Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Happy New Year

Another Christmas come and gone.  Mine was filled with friends, family and good food.  I hope you got together with loved ones as I did.  Soon another year will be upon us.  Looking back on 2011, with the late spring we had here coupled with a really wet summer, the season seemed to appear and then vanish in the blink of an eye.  2011 saw my first classroom setting fly fishing clinic which I taught along side fly fishing guru Phil Rowley.  I also introduced beginner fly casting lessons this last year and spent many evenings teaching those new to our sport as well as many weekends on the water with my one-on-one introductory stillwater clinics.  I finally put my plan into play to visit the Parklands region of Manitoba last June but things didn't work out quite the way I had hoped. New plans are now being made to make it there in May 2012.  I did manage to make my way back up to Swan Lake after many years and spent some successful days fly fishing the Blackstone River with some great company.  I also spent a few days fishing some of the nice lakes in the Caroline/RMH area, the lakes there are much more scenic than our lakes around the Edmonton area and just as productive.  I hope when you reflect back on 2011, your fly fishing experiences also draw as big a smile on your face as they do on mine.  I'd now like to take this opportunity to thanks all of those who booked with AlbertaStillwaters.Com in 2011, thanks for making us a part of your fly fishing experience.  And I'd also like to wish each and everyone of you reading this, a happy new year and an enjoyable but safe 2012 fly fishing season.