Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 4th at TC Outfitters. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

A box full of flies!
...and fly fishers

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Trip to the Parkland Region of Manitoba


Hi Everybody!

I have a very exciting trip proposal for you to consider. The trip is to the Parkland Region of Manitoba. The tour is an educational trip organized by the Central Alberta Fly Tyers with Phil Rowley as host.

As many of you already know, Phil has extensive knowledge of the trophy fisheries in this area of Manitoba. Phil and I have put together the itinerary below. You will see that the trip includes a seminar in Red Deer before the trip. Participants will have the chance to sample three trophy lakes. There will be seminars at the lodge in Manitoba and you will have the chance to fish with Phil in his boat. This will give you an opportunity to see and practice several techniques that will definitely benefit your stillwater fishing.

We will be staying at the Arrow Lake Lodge Ranch. We would take over the main cabin that sleeps 10 or 11. We would cook our own food and have a place to tie flies and debrief each day.

The cost of the trip will be $400. This will include the host fee for Phil and your accommodation and food. We will car pool. You are responsible for your own transportation costs. Phil and I already have 3 boats . Pontoon boats are acceptable for the course.

The trip will be limited to 10 individuals so each participant has direct contact with Phil each day over the course of the 4 days.

If you want to be a participant, contact me asap.


Bob Vanderwater


2010 Parklands Tour Itinerary

June 4-8, 2010

Prior to June 4, 2010

  • Provide 1 Parkland training session including
    • Tying seminar for group focusing on 12 Parkland favourites
    • Hand out Parkland Briefing packages on target lakes (Patterson, Tokaryk & Twin)
    • Review recommended gear, lines etc.

June 4, 2010

  • Travel to Arrow Lakes Lodge estimated arrival 6pm local time
  • After checking in and dinner is complete, prepare for next day's trip.
  • PowerPoint Presentation-Approaching A New Lake

June 5, 2010

  • Breakfast and depart 7:30am for Tokaryk Lake estimated 30 minute drive
  • Fish Tokaryk until 5 or 6 pm weather and conditions permitting
  • Return to Arrow Lakes resort by 7pm
  • Post Tokaryk briefing, lessons learned, observations etc.
  • Power Point Presentation-Tactics for Trophy Waters
  • Finish evening fly tying, socializing etc.

June 6, 2010

  • Breakfast and depart 7:30am for Patterson Lake estimated 30 minute drive
  • Fish Patterson until 5 or 6 pm weather and conditions permitting
  • Return to Arrow Lakes resort by 7pm
  • Post Patterson briefing, lessons learned, observations etc.
  • Power Point Presentation-Going Deep Sinking Line Tricks and Techniques for Stillwaters
  • Finish evening fly tying, socializing etc.

June 7, 2010

  • Breakfast and depart 7:30am for Twin Lake estimated 60 minute drive
  • Fish Patterson until 5 or 6 pm weather and conditions permitting
  • Return to Arrow Lakes resort by 7pm
  • Post Twin briefing, lessons learned, observations etc.
  • PowerPoint Presentation-Ten Habits for Stillwater Success
  • Finish evening fly tying, socializing etc.

June 8, 2010

  • Pack up and check out by 10am
  • Return to Alberta

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