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  1. Recommendations for a 4 weight rod

    For an entry level rod that won't break the bank, I would consider the medium-fast Redington Path. We bought it for my son a couple of years ago, and I am surprised at how well it feels in my hand and casts. I don't think they are still making the 8' 4wt, which is too bad as I think it is a great setup for smaller water. I use a Winston BIIIX 8.5' 4wt, and while I like it a lot for where I typically fish it, don't really think it is ideal for super skinny water.
  2. newbie question

    I have done this method a couple of times now, and find it works best for me. If you have any experience tying, it is pretty easy, but I could see struggling a little if you haven't tied before. I have tried rewelding using heat and shrink tube, but that ended up pretty disastrous. And yes, a fly shop should be able to help you out as well, as they did with me when I first started fishing a few years back.
  3. What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    Thanks fellas. Yes, I did this from the Galloup tutorial. I think he had more on the collar and on the head than I've got here. Of course, no matter what he does with deer hair looks amazing. I struggle to get the collar to stay on top, and just can't get that short cut before tie-in thing that he does.
  4. What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    My first attempt at a Zoo Cougar. I passionately hate working with deer hair.
  5. I never spent much time in store, but bought occasionally from their online site. Another Canadian option for online shopping and storefront for those in the big cities in AB, in my mind was a good thing. I'm sad to see them go, as more options and opportunities for competition typically favours the consumer.
  6. Just wondering if anyone here is keeping an eye on the Axe Music in-store sales. As I'm outta town, I haven't been in myself since the buyout was announced. Deals online are lukewarm, but guessing that L&M deal includes stock purchase, so they won't be giving anything away. That said, I did find a good deal on some Sabians AAXs I've had my eye on for a while... they arrive tomorrow I hope. Much left for stock in store, especially in Calgary, as I don't think I'm inclined to make it up to Edmonton?
  7. Just curious... was it missing a chunk of its gill plate, or is that an optical illusion? I didn't notice that the first time round, but thought this upon looking closely again due to the nature of this thread. Hoping our local pond gets stocked soon, as I'm itchin. What I remember thinking to myself the first time I saw the pic was that I am going to try some similar ones this year, but maybe put my rod next to the fish for perspective. Size matters, sometimes
  8. Epoxy Heads

    Solarez is the shiz
  9. What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    You're a machine! Nice flies for sure
  10. What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    I link mine from Imgur now that Photobucket is pooched.
  11. 2018/19 regs

    I certainly would be happier with an app than printed version. Licenses are available online now too.
  12. Cool story...

    They do, but it's all spincasting
  13. New regs are out: https://mywildalberta.ca/fishing/regulations/documents/2018AlbertaGuideSportfishingRegulations-Mar2018.pdf Zero retention on the Crow... happy with that from a conservation standpoint, but a little concerned about implications of what led to it.
  14. What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    Inspired by the Klink on the previous page, and trying out more turkey. First one i went a little shallow into the bend and spaced the turkey wraps a little further out. The second I went further into the bend and made the body wraps a little tighter. Not sure which I prefer the look of.
  15. What Are You Tying 2018 Edition

    I think his real name is Dr. Hank Pym (sorry... only comic book geeks will get that obscure reference).