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  1. Log Haul Plan for Sundre Forest Products in the North Ram Area. The comments below were provided by the company. The Haul on the North Fork Road will commence on July 3rd. One contractor, Erickson, will begin hauling from Km 49, travelling east to the mainline. Erickson’s will be hauling on the North Fork all summer from Km 49 and 47 and will move to the Gap mainline this Fall. We plan to have only one contractor on this portion of the North Fork (Km 42 – 56) for the summer so traffic will not be too heavy. Trucks are instructed to drive as if there is a vehicle around every corner. We completed line of site clearing last fall and have plans to upgrade the road over the summer for the winter log haul. This will involve shaping and grading as well as gravelling. Another contractor, Darcar, will begin hauling from the Trout and will travel the north fork between km 42 and 41 then down the mainline so will not add much to the traffic. Robill contracting will begin hauling on the lower portion of the mainline mid August coming out at Km 18.5 and travelling south to Hwy 752. We do have right of way salvage from the road we are developing in the Ram Triangle, this wood will move sporadically over the summer months but should not add significantly to the traffic. We plan on occupying the new camp at km 61 temporarily with planters come July. The permanent camp will not be established until October. We expect the loghaul to be busy in the winter months, starting in November. Folks in addition to the companies comments above: Sundre Forest Products is installing a log yard and camp facility near kilometre 60 on the North Fork Road. This facility is needed due to forest operations in the Ram Triangle. While it was not Sundre Forest Product preferred location which was south of the bridge at kilometer 61, the Govt required they locate at the present spot. Regards, Don
  2. Folks, got this link and it is a good one for FF history. http://www.johnkreft.com/old-fly-fishing-and-fly-tying-books/ Don
  3. Gotta wonder about FF types

    Born, Maybe I've watch too much stupid over the past which got your comments tossed into the pile as qualified. and the rest I deleted. Don
  4. Gotta wonder about FF types

    Really! Not amused.
  5. Gotta wonder about FF types

    Bron, you bet causal observations done for fifty years of about 130 days/year. Don
  6. Folks, Fished Beaver Thursday > Saturday. The first two days lots of FF types there. Saturday,, there was 4 of us all day. Two didn't last more than a few hours. Appears like FFTypes think that it is busy on weekends when truth be told, it is busier when FFeds think no one will be there. seen much the same thing on the Crow years ago when FFTypes wouldn't go when the river was open to bait. Not sure what this says about us. Don
  7. newbie question

    By making your own leaders, a single butt section lasts the life of most lines. A nail knot c/w a overlay of tying thread to smooth out the knot with an added coating of super glue lets the knot slid through the tip top w/o effort. regards, Don
  8. Whirling Disease

    I do not blame fishermen, I really lay the blame on the lack of effort on behalf of Govt, travelling Angler's or commercial guiding operations for taking absolutely no effort to prevent WD arriving . Oh sure, others could also be the culprits however, but that doesn't minimize the contempt we should all have for those that did nothing. As far as Angler's getting all hot and bothered about doing something NOW.. Do not you realize WD is in evey watershed from the N. Sask south. Too little effort taken far too late. Don
  9. Folks, The field runoff really got going Friday. Clearwater River @ highway # 752 is ice jamed, Prairie Creek @Everdale Hall is ice covered. Lots of snow in the fields. Lakes are weeks from opening. Don
  10. test photo

    How did you get imgur image to appear? I get the web address only. Don
  11. Whirling Disease

    The disease now covers at least 1/3 of Alberta.
  12. Consistent catch of Browns over 28"

    Guys, while i"vet only caught two Browns of that size over the past 50 years, I've watched others do so. Perhaps he is one of those. Don
  13. Alberta River Basins

    Bron, thanx for the link. Checked some of the stations and it looks like the levels are constant suggesting the floats are frozen in place. regards, Don
  14. Alberta River Basins

    Lost Boy... most of the river flow indicators are frozen and will not provide any accurate info. Don
  15. Cack Handler Switch

    Cack Handed definition: It means an awkward or inept way of doing something; originally meaning left handed, stemming from cultures that use their right hand to eat and their left hand to wipe their behind. just another slap @ lefthanded people. Don