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Friday, November 12, 2021

Bonus Day on the Red Deer River

A day on the water in mid November is definitely a bonus! Some warm air was spilling into Central Alberta today so Karen, Doug and I headed to the Red Deer River. In the three hours we fly fished, the wind changed direction three times. The wind at one point was cutting right through my double jacket set up. We did connect with several walleye and a nice Red Deer River brown trout! The balanced silver minnow, size 6 was our best fly. Pepper had a great time trying to catch mice as we fly fished. Doug arrived just as Karen and I ran out of time. Errands called and we had to dash back to town. Doug said he had an excellent afternoon with a Candy Corn being his best fly! It may have been 6C but it was definitely chilly. Karen and I both wore two winter coats. Our hands got cold when we had to unpin our walleye and brown. The geese, a golden eagle and so many ducks were a great distraction as we fly fished. It is certainly well worth the effort to get a bonus day on the water in. 


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