It's a spring ritual observing Canada Geese defending mating territories and watching grown men in small aluminum boats trying to break up ice on an interior lake. Yes, spring is in the air and these anglers are jumping the gun a little but with good reason. They know the incredible fishing that can occur during the first few days after the ice has left or is leaving a lake.
-Hosted by Gordon
Honey and Phil
are perhaps the toughest discipline for the stillwater
fly fisher to master yet they offer the greatest rewards.
Throughout the open water season chironomids are the number
one item in the diet of trout in productive stillwaters.
To be consistently successful fly-fishing stillwaters
fly anglers need to have a complex understanding and knowledge
of chironomids. Most fly fishers agree on the importance
of this hatch but a disproportionate, small amount feel
confident imitating this challenging food source.
the mystery out of chironomid fishing. Join outdoor writer,
author and angler Phil Rowley and Kamloops fly fishing
guide and author Gordon Honey on the water for two full
days of chironomid fishing. Participants will understand
the chironomid life cycle, habits, fishing strategies,
equipment set up and leader design. Students will each
spend one on one time with Gord or Phil on the water.
Price per angler: $225.00 (price includes lunch)
Dates: May 4th & 5th, 2003 and May 24th & 25th, 2003.
To register, please contact Gordon by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boats, equipment and accommodation not included. Note
all students must please sign waiver to participate.
Gordon Honey's Flyfishing Guide Service
Lac Le Jeune, BC V1S 1Y8
the back cover: From Jason Borger, the "Shadow Caster"
in the film, A River Runs Through It, comes this perception-changing
look at the learning and teaching of fly casting. Using
the symbolic language introduced by Jason's intuitive
Modular Approach, you will literally be able to read and
write fly casting. With the simplicity of Jason's Three
Phases, you will be able to rapidly dissect and understand
casting at its core level. These empowering concepts were
developed through years of observing the ways people learn
about fly casting. Whether you are just beginning, want
to improve or are teaching, this book was written to help.
to get it...
-Brian Chan & Don Freschi-
Brian and Don as they examine, in depth. The various techniques
for fishing chironomid imitations in still waters. Covers
the life cycle, fishing strategies, equipment selection
and setups as well as a discussion of fly pattern selection.
Viewers will learn to use floating lines and strike indicators,
floating lines with long leaders as well as sinking lines
to make effective presentations. Step-by-step tying instructions
for 4 innovative chironomid pupal patterns. Where
to get it...
Fly Patterns for Stillwaters, Phil Rowley uncovers the
riches lakes have to offer the patient angler. Phil has
spent countless hours studying the food sources that make
up the diet of trout; then set up home aquariums to more
closely observe the movement, development, and emergence
of these aquatic insects. In this book he explains the
link between understanding the food base within a lake
and designing effective fly patterns for theses environs.
He includes: Chironomids, scuds, damselflies, leeches,
mayflies, caddisflies, water boatmen and backswimmers,
terrestrials, beetles, forage fish and snails. Each chapter
begins with a detailed description of the particular food
item outlinning its life cycle, relative importance, size,
coloration, and habits, then proven patterns are given,
describing both materials and tying techniques. Fly Patterns
for Stillwaters will give you the confidence you need
to be a successful stillwater angler. Where
to get it...
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