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Frenchcreek last won the day on January 14 2018

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Nice smoke jumper, I use that pattern very effectively on the mountain streams, upper Highwood, Oldman and Livingston
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Very sad to hear, best wishes to Mike & co. Will miss the shop and the fine folks who worked there.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. I'm looking for a pattern or two for the crane fly. Heading south to Colorado and New Mexico this summer and apparently this is one of the patterns to tie for the trip. Any suggestions welcomed.
  12. I don't do any of the "Facebook/twitter/instagram et al" so is there another way to contact these folks??
  13. I usually stay on the sidelines on topics like this, while I have no disagreements with the initial topic/ and the "vision-framework" outlined, I feel strongly that we must have 3 more things. 1- Enforcement people 2- Enforcement legislative changes e.g. New/improved laws 3- Enforcement non political partisanship or self serving agencies that grow exponentially without producing results Ideally we would have adequate funding for a responsible F&W from our Provincial Govt, without the constant intrusion of politicians. E.g a. Independent agency, still funded provincially, such that the folks there could have adequate resources, human and otherwise, proper legislative authority, enhanced as required to facilitate their responsibility etc. With an non-political oversight process/structure to ensure annual budgets are properly focussed and "at the right level" e.g. Not too big, not too small, highly focused etc. There is no rocket science involved here, but since it may at best be a dream, at my age I'm giving myself permission to dream on....
  14. Very cool! I'm hoping to maybe get to 100, never mind being able to cast any kind of rod, spin or fly, in any manner near what this fine old pescatorial centenarian is doing here! So the moral here may well be, never get rid of that "old fav rod & reel or flies you tied" , you never know when you will use them next!
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