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Here are a few candid shots to give far off folks, and non-members a feel of our new (digs) meeting place and show the informal setting. I snapped these when Dave Robinson (our newsletter editor) tied up a Clouser Minnow pattern and gave us a slide show back on September 22nd meeting.

 

Of course the turnouts have been somewhat larger since the snow has started to fall and we actually occupy two rooms at the Lions Centre (we're that big now).

 

Hope to see you at a meeting soon!

 

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Dave, we should get more such photos for the newsletter and/or the website. Feel free to use these if you want, and I'll be posting some of Phil Rowly shortly.

 

Oh yeah, and as promised Dave.. I scanned your fly pattern in (and will CyberFly it later).

 

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Tyer: Dave Robinson

 

Pattern: Clouser Minnow

 

Hook: Stainless Saltwater Hook # 2

Thread: Clear 6/0

Eyes: Dumbell Eyes

Underbody: Pearl Braid

Lower Wing: White Polar Bear

Flash: Green Krystal Flash

Upper Wing: Chartreuse Yak Hair

 

Comments: the fly that accounted for most of the salmon on Dave’s trip. It’s also an effective bull trout and pike fly, once you learn how to cast it.

 

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I scored a package of Chartreuse "Saltwater" Yak hair today at Wholesale Sports ($6.29).... and well this trip only cost me $111 after buying "Yak Fur" of every color of the rainbow.. and a few of these shiny things.. and a few of those. Seesh... they already know me by name over there... for all the stuff I've bought for this trip so far.

 

Yeah, when will I learn.... and... Yak hair is interesting stuff indeed. Not at all what I expected.

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A salmon trip....not bad in my books. Have you had a look at that new hair out called X-Stream...good looking stuff. I got some a while ago but have'nt yet had a chance to use it.

 

Vince

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RangerBob

 

A salmon trip....not bad in my books. Have you had a look at that new hair out called X-Stream...good looking stuff. I got some a while ago but have'nt yet had a chance to use it.

 

Vince

Hyup, the X-Stream hair was featured on our first Flyangler.ca DVD -- Darren's "The X1 (Pike / Trout) Fly" used it. I've not been able to source any yet myself in any of the local shops.

 

I was pretty impressed with the Yak fur though... used all of it up yesterday just about. Cranked out 24 more Saltwater flies in a few hours with it. I'll bring my growing collection into the meeting tonight.

 

TTFN,

 

RB

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I've not be able to find X-Stream either but I did manage to be the high bidder at the last auction where I picked up some orange and some black. Have not used it yet but I did see Darren use it and it looked very col.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing your collection tonight.

 

Vince

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Hey Lanny and Vince,

 

The Yak is nice. It has a translucent quality about it. Not quite polar bear like, but getting there. And it is of long length. Polar in longer lengths is a bear to get (pun intended, eh).

 

X-stream hair is nice. I've got it in all the colors. Nice long lengths and pretty easy to tie with. Should be good big fly material.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Alan

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Before Darren left he gave me some new product samples from the fine folks whom brought us 'Bird Fur' (as seen in Iron Fly 2006). Not sure what the name of this new material was, perhaps he can clarify it... suffice to say.. I used it all up.. it was really neat stuff to work with. When cut in strips like Rabbit fur.. a breeze to tye with. Wll show yah some tonight.

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