Fly Tying Mondays Resume on December 5th.

We will get another season rolling on Monday December 5th at West Park Middle School starting at 7 pm. We are usually done by 9 pm. members are always welcome.

A box full of flies!

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Goldeye on the Fly on the Red Deer River

Bauer Rig Pike Flies, ...or maybe Lake Trout

Several of us are heading to the Arctic this summer to try for lake trout, grayling and arctic char! Reid Stoyberg  from our club will guide us around Great Bear Lake, The Horton River and the Tree River.

We all hope to catch all three species with fly rods and flies.

Rick Miyauchi and I have been tying up a hybrid clouser/deceiver pattern using a set up called the Bauer Rig. The Bauer Rig was designed by Nicholas Bauer.

Take a look at the design.  It is a very neat idea!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Goldeye Are Fun to Catch with a Fly Rod

Goldeye on the fly, why not? They readily rise to a dry fly and they plentiful in the Red Deer River. Any high floating fly (e.g. parachute adams) will get their attention. Just be aware that goldeye are hard on flies. Their rough mouths will disintegrate a fly after a while. Their paper thin mouths will cause you some challenges as you set the hook but these fish will jump and give a great account of themselves.

Karen and I walk down the trails from our house and in a few minutes we are goldeye fly fishing! Its a great way to practice your cast and help a beginner fly fisher to catch a few fish!

Take a walk along the Red Deer River Waskasoo Trails and you will encounter goldeye. The Red Deer River is in great shape at the moment. Have fun!