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Frenchcreek last won the day on January 14 2018

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  1. I feel for the Pro guides, not so much for the “privateers” who only do 5 or so trips a season. Also feel for the shops and their staff. Hopefully there is some form of financial support going to help guides and shops. This pandemic will undoubtedly change things and I hope most make out OK in moving fwd as this situation evolves. Hang in there folks, you are a valuable element of our sport.
  2. It is and will be a matter of enforcement and education. I don’t expect any level of government to allocate limited resources to enforcement. Educational signage as required and as much social media/electronic advisories & information, e.g. Prov. Website, ACA, TU, et al will do a lot but ultimately it will be self enforcement by individual anglers that will make the most sense. Hopefully we anglers can do that better than anyone else without needing “adult supervision”
  3. There is social distancing, if/when you need to go out for essentials. Then there is self- isolation as in stay home. So hopefully fishing folks can figure out what’s best to do. I’m doing both of the above.
  4. I just sent minister Nixon a short note to say thank you for the effort, and to encourage him and the cabinet to continue with this type of initiative. I have 3 grandkids aged, 3,6 and 9 and I take them out every year to a local stocked pond with Kids Can Fish days and we have a blast. I’m now encouraged that they will be able to do the same with their own kids and maybe grandkids, later in life, while in watch them most likely for my cloudy perch. $46M in these tough days is a lot, but small in light of the overall budgets, but well invested not just for us current fisherman but also for all future generations of fishers.
  5. 1- Worst season ever, P.S. been fishing the Bow for over 30 years 2- F&W doing a fish count last Friday, sept 13 3- For me and fishing buddies, a good day on the Bow means good company, nice weather, and one or two releases, this year had the first 2 but lacked the 3rd 4- “The River is not the same as it was...... nor am I, and likely never will be, but still could be a nice recreational fishery 5- Concerned that this might increase pressure on other accessible fisheries like mountain streams 6- Would not object to additional regulations and/or constraints on the level of pressure e.g special licenses or seasonal closures or other such measures, as long as they are applied universally e.g all fishers regardless of residency
  6. I do mine in a two tone version, dark on top and lighter on bottom. I use PT for the top and mini wing case and marabou for the bottom and tail
  7. Nice smoke jumper, I use that pattern very effectively on the mountain streams, upper Highwood, Oldman and Livingston
  8. I agree with everything being suggested, I am also reminded of something that Jim Mcl said in one of his books, that goes along these lines “ Learning to Fly fish is like learning ballet, you can’t do it by simply reading books....” so get some good basic gear, take lessons, do some reading, but most importantly get out on the water with a knowledgeable buddy. I’m sure many on this board would gladly help out with this.
  9. Just wondering if anyone has scientific/entomology information (or access to) about the family and genus of the Caddis we encounter on the Bow and other local streams, Livingston, upper Highwood, upper Oldman etc. I usually fish a lighter coloured body , (light olive/grey) and wing in the spring, some size 12, mostly 14, some 16, a darker body (brownish/olive) colour in the fall, mostly size 14, some 16. For hackle I use a light ginger for spring and a light brown dyed or olive dyed grizzly.
  10. Very sad to hear, best wishes to Mike & co. Will miss the shop and the fine folks who worked there.
  11. Hi Folks, thought I would share this information with the members. As I was looking up some supplies for tying I came across a notice on the Superfly Web site. On November 23-26, they are having a Black Friday sale / Warehouse Clearance at their Edmonton location. As I understand it, they will be selling discontinued stock and stock that they has not been selling. I am told that this will include all sorts of tying materials, dubbing, saddles & capes, hooks, fly fishing gear, reels, rod building etc. at very significant discount. Check it out at their website Superfly International Inc. or on their Facebook page where more details are available (I don’t do Facebook) P.S. I’m hoping to go myself on Nov. 23 so if anyone wants to drive up with me from Calgary, PM me.
  12. This pattern works well for me when fish get tired of the EHC, great results on the Elk and several Montana rivers. I tie mine with Bambi mule deer.
  13. Lornce, when I started this post, I thought I would send you a P/M asking for pattern information. Then I thought that others would benefit from your knowledge and skill. And sure enough, it's happening. Thanks for your wonderful patterns and continued contributions. Pete
  14. Got this one from Iron Bow shop, neat way to do legs, have not yet tried it but locks easy http://dronsworld.blogspot.ca/2012/02/daddy-long-legs.html Pete
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