Thursday, January 21, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
I have heard my buddy Phil Rowley say on numerous occasions, "Feed the trout what they want!" Well sometimes, attractor chironomids rock! I have talked to John Kent a few times about this. An attractor that stands out in the crowd can make the difference.
At depth, purple coloured chironomids can be very effective. I have successfully used basic purple/violet coloured chironomids with a lot of success. A purple coloured chironomid can get a lot of attention in 15 to 20 feet of water or more.
Thanks for the pictures and details Rick, much appreciated!
The Okey Dokey (courtesy of Bernie Peet)
Hook: TMC 2457 or similar size #12-16.
Rib: Silver, Gold, Blue or Light Blue copper wire. First 2-3 wraps should be touching to form a butt section then 6-7 open turns to form segmentation.
Body: White fluorescent thread.
Thorax: Fluorescent thread in your choice of colour. Chartreuse, Orange, Pink or Green.
Simple Deep Water Chironomid.
Thread: UTC 140 Wine or Maroon.
Hook: TMC 2457 or similar. Body: Attach thread at thorax then unwind thread so that it lays flat on hook shank. Wrap flattened thread to bend of hook. Once the tail end of chironomid is reached proceed to spin bobbin until flattened thread becomes wound into a rope or round thread. Wrap forward to thorax 6-7 turns. This will provide segmentation for the body.
Thorax: Unwind thread so that it lays flat.
Cheeks: silver or holographic silver mylar tinsel. Once cheek material is tied in proceed to build up thorax to desired thickness then fold over cheek material towards head of fly and tie off. Coat body with your choice of sealant. UV resin, Sally Hansen nail polish etc.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
There has been a lot of debate about coal mining in Alberta as of late. Here are some blog posts that is very thought provoking:
Here is an article from Outdoor Canada that also addresses the controversy from a watershed perspective:
Take the time to add your name to the petition to stop these coal mines right here:
Michael Short from Let's Go Outdoors had a conversation with Robin Campbell who is the President of the Coal Association of Canada. It is well worth a listen!