Club Tune: Thanks to Curtis Smith, and Mikey and the Reelers
This is the edited video from our last Zoom Meeting with Chris Krysciak, from Drift Outfitters.
The video and sound are somewhat compromised by the Zoom quality, but you can admire the dexterity and knowledge that Chris offers here.
There is an additional footage inserted on a fish’s vision that is enlightening. Enjoy:
Tight line nymphing tips and equipment advice from internationally competitive Canadian experts Ivo Balinov and Ciprian Rafan.
Recorded from last week’s online Zoom meeting.
Topic: Chris Krysciak
Time: Nov 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
*See your recent Club email for the Zoom Meeting link.*
It is with sadness that we are reporting the death of one of our Club Founders, Peter Hurst.
If you look closely at the picture of him fishing the Saugeen, you might spot his good friend Emily, the racoon, on his shoulder.
Check your most recent Club email for more information on the next Zoom meeting on Tuesday 10th November at 7:30.
Cutting Edge Equipment and Tactics.
Ivo has been fishing for over 35 years. His experience covers North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
He is an experienced instructor who has helped countless people with their first steps into fly fishing while also coaching many advanced anglers, including several national champions of Canada as well as members of Canada’s National Youth Team.
He himself has learned from some of the world’s very best competition anglers from the Czech Republic, Spain and the UK.
Always curious to explore new techniques, Ivo started European nymphing more than 15 years ago, at a time when these techniques were virtually unknown in Canada. Subsequently he introduced many others to these productive ways of fishing through organised classes and informal encounters on the water.
Be sure to join us and have some questions for Ivo.
This Sunday’s meeting at Camp Veselka has been postponed, due to pandemic precautions.
I know this is a pain, but we value our members’ safety and health.
Upcoming Online Zoom Meeting:
Ian has a passion for competitive angling and coached the first and only all women team to compete in the Canadian National Championships. Ian is the former Canadian National Vice champion and current member of Team Canada, having the honour to represent Canada internationally, including Team Canada’s first ever Gold Medal performance at the 2016 Commonwealth championships with Silver the following year, most recently taking top Canadian rod at the World Fly Fishing championships in Tasmania.
Ian is on the pro-staff for the Franklin Club and was certified as an FFF Fly Casting instructor in 2008.
If you want to join us on Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 07:30 PM just click on this link on the 16th at 7:30pm
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If you would prefer to use your cell phone, dial either of these numbers and you may be asked for the passcode above.
+1 647 374 4685
+1 647 558 0588
You may remember Robert Reid and Wesley Bates. They gave a preamble of their new publication “Casting into Mystery” at our club in 2019.
Their warmth and enthusiasm has been recognised in publication by Porcupine’s Quill.
Please feel free to grab a copy of their book in support of their artistic, insightful work
Their book is now available on Amazon here.
Here is the link to the petition to save the Brookies in the West Credit::
Submission on the proposed Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant:
Town of Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant – Concerns over Brook Trout and Fish Habitat on the West Credit River
Here is more information on the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant in Erin: Stop the Insanity
Below is a link to some valuable information on the proposed Erin Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The headwaters of the Credit River and the communities downstream should be aware of the dire consequences if this becomes a reality (Belfountain, Inglewood, Caledon, Boston Mills, Ferndale, Cheltenham, Terra Cotta, Georgetown, Norval, Meadowvale, Streetsville, Erindale, Port Credit and Mississauga).
If this plan is not stopped in its tracks all these communities will spend millions in future mitigation and remediation costs.
Is it better to have action to prevent this plant becoming reality, or should we complacently be inactive?
Let us all look for an alternative plan that will conserve the Forks of the Credit and its valued environs.
If you want to help, consider signing this petition.
Reassuring update from the Chief Finance officer in Caledon:
It appears that the TEMPORARY parking restrictions along the Forks of the Credit Rd are going to remain PERMANENTLY!!!!
On behalf of our Club I have sent the following request:
(Please feel free to paste and copy this to anyone who might be able to advocate removal of these parking restrictions).
As a senior executive of the Board of the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club, I would appreciate some information on the restricted parking along the Forks of the Credit Rd.
We understand that there was a TEMPORARY ban along the road imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We believe that this parking restriction has now been extended indefinitely; this is causing consternation among many civil groups, including us. For half a century we have advocated for and financed conservation efforts in riparian watersheds.
In return we have enjoyed the fruits of careful management.
The parking restrictions have placed a severe limitation on anglers, hikers, artists, and families.
Would you be so kind as to convey our utmost concern on these restrictive measures, and would you please provide me with the names and titles of the involved counsellors to enable us to lobby and mount a vigorous campaign to reverse these draconian restrictions.
You have one of the most beautiful environments in Ontario; we will continue to advocate for responsible access for all Ontarians.
We look forward to your response.
With Utmost Sincerity,
Bonnie’s Brown Trout
The fish of a lifetime. Full length video of the battle to land a big brown on the Grand river, Ontario.
Only a fly fisher will appreciate the whole length of this video. Bonnie’s cool demeanor belies the adrenaline rush that she experienced; her biggest fish to date.
Stonefly Pattern: Try casting this to the river bank rocks, as this is where the nymphs crawl to shed their nymphal skin before turning into an adult.
Here is a weighted variation of the March Brown:
Chris landed this super steelhead using a crayfish pattern this week.
Restricted Access to Forks of the Credit at McLaughlin Rd.
Please be aware that the Forks of the Credit is closed in perpetuity to fishing at the McLaughlin Road’s easterly access. The owner has taken down the booth that you see on the google map here: https://www.google.ca/…/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxN0nxLtuLha_8RW…
You can still fish upstream heading west.
For 2019 Archived page, go HERE