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Sunday, April 4, 2021

First Fly Fishing Trip of the New Season was a Windy Affair

Colin Allison photo

Vaccinated two weeks ago, check! Finally April 1st is here and that is the date that several of our rivers and streams open. My neighbour, Colin (you guessed it, vaccinated), and I decided to head west and do some fly fishing. It was April 1st and the wind was no joke. The wind was definitely howling. No matter, we needed to get out for the day. The big shock was the lack of snow and practically no ice shelves in places that should have 3 footers everywhere. Colin and I decided to do lots of walking. We found some water to fly fish. I connected with 3 trout and landed one. We saw lots of animals over the course of the day as well. It felt great to wander alongside some flowing water.

Well as the day started to wind down, we headed back to Red Deer. We were both amazed at the number of trailers already heading out to the west country. I see that several pit toilets have been installed along Highway 11. That is great news.

In no time at all, it will be ice off on our local pot hole lakes.


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