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Everything posted by monger

  1. A sign at the lake explaining the huge problem the carp create with the trout population would be helpful. The problem exists that certain folks are more than happy to harvest carp. A certain set of those individuals are responsible for the illegal introduction of carp into new waterbodies
  2. 5.5ft Lodgepole Branch is all one needs for Cutties
  3. Thanks for the fly shop advice bcubed. I wouldn't want to get shamed by a pro at a fly shop. Bass pro can take my cash. I don't think I have ever bought a tapered leader in 50 years of fly fishing for trout, and I still somehow have caught a couple of small fish. Maxima breaking strength is underrated. 6lb stuff is actually about 8.5lb I think. 12lb stuff is good for streamers. I have some 4lb Maxima stuff, but have never been forced to use it yet. Maybe with the intense angler pressure growing yearly I might have to scale down in the future.
  4. I have been using 6lb Maxima for dry fly fishing for years. Stuff never breaks and still fits in the eye of the #18 scud hooks I use for little dries. I don't nymph in rivers, but I do bobber fish in lakes a lot and do lots of streamer fishing. I have been using Seaguar Invizix fluorocarbon (10, 12lb) for a number of years and it is fantastic stuff. I am a firm believer is using as heavy a tippet as possible so that you can put tons of pressure on fish to get them in quickly. I don't use a net, but good quality, strong tippet allows to bring fish to hand quickly.
  5. Well done. Beautiful tools
  6. Yes my sister and I used to watch Cahoon sit on the bank waiting for risers as we reeled in fish. Never understood why he was waiting. Finally old enough now to get the hunting part of fly fishing
  7. My parents built that house. Spent a few days along the river down there
  8. Thanks Doc. I have just used the BBCode "forum link" in the past. Cougar came right up to the deck of the house across from Legacy Island. Very interested in the barking dog inside
  9. What does "rich text" vs "plain text" mean. Not accepting my photo link
  10. Not shy [img]https://i.imgur.com/ZrJPr6b.jpg[/img]
  11. No change to Police regs.....hopefully there are some trout to exercise
  12. Better late than never. Unfortunately the leaching will continue forever.
  13. Sorry for your loss Don. 64 is too young
  14. Please be warned of some offensive language:
  15. What ever happened to casting to find fish. Everybody wants a short cut. Working for them is satisfying. Humans are too clever for their own good sometimes. This will increase angler caused mortality.
  16. Well done. Thanks for the share
  17. I don't think the government ever chased down the culprit. A little forensic fish DNA sampling would illuminate things. It has been too long a time and millions of fish later. A guy I worked with knew the owner of the farm. Fish farm now grows Talapia. Township Rd 250, Range Rd 274. You can follow the ditches from there. Easy to see how carp got in Weed lake north of Langdon and all the way to the NE to the Red Deer River. Then you have eco-vandals moving live fish around. People are so un-informed of the devastation that can happen in the long run
  18. Ground Zero for Prussian Carp: A fish farm along an irrigation ditch northeast of Chestermere Lake (east of Calgary)....fish released into the ditch. Those irrigation ditches eventually end up dumping into the Red Deer river downstream of Drumheller. After that you have all the criminals moving live fish around in buckets to new waterbodies. The damage level continues to grow and now is being passed on to Saskatchewan. Eventually the carp will probably get to Hudson Bay
  19. Well done. I have my Dad's and Uncle's old cane rods. Both could use some love
  20. Yes the government is trying to mislead people to think that they actually care what you have to say. Exploration continues. Is there nothing worth protecting that is more valuable than a quick buck?
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