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Penticton Flyfishers Journal March


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Volume 10, Number 1 March, 2013

Penticton Flyfishers Box 354, 113-437 Martin St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 5L1 Editors Nick Pace Ken Woodward Email:


President Larry Martin 250-497-7881 Treasurer Ken Baker 250-493-2926 Secretary Bob Holley 250-770-8180 Membership Director Tom Knight 250-492-3049

The Penticton Flyfishers are members of: BC Federation of Fly Fishers (BCFFF) BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Federation of Fly Fishers (International FFF) Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA)

In this issue: President’s Report ........ 3

That Ain’t No Spring .... 14

New Gear ...................... 4

Tying Bench ………….15

Fish-Out Schedule ........ 6

Club Video List............. 16

Photo Gallery ................ 7

Lighter Side .................. 17

Lambroughton Report .. 8

Links ............................. 18

Woods Lake Kokanee

Classifieds ..................... 19

Fishery Report .............. 12

Events Calendar ............ 19

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President’s Report


arch will be a busy month for our members with two official club events that fit well with our theme for this year of improving our fishing skills: the March 9th casting clinic and March 23rd fly fishing seminar.

The other important theme is participation. A reminder to new directors that if you cannot attend an executive meeting please comment on items or ask for clarification prior to the meeting from the minutes provided. It is important that you keep informed and express your views on behalf of the club. All club members are welcome to express views either to the club as a whole or to any executive member. The executive often has to make decisions regarding club projects and expenditures with very short turnaround thus it is important to have a broad consensus. All members should have a copy of the constitution. Please take some time to read the criteria for club awards as we will begin the process at the March 7th meeting. Larry Martin Kaleden, B.C. <')) >< Congratulations and thanks to the following PFF members who were elected to the club executive for 2013: Executive President:.......................Larry Martin Vice President: ..............Vacant Treasurer: ......................Ken Baker Secretary: ......................Bob Holley Membership: .................Tom Knight Past President: ...............Phil Rogers Newsletter Editors:........Ken Woodward & Nick Pace Directors Dave Cookson Tom Dellamater Jim Duncan Ron Flack George Graw Dean Marchand Jon Pew Glenn Rabuka Mike Daviduk (Library Coordinator) Ralph Jolley(Region 8 Rep)

2013 PFF Executive& Directors L-R: Ken Baker, Mike Daviduk, Phil Rogers, Bob Holley, Jon Pew, Jim Duncan, Ralph Jolley, Dave Cookson, George Graw. Seated: Larry Martin. Missing: Tom Dellamater, Ron Flack, Dean Marchand, Nick Pace, Glenn Rabuka

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Page 4 of 19 Again another great product for the Thompson River and also for that slippery driveway or trail you hike.



lumatrax, a limited edition product, have maleable aluminum bars that cut through slime, grabbing rocky river bottoms. Wear and tear only improves performance by increasing surface area. Inspired by Korkers aluminum bar overshoe cleats from years past, this outsole option provides sure footed traction in challenging terrain. This is great way to stay upright in the Thompson River for sure. They have modified this product with a svelt bottom due to high demand.

Rock Trac Plus is a versatile cleated overshoe product that provides sure-footed traction on mossy rock, ice, and slick terrain. • • • •

52 spikes per pair placed under toe, heel and ball of foot Quick release buckle & strap system for easy on/off Molded rubber walls at toe, heel, and side provide secure fit Durable push-through carbide spikes placed under toe, heel and ball of foot

Korkers Guide Boot incorporates the comfort and technical functionality previously found in Korkers wading boots, while enhancing stability and durability. Extra durable rubber, mesh and laces were added along with a TPU cage and VibramIdro Grip outsoles, significantly raising the performance of this guide-level wading boot.

Svelte II In conjunction with Korkers OmniTrax™ Interchangeable sole system, the innovative Svelte outsole technology is designed to provide maximum traction in water with minimal impact to the environment. • • •

Superior grip to felt & rubber 5X less water absorption than felt Dries 4X faster than felt

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Veevus Threads This is a new product from Denmark that Trout Waters is carrying with great reports from customers. There is a wide range of flies that you can tie with this thread, from chironomids to those tiny size 24s that fish in Montana must have because a size 20 dry is too big. A customer recently came in with a chironomid he tied with the 14/0 olive thread. He liked the way the thread worked and was surprised on how nicely it made a tapered body on his size 18 Tiemco 2302. I personally would like to tie a few with the grey thread and rib it with small black wire for my favorite chironomid. The colour range is decent and there will likely be more colours introduced in the future.

Thread Breaking Strength Comparison: Danville 6/0...................~450g Gudebrod 6/0 ................~920g UNI 6/0 .........................~930g Veevus 6/0 ....................>1000g

Gudebrod 10/0: ............. ~270g UTC 70: ........................ ~453g Benecchi 10/0: .............. ~680g Veevus 10/0: ................. ~800g

UNI 8/0 .........................~450g Gudebrod 8/0 ................~450g UTC...............................~935g Veevus 8/0 ....................>1000g

Benecchi 12/0 ............... ~450g Veevus 12/0 .................. ~530g

Griffiths 14/0 ................ ~450g Veevus 14/0 .................. ~520g UNI 17/0 ....................... ~114g Danville 16/0 Spider Web ................... ~141g Veevus 16/0 .................. ~430g

Freedomhawk Kayaks Freedomhawk kayaks are custom-made by well-known USA manufacturer Jackson Kayaks. The unique sit-ontop design is self-bailing and has a split tail which can be easily deployed for a more stable platform when using an electric motor or when stand up paddling. The upsweep in the bow is canoe style, which helps

deflect waves. This kayak is designed for use on lakes and would not be suitable for white water. The pontoons can be easily removed for transport reducing the overall length from 14 feet to 10 feet and making it manageable for one person to lift onto a roof rack or for a 6 foot pick up box. For more information and videos check out

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Time to Fish in 2013

Darke Lake May 18

Link Lake June 5-9

Kettle River July 6-7 (?)

2013 Fish-Outs Penticton Fly Fishers

Salmon Lake September 20-22

Pass Lake ??

Idleback Lake June 22

Leighton Lake ??

Courtney Lake ??

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Photo Gallery !"#$%&'%()&*%+,-.&*"'%)/%/,'0,#1% .*,+'2%/,'02%#3.&*"%)*%')4".0,#1% -))5%()&%'36%60,5"%)&.%,#%.0"% 73-8-)&#.*(9% +"#.,-.)#/5(/,'0"*':143,59-)4%

31" Teslin River, Yukon pike caught on a Winston Boron II-MX 6 wt rod. Note the 18" of 30 lb Berkley Trilene green mono used as a bite guard. Unlike the steel bite guards, you can easily cut the mono if the pike swallows your fly.

HINT: Don't use your fingers trying to remove your fly after the pike has swallowed it!

It's as big as us, Dad! Lillooet, 1970s

Bull trout like eggs, even in March!


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Lambroughton Report Editorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; note: The following is a semi-annual fishing report from David Lambroughton, flyfishing photographer. Reprinted with permission.


nother full season of water has slid by and in a few days I'll be wearing shorts again in New Zealand and looking for the last golf ball I just launched. This past season was memorable and filled with lots of new water. I started it off with 5 weeks in Europe in May and June.

IRELAND I always wanted to see and fish Ireland and with the help of Tourism Ireland, their fisheries people, and Dr. Ken Whelan, I got a good look at their better waters and I really enjoyed it. If you would like to go there one day I think you can keep it pretty simple by contacting Marc O'Regan ( He and his lovely wife Anne have a superb B&B in the town of Trim, where much of the movie Braveheart was filmed and this is about 45 minutes west of Dublin. Marc is a guide's guide and knows the country and fishing opportunities extremely well. He guides on the Lochs and can also arrange access to the Boyne River that you can fish on your own for free. It's an easy country to drive around and including a few days in Galway would be a must. The Irish have a wonderful energy about them.

UNITED KINGDOM I have fished in England a number of times, usually in late June or July as I was going to or from the Salmon Rivers of Norway or Russia. But this year I fished it at the RIGHT TIME, which is May when the big Danica Mayflies are hatching and I am already looking forward to returning this coming May for more. I've been invited to speak to the Flyfishers of London (sport coat & tie) and then will be exploring the rivers of the west and north. They now have several "passport schemes" where you can buy a book of 10 tickets (about $4.00 each) and fish a whole bunch of different

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Page 9 of 19 rivers. Some of my U.K. Friends have been doing this and it sounds like fun, and much like we do in N.Z.: rent little places, look after yourselves, and fish your brains out for less than $100 a day for everything. All and all, a great country to experience and photograph and special thanks to my old friend John Goddard, and Charles Jardine and Peter Hayes who really helped me connect the dots and get on some wonderful Chalkstreams.

SLOVENIA I wasn't really planning on going to Slovenia but after hearing that they have spring creeks that "are like the Test on steroids" I didn't have much choice and it's only a couple hours flight from London. It's a country where Austrian Orderliness meets Mediterranean Lifestyle. I was only there for a week, which isn't enough to do it justice. But I learned just how you want to plan it: Contact JozeOzvirk ( Joze used to be the head

of Slovenia Fish and Game and knows and fishes all the best rivers and streams and all the daily permits and licensing that goes with them. He has fished all over the world and know the drill and having him pick you up at the airport and look after our group would be wise and save you lots of time and money trying to figure it out for yourself. My Irish friends fish with him every year.

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MONTANA Not the best year there with the cameras as forest fire smoke tinted the landscapes. But the highlight was definitely the day I floated the Beaverhead with Tim Tollet (Frontier Anglers) and Tom Reed of Trout Unlimited. We had an overcast day that the caddis loved and I was astounded on just how many trout the river holds. The water downstream from the High Bridge is loaded with islands and channels and springs and tons of Browns in the 14"20" range. With a little bit of skill, you can negotiate it with a small boat and stop on the banks and islands and often sight fish them. This may be the most productive 15 mile stretch of trout water in Montana.

BRITISH COLUMBIA ROCKIES A cold, late spring in B.C. pushed the season back in Fernie. Normally mid July is a perfect time to arrive, but this year early August would have been a much better choice. I stop every year in Fernie on my way home from Montana and still think it is one of the very best places for fat Cutthroats and scenery that your camera will love. The golf courses in the area are a nice way to round out a week there as well.

BRITISH COLUMBIA STEELHEAD SEASON I think this past season will go down as one of the very best of all time. The returns of the Summer Runs to Vancouver Island were exceptional, as was the Dean. On the Skeena Rivers, with low clear dry fly water and tee shirt weather for most of September, it was off the charts. But, as I stopped in Smithers on my way home, it was obvious that the new regulation which pulls non-B.C. residents off the rivers on weekends has taken its toll. The local motels, restaurants, and fly shops are all suffering because a handful of fishing guides successfully lobbied for more of the pie and the rivers and fish have lost many of their environmentally active friends. But the Vermillion

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Brothers, who operate lodges on the Sustut River, steered clear of this and should be rewarded with your bookings should you like to stay in wilderness comfort on a wonderful river. All and all, it was another wonderful season of fishing and exploration and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thankful for the laughter and generosity of such wonderful friends to share it all with. If you would like to see more images of the waters and places that pull on me every year, the growing galleries on my website: will tell the story. In touch and out there somewhere, David Lambroughton David Lambroughton grew up in California, graduating from San Jose University in 1976. Immediately after graduation, he headed to the Fall River and a life-changing summer tying flies and guiding for Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lodge. From 1976 to 1988, he worked as a fulltime guide in locales that included Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia, carrying a camera throughout it all. He now travels and fishes all over the globe, writing and collecting images for his annual Fly Fishing Dreams Calendar. Stay tuned for an article in our next issue by our own globetrotting angler, Jon Pew!

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Kokanee Fishery in Wood Lake Reduced !


ENTICTON – Responding to dwindling kokanee salmon stocks in the Okanagan’s Wood Lake, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has implemented additional regulatory restrictions for the 2013 season. The new regulations for Wood Lake are as follows: The kokanee fishery will be open from April 15 to May 31 only. Each angler will have a daily quota of two kokanee. No fishing for kokanee is permitted the rest of the year. The fishery may be halted early or extended, subject to in-season monitoring data. To confirm dates, please visit: Wood Lake is Canada’s premier kokanee fishery, garnering in excess of 10,000 angler days of fishing time each summer. However, in 2011, poor in-lake conditions led to significantly increased mortality rates for kokanee of all ages. In 2011, the number of kokanee returning to spawn was 6,300, well below the average of approximately 14,000. In 2012, only 2,300 fish returned, the worst result on record dating back to 1994. Acoustic trawl surveys supported by the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund indicate that 2013 and 2014 returns will be very low as well, prompting this year’s action to limit the fishery. In–lake conditions were excellent for kokanee survival in 2012, and a more substantial kokanee run that should be able to support a full season harvest is expected by 2015, provided conditions remain favourable. Routine surveys of the number of fish returning to spawn along shorelines and tributaries of the other main valley lakes in the Okanagan revealed the following: Okanagan Lake kokanee spawners totalled 98,000. This is a sharp decline from exceptionally high numbers in 2011 and the lowest return since 2004. In Kalamalka Lake, kokanee numbers totalled 19,000, which is an average return for that lake. Skaha Lake had a total kokanee count of 35,000, which is very similar to run numbers for the past four years.Kokanee salmon are land-locked sockeye salmon found in all of the Okanagan main valley lakes. They represent a fishery resource and an important part of the natural ecosystem. The ministry and its partners will continue their efforts to restore spawning and rearing habitats and ensure the long-term health of kokanee populations. The previous article was copied verbatim from a INFORMATION BULLETIN 2013FOR0006-000115 from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, released Jan. 25, 2013. Thae following is some more information from Dr. Paul Askey, Fisheries Biologist, Thompson-Okanagan Region:

Rationale for Proposal Wood Lake kokanee have recently taken a drastic downturn with the lowest returns on record since standardized counts began. Stock-assessment data from acoustic trawl surveys indicates that the following two spawning cohorts (2013 and 2014) are also weak. The cause of the downturn appears to be due to the eutrophic state of the lake, and extended anoxic conditions in the hypolimnion through late summer and early fall. The situation was especially acute in 2011 when September surface waters (<10m depth) were in excess of 20C and all water deeper than that was anoxic (<2mg/L O2). Angler harvest does not appear to be the cause of the downturn, yet with spawner escapement so

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low, excessive mortality due to angler harvest would likely extend the period of low abundance for more generations. On the positive side, recent HCTF projects (8-321) on Wood Lake have provided substantial background data on the population, and this allows for maximizing potential opportunity through active management. A standardized spring opening is proposed for the next 2 years, so that some fishing opportunity is available, and important data can be collected. Data for angler CPUE and Effort near the origin (i.e. low spawner abundance) is very valuable for setting up long term sustainable management plans. A six-week period in early spring has been chosen to coincide with a consistent period of available data from historical years for comparison. In addition, catch rate and catch size are sufficiently correlated with abundance on Wood Lake, so that there is an opportunity to make in-season adjustments from the initial creel data. If catch rates are high and average size low, then we can confidently extend the fishery opening. It is difficult to predict precisely how many anglers will participate in the shortened opening, as the shortened season could concentrate effort. However, angler participation did decline in 2012 due to lower fish abundance, and catch rates were also low. It is expected that the anglers will remove 10-20% of the spawning stock in this short period (based on historical effort during these months and 2012 CPUE), as it is high harvest period on Wood Lake. In summary the stock took a severe hit in 2011 and all age-classes in the lake were impacted. We did see good recruitment of age-0 fish last year, so the fishery should be recovering by 2015. However, if we do not take some action now, there may not be enough spawners remaining to continue recovery in 2016, 2017. Acoustic data in 2014 will be highly informative as to the age-0 recruitment potential from extremely low run size, and creel data from a limited opening will also be important. Taking some risk with a short â&#x20AC;&#x153;experimentalâ&#x20AC;? opening will be highly informative in providing clear data to guide management actions in future years should catastrophic water quality conditions exist again. Wood lake is the last high use, wildstock kokanee fishery left in Canada, and averages around 10,000 summertime angler days (~$1,000,000 annually to the local economy), plus substantial ice fishing when the lake freezes (7000 angler days in 2009 about another ! million in expenditures). Paul Askey, Ph.D., R.P. Bio Fisheries Stock Assessment Fish and Wildlife Section Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations 102 Industrial Place Penticton, B.C. V2A 7C8 Tel: (250) 490-8267 Fax: (250) 490-2231

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That Ain't No Spring! by Dave Cookson


he Bridge River rapids, a couple of miles North of Lillooet, are said to be more formidable than Hell’s Gate. Below the treacherous rapids is one of the hot spots for the Native salmon fishery on the Fraser. Many tourists arrive to view the action as brave, tethered men sweep their dip-nets through the roaring water to harvest the bountiful river. In the quieter eddies some hang gill nets from spars. This is an ancient fishery. Another great fishing spot is also at the confluence of the Bridge River. The swift, deep, roiling Fraser acts as a dam to the Bridge and a pool of quiet clear water backs up sometimes to a quarter mile. I doubt if there is a better spot for salmon to rest and recuperate. This was up to the mid-late 1970s. The First Nations guys were not allowed to fish the Bridge River so it was a gathering place for “sport fishermen” after Spring Salmon. Sometimes at weekends it was shoulder-toshoulder combat fishing from sheer rocks as high as 30 feet above the river. Most of the Springs were 2030 lbs, but there were always much bigger ones in the mix. Roe was the bait sometimes combined with ghost shrimp; it was meat fishing. I arrived at the Bridge about 5:15 a.m. and there were three other guys already there. I clambered down the steep rocky trail and there was “Hoodoo” and he was fast into what seemed a huge fish. The others withdrew their gear as was the custom. “Hoodoo”, a retired game warden, was so named because of something secret he used to cure his roe with and when his bait was in the water nobody else seemed to get a bite! He had played the fish over 30 minutes without gaining any line. The fish seemed to be circling deep in about 30 ft. of water. Another local character “Walleye”, who had christened “Hoodoo”, and who was watching from a ledge 30 feet higher, shouted “it’s a @#$& sturgeon”. Sturgeon were legal then. “Hoodoo” started pumping harder and the fish started to come up. “Walleye” then screamed “There’s a “$#@&ing” guy on the hook”. More people had gathered by now and the old fellow was tired and bewildered. Somebody took the rod from him.

Two guys went for help; there were no cell phones back then. The “fish” was still 20 yards downstream from the rod with a shear 20 foot cliff to the river. Also it was only about five yards from the Fraser. Other lines were cast over the line and BC Archives I-29076 the body was eventually pulled against the wall. Gaffs and ropes were dropped down the wall but were unsuccessful. Another guy got a long pole and lashed a gaff to it but it was too short, so another pole was lashed on. “Walleye”, hanging over the edge with his feet being held by four men, got the gaff into the belt just as police, a fire-rescue truck and an ambulance arrived. A grapnel was lowered, a secure hold was found and it was pulled up to the lower ledge and out of the water. The deceased had been last seen in the Lillooet Hotel at about midnight when he left to check his net just above the Bridge. It was a no-fishing day for the Natives; he was poaching. “Hoodoo” was virtually carried up the 120 foot trail, taken to hospital and given a sedative. He visited the Dr. “X” later in the day who said “Hi Tom, I heard you finally caught old Jack poaching”. Tom fainted. Afterwards Dr. “X” told Jack that he must go back to the river next day. It took him a while to recover his nerve and was often the only guy to catch a fish when his stinking bait was in the river. Fishing is now very much restricted at the Bridge River. One of the local bands has gained control and has limited catches and opening times. This is a true story, circa 1972. The names have been changed.

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Flytying - Thunder Creek Minnow


efore we know it, spring will be upon us and, soon after that, salmon fry will begin their annual downstream migration. If you time it right, the fishing can be fast and furious for some of the biggest fish you will catch all year. This simple fly is a marabou variation of the original Thunder Creek pattern, which was tied with bucktail. The marabou version has lots of movement in the water and the head is durable enough to catch a few fish before it finally succumbs to the ravages of fish teeth. More likely it will be broken off before it is no longer useable, though… Recipe: Hook: Thread: Body:

straight eye streamer size 2 –10 red 8/0 silver, pearlescent or holographic mylar tinsel Wing: olive marabou Underwing: Pearl or silver Krsytal Flash or Flashabou (optional) Belly: white marabou Eyes: holographic stick-on, sized to hook Coating: Loon’s Hard Head, epoxy or UV-cure resin (e.g. Loon Knot Sense) Tying instructions:

Fly tied by Jim Guida - Signature Fly Designer for Umpqua & Gander Mountain Pro. Tying instructions by Ken Woodward.

body. 7. Secure the olive marabou with a few turns of thread, keeping it on top of the hook shank as best you can. 8. Fold the white belly marabou back under the body. 9. Secure the white marabou with a few turns of thread, keeping it on the bottom of the hook shank as best you can. 10. Wrap a few more turns of thread to form a narrow red collar that will suggest gills. 11. Whip finish and cut the thread. 12. Apply a think coat of head cement or superglue to the head and gills. 13. After the head cement or super-glue has dried, apply a stick-on eye to each side of the head. 14. Carefully apply a thin coating of epoxy or UVcure resin to the head. Avoid the wing and belly! If using epoxy or other coating that takes time to cure, use a rotating curing wheel to ensure the coating stays even and doesn't droop to the bottom before it sets. The new light-cured resins like Loon Knot Sense, Clear Cure Goo, Tuffleye and others do not require rotation since they cure instantly when the light is shone on them. That said, rotating the fly with a rotary vise makes applying the light to all sides easy!

1. Secure hook in vise and start the thread just behind the eye. 2. Tie in the body material, and then wind it to the bend and back again to cover the shank. 3. Tie in a long bunch of olive marabou immediately behind the eye with the tips over the eye, away from the shank, like a "backwards wing". Gauge the length so that the "wing" will be about one and one-half times the length of the shank when it is folded back. 4. Flip the hook over and tie on a bunch of white marabou as in Step 3. 5. Wind the thread towards the bend about 1/4 Tie a bunch of these minnows, varying the shade of 1/3 of the way down the shank. 6. Carefully separate the olive and white marabou, olive to match the prevalent fry colour. Big piscivorous trout love 'em, and you'll go through a few and then fold the olive marabou back over the when the fishing is hot. You won't want to run out!

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Club Video Collection


he following is a list of the great videos we have in the club collection. Remember that club members are welcome to sign out videos at monthly club meetings - a great way to get fired up for !

Video 1 2 3 4 5, 6,12 7, 8, 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17, 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

Title Fishing the Dry Fly The Essence of Fly Casting Anatomy of A Trout Stream Advanced Fly Casting The Essence of Fly Casting Fly Fishing Still Waters Fly Fishing for Trout Fly Casting Clinic Nymphing and Fly Fishing for Trout Western Fly Tying Proposed Dam on Similkameen, Princeton Light and Power Tying Trout Flies Where the Trout Are Salmon Spectacular Secrets of Angling Success for Large Mouth Bass Penticton Creek Strategies for Still Waters How to Fly Fish Lakes Fundamentals of Rod Building Flies for B.C. Catch and Release Earl Anderson Tying Flies Skeena Steelhead Fly Fishing Still Waters Vol. 2 Fishing Crustaceans & Snails Fishing and Tying Caddis Flies Fly Tying With John Massey What's Up With Tube Flies Understanding Fly Tying Materials Trout in Still Waters The Fabulous Bighorn Tying Flies With Jack Dennis & Friends Just Fly Tying Fron Ice Off to Ice On Tying at 96 Seattle Sportsman Show Tying Western Dry Flies Successful Fly Fishing Strategies Matching the Hatch Part 1 Matching the Hatch Part 2 Catching More Steelhead Successful Fly Fishing Tech Part 1 Successful Fly Fishing Tech Part 2 Flies for B.C.

Author Gary Borger Gary Borger Doug Swisher Mel Kreiger Alf Davey Gary Borger Gary Borger Jack Dennis Gary Borger Gary Borger Charlie White PFF Brian Chan Kevin Longard Kevin Longard Brian Chan B.C.S.S. Brian Chan Gary Borger Gary LaFontaine John Massey Gary Borger Gary Borger Jack Dennis Mo Bradley Henry Hoffman Jack Dennis, Mike Lawson Gary LaFontaine Jim Teeny Tom White Tom White Kevin Longard

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Club Video Collection (continued) Video 48 49 50

Title Fly Fishing for Pacific Steelhead How to Fly Fish â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beginners Fly Tying Demonstration

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Fishing Montana's Salmon Fly Hatch International Spey Casting

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Fly Fishing Strategies for Still Waters Using GPS With Maps Where the Trout Are Strategies for Still Waters Vol. 1

Author Lanni Waller Kevin Longard C. Cousins, H. Hoffman, S. Saprunoff Dale Burk Jim Vincent, Simon Gawesworth, Leif Stavmo Brian Chan Gary Borger Brian Chan

The Lighter Side! Profound Thoughts by Men While Fishing Two men are at their favourite fishing hole, just fishing quietly and drinking beer. Almost silently, so as not to scare the fish, Bob says, 'I think I'm gonna divorce my wife. She hasn't spoken to me in over 2 months.' Earl continues slowly sipping his beer, then thoughtfully says, 'You'd better think it over, Bob. Women like that are hard to find.'

Why Some Men Have Dogs and Not Wives 1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you. 2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name. 3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor. 4. A dog's parents never visit. 5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across. 6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day. 7. Dogs find you amusing when you're drunk. 8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing. 9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, "If I died, would you get another dog?" 10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away. 11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert. 12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting. 13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck. And last, but certainly not least: 14. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff. Ultimate True Test: Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Then open the trunk and see who's the happiest to see you. Editors' disclaimer: We love our wives! :-)

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n this section we postlinks that we find interesting: articles that we find on the internet or in fly magazines direct links to fly fishing and environmental concerns,and so on. If you have any interesting links, please send them to us by email at

• FlyBC forum: • Fly Craft Angling: • Innovative Fly Fisher: • Kalamalka Fly Fishers Club: • Lonely Loons Fly Fishing Club: sFlyFishingClub • Osprey Flyfishers of BC: • Skagit Master: • Speypages: • The Essentials of Flycasting videos:

Please tell us what you want to see in this newsletter! Suggestions and member submissions are always welcome – and needed!

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Classified Ads!

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Trout Waters Fly & Tackle has moved! As of February 1, 2013, we are at our new location at 2340 Highway 97 North, Kelowna, BC, V1X 4H8, which is across from Staples and Safeway (just down from the corner of Leckie & Hwy 97). It’s in the same plaza as Yamaha, True Outdoors and the former location of Deviate (the lime green store). Pop in and check out the new place! We want to thank our loyal and great customers for making this move possible. Thanks, Trout Waters

• March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6: Club meetings

BCWF Lottery Tickets! $10 each from Tom Dellamater. They are only available until March 15 so get ‘em while the gettin’s good!

• April 5-7: Cast & Blast, Sunwolf, Brackendale (

F3T: The Fly Fishing Film Tour, bought to us by the Okanagan chapter of Trout Unlimited, is coming to the Black Box Theatre in Kelowna on Saturday, March 16th, 7-9 pm. Tickets are available for $15 at Trout Waters Fly & Tackle, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. Prizes!

• April 13: Michael & Young Spey Day, Peg Leg Bar, Chilliwack (

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• March 9: Flycasting, 3:45-5:45 pm, Adidas Sportsplex, Penticton • March 14, April 21, May 9, June 13: Fly tying • March 16: The Fly Fishing Film Tour, Kelowna (details in Classifieds)

• March 23: Tom Johannsen presentation

• April 20: Annual Dinner & Auction, Elks Hall, Penticton • April 21: Trout Waters Annual Fly Casting & Rod Demo Day, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Sutherland Park, Ellis St., Kelowna • April 26-28: Trout Waters Grand Opening & Customer Appreciation Weekend ( Do you know about an upcoming event? Please let us know as soon as possible. Send the details to




Penticton Flyfishers Journal March 2013  

Penticton Flyfishers Journal March 2013

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