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Tri-City News Friday, April 20, 2012, A47

With fly fishing, it is all about mechanics TIGHT LINES Jeff Weltz


“It is in a person’s own interest to at least understand the fundamental process of equipment design.”

Fishing is a learning process

Jeff Weltz mixed with persistence nets the reward.



Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is good thanks to finally getting some consistent sunshine. Kokanee are moving, try for them with: red ibis, double trued, blood worm, San Juan worm, red spratley or

Fishing on Lower Mainland lakes is improving thanks in large part to the consistently sunny weather. steps, where each step brings its own reward. It starts with a wish that becomes a vision. The vision motivates action and the action







skills needed to build or repair their own equipment; then one should have no great challenge in making that same equipment perform effectively. There is much more to becoming a well rounded angler than just catching fish. There is a process consisting of a series of

ing well for cutthroat. For cutthroat try: eggo, egg & eye alevin, rolled muddler, tied down minnow, Mickey Finn, stonefly nymph, Czech nNymph or American coachman. The Stave River is good for cutthroat. The Harrison River is good for cutthroat and rainbow. For rainbow try: big black, Kaufmann stone, sixpack, irresistible, Czech nymph, Zulu, olive wooly bugger, souboo or renegade. The Chehalis River is fair for steelhead and cutthroat. For steelhead try: polar shrimp, Squamish poacher, big black, flat black, popsicle, Kaufmann black stone, eggo, Thor, GP or steelhead spratley. The Vedder is good for steelhead and cuttthroat.

Some would argue against the merits of making ones own rod, leaders, and floats, along with flies, but I am not one of them. I suggest that it is in a person’s own interest to at least understand the fundamental processes of equipment design and manufacture. If one can grasp the


As student of angling and angling instruction, I have read many books in my quest to improve at my craft. The better ones follow a format first published in a text by Dame Juliana Berners in 1486. “If you want to be crafty in angling, you must first learn to make your tackle, that is, your rod, your lines of different colors. After that you must know how you should angle, in what place of the water, how deep, and what time of day. For what manner of fish, in what weather; how many impediments there are in the fishing that is called angling. And especially with what baits for each different fish in each month of the year.”

red carey. For wet (sinking) fly trout fishing try: chironomid, bloodworm, red spratley, coachman, Zulu, American coachman, professor, wooly bugger, micro leach, dragonfly nymph, sixpack, halfback, doc spratley, pumpkin head or baggy shrimp. For dry (floating) fly trout fishing try: Tom thumb, irresistible, royal coachman, renegade, elk hair caddis, black gnat, griffith gnat or Lady McConnel. For bass try: zonker, Clouser’s deep minnow, Lefty’s deceiver, dolly whacker, big black, wooly bugger or crayfish. For panfish try: wooly bugger, micro leach, bucktail, dolly whacker, bloodworm or chironomid. The Fraser River back waters are fish-


Summer Basketball Camp The camps offered by The Tri-City Basketball School aim to help develop young boys & girls basketball skills. At the same time they will compete in games and achieve awards. The camps will be held at Terry Fox Secondary.


Coaches Profi Profiles: les: Rich Chambers

• 38 years Coaching Experience • Canadian Junior Women’s Team Head Coach • 1998 UBC Men’s Head Coach • 2003 Canadian National Student Games Women’s Coach • 6 time BC Provincial Team Head Coach • 2 Time Coach AAA Boys BC Champs • 9 Time AAA Boys Fraser Valley Champs • 2006/07 Assistant Coach UBC Women’s Team • Regarded as one of the best teachers of the game in Canada • Head Coach Canada Basketball Center for Performance • Coach Terry Fox Senior Boys 1992-1997, 1999-2011 • University of Victoria Women’s Head Coach 2011-2012

Don Van Os

• 31 years of Coaching Experience • Assistant Coach SFU Men’s Team 1996-1997 • 2 time Coach AAA Boys BC Champs • 6 time AAA Boys Fraser Valley Champs • One of the best teachers and motivators in the Province • 2 time North Cascades AAU Champs (PoCo North)

• Coach Terry Fox Boys, Gr. 9

June 27th and 28th #1 - SHOOTING CAMP, 5pm to 9pm - $100

July 2nd to 6th #2 - ELEMENTARY CAMP, Grade 2 - 5, - $125 9:00 am to 12:00 noon #3 - MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP, Grade 6 - 8, - $125 12:30 pm am to 3:30 pm

July 9th to 13th #4 - SECONDARY CAMP, Grade 7 - 12, - $150 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

August 20th to 25th #5 - PRE-SEASON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMP - $125 Grade 3 - 8, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Michael Hind

• 29 years of Coaching Experience • Head Coach Fraser Valley College Women 1988-1991 • Coach Terry Fox Senior Boys 2005-2011 • Outstanding Shooting Coach • Assistant Coach Capilano College Women 1983-1986 • Executive Director Basketball BC 1991-2009

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egistration Location #1 By mail to: Tri-City Basketball School C/O Don Van OS Terry Fox Secondary School 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam, V3B 3Y5

Registration Location #2 By mail to: Tri-City Basketball School C/O Sports Department Tri-City News, 1405 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, V3C 6L6 Sponsored by



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