Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day - April 22

 

Earth Day - April 22

‪#‎Rooting4Trees‬ with Earth Day Canada

You want to help fight climate change on Earth Day? Help Earth Day Canada grow the global forest! Join Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees campaign and together we’ll commit to planting 25,000 legacy trees for Earth Day’s 25th Anniversary in 2016.

Riparian Restoration Work Days - Sat/Sun April 23/24


Riparian Restoration Work Days - Sat/Sun April 23/24

Trout Unlimited Canada - Bow River Chapter writes: 

"Come join the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada for our Riparian Restoration Project within Fish Creek Provincial Park.

We will be planting willow stakes within Fish Creek Provincial Park near Bridge9 on both Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 9AM to 4PM. Following the flood event of 2013 Bridge9 was destroyed and has just been replaced this spring."

Read more here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tuc-bow-river-chapter-riparian-…

‪#‎FishCreek‬ | ‪#‎bowriver‬ | ‪#‎flyfishing‬ | ‪#‎yyc‬ | Trout Unlimited Canada

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fifty Organizations Make Recommendations To Strengthen The Fisheries Act


Fifty Organizations Make Recommendations To Strengthen The Fisheries Act

West Coast Environmental Law writes: 

"Staff Counsel Linda Nowlan is heading to Ottawa this month (April 2016) to meet with federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo, as more than 50 groups call on the government to “put the guts back” into the Fisheries Act." 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Put Habitat Back in the Fisheries Act


Put Habitat Back in the Fisheries Act from SWCC on Vimeo.

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition writes: 

"You just can't protect fish without protecting where they live...time to put Habitat back into the Fisheries Act. Take action here - http://fisheriesact.ca/

In 2012, the Harper government changed our Fisheries Act, the oldest and most robust environmental laws in Canada, and took out most of the habitat protection provisions. Fish habitat destruction is the most common reason for species decline. It’s time to get habitat protection back in the Fisheries Act.
 

Visit  http://fisheriesact.ca/ for details

http://skeenawatershed.com/ | ‪#‎bowriver‬ | ‪#‎flyfishing‬ | ‪#‎yyc‬

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Willow Harvesting Day - Sat April 09, 2016

Photo: courtesy TUC Bow River Chapter

Willow Harvesting Day - Sat April 09, 2016

Trout Unlimited Canada - Bow River Chapter writes: 

"Call for volunteers! BRC is looking for volunteers this Saturday, April 9 to help us cut willow stakes in preparation for our Riparian Restoration Project on Fish Creek planned later this month. We are hoping to harvest a few hundred Willow stakes that will be later planted along the banks of Fish Creek to restore valuable riparian vegetation. Stay tuned for more volunteer days planned throughout the spring as well.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Orvis Guide Rendezvous (Missoula, MT) - April 07-09

2015 Missoula Orvis Guide Rendezvous from Fokus Outdoor on Vimeo.

2016 Orvis Guide Rendezvous (Missoula, MT) - April 07-09

The Orvis Company writes: 

"Start the 2016 fishing season right at the 30th Annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous. Take advantage of seminars, presentations and workshops designed to help you as a professional fly-fishing guide. We’ll cover topics important to your business and show you what the Orvis Rod & Tackle product development team has in store for 2016 and beyond."

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Are you a flyfisher who is in your 20s, 30s or 40s?



Are you a flyfisher who is in your 20s, 30s or 40s? 

Then, this video might be of interesest to you. ‪#‎DearJohn‬

We came across it as a result of this story in the Vancouver Province, "Goodbye Vancouver, you should go and love yourself". 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Junofest Indigenous Showcase - Mar 31, 2016


Junofest Indigenous Showcase - Mar 31, 2016

This Thursday, JunoFest's Indigenous Showcase welcomes stars Buffy Sainte-Marie, Armond Duck Chief, Black Bear, Derek Miller Don Amero and Cris Derksen to the Grey Eagle Event Centre. 

Tickets range from only $29-$39. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Online Auction Fundraiser for the Canadian National Fly Fishing Team - 2016 WFFC

Online Auction Fundraiser for the Canadian National Fly Fishing Team - 2016 WFFC

Todd Oishi writes: Welcome to the online auction fundraiser for the Canadian National Fly Fishing Team that will be representing Canada at the 2016 World Fly Fishing Championship in Vail, Colorado... (https://www.facebook.com/2016WFFC/?fref=ts)

There's only 3 days left for the Canadian National Fly Fishing Team - 2016 WFFC online auction fundraiser! 

Please check out the auction and place a bid on an item (or two). Thank-you for your support and generosity!

Please click on the following link to enter the online auction: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php…

http://www.flyfishingcanada.net/ | ‪#‎bowriver‬ | ‪#‎flyfishing‬ | ‪#‎yyc‬

Fish Tales Fly Shop | Country Pleasures Fly Fishing



 Lot #1. NEW G. Loomis “Cross Current – GLX” Fly Rod, with rod tube. This is a 9 weight, 4 piece rod and is 9’ long. MSRP is CAN $910. When you need to use larger flies, longer casts and the fish get bigger, this is the rod of choice. Permit, barracuda, jacks, big reds, stripers, blues, you name it. A great rod in the wind.

It's the culmination of hours of research. It's the beautiful appointments we've added to these rods to make them as enjoyable to look at as they are to fish. It's the light weight, the power and the castability that makes our CrossCurrent Series the most dynamic, most popular saltwater fly rods in the universe. There are seven rods in the CrossCurrent GLX family, all 4-piece travel rods, featuring Recoil (nickel-titanium) guides and anodized aluminum reel seats with our "yin yang" cutouts exposing a graphite insert with G.Loomis' iconic Skeleton Fish logo.

DONATED BY: Fish Tales Fly Shop, Calgary, AB. http://www.fishtalesflyshop.com/
Approximate Value= $910.00

 Lot #2. NEW Sage "Approach" 690-4 Fly Rod, with rod tube and warranty paperwork. This is a 6 weight, 4 piece rod and is 9' long. MSRP is CAN $455. New for 2013, the Sage approach Fly Rods are easily one of the best entry-level Rods available today, the quality and performance of these Rods goes far beyond entry level. With a high-modulus graphite blank, built using improved Technologies, the approach offers an easy-to-cast medium-fast action with excellent feel and control.

EXCELLENT LINE FEEL AND CONTROL IN A MEDIUM FAST ACTION. Beginning casters can easily grow with this rod without ever feeling they've outgrown it. Built to Sage's high quality standards and backed by Sage's Lifetime Warranty, you can depend on this Rod to last for many years.

DONATED BY: Country Pleasures (CP) Fly Shop, Calgary, AB. http://www.countrypleasures.com/
Since 1982, CPs has been providing the fly fishing community with a place to share stories, receive honest advice and share your passion.
Approximate Value= $455.00

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

World Water Day - March 22 2016


World Water Day - March 22 2016

UN-Water

The power of water and jobs - transforming people’s lives.
Half of all workers on Earth are employed in water-related sectors. Millions of them are unrecognized and unprotected.
Better water, better jobs: World Water Day 2016.