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  1. It's a long read. Originally they used 50% mortality for catch & release bull trout for their modelling. It was later reduced to 33%. Unfortunately there isn't much measured data for catch & release on bull trout in Alberta. So what is the real number? No one really knows but 33 percent seems high to me. Obviously if you are a biologist advocating for closing a river you are going to pick (guess) numbers for your model that supports closing a river to fishing. When the Pembina reopens to fishing I'm sure it will be deemed a success by the biologists and used as the "proof" for more river closing.
  2. I found this link https://www.mountainviewbearsmart.com/bear_activity_report.php looking for the news article. I was surprised to see there was grizzly sighting east of Bergen.
  3. I'm curious Don, do you try out a few fly lines to find out what works best with your rods? There are just so many choices for fly lines these days I'm not sure if it's a bad or good thing. And on top that you have all the hype to wade through.
  4. Here's a link to a trailer to a documentary on bamboo rod makers that I came across today. I thought it might be of interest to those who are into bamboo. I guess they need to build up the drama with the synopsis of dying art kept alive by a few master craftsmen ...vanishing legacy . Regardless I look forward to seeing documentary when it gets out. Edit I forgot to mention it's called " Chasing the Taper" https://tinboatproductions.com/
  5. I would need to see the "three different quantitative models " to decide on the seriousness of the problem. My first thought is perhaps the spawning grounds in the Highwood River might be under pressure. Have the rainbow spawning grounds been looked at in this study? There are a lot of factors involved and how do weight each stressors in your quantitative model? The thing that worries me is they say don't know from their model/data what caused the population decline but are quick to suggest an easy "fix" of limiting fishing? Perhaps there are more serious factors in decline that need addressing as well.
  6. I'm curious how has the 12'6" 7 wt Sage Accel worked out for you?
  7. FYI There might be deals on some fly fishing items. "The operation owned by Calgary-based UFA Co-operative Ltd. closed stores — including two in Edmonton — on Thursday afternoon to tell workers their jobs would be ending by year-end. Inventory liquidation sales are to begin on Friday and run until Dec. 28." http://edmontonjournal.com/business/commercial-real-estate/calgary-company-closes-12-store-wholesale-sports-chain-in-western-canada
  8. Thanks everyone for the advice. I think I might try the key chain idea and fishpond. I was concerned how bulky the fishpond &simm's zingers are but it sounds like it's not a big deal.
  9. I think they should have something like a 1/4" key chain ring instead of clasp for attaching equipment. Kickstarter here I come lol
  10. Can anyone recommend a bullet proof zinger? I had two loon zingers. In the middle of yesterday I pulled my nippers out and the string broke. I was going to switch the nippers to my other zinger. That's when I saw the clasp broke and I had lost my tippet rings and new zealand strike indicator tool earlier in the day. Thanks
  11. I think whirling disease in the North Raven goes a long way in explaining why the trout population is smaller than it was in the early 90's
  12. here's the latest locations......basically everywhere in the bow which shouldn't be a big surprise... Locations infected with whirling disease Date confirmed Location 2016-12-23 Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta 2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (upstream from Wildcat Island) 2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Wildcat Island) 2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of Jumping Pound Creek and the Bow River) 2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Wildcat Island) 2016-12-16 Rocky View County – Bow River (downstream from Mitford) 2016-12-06 Wheatland County – Bow River (near Willow Island) 2016-12-06 Wheatland County – Bow River (near Johnson Island) 2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River) 2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River) 2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River) 2016-11-29 Foothills Municipal District No. 31 – Bow River (upstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Highwood River) 2016-11-29 City of Calgary – Elbow River (downstream from the Glenmore Reservoir) 2016-11-29 City of Calgary – Bow River (downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River) 2016-11-29 Rocky View County - Jumpingpound Creek (upstream stream from the confluence of Jumpingpound Creek and the Bow River)
  13. I agree that it's been here in Alberta for awhile with nothing done. Fortunately it has not exploded into a big problem despite my fear that for who knows how many years infected hatchery fish have been stocked all over the province.
  14. Two more Commercial aquaculture facility – Licensed by the Government of Alberta confirmed to have whirling disease yesterday for a total 4 now. I fear they are going to find a lot stocked waters in Alberta with whirling disease. You can find updates here of confirmed detection of it http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/aquatic-animals/diseases/reportable/whirling-disease/alberta-2016/eng/1473443992952/1473443993551
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