Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Just Do It!

It's getting close. Can you see it in your minds eye? The sun glistening off the open water, the line screaming from your reel, the fly rod bowing to a hungry trout? If you can't picture this, maybe it's time to just do it. Maybe it's time to finally learn to cast that fly rod instead of letting it collect dust for yet another season. Come on over and take a look at my guiding site at AlbertaStillwaters.Com and see if some casting lessons or even a stillwater clinic may be the beginning of a relationship between you and mother nature that could last a life time.
The casting pond where I give fly casting lessons is now free of ice and right now we're taking bookings for the month of May.  Muir Lake, where I teach most of my weekend fly fishing clinics, opens on May 1st. Our clinics are one-on-one, maximum two students, and will teach you everything you need to know to be successful on your very next outing. Right from the tackle you'll be using, through stillwater entomology and the flies we use, to on the water techniques & tactics.  Sunday May 6th, come on out to Muir Lake for the AF3 Clean-Up & BBQ.  All volunteers will receive a free Bison burger and pop just for helping out and all you'll need to bring is a couple of garbage bags and some work gloves.  We'll even be drawing for some volunteer prizes donated by friends of Muir Lake like the Fishin' Hole, Fly Craft Angling and Grasshopper Outdoors. Bring your fly rod though, 'cause after the BBQ, we're all going fishing. Hope to see you there and I hope this spring, you Just Do It.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

KISS Tying Presentation

BA Bloodworm
If you missed my presentation at the Edmonton Trout Club in March and you're in the Edmonton area, come on down to The Northern Lights Fly Tyers / Trout Unlimited club meeting at Queen Mary Park Hall @ 10844 - 117St. on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm. I'll be presenting four of my KISS (keep it simple stupid) fly patterns. The flies I'll be sharing are four of my most productive flies that I use consistently including my newest pattern, the BA Bloodworm. Also a great time to see just what the Northern Lights club is all about. Hope to see you there.