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  1. Hey Greg My project this year is to put...

    Hey Greg

    My project this year is to put together a local Alberta phenology hatch chart. I have Bob's book which is largely related to Alberta (he has been trying to republish) but I'd like a more...
  2. Thread: I Hate Beavers

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    Thanks for the response... I love arguing about...

    Thanks for the response... I love arguing about beaver dams. Excellent reply, thanks for not taking offence to anything.

    The in my last post I was limited to 10000 characters, but I did have a few...
  3. Thread: I Hate Beavers

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    Hey Mike, Baffles work to control water level,...

    Hey Mike,
    Baffles work to control water level, but they are barriers to fish movement.

    (A good thing on the Credit... prevent the upstream movement of rainbows and browns into the brookie beaver...
  4. Thread: I Hate Beavers

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    Don't kid yourself, beaver dams are temporary...

    Don't kid yourself, beaver dams are temporary partial barriers, they don't compare to a real dam. They actually increase subsurface flows and moderate temperatures in the whole system, but yes summer...
  5. Thread: I Hate Beavers

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    I like beaver dams and I think in the long run...

    I like beaver dams and I think in the long run they are very beneficial to trout habitat, especially brook trout habitat.

    They remove sediment.
    They moderate flow and temperature.
    They raise the...
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    Ahh, but like Newton said..." If I have seen...

    Ahh, but like Newton said..." If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
    The articles are written by bigger eco-toxicology experts then I ever want to meet. The only way...
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    Lead put back on the earth like this? The...

    Lead put back on the earth like this?
    The quantity of lead shot, nylon fishing line and other litter discarded at a coarse fishing lake. (lead not lost while fishing, but while trying to put it on...
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    Jeeze... I think the point here is... LEAD IS...

    Jeeze...
    I think the point here is...
    LEAD IS BAD.

    Ed has it right here:


    Disagreeing here does all anglers a disservice by arguing that lead does not have a negative impact. IT DOES.

    It...
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    There is a good how-to article about making...

    There is a good how-to article about making release indicators at this site:
    http://www.telusplanet.net/public/dmanders/indicators.html

    Scroll to the bottom for the "deep water indicator...
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    Thanks Doug, Excellent link!!

    Thanks Doug,

    Excellent link!!
  11. Thread: Lead Sinkers

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    http://www.dec.ny.gov/images/wildlife_images/gizza...

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/images/wildlife_images/gizzard.jpg
    Loon Gizzard From NY DEC.

    Even though lead may not kill waterfowl as much as botulism or be as aesthetically disturbing as tampons... It...
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    The cutthroat spawn in the tributary streams and...

    The cutthroat spawn in the tributary streams and migrate to the Lake. This "Adfluvial" lifecycle allows them to grow bigger then if they were just residents of the streams.

    Lake trout eat the...
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    I think they should do everything possible to get...

    I think they should do everything possible to get rid of the Lakers.

    They've found that Lakers are killing cutts (Native)... the cutts aren't running up the creeks as much, and it has affected...
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    Hap, I find that if I cut the feet lengthwise...

    Hap, I find that if I cut the feet lengthwise (seperate the toes) you get real quick and easy access to the full length of hair right from the start...

    Also because of the taper (or lack of) I...
  15. In Alberta many of the rivers have a bait ban......

    In Alberta many of the rivers have a bait ban... that means No scented lures, whether you are fly fishing or not!

    In Alberta>> Scent = bait fishing.
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    I would rather be dry and warm. You won't bob...

    I would rather be dry and warm. You won't bob upside down if you have air in you waders... in fact, if anything, it helps you float, feet up/first if you do head downstream.
    Just don't panic.
    ...
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    University of Alberta Entomology Collection...

    University of Alberta Entomology Collection
    This site has some good pictures, but is lacking when it comes to mayflies.

    Dale Parkers Aquatic Invert Guide for Saskatchewan
    A great guide. I'd like...
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    Thanks guys!!

    Thanks guys!!
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    I love the macro on the pentax (Optio W10), I've...

    I love the macro on the pentax (Optio W10), I've never owned a camera that took great pictures that close. The macro is my favourite function of the camera... I've got thousands of close ups with it,...
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    Hey John, There are some pictures and a good...

    Hey John,

    There are some pictures and a good mention of you over on sexyloops:
    http://www.sexyloops.co.uk/cgi-bin/theboard_07/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=18;t=8188;st=940

    post 945 on page 95...
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    I am a fish habitat biologist, and I think there...

    I am a fish habitat biologist, and I think there can be a benefit to proper grazing in the riparian area (I work on the east slopes from alpine areas down to the prairies... trout to pike and...
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    I think that, if managed properly, cattle are an...

    I think that, if managed properly, cattle are an exceptable part of an ecosystem...
    You can't paint all open range cattle operations with the same brush.

    http://www.cowsandfish.org/

    I believe...
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    There is a full write up on it on...

    There is a full write up on it on http://www.thisisfly.com/ pg 69

    More articles at http://www.thisisfly.com/blog/?p=1275

    It's really too bad.
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    I've been using an Agent 99...

    I've been using an Agent 99 like fly (no CDC) for October Caddis for the past few years. Its been working great (maybe they get their abdomens stuck in the water when depositing eggs?)

    They worked...
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    You'll be fine for fishing in the winter around...

    You'll be fine for fishing in the winter around London.

    You can fish Bass till the end of Nov, sunfish are open all year. While warm water species will be a little sluggish, there is opportunity...
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