didnt care anyways, we were just having too much fun. :kicks:

Met up with snowolf, introduced him to mister orange butt pheasant tail. Gave him one to try, mentioned how far to set below the strike indicator, and he was soon into fish. As a matter of fact, it was his first time on the RDR. You should of heard him when he had his first fish on, he was hootin an hollerin and he was one happy dude. Congrats snowolf :cheers: . Me thinks he will be tying up a mess of OBPT nymphs.

Aaron caught most of his fish on the dropper fly, a new pattern, he'll have to tie some up for us. :thumbup: He even had a brown on, but couldnt land it. We both saw this huge, and I mean huge brown leap three feet into the air after the mayflies that appeared after it warmed up. This got a roar from both of us. The RDR was moving pretty fast, so careful foot placement was required. With the water moving this fast, it sure made it interesting in the landing of fish.

There was quite a few other fishers on the water today, none of whom we knew, but all were friendly.

All in all, today was a good day :thumbup:

paulf

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Oh Rats!

If I hadn't been conned into a church luncheon and planting a half dozen shrubs....

Ahh well, I'll have to find a taker for Thursday or Friday afternoon for a trip to Muir.Gots lots of vacation to use up.

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Hi All

 

The weekend was a great success for me dispite not getting to DipperDans sleeping spot before him and Hank left there.

I tried to find them by checking each RR for 3 turns on the Raven but to no avail. I stopped and talked the the fella that sells outdoor cloathing on the corner and he sent me to the North Raven where they put in the out houses for fishers use.

This is a very nice little river and definatly not a place a beginer should go by himself. That said however , i did have a great day fishing west of the road. it took me most of the day but I finaly got a fish on the end of my line. I t was on a Griffith Knat that I tied up to use for the grayling. I,m not sure what kind of fish it was as i,m still learning all this stuff but it had red spots along it lateral line and was just a little guy at about 6"long. I thanked him for his time and sent him on his way.

 

I slept in the Innisfail campground that nite and found it to be a nice place. That nite I called home and got my wife to check the NLFT website to see if there where directions left for the RDR and thankfully there was.

 

The next morn I headed out and did not find Dan but foud Paul and company and from Paul,s post you already know I had a great day fishing.

 

Thanks to all for the help and to Paul for the OBPT and tips to fish it.

 

It really was a GREAT DAY!!

 

THX Snowolf

Jim

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Congrats Jim - getting a little Brown on Stauffer Creek (North Raven) is something many people spend years trying to do... Or mere minutes if you are Alex (aka Firefly) as seen on the club main page. ( at http://www.nlft.org/ )

 

Stauffer is definitely not for the faint of heart - but as a 'yearling fly-fisher' it was my first trout stream, and it will forever have a small spot in my heart.

 

A rusty, pokey, irritating, scratchy, annoying, fly stealin, wader dunkin, no fish-catchin, stonefly up my nose spot.

 

 

Cheers!

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Thx Scratch

 

A rusty, pokey, irritating, scratchy, annoying, fly stealin, wader dunkin, no fish-catchin, stonefly up my nose spot.

 

 

HAHAHA Exept for the fish catchin part I dont think I could have put it better.

I can see this little river becoming a favorite hiding place for me.

 

An yes it was a good thing I tied up 10 of those knats and no I,m not telling you how many came home with me. ;) Could fishing for birds become a national sport??? :D

 

Sno

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