Fly Tying Mondays Resume on November 26th, 2018

We will get another season rolling on Monday November 26th at West River Fly Shop. From 7 pm to 9 pm.

...new members are always welcome.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Winter's Arrival Was Fast, Way Too Fast


Karen and I knew that Sunday had to include winterizing the 1756 G3 Yamaha and then with neighbour Colin's help, store the big boat in the backyard. It is a hastle because we have to move our travel trailer twice in order to park the boat in its spot for the winter.

Yesterday maybe was the last day to get out and fly fish until a chinook rolls in. My hands were cold but I did enjoy the two hours I had on the water.

This morning, the snow was flying, my grass was covered in those little white treasures and the roads were nasty. It is time to shift gears.

The fly tying vice is set up and it is time to start filling boxes for next year and our late winter trip to Belize. Dust off that tying vice, take stock of your tying materials and start getting those spaces in your fly boxes filled up!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Winter is Coming!



When I got up this morning, my lawn was covered in the the white stuff! Luckily I winterized my boat and got it nicely stored in the backyard with lots of help from Karen and my neighbour Colin yesterday! Perfect timing!

Well the snow steadily fell and I was hoping to get out on the Red Deer River for a few hours. I talked myself out of it a few times but then I reminded myself that our winter is long. I bundled up and headed out with Pepper right at my heels. He was not going to miss out on the opportunity of catching a few mice for a mid day snack!

We lasted two hours. The snow squalls came and went. My hands were definitely a bit cold. Luckily the walleye were willing to bit a Vampire Leech, a Candy Corn and an Ice Minnow.

It sure felt dark around 4 pm. Wait a minute, we back to standard time, sigh!




Thursday, October 31, 2019

Vampire Leeches and Candy Corns to catch Halloween Walleye

Its Halloween and it is a blustery day. The thermometer edged up to 3 C with a nasty bone chilling wind. Karen and I decided to head out for a few hours before the trick or treaters arrived at our door. The fly fishing was slower than usual but we still caught several beauties. We decided to have a Halloween like theme today so we used Vampire Leeches and Candy Corns. What great fun. We had to bundle up and the nice thing is we are close to home when we get chilled!

Have fun tonight!