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Title: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on June 18, 2016, 10:33:07 AM
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Fly fishers from across North America and around the World are invited to register for this international loch-style fly fishing competition, and to celebrate fly fishing in general. Members of the Canadian, British, and U.S. National Fly Fishing Teams and competitors from the U.K. and Europe will be on hand and competing for the team and individual titles, medals, and The NALSFFC Cup.

DETAILS:

Dates: September 19 - 23, 2017.
Ceremonies Location: Logan Lake, British Columbia (45 minutes from Kamloops or 3 hours from Vancouver).
Competition Headquarters: Tunkwa Lake Resort
Number of Competition Sessions: Five, 3-hour sessions of loch-style fly fishing.
Number of Sectors: 5 sectors on 4 lakes (Tunkwa Lake venue is being split in half)
Entry fee: $300.00 per person, which includes bag lunches on all 3 days of the competition and dinner at the awards banquet/closing ceremonies.
Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top three teams and individuals, and the Cup to the top team.
Competition Rules: FIPS-MOUCHE rules apply, with single fly rule.
Special Angling Regulation: All fishing must be performed on a catch and release basis with a single fly.
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout.
Minimum length: 18cm.
Maximum Number of Teams: 12 five-man teams ( 60 competitors ).
BCCFFL Competition Status: 1200 point scale for the British Columbia Competitive Fly Fishing League.
FFC Competition Status: Level 1.1 - 750 point scale for the Fly Fishing Canada's National Ranking Points.
Official Website: www.flyfishingchampionship.com

RESULTS FOR THE DRAW AND SESSIONS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:   http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3019.0

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COMPETITION VENUES:
Batstone Lake (7 Half Diamond Ranch) - private lake venue
Corbett Lake                                       - private lake venue
Roche Lake                                         - public lake venue
Tunkwa Lake North                              - public lake venue
Tunkwa Lake South                              - public lake venue

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DETAILS:
 
Competition Venues: Roche Lake, Tunkwa Lake North, Tunkwa Lake South, Corbett Lake, and Batstone Lake (7 Half Diamond Ranch)
Location: Logan Lake, British Columbia (45 minutes from Kamloops or 3 hours from Vancouver).
Number of Competition Sessions: Five, 3-hour sessions of loch-style fishing.
Entry fee: $300.00 per person, which includes lunches on all 3 days of the competition and dinner at the awards banquet/closing ceremonies.
Awards: Medals will be awarded to the top three teams and individuals, and the Cup to the top team.
Competition Rules: FIPS-MOUCHE rules apply - all fishing on the competition lake venues must be performed with a single fly.
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout
Minimum length: 18cm.
Maximum boat motor size: 9.9hp
Maximum Number of Participants: 60 competitors (12 five-man teams - with 4 spots reserved for international teams).
No fishing policy: There will be a 12 day no-fishing-policy for all competition venues, which comes into effect at 6:00am on September 5, 2017. All competitors, their agents, and associates are not allowed to fish the competition venues during this period of time.
Official Practice Sessions: Teams are responsible for arranging their own transportation needs and boat rental costs, as well as the access fees on the 2 private lake venues (Batstone and Corbett Lakes).


SPECIAL RULE MODIFICATIONS FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE SESSIONS ON ALL LAKE VENUES
- There will be a total of 3 official practice days for the competition lake venues, which are September 17, 18, and 19, 2017.
- Only officially registered competitors and alternates are permitted to fish on the competition lake venues during the 3 practice days (agents and associates are not permitted).
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 1 practice day and a single boat on the Batstone Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and a single boat on the Corbett Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and 2 boats on the Tunkwa Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and 2 boats on the Roche Lake venue.

BOAT RESTRICTIONS* ON COMPETITION VENUES
- There is a maximum of 6 boats permitted at one time on the Batstone Lake venue.
- There is a maximum of 12 boats permitted at one time on the Corbett Lake venue.
- There is no maximum number of boats permitted at one time on the Tunkwa and Roche Lake venues (crowding won't be an issue).

* Teams are responsible for booking their practice times and boat reservations, and are encouraged to do so well in advance of their arrival.

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HEADQUARTERS AND CEREMONIES VENUES:

Venues Headquarters:                                    Tunkwa Lake Resort
Opening Ceremonies Venue:                           Meadow Creek Golf Club in town of Logan Lake
Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:                               Tunkwa Lake Resort
Closing Ceremonies & Awards Banquet Venue: Corbett Lake Lodge

COMPETITION VENUES:
1. Batstone Lake
2. Corbett Lake
3. Roche Lake
4. Tunkwa Lake North
5. Tunkwa Lake South
 
ROTATION:
Group              Session 1 - Session 2  Session 3 - Session 4 - Session 5 - Session 6
Group A:           BREAK        Roche        Corbett      Batstone   Tunkwa N    Tunkwa S
Group B:           Roche         BREAK     Tunkwa S    Tunkwa N   Batstone      Corbett
Group C:         Tunkwa N    Tunkwa S     BREAK       Roche       Corbett       Batstone
Group D:          Batstone      Corbett      Roche        BREAK     Tunkwa S     Tunkwa N
Group E:          Corbett      Batstone     Tunkwa N    Tunkwa S    Roche         BREAK
Rested Sector: Tunkwa S    Tunkwa N    Batstone     Corbett          -             Roche


DISTANCE AND TRAVEL TIME BETWEEN VENUES:
Tunkwa Lake to Roche Lake =            68 minutes / 89 km (single session venue with lunch served at resort)
Tunkwa Lake to Corbett Lake =           60 minutes /    81.4 km
Tunkwa Lake to Batstone Lake =         80 minutes /  110.0 km
Seven Half Diamond to Corbett Lake = 25 minutes /   29.0 km

SHUTTLE DEPARTURE TIMES:
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:15am
• Vehicles depart for Batstone Lake: 7:00am
• Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Sunday, September 17, 2017:
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY
All competition venues are open for practicing (teams are responsible for their own transportation needs, boat rentals and the 2 private lake access fees)
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Monday, September 18, 2017:
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY
All competition venues are open for practicing (teams are responsible for their own transportation needs, boat rentals and the 2 private lake access fees)
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAY
All competition venues are open for practicing (teams are responsible for their own transportation needs, boat rentals and the 2 private lake access fees)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
* No fishing allowed on Competition Venues on this day.
Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:  Tunkwa Lake Resort 10:00am - 2:00pm
Opening Ceremonies; Captains' Meeting; Draw; and Team Photos: Meadow Creek Golf Club in town of Logan Lake 6:00pm - 8:00pm (dinner is being served at 7:00pm)
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:30am
• Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
• Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

Session One:    9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break    12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Two:     1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Friday, September 22, 2017  
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:30am
• Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
• Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

Session Three:     9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break:      12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Four:        1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:30am
• Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
• Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area at Tunkwa Lake Resort.

Session Five:     9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
Session Six:      1:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday Evening, September 23, 2017
Venue: Corbett Lake Lodge
Closing Ceremonies and Awards Banquet:   6:30pm (doors open)
Dinner served:                                          7:30pm
Awards Ceremonies & Live Auction:             8:30pm
Party and socializing:                                 All night long...
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Teams leave for home...
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REGISTRATION:

◦ Registration for this event is now open.
◦ In order to ensure a quality experience, the maximum number of teams has been set at 12 teams.
◦ A minimum of 4 spots are reserved for international teams.
◦ Teams consist of a maximum of 5 competitors and may have a maximum of 1 Reserve Angler ( optional ).
◦ Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to complete teams of 5 competitors.
◦ Teams and individuals are required to officially register by emailing Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com 
◦ Registration fees are due by August 15, 2017 (registration is not complete until payment has been received).
◦ Refunds on registration fees will not be issued for any notices of cancellation that are received after August 15, 2017.

Individual registrants will be placed onto an "Individuals List" and may possibly be picked up by a team that is short on team members, or the 5 individuals will be formed into a five-man team if they agree to do so, and there's a spot available for their team.

LIST OF REGISTERED TEAMS:

Team Cormorant (2016 WFFC - Canadian National Fly Fishing Team):
Todd Oishi, British Columbia  - Captain
Rob Stroud, British Columbia 
Chris Puchniak, British Columbia 
John Nishi, Alberta
Mike Oishi, British Columbia

Team Freestone (U.S. Fly Fishing Team):
Sean Crocker, Pennsylvania - Captain
Loren Williams, New York
Steve Good, Pennsylvania
Andy Koons, Pennsylvania
Ken Crane, New York

Soldier Palmers (British Army Fly Fishing Team):
Ben Worley, England - Captain
Adam Sinclair, England 
Dave Norbury, England
Jamie Nairn, Scotland
Simon Culver, England

Team USA (U.S. National Fly Fishing Team):
Dzifa Glymin, Colorado - Captain
Jeremy Sides, Colorado
Michael Bradley, North Carolina
Cam Chioffi, Colorado
Chris Smith, South Carolina

Fly Fishing Team USA Youth:
Kalvin Kaloz, Pennsylvania - Captain
Holden Price, Pennsylvania
Ben Broscius, Pennsylvania
Brennan Lund, British Columbia
Joey Patee, Oregon

Team Cutthroat (U.S. TEAM)
Edward Mulhern, Colorado - Captain
Jack Arnot, Colorado
Ricky Ozmar, Georgia
Chris Eussen, Colorado
Andy Szofran, Montana

Team Motley Crew
Peter Huyghebaert, British Columbia  - Captain
Stanton Jack, British Columbia 
Paul Davidson, British Columbia
Istvan Kereszturi, British Columbia
John Veenstra, Manitoba
Brian Haminishi, British Columbia - Alternate

Team Kingfisher White:
Kevin Cucheron, Alberta - Captain
John Wilkinson, British Columbia
Mike Learmonth, British Columbia
Madoka Myers, Colorado
John Kent, Alberta

Team Kingfisher Blue:
Brian Danilkiewicz, British Columbia  - Captain
Colette Stroud, British Columbia
Marty Payne, British Columbia
Bobby Danilkiewicz, British Columbia
Gerald Wolfe, British Columbia

Team Trout Bums:
Claude Cipelletti, British Columbia  - Captain
Jason Doucette, Alberta
Peter Morrison, British Columbia
Justin Hardy, Alberta
Richard Wilby, British Columbia

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Please stay tuned for more details and updates!

Todd Oishi - Head Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on June 28, 2016, 11:25:09 AM
Update for June 28, 2016:

I'm extremely pleased to announce that earlier this morning, I have secured Corbett Lake Lodge as one of the 5 venues for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship / B.C. Children's Hospital Fundraiser! This lake is managed as a trophy fishery, with the potential of catching rainbow trout in the double-digits.

Due to overwhelming interest in the 2017 NALSFFC, I've also opened up the registration for 12 teams (60 competitors) with a total of 4 spots now being reserved for international teams. The 2017 NALSFFC should prove to be most challenging competition yet, as well as a great time - both on and off the water!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/Toishi/Corbett%20Lake%20Logo_zpsespim49w.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Toishi/media/Corbett%20Lake%20Logo_zpsespim49w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 02, 2016, 04:50:33 PM
Update: I just received an email confirming that one of the U.S. National Fly Fishing Team (Team USA) will be registering for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship.

Team Freestone (an eastern U.S. fly fishing team), who has attended the past 2 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships, has also confirmed that they'll be returning.

So with 2 American teams confirming that they will be registering for this event, only 2 of the 4 spots that are reserved for international teams now remain available.

Registration for this event is accepted on a first come, first served basis, so please don't delay and be sure to register as an individual or team, when registration for this event officially opens at 12:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, July 18, 2016, as the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship promises to be a sold out event!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on July 02, 2016, 07:21:21 PM
Great!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on July 02, 2016, 07:23:23 PM
Hope they don't mind our strong beer and getting their butts wooped by a bunch of lumberjacks! 8)

Johnnymaplesyrup
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 05, 2016, 06:01:51 AM
Update for July 5, 2016:
I'm very pleased to announce that the British Army Fly Fishing Team (Soldier Palmers) sent me an email this morning, confirming that they will be registering their team(s) for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship!

Several other competitors from the U.K. and Europe have also expressed an interest in submitting registration for this event, which opens in 2 weeks, so please continue monitoring this thread for updates and more details...
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on July 05, 2016, 08:05:46 AM
Sounds great Todd

Are we taking boats to Corbett and Bastone or are we using theirs?

Jotf
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 05, 2016, 08:25:36 AM
I've arranged for the groups to use Batstone's and Corbett's boats for the 5 sessions that will be held on those lakes. I will also have arranged 6 boats from Tunkwa Lake Resort for the Tunkwa South venue, so we will need to use a total of 6 competitor's boats on Leighton and 6 competitor's boats on Tunkwa North.

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on July 05, 2016, 09:19:22 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 15, 2016, 06:03:54 AM
Update for July 15, 2016:

Here is the message that was sent to me by a representative of Fly Fishing Team USA and was posted on Team USA's website and social media site earlier this morning:

"Team USA will recognize the 2017 North American Loch Style Fly Fishing Championships as a sanctioned event under Item 2.5 for the current point cycle. Registration opens on the 18th of July."

The North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship will be awarded points that are equivalent to those awarded at the America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament, which should result in turn result in a higher level of participation by American and international competitors and teams.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 15, 2016, 10:01:57 AM
Just a reminder that registration for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship opens at 12:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, July 18, 2016. Please read the registration details and requirements that are listed above.

Please note that in order to simplify and streamline the registration process and paperwork, the dinner at the awards/closing ceremonies is now included in the $300.00 registration fee for this event. Location and menu to be announced at a later date.


Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Claude Cipelletti on July 18, 2016, 11:16:29 AM
Wow! That filled up quick! I guess I was not the only one with the thumb over the send button...  :)

Trout Bums are in and are looking forward to fishing with such a good bunch!

Claude
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 18, 2016, 11:22:10 AM
Yes, that was an extremely impressive response in such a short period of time!!

There's only 1 spot remaining for another international team, so don't delay if you wish to register and are 100% committed to attending this event.

Additional Canadian teams are welcome to register for this event, but with registration for Canadian teams being full, the additional Canadian teams will be placed on the waiting list, and will be bumped onto the list of registered teams in the event of any cancellations.

Thanks,
Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Claude Cipelletti on July 18, 2016, 12:52:04 PM
Is Eastern Canada considered International! 😜
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 18, 2016, 01:46:56 PM
Is Eastern Canada considered International!

At least we have 1 eastern team registered for this championship (Team Osprey), but I don't think that they can technically be classified as international... ;) 

It's definitely going to be the toughest field of competitors and the largest number of international teams, in the history of this championship! 

It's going to be a blast and great time for all! :)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Claude Cipelletti on July 19, 2016, 07:28:09 PM
And a bunch of trout bums will take the trophy! :)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 20, 2016, 09:16:10 AM
I wish you and your team great success, Claude! You definitely have a very strong team assembled for this event and have a decent shot at the medals and trophy! :)


I must say that the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship is going to be the most challenging and toughest championship in the history of this event, as there are 3 international teams already registered (and hopefully a 4th international team), 16 current and past Team Canada members, 8 current and past Team USA members, and the 8 Canadian teams that have registered are well-established teams and are all serious medal contenders in my opinion!

Earning a spot on the podium at this championship will be a very difficult task and a huge accomplishment for the teams and individuals that will be in attendance.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on July 20, 2016, 10:18:42 AM
And Claude... no growing a new stache and hiding in the back corner of a bay, spying on other teams! ;)

Getting Todd to write that in the rule book 8)

Johnnyviolated
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Claude Cipelletti on July 20, 2016, 08:18:23 PM
Haha, that was awesome Johnnydumbfounded! I was having a good chuckle watching you look over your shoulder wondering who was beaking you...
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on July 21, 2016, 06:29:22 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 29, 2016, 09:40:17 AM
Update for July 29, 2016:

I'm very pleased to announce that we have our 12th and final team registered for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship .

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Team Truchones (Spanish/American Fly Fishing Team) to this event!

Team Truchones:
Luis Esteban Hernandez (Spain)
TBD... (Spain)
Dan Seitz (U.S.A.)
Will Shaw (U.S.A.)
Dave Smith (U.S.A.)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on December 20, 2016, 08:54:11 PM
Update for December 20, 2106:

I'm pleased to announce that the Closing Ceremonies & Awards Banquet for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship will be held at Corbett Lake Lodge near the town of Merritt: http://www.corbettlake.ca/dining/

The outstanding view, food, and hospitality that can be expected and experienced at Corbett Lake Lodge will provide the perfect setting for the conclusion of this event, as well as a memorable and enjoyable experience for all who attend this event.

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks...
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Jason Doucette on January 08, 2017, 07:13:12 PM
If there is a team that finds itself short of individuals, I will be in the area during that time frame. Feel free to message me here or by email jbdmoses@hotmail.com. I am an experienced angler that will be able to help get some fish on the scorecard. All the best.

Jason
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Jason Doucette on January 08, 2017, 07:20:56 PM
If there is a team that finds itself short of individuals, I will be in the area during that time frame. Feel free to message me here or by email jbdmoses@hotmail.com. I am an experienced angler that will be able to help get some fish on the scorecard. All the best.

Jason

In addition I have no problem bringing a proper boat with all the necessary equipment.

Thanks.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on March 01, 2017, 10:32:32 AM
I'm looking for a volunteer(s) for the lunch committee for this event. This task will involve the making sandwiches in the morning and packing the bag lunches for the competitors for the 3 days of this event: Sept 21 (Thursday); Sept 22 (Friday); and Sept 23 (Saturday).

Please send an email to me at: toishis@gmail.com if you need more details or if you or someone you know would like to volunteer for this very important and much appreciated role.

Thank-you!!
Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on April 04, 2017, 02:36:35 PM
Update for April 4, 2017:

I'm extremely pleased to announce that Roche Lake Resort has been secured today as one of the 5 venues for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship! The quality fish and angling experience that this incredible venue has to offer will more than make up for the long drive.

This venue will be fished as a "single session day" for all groups, with lunch being catered by Roche Lake Resort (included in the entry fees for this event). The morning and afternoon groups that are on this venue will be able to watch the other group fish their session and sit in the comfort of the resort's patio and have lunch and drinks with their teammates in the other group during the noon break.

Here's a link to their website: www.rockelake.com if you wish to book accommodations for practice and rent boats.

Thank-you,
Todd Oishi - Organizer of the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship 
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Mike Learmonth on April 04, 2017, 03:33:31 PM
!!
Love Roche.

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Chris Puchniak on April 04, 2017, 04:21:45 PM
That should be great!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on April 05, 2017, 03:41:57 AM
Thanks guys! I've been trying to secure Roche since last fall, so I couldn't be more pleased!

The great thing about this year's event is that the boats on all 5 venues are being rented for the 3 competition days, which is included in your registration fees, so no one will be required to bring their own boat.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Peter Huyghebaert on April 05, 2017, 08:25:07 AM
No boat requirement!!!!  Then you can put me on the waiting list Todd, hoping for a team vacancy that needs filling. Being retired, I can do this on a moments notice!!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Chris Puchniak on April 05, 2017, 11:56:02 AM
No boat requirement!!!!  Then you can put me on the waiting list Todd, hoping for a team vacancy that needs filling. Being retired, I can do this on a moments notice!!

Great to hear Peter!  And it is a huge bonus not having to have supply boats!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on April 13, 2017, 02:14:18 PM
Update for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships:

 Just a reminder that all Canadian competitors are required to have a Canadian Pleasure Craft Operators Card and international guests are encouraged to obtain a Canadian Pleasure Craft Operators Card if they wish to operate a boat according to Canadian law. If you don't have one, please take the time to visit their website and write the test:
 http://www.boaterexam.com/canada/?gclid=CMn4qu7a4b4CFc1lfgodczcAEw
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on April 17, 2017, 06:25:38 PM
Update for April 17:

Team USA just sent me a message with the list of the names of the 5 competitors that they've selected for this event.

Here's the 5 members for Team USA:
Dzifa Glymin
Jeremy Sides
Scott Robertson
Chris Smith
Cam Chioffi

This is a very strong team! I am sincerely looking forward to fishing with and hanging out with you guys.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on April 20, 2017, 07:30:53 AM
Update for April 20, 2017:

Boat and venue access fees during Official Practice Sessions: Teams are responsible for their own transportation needs and boat rental costs, as well as the access fees on the 2 private lake venues (Batstone and Corbett Lakes).


SPECIAL RULE MODIFICATIONS FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE SESSIONS ON ALL LAKE VENUES
- There will be a total of 3 official practice days for the competition lake venues, which are September 17, 18, and 19, 2017.
- Only officially registered competitors and alternates are permitted to fish on the competition lake venues during the 3 practice days (agents and associates are not permitted).
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 1 practice day and a single boat on the Batstone Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and a single boat on the Corbett Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and 2 boats on the Tunkwa Lake venue.
- Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days and 2 boats on the Roche Lake venue.

BOAT RESTRICTIONS* ON COMPETITION VENUES
- There is a maximum of 6 boats permitted at one time on the Batstone Lake venue.
- There is a maximum of 12 boats permitted at one time on the Corbett Lake venue.
- There is no maximum number of boats permitted at one time on the Tunkwa Lake venue (crowding won't be an issue).

* Teams are responsible for booking their practice times and boat reservations, and are encouraged to do so well in advance of their arrival.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on April 25, 2017, 09:50:29 AM
Update for April 25, 2017:

I just spoke with the manager of Tunkwa Lake Resort, and he asked me to let the international guests know that if given enough notice they can arrange loaner sleeping bags for their stay at the resort. This will allow the international guests the ability to stay at the resort without having to bring or purchase bedding.

Tunkwa Lake Resort has been designated as the headquarters and staging area for transportation for this year's NALS, so it would be to your team's advantage and convenience to book a cabin well before they're all reserved for this -event.

Here's a link to Tunkwa Lake Resort: www.tunkwalakeresort.com
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 03, 2017, 11:14:36 AM
In order to reduce the costs and hassles of traveling to pick up and drop off rental vans from the city of Kelowna (as we did for last year's Nationals), I was wondering if any of you will be driving vehicles that can comfortably seat 6 competitors (including the driver) and would be willing to drive half of your group for 2 of the competition days during this year's NALS?

You will be reimbursed for the fuel that's consumed while transporting the 6 competitors in your group during these 2 days. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Cheers,
Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on May 04, 2017, 12:53:00 PM
My truck seats six and I have lots of room for gear. But to be comfortable I need a couple of skinny dudes in the middle ;D

Johnnyextracab
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 04, 2017, 03:36:13 PM
Thanks John! I'll put you down as a driver and vehicle. I'm sure that we can manage to find 2 small dudes to share your ride! :D

Cheers,
Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Brian Danilkiewicz on May 05, 2017, 08:46:35 PM
I can also fit 6 in my truck
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Istvan Kereszturi on May 07, 2017, 09:28:24 PM
Hi Todd,
would it still make sense to put my name on the waiting list for this competition? if yes, then please put me down. Thank you!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 09, 2017, 09:46:08 AM
Thanks Brian!

I'll put you down as supplying a 6 passenger vehicle and driving for this event.

Much appreciated!!! :)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 15, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
Update for May 15, 2017:

Please note that a drogue is considered to be an essential part of each competition angler's equipment, and it is the ultimately the responsibility of each competitor to provide their own drogue or arrange a loaner well in advance of this competition (3 drogues being supplied by each team will be sufficient).

Competitors are permitted to use either a Minn Kota drift sock or paradrogue (rectangular sheet) up to a maximum of 25 square feet, which is the international standard.

A total of 2 Minn Kota funnel-shaped drogues will be assigned to each Letter Group, in order to ensure that all of the groups will have a sufficient number of drogues (a minimum of 6 drogues is required for each Letter Group). Competitors are responsible for transporting their drogues to and from each lake venue.

There will be 12 competitors using 6 boats in each Letter Group, which means that there must be at least 6 drogues in each group, so I need everyone or their team captain to post a reply to let me know if they will be supplying a drogue, and how many, so I can add them to the equipment list.

Please post your reply on this thread or email me at: toishis@gmail.com

Thank-you,
Todd

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EQUIPMENT LIST (Minimum of 30 Drogues Required):


Competitors that own and will be supplying a Drogue:
1. Todd Oishi                 - will supply 10 drogues and use own
12. Chris Puchniak         - will supply and use own
13. Mike Oishi                - will supply and use own
14. Rob Stroud              - will supply and use own
15. Terence Courtoreille - will supply and use own
16. John Nishi               - will supply and use own
17. Peter Huyghebaert  - will supply and use own
18. Peter Huyghebaert  - will supply spare drogue for a teammate
19. Martin Payne          - will supply and use own
20. Brain Danilkiewicz - will supply and use own   
21. Brain Danilkiewicz - will supply spare drogue for a teammate
22. Brain Danilkiewicz - will supply spare drogue for a teammate
23. John Wilkinson      - will supply and use own
24. Kevin Cucheron     - will supply and use own
25.
26.
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28.
29.
30.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Peter Huyghebaert on May 15, 2017, 03:54:52 PM
Will supply and use own.  Spare minn-kota type will be used by team.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Martin Payne on May 15, 2017, 06:47:18 PM
I will have my own para drouge 8)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Brian Danilkiewicz on May 15, 2017, 06:56:29 PM
I have a para drogue that I'll use and 2 Minn Kota for teammates if needed
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on May 15, 2017, 07:11:26 PM
Thanks, guys!! :)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on May 15, 2017, 08:03:28 PM
I have a Minn kota drogue to use , but I gotsta buy me a para drogue me thinks too

Johnnyslower
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on June 23, 2017, 08:06:46 AM
Update for June 23, 2017:

I am looking for some volunteers to help with the Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic that I've organized on the No Fishing Day (Wednesday, September 20th) of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships. The Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic will be held at Tunkwa Lake Resort from 10:00am - 2:00pm with youths being bussed in from Kamloops..

Volunteers are needed to help with the fly tying demonstrations, fly casting, and instructing the youths about various fly fishing techniques and tactics. Members of the Kamloops Fly Fishing Club will also be on hand to help out.

Please post on this thread if you'd be willing to be involved and help to inspire the next generation of fly fishers!

Thanks,
Todd

List of Volunteers for the Youth's Fly Fishing Clinic:
1. Todd Oishi
2. Loren Williams
3. Leonard Piggin (President of Kamloops Fly Fishers)
4. Chris Puchniak
5. Peter Huyghebaert
6. Kevin Cucheron
7. Martin Payne
8. John Veenstra
9.
10.

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Chris Puchniak on June 23, 2017, 01:53:48 PM
Put me down for helping
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on June 27, 2017, 11:55:10 AM
Update for June 27, 2017:
There is a final spot open for a team of 5 anglers that wish to participate at the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships, which are being held in Merritt and Kamloops region of British Columbia during the 3rd week of September.

If you've ever dreamed of fly fishing in British Columbia, Canada, consider this as your invitation to come and explore the beauty of our wilderness and lakes!

Please contact Todd Oishi for more information or to register your team or as an individual for this event: toishis@gmail.com or visit the website for this event: www.flyfishingchampionship.com

Please note that this event is sanctioned by both Fly Fishing Canada and Fly Fishing Team USA for their national ranking systems.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on June 27, 2017, 02:44:46 PM
I have a Minn kota drogue to use , but I gotsta buy me a para drogue me thinks too

Johnnyslower

So I have a para drogue I will use and I can bring my Minn-kota

Johnnycrawl
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on June 27, 2017, 09:05:16 PM
They're great aren't they, Johnny!  ;D
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on June 28, 2017, 07:55:34 AM
You bet. Can be Johnnycronny again  8)

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Martin Payne on June 28, 2017, 07:34:11 PM
or Johnnydabbler    ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) 8)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on June 28, 2017, 07:43:09 PM
The South African Fly Fishing Team has expressed an interest in attending this year's North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship. I will post their roster as soon as it's made available next week...
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Taylor Culver on June 30, 2017, 03:37:33 PM
I'd be available to volunteer if needed
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Jason Doucette on July 13, 2017, 04:22:02 PM
Hi,

If any teams are looking for a replacement angler for this event I could make myself available to fill a vacant spot. Interested parties can email me at jbdmoses@hotmail.com. All the best.

J
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Peter Huyghebaert on July 13, 2017, 05:28:08 PM
Todd.   I can help with the youth  fly-tying tying or casting clinics.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Kevin Cucheron on July 14, 2017, 03:53:53 PM
I would like to help out as well.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Jason Doucette on July 17, 2017, 12:55:17 PM
If anyone needs a vacant spot filled on their team I can be available for this event. I have my own boat/motor and transportation. I have experience on most of the venues and have caught the occasional fish at each. If there are any anglers looking to form a team I would be willing to discuss that option as well. Email me at jbdmoses@hotmail.com to discuss further. Thanks.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Istvan Kereszturi on July 23, 2017, 10:14:15 PM
Hi Todd,
Who do we pay the registration fee by July 30th?
Thnx,
Istvan
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on July 24, 2017, 07:02:00 AM
An announcement regarding payment procedure will be sent out on July 31st. Fees are due on August 15th.

Thanks, Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Martin Payne on July 25, 2017, 08:37:06 PM
Hi Todd
Sign me up to help out with the juniors (maybe I will learn something from them  ;D ;D ;D ;D)
What ever i can do to help.
Marty
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Ben Worley on July 26, 2017, 11:20:29 AM
Hi Todd,

Confirmed team list for the Soldier Palmers

Ben Worley
Simon Culver
Dave Norbury
Adam Sinclair
Jamie Nairn

Looking forward to visiting in September, any tips from the regulars in terms of what flies and equipment to bring would be appreciated.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Kevin Cucheron on August 02, 2017, 05:50:46 AM
Hi Todd

I will be driving out for this event and have my truck so I can drive (max 6) and will also be supplying a drouge
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on August 02, 2017, 02:07:57 PM
UPDATE FOR AUGUST 2, 2017:

Good day everyone,

  I’m sending this update in order to inform you that it’s time to complete and send in your registration and entry fees for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship (see attachments below). Entry fees are due on August 15th, 2017. I would request that the captain or manager of each team sends a reply to let me know that you’ve received this email, and then forwards this email and the attachments to their captain, manager, and team mates, as I don’t have all of the competitors’ email/contact information at this time.


REGISTRATION AND FORMS FOR THE 2017 NORTH AMERICAN LOCH-STYLE FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 
  Please fill out and forward the meal order from along with the attached waiver and registration forms (see attachments below) in order to complete your registration and secure your spot for this year’s event.

Please mail the forms, along with a cheque for $300.00 (CAD) to:
Todd Oishi
25874 102nd Ave
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
V2W 1K5

  E-transfers can be performed by simply sending me a request for the banking information for this event.

MEALS AND LUNCHES
  At this year’s championship, we will be providing lunches on all 3 days of the competition and a dinner at the awards banquet/closing ceremonies. The costs of these 4 meals are included in your registration fees.

  A dinner will be served at the Meet & Greet and Opening Ceremonies, which will be held at 6:00pm at the Meadow Creek Golf Club in town of Logan Lake on Wednesday, September 20th . The cost for the meals and drinks at the Meet & Greet and Captain’s Meeting, is the responsibility of the competitors and are not included in your entry fees.

  The meal at the Opening Ceremonies/Meet & Greet will include a delicious hamburger with all the trimmings, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Cheese, and a Potato Salad. The cost for the meal is $15.45, which includes gratuity and taxes. Please fill out the attached meal order form (see attachments below) for the Opening Ceremonies/Meet & Greet and email it back to me as soon as possible, so I can provide an accurate headcount for the restaurant’s food order from their supplier.

  Competition officials will be on hand to address any and all questions or concerns during the Captains' Meeting at the Opening Ceremonies/Meet & Greet, which starts at 6:00pm at the Black Bull Pub, but please feel free to email Todd Oishi should you have any questions or concerns before that time. The meal will be served at 7:00pm with the Captain’s Meeting and draw being performed after the dinner.

Team photos will be taken during the Meet & Greet portion of the evening, so please dress accordingly...

ABOUT THE 2017 NORTH AMERICAN LOCH-STYLE FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIPS
  First and foremost, this competition is being held so that participants can have fun; enjoy the company of fellow competitors; improve our fishing skills; share techniques; enjoy a friendly-spirited fly fishing competition, and to celebrate fly fishing in general. It’s also important that we put forward our best effort to minimize any possible negative effect that the competition may have on the fish and these fisheries. Accordingly; all fish caught in the competition must be handled carefully and safely returned to the water in a safe and timely manner. All fishing is to be carried out on a catch-and-release basis using a single barbless or de-barbed hook.

  The competition will consist of five, 3-hour sessions of competition that will be held over a period of 3 days on Tunkwa Lake (North and South Sectors); Roche Lake; Corbett Lake (private lake); and Batstone Lake (private lake). Competitors will be divided into five letter groups, with each group consisting of a single member from each team. All of the groups will be competing on the different venues/sectors during all 5 sessions. Team and Individual results will be calculated and posted at Tunkwa Lake Resort each evening, and the final session will be posted at the Awards Ceremony at the Closing Ceremonies Banquet.

NO FISHING PERIOD
   There will be a 12 day no-fishing-policy for all competition venues, which comes into effect at 6:00am on September 5, 2017. All competitors, their agents, and associates are not allowed to fish the competition venues during this period of time. As well, competitors and their agents will not be allowed to fish the competition venues on September 20th.

OFFICIAL PRACTICE SESSIONS
  The 3 Official Practice Days are as follows: September 17th, 18th, and 19th. Teams are responsible for booking their practice times and boat reservations with the resorts, and are encouraged to do so well in advance of their arrival. Competitors are responsible for providing their own drogues and PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), but may be able to arrange a loaner if the request is submitted far enough in advance.

  Both Tunkwa Lake and Roche Lake are public waters, so there are no access fees, only boat rental fees. Corbett Lake and Batstone Lake are private lakes, and charge access fees in addition to their boat rental fees. Team members are able to swap-out at noon without any additional fees being applied (you’re charged a fee for “the number of rods” for each day). I personally recommend that teams book both Corbett Lake and Batstone Lake for the same day, so the team members can swap between the 2 venues at noon, in order to allow them the opportunity to explore both venues, as teams are restricted to a single practice day on the Batstone Lake venue during the 3 practice days (25 minute drive between the 2 venues).

  Teams are also restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days with a single boat on the Corbett Lake venue during each of their practice days. Teams are restricted to a maximum of 2 practice days with 2 boats on the Tunkwa Lake and Roche Lake venues. This rule has been put in place to ensure that all of the teams are able to access the lakes during the 3 days of practice.

  Due to the distance and travel time (an hour and 45 minutes), teams practicing on the Roche Lake venue would be wise to rent a boat or 2 boats and practice for the entire day. Tunkwa Lake will also require renting a boat and motor for a full day given its size and the time required to fully explore its waters.

BOAT AND ACCESS FEES FOR OFFICIAL PRACTICE SESSIONS
  Competitors are responsible for booking and renting boats for their practice sessions. Boats can be rented from all 4 resorts. Click on the following link (or cut & paste it into your web browser) in order to select the link to a resort that your team wishes to practice on, and to reserve your boats and private lake access: http://www.flyfishingchampionship.com/nalsffc_013.htm

Here are the rental and access fees that have been negotiated for the 4 lake venues:
Roche Lake Resort: $70.00/day for a boat and motor.
Tunkwa Lake Resort: $75.00 /day for boat and motor.
Corbett Lake Resort: $50.00 per rod and $35.00 for a boat and motor.
Batstone Lake: $80.00 per rod and $55.00/day for a boat with oars.
  Transportation to and from the competition venues will be provided on the 3 competition days, but teams are responsible for their own transportation needs or arranging ride-sharing for the practice sessions (please contact Todd if you require assistance with your transportation needs).

SILENT AUCTION
  We are once again requesting that all of the teams bring an item(s) for the silent auction that will be held at the Awards & Closing Ceremonies Banquet at Corbett Lake Lodge on the evening of Saturday, September 23rd. Please remember to bring your items to Corbett lake Lodge on the night of the auction, along your cheque books or cash, and bid generously for the sake of B.C. Children’s Hospital Fund.

  Olympic style medals will be awarded to the three top teams: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Competitors will also be competing for the individual Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The Awards Ceremony & Closing Ceremonies Banquet will start at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 23rd at Corbett Lake Lodge in Merritt.

This year’s North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship should prove to be the biggest, best, and most exciting event ever!

Thank-you,
Todd Oishi – Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Martin Payne on August 02, 2017, 04:36:38 PM
Hi Todd
i think you have some old dates mixed in there

June 10th on Wednesday,

Saturday, June 23rd.
 :D :D
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on August 02, 2017, 06:21:24 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Thanks, Marty! Multitasking is always a challenge while at work. :)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on August 03, 2017, 01:11:16 PM
Update for August 3, 2017:

Please note that several of teams have enquired about the boat rentals and access to Batstone Lake, so in order to clarify… Each team is only allowed to practice with a single boat during a single day on Batstone Lake. So please book your days on this venue accordingly.

You can swap/rotate team members at any point during the day if you like, but all 5 team members are only allowed access Batstone on the same day. This is rule has been set in place due to the fact that 7 Half Diamond Ranch has set a maximum limit of 6 boats on their lake per day, so we need to ensure that every team will have equal access to this venue during the 3 official practice days.

I would request that the captain or manager of each team forwards this email to their team mates, as I still don’t have all of the competitors’ email/contact information.

Thank-you for your consideration on this matter!

Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Kevin Cucheron on August 09, 2017, 04:33:38 PM
Hi Todd,

Here are the team assignments for Team Kingfisher for the NALS

Kingfisher Blue
Brian Danilkiewicz - Captain
Colette Stroud
Marty Payne
Bobby Danilkiewicz
Gerald Wolfe

Kingfisher White
Kevin Cucheron - Captain
John Wilkenson
Mike Learmonth
Madoka Myers
John Kent
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on August 19, 2017, 05:36:03 PM
UPDATE for AUGUST 19th:

There is a spot open for a team of 5 competitors, or 5 individuals that would be formed into a team.

As well, one of the U.S.A. teams is looking for someone to replace one of their team members that had to withdraw.

Please post here or email Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com if you wish to register or have any questions.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on August 28, 2017, 08:39:57 AM
I'm very pleased to announce that Team USA Youth has officially registered and confirmed last week that they will be attending this year's North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship!

Here is the roster for Team USA's Youth Team:
Kalvin Kaloz, Pennsylvania - Captain
Holden Price, Pennsylvania
Ben Broscius, Pennsylvania
Martin Dietz, Texas
Joey Patee, Oregon
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on August 28, 2017, 10:09:31 AM
Welcome to the US youth team! You will have a blast guys ;) :)

Johnnyneighbour
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: John Wilkinson on September 12, 2017, 02:12:39 PM
Ok............ who is ready for some smack talk! ;D

Johnnywantstostirthepot
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 12, 2017, 07:11:52 PM
Update for September 12, 2017:
I'm please to announce that we will be using electric motors for the sessions on Batstone Lake. Having electric motors to move the boats around this lake should help to make our time spent on this venue a much more productive and enjoyable experience.

I do however need to find a few spare batteries, so we can ensure that there will be enough to serve as backups for the afternoon sessions. Please post here if you're able to loan your battery for the 3 days of the competition.

Donour Battery List:
Todd Oishi
Chris Puchniak
Brian Danilkiewicz
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 13, 2017, 03:09:41 PM
For your reference, here is Practice Schedules for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship. Please remember that teams are responsible for booking their times on the private lakes and reserving boats. Teams are also restricted to the use of a single boat on a single day at Batstone Lake.

Sunday practice sessions:

Roche Lake:
Cutthroat
Trout Bums
King Fisher White
King Fisher Blue
Motley Crew

Corbett Lake/Batstone Lake:
Team USA
Freestone 

Tunkwa Lake:
Cormorants
Team USA Youth
Soldier Palmers
King Fisher White
King Fisher Blue
Motley Crew

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Monday practice sessions:

Roche Lake:
Freestone
Motley Crew
Team USA

Corbett Lake/Batstone Lake:
Cormorants
Team USA Youth
Soldier Palmers
Cutthroat
King Fisher White
King Fisher Blue
Trout Bums

Tunkwa Lake:
Motley Crew
Team USA

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Tuesday practice sessions:

Roche Lake:
Cormorants
Team USA Youth
Soldier Palmers
King Fisher White
King Fisher Blue

Corbett Lake/Batstone Lake:
Motley Crew

Tunkwa Lake:
Cutthroat
Trout Bums
King Fisher White
King Fisher Blue
Freestone
Motley Crew
Team USA

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 13, 2017, 08:57:03 PM
With just a few days before the start of this event, I'd like to mention a few items that require your attention.

SCOREKEEPING EQUIPMENT
I’d like to remind everyone to bring along your own pen(s) for recording your fish on the scorecards that will be provided to the competitors at the Captains Meeting next Wednesday evening at Logan Lake Golf Club. You will also be responsible for providing your own large Ziploc Bag for keeping your scorecards dry (scorecards are printed on 9” X 11” paper sheets). Competitors are also required to have a time piece or watch for recording the time of their catch. Competitors will synchronize their time pieces prior to the start of each session, so they can adhere to the start and stop times for all 5 sessions, which are noted on the schedule that can be found on the official website for this event: http://flyfishingchampionship.com/nalsffc_017.htm

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Please remember to bring your life jackets and a spare one that you might have to loan to those that might need to borrow one. PFDs are mandatory for official practice and all competition sessions, and must be worn at all times while near the water's edge or in a boat. Please contact Todd Oishi as soon as possible if you need to borrow one. Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses) must be worn at all times during the sessions, as there is a distinct chance of injury due to the close proximity of your boat partner while casting and playing fish.

DROGUES
It is the responsibility of all competitors to provide their own drogues for this event, but I will have several loaners on hand for those that don't have one. I would also like to request that the competitors that have a spare drogue bring them along, so we ensure that there will be one for every boat. All loaner drogues will be assigned to a specific group, but please write your names on your drogue, so we can make sure that it will be returned to you at the conclusion of this event. We will only require 5 drogues per group, so at least 3 spare drogues will be assigned to each group in order to ensure that every boat will have one.

FOOD AND SNACKS
We will be providing each competitor with a bottle of water, snack, a piece of fruit and lunches on the 3 competition days, and the dinner at the Closing Ceremonies Banquet, which are included in your entry fees. It is the responsibility of the teams to provide additional drinking water and snacks for their team members. Please remember to carry a few extra bottles in your packs or refill your water bottle at the resorts, so you will stay hydrated!

AUCTION ITEMS
Please don’t forget about bringing your team’s item(s) for the auction (team and individual donations for the auction are always very much appreciated) to the Closing Ceremonies on Saturday evening at Corbett Lake Lodge. And please don’t forget to bring along your cheque book or cash and bid generously, as the proceeds of this event go to B.C. Children’s Hospital. Your donations and generosity goes a long ways towards helping the kids!

THWART BOARDS
The thwart boards will be delivered to the resorts on Saturday evening and very early Sunday morning, so they will be on hand for official practice sessions. Please remember to remove them from the boats and place and stack them neatly on the shore where you originally found them.

RESORT PAYMENTS AND BOATER OPERATOR LICENSES
Please remember to stop by the ranch house above Batstone Lake and the lodge at Corbett Lake to prepay the resort owners for your time spent on these private lakes. Those that don't have a boaters license should take the time to complete a brief questionnaire to qualify you to operate the resorts boats at Tunkwa and Roche Lake. Boaters Licenses are not required on the private lakes.

Please feel free contact me if you have any questions or require any assistance in your preparations and to make your time spent at this event as enjoyable as possible!


Safe travels and tight lines!
Todd Oishi - Head Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships

P.S. Team captains: An email was sent this evening, so please ensure that all of your team members received and read today's update, and forward it to those that haven't, as I am still missing a few of the competitors information on my mailing list...


Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 14, 2017, 10:28:49 AM
UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2017:

2 drivers have been assigned in each Letter Group to transport 5 passengers and their gear to and from these venues. There will be 10 competitors per group, so there will be 2 vehicles to accommodate the competitors travel needs in each group.

The following competitors have kindly volunteered the use of their vehicles and are confirmed as drivers for transporting 5 of the competitors (including themselves) in their Letter Group on the 2 competition days that require transportation to and from the distant venues (Roche Lake, Corbett Lake, and Batstone Lake):

Team Cormorant Drivers:
1. Todd Oishi
2. Mike Oishi
3. John Nishi
4. Rob Stroud
5. Chris Puchniak

King Fisher White Drivers:
1. Madoka Myers
2. Kevin Cucheron
3. Mike Learmonth
4. John Kent
5. John Wilkinson

TRANSPORTATION AND CARE OF BATTERIES
The drivers for each group will be responsible for delivering the batteries to Batstone and bringing back with them to Tunkwa at the end of the day, so we can recharge for them for next day. Please double-check with the driver in your group to ensure that they have the spare batteries in their vehicle of you're fishing on Batstone Lake during an afternoon session. This will help to ensure that there are no issues with dead batteries in the afternoon sessions, so everyone will be happy!

TRANSPORTATION AND CARE OF MEASURING TROUGHS
The 5 drivers of Team Cormorant will be responsible for transporting the measuring troughs to each venue and collecting them once the session is over and before they depart for the next venue or home. Holes have been drilled into the measuring troughs and a piece of cord provided, so competitors can tie the measuring troughs to the oar locks on the boats, as we can’t afford to lose a single measuring trough or the competitors won’t be able to measure their fish. If you have a spare trough of your own, please bring it along with you as a backup and leave it on the dock in the event that someone loses their measuring trough…

TRANSPORTATION AND CARE OF DROGUES
It is the responsibility of every competitor to provide their own drogue, but several of the newer competitors don’t have one, so I will be bringing along my spare Minn Kotas and would ask that you bring along any spares that you might have, so we can ensure that there will be a drogue for every boat in your Letter Group. Competitors are free to use any style of drogue, but the loaners will all be cone-shaped Minn  Kotas. Please co-ordinate the disbursement of the drogues for your group upon your arrival at the venues, so every boat has one, and remember to remove and bring them with you for the next session at your next venue.

ROCHE LAKE VENUE
On the day that you drive to practice or compete at the Roche Lake venue, please drive the shortest and quickest route, which will take you through the cities of Logan Lake and Kamloops (see the attached map). Google Maps calculates the commute as being 1 hour 8 minutes, but I would allow 1 hour 30 minutes in case you encounter any traffic as you pass through the city of Kamloops.

GROUP DEPARTURE TIMES ON THE COMPETITION DAYS
Here are the Tunkwa Lake Resort departure times for the 3 competition venues that require drivers to transport the competitors in their group:
•   Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (morning session): 6:15am
•   Vehicles depart for 7 Half Diamond Ranch: 7:00am
•   Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 7:15am
•   Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Competitors must meet on the lawn at the picnic area across from the Resort’s Office.

It’s critical that we depart for the venues on time, as the first session of each day starts at 9:00am with the competitors being allowed to leave the dock/staging area 15 minutes in advance of the start of the session. This should allow everyone ample time to set up and view their venues. Don't be late or the shuttles will leave without you!!

BOAT OPERATOR LICENSES
Competitors that are planning to operate a boat need to take the "completed safety checklist for a rented boat" (only takes a few minutes to perform) that can be done with the boat managers at Tunkwa Lake Resort or Roche Lake Resort. It would be much appreciated by everyone and far more time effective to complete this process during their practice session days in order to save time...

OTHER ITEMS
The groups that are going to Roche Lake for the afternoon session will depart at 9:15am in order to allow that group to watch the end of the morning session and to sit down with their teammates for a debrief of the session and to enjoy a hot bowl of soup and a sandwich with coffee or tea that will be served in the resort’s restaurant (prepaid as a part of their entry fees). The morning session group is free to return home or sit and kick back and watch the afternoon session from the comfort of the balcony if they choose to stay enjoy the remainder or part of the day at the resort…

Please ensure that everyone synchronizes their watches and time pieces, so that everyone starts and finishes at the same time. Please signal by yelling, waving, or blowing a whistle to the other boats when the session starts and stops, as it might not always be possible to hear the start and stop signals from certain areas on the lakes.

At the conclusion of each session, any fish that are hooked while the flies are in the water or as they're being retrieved back to the boat after the session ends, are NOT eligible for scoring points.

Each participant is responsible for checking the accuracy of their scorecard, ensuring that their fellow competitor has crossed out the unused part of the scorecard and confirming this by signing it at the end of each period.
 
All scorecards must be handed to the sector judge immediately upon the boat arrival to the shore (even if a competitor blanks).

Competitors are prohibited from leaving the shoreline or docks until they've handed in their scorecards (missing or late cards will be disqualified).

And finally, please remember that competitors cannot power their motors while their fly line and/or their boat partner's fly line are in the water, as they could potentially chop-up or tangle the fly lines in the props and stall the motors and immobilize the boat…

Thank-you,
Todd Oishi - Head Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 14, 2017, 01:02:16 PM
Due to an unfortunate last-minute cancellation, as a result of the devestating floods in Houston, Texas, we are now trying to fill a vacant spot on Team USA's Youth Fly Fishing Team for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships, which are being held in Merritt and Kamloops region of British Columbia from September 17 - 23, 2017.

This is an extremely rare and incredible opportunity (and bragging rights to boot), so if you’re willing to help them fill the vacant spot on their team, the entire experience will be completely free of charge and funded by Team USA, as everything has been prepaid (entry fee, accommodations, rod fees on the private lakes, food, and boat rentals).

If you've ever dreamed of fly fishing for massive, hard-fighting rainbow trout on the pristine stillwater of British Columbia, Canada, and would like to be a part of this team, consider this as your invitation to come and explore the beauty of our wilderness and lakes!

Please contact Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com for more information or to submit an application for filling the vacant spot on Team USA's Youth Fly Fishing Team for this event: toishis@gmail.com or visit the website for this event: www.flyfishingchampionship.com

Please note that this event is sanctioned by both Fly Fishing Canada and Fly Fishing Team USA for their national ranking point systems.
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 14, 2017, 02:36:57 PM
UPDATE: The spot has been filled by Brennan Lund a past Canadian Youth Team Member. A perfect fit and mentor for the US boys!!
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 14, 2017, 03:51:47 PM
If there are any teams that might have an extra boat that they could loan the British Team on Sunday at Tunkwa or Tuesday at Roche Lake, your kindness and hospitality would be greatly appreciated, as this is turning out to be a very costly trip for them.

Thanks,
Todd
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 16, 2017, 09:02:14 AM
Please note that Brian Haminishi will be serving as the alternate for Team Motley Crew.

Welcome and thank-you Brian for stepping up a filling in for John Veenstra for Saturday Sessions.

Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 25, 2017, 12:40:56 PM
Here are the final results for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship:

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The Draw:
(http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/gallery/2_06_10_17_9_14_37.jpeg)

And here are the National Ranking Points that were earned by the Canadian competitors at the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship: 

(http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/gallery/2_25_09_17_12_41_39.jpeg)
Title: Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
Post by: Todd Oishi on September 29, 2017, 10:31:05 AM
Here's a link to the Session and Final Results for the Groups; Individuals; and Teams: http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3019.msg23946#msg23946