Archive for July, 2004

The Grand River Ontario

Thursday, July 1st, 2004 at 9:26 pm

I took a much needed fly fishing break from work and headed out to the Grand river for all of Wednesday.
Finally we had a nice hot day and I was hoping that would transfer into a big-bug day (numbers-wise). While the large numbers I hoped for didn’t appear, there were still enough to steadily bring […]

Lamson Litespeed Reel Review

Friday, July 2nd, 2004 at 6:38 pm

Lamson Litespeed 1 Large Arbor Fly Reel Review
The innovative designers at The Waterworks have obviously applied significant effort into the superior design and simplicity of this superb Large Arbor Reel. A traditional style frame has facilitated the use of 6061 Grade Aluminum for the body instead of Titanium and the well-placed “Portal’s” not only […]

North Raven River (Stauffer Creek)

Sunday, July 4th, 2004 at 7:00 pm

Central Alberta had some major weather fronts blow through yesterday. Between the thunder and lightning I managed a quick side trip to Stauffer during a visit to friends in RedDeer.
Stauffer is a beautiful spring creek situated in Central Alberta’s farm country that will challenge your skills as a flyfisherman (and at times your sanity for […]

Haliburton Smallmouth

Sunday, July 4th, 2004 at 9:23 pm

As with many long weekends I headed up to the family cottage and spent some time out smallmouth fly fishing in Haliburton…
I’ve noticed that having a Fiance has seriously cut into my fishing time on weekends… So I suggested to her this weekend we should spend some quality time together - in the boat. […]

The McKay Stonefly

Friday, July 9th, 2004 at 8:50 pm

I’m very pleased to have finally conviced Rob McKay to post this pattern on O’Reilly’s Tying Bench. Rob is a modest man who has a less than romantic approach to the delicate art of fly tying, Rob’s flies are usually based on two factors; First~what he is able to scrounge from the lint trap of […]

Green River Enso Fly Rod Review

Saturday, July 17th, 2004 at 2:28 pm

Green River Enso 8′ 2wt. 2pc. Rod
In Japan "Enso" is the classic symbol for that unique and profound experience of the connectedness between all things in the natural world.
Green River Enso 8′ 2wt. 2pc.
The fly rod business is flooded with a dizzying array of high-tech materials and […]

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J.Roland 7′6″ Fly Rod Review

Saturday, July 31st, 2004 at 2:18 pm

J.Roland Rods 7′6″ 3/4 wt. Little Bushkill
Appropriately named the Little Bushkill, it is a perfect small stream rod with enough backbone to handle the unexpected brutes you hope to run into.

I thought this would be a great rod setup for the Credit and the like. I was right. Handling the dries with pinpoint accuracy and […]

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