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The official venues will be announced as soon as they can be 100% confirmed (1 year in advance) and the conditions are deemed to be acceptable for fishing at that time of year (water temperatures and run-off being the 2 major concerns).

Here is a list of the venues that are under consideration for this event (in alphabetical order):

Batstone Lake
Corbett Lake
Glimpse Lake
Harmon Lake
Roche Lake
Tunkwa Lake
Coldwater River
Nicola River
Similkameen River
Tulameen River

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Here are the Official Team and Individual Results after the 4th, and Final Session, of the 2019 World Masters Fly Fishing Championships, which are being held in Dullstroom, South Africa.







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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this with us, Graham.

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Official Results After Session Two of the 2019 Masters World Fly Fishing Championship, which is being held in Dullstroom, South Africa...








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Fly Fishing Canada News / FFC Membership for 2019
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:08:35 AM »

FFC Membership for 2019

Annual Memberships for Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) are currently on sale, for those wishing to be a part of a growing organization. Join the ranks of those enjoying competitive fly fishing and representing Canada within the global Fly Fishing Community!

Member privileges shall include:
• Option to be listed on the National Ranking Points (NRPs) Leader Board,
• Active members will not be required to pay the $5 event sanctioning fee (individual
event fees charged by the league organizers still apply),
• Voting rights at the AGM,
• Option to hold a Director's position on the Fly fishing Canada Board,
• Consideration for International Team Selection,
• Newsletters,
• Access to Special Information (including information write-ups by Team Canada members) and Rewards through the FFC website, currently being revamped throughout 2019,
• Plus more...

Changes for 2019 and beyond:
This year we have introduced a few changes to our Membership model. FFC will be transitioning towards collecting membership fees at the beginning of the year as opposed to the end of the season. Our reason for doing this is simple. We need to collect the organizations revenue in advance of when our expenses primarily come due. The majority of the organizations expenses such as FIPs (International Fly Fishing Federation), CIPs (International Sport Fishing Confederation) and web site fees are charged in the beginning of the year.

Therefore, in 2020 and beyond, all membership fees will be due by Feb 28th of the Calendar year and NRP points will not be carried forward for those anglers missing the deadline. If a membership fee is paid after the deadline, the anglers NRP points will be retroactively recorded for the current year. Anglers with extraordinary circumstances may petition the board in writing for approval to request a later payment date.

Acknowledging that 2019 is a year of transition, FFC will provide its membership some additional flexibility for this year only. We will extend the membership fee collection period to May 31, 2019. NRP points will not be carried forward for those anglers missing the deadline. If a membership fee is paid after the deadline, the anglers NRP points will be retroactively recorded for the current year. Anglers with extraordinary circumstances may petition the board in writing for approval to request an alternative payment date.

FFC will be instituting a $5 event sanctioning fee for all non-members participating in sanctioned FFC events. This fee will be charged at the same time event organizers collect fees for the event itself and submitted to FFC. Active members of FFC will not be charged. This fee is included in your membership benefits. Non-member fees paid by an angler will not accrue towards a subsequent membership purchase. Therefore, competitors are encouraged to buy your 2019 FFC membership before your competitive season begins. This is particularly important for those anglers in B.C. whose competition season typically begins in early March.

Those who purchase a membership card and who are not currently on the NRP Leader Board will have their results from the 2019 season added to it. Those who are currently on the NRP Leader Board, in paying their Membership fee will continue to have their name and results listed on the Leader Board.

To reiterate;
Competitors failing to purchase a membership card by May 31, 2019 will lose their accumulated NRPs and have to start over at zero points (if signing up after that date).

Fly Fishing Canada Membership cards are going on sale February 1, 2019.

The Membership Fee is $45 for adults and $25 for Youths (Youths being defined as any person who is 18 years of age or under during the membership year).

FFC will accept registration payment via e-transfer starting on February 1, 2019.

E-transfer to: Flyfishingcanada2@gmail.com

Further Information
More information about Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) can be found at its home page: http://www.flyfishingcanada.net/en/
Further information regarding National Ranking Points (NRPs) and Competitions can be found under the 'Competition' section of the FFC website.

For Information regarding general membership issues, please feel free to contact Chris Puchniak at: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca

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Adhésion à la FFC pour 2019

Les abonnements annuels de Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) sont actuellement en vente, pour ceux qui souhaitent faire partie d'une organisation en pleine croissance. Joignez-vous aux rangs de ceux qui pratiquent la pêche à la mouche et représentent le Canada au sein de la communauté mondiale de la pêche à la mouche!

Les privilèges des membres incluent:
• L’option d’être inscrite sur le tableau des leaders des points de classement nationaux,
• Les membres actifs ne seront pas tenus de payer les frais de sanction de l’événement de 5 $
les frais d’événement facturés par les organisateurs de la ligue restent applicables)
• Droits de vote à l’AGA,
• Possibilité d’occuper un poste d’administrateur au sein du Conseil canadien de pêche à la mouche,
• Considération pour la sélection d’équipes internationales,
• des bulletins d'information,
• Accès à des informations spéciales (y compris des informations rédigées par des membres d’Équipe Canada) et à des récompenses via le site Web de FFC, en cours de refonte en 2019,
• Plus plus ...

Changements pour 2019 et au-delà:
Cette année, nous avons introduit quelques changements dans notre modèle d'adhésion. FFC passera progressivement à la perception des cotisations au début de l’année plutôt qu’à la fin de la saison. Notre raison de le faire est simple. Nous devons collecter les revenus des organisations avant le moment où nos dépenses arrivent à échéance. La majorité des dépenses des organisations telles que les FIP (Fédération internationale de pêche à la mouche), les CIP (Confédération internationale de pêche sportive) et les frais de site Web sont facturées en début d’année.

Par conséquent, en 2020 et au-delà, toutes les cotisations devront être payées avant le 28 février de l'année civile et les points du PRN ne seront pas reportés pour les pêcheurs n'ayant pas respecté la date limite. Si une cotisation est payée après la date limite, les points NRP des pêcheurs seront enregistrés rétroactivement pour l'année en cours. Les pêcheurs avec des circonstances extraordinaires peuvent demander au conseil par écrit l'autorisation de demander une date de paiement ultérieure.

Reconnaissant que 2019 est une année de transition, FFC accordera une flexibilité supplémentaire à ses membres pour cette année uniquement. Nous allons prolonger la période de collecte des cotisations jusqu'au 31 mai 2019. Les points NRP ne seront pas reportés pour les pêcheurs n'ayant pas respecté la date limite. Si une cotisation est payée après la date limite, les points NRP des pêcheurs seront enregistrés rétroactivement pour l'année en cours. Les pêcheurs avec des circonstances extraordinaires peuvent demander au conseil par écrit l'autorisation de demander une autre date de paiement.

FFC instituera des frais d’agrément de 5 $ pour tous les non-membres participant à des événements sanctionnés. Ces frais seront facturés au même moment où les organisateurs de l'événement collecteront des frais pour l'événement lui-même et seront soumis à FFC. Les membres actifs de FFC ne seront pas facturés. Ces frais sont inclus dans les avantages de votre adhésion. Les frais de non-membre payés par un pêcheur à la ligne ne seront pas comptabilisés pour un achat ultérieur d'adhésion. Par conséquent, les concurrents sont encouragés à acheter votre abonnement FFC 2019 avant le début de votre saison compétitive. Ceci est particulièrement important pour les pêcheurs en C.-B. dont la saison de compétition commence généralement au début de mars.

Ceux qui achètent une carte de membre et qui ne font pas actuellement partie du tableau des leaders du PNR verront leurs résultats de la saison 2019 ajoutés. Ceux qui sont actuellement membres du conseil des leaders du PNR et qui paient leur cotisation continueront à avoir leur nom et leurs résultats répertoriés dans le conseil des leaders.

Recommencer;
Les concurrents qui n'achèteront pas de carte de membre avant le 31 mai 2019 perdront leur PNR accumulé et devront recommencer à zéro (si leur inscription est postérieure à cette date).

Les cartes de membre de Fly Fishing Canada seront en vente à partir du 1er février 2019.

Les frais d'adhésion sont de 45 $ pour les adultes et de 25 $ pour les jeunes (les jeunes étant définis comme toute personne âgée de 18 ans ou moins au cours de l'année d'adhésion).

FFC acceptera le paiement de l'inscription par virement électronique à partir du 1er février 2019.

Virement électronique à: Flyfishingcanada2@gmail.com

Informations complémentaires
Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur Fly Fishing Canada (FFC) à sa page d’accueil: http://www.flyfishingcanada.net/fr/
De plus amples informations sur les points de classement national (PNR) et les compétitions sont disponibles dans la section "Compétition" du site Web de FFC.

Pour obtenir des informations sur les problèmes généraux liés à l’adhésion, n'hésitez pas à contacter Chris Puchniak à l’adresse suivante: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca

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Rivers and Stream Fly Fishing / Re: Finally
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:05:40 AM »
Missed this post. Glad to hear that you hooked up (pun also intended) witness David!

Welcome to the addiction of nymphing! 😉

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Analyze This... / Re: clear photo with lots to talk about (me)
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:21:35 AM »
Looks great! I would recommend that you extend the drift equally as far downstream of your location, as there is just as much opportunity to hook a fish downstream, as there is upstream. You will also have a heightened level of sensitivity for strike detection due to the tightness of the line and direct contact with your fly...

Also... I would recommend a lower profile given the depth of the water. Also, I personally prefer clothing and headwear that allows me to effectively blend into my surroundings. I would personally never wear a brightly-coloured or white hat, as that is the highest and most visible part of your body.

I would also recommend that you fully extend your arm and keep your rod more parallel to the water, which will extend your reach up to 3 feet and thereby allow you to reduce the amount of fly line/leader that is suspended between the rod tip and surface of the water, which in turn should enhance your strike detection.

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Innovative Fly Fisher Forum's Fly Tying Night will be held in the private dining room at the Home Restaurant in Maple Ridge from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend our open fly tying nights and join in on a fun and informative night out on the town!

The theme for January's Fly Tying Night will be "Leech Patterns"... Fly tyers are free to tie whatever they'd like to tie. I'll leave the floor open to others that are willing to share a few of their favorite pattern(s).

This is a great chance for you to refill the vacant slots in some of your fly boxes, and prepare for next season's recreational angling trips and competitions. It's also a great way to learn a few new tips and meet some other fly tyers in your region, and join in on the conversations/fishing stories from this past season and plans for this season...

The Home Restaurant is a family-oriented restaurant, so youths are welcome. They aren't charging us for the use of their private banquet room for our tying nights, but the deal is that you'll have to order either a meal or appetizer, or a pie and coffee, tea, or pop in order to fill a spot at the table - I can personally testify that they make the best coffee and pies in town!!!

This is truly a fun time with a great group of people/fly tyers. It's also a great way to hone your fly tying skills and learn some new patterns, so please consider coming out to join in on the fun and share a few laughs! Newcomers to the forum and non-members are most welcome at this and all of our events!! :)

Please email Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com or post on this thread if you plan to attend, so I can get an accurate headcount for the seating.

List of attendees:
1. Todd Oishi
2. Jason Ellingsen
3. Brian Danilkiewicz
4. Greg Buerk
5. Marty Paul
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Here's the address for the Home Restaurant:
21667 Lougheed Hwy
Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 2S2
Phone: 604-476-1600




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Maple Ridge, British Columbia will be hosting the 1st Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Championship from April 26 - 28, 2019. Young fly fishers across Canada are encouraged and invited to participate at this championship. This event will be a celebration of fly fishing and a great opportunity for young fly fishers to learn more about this sport and make new friends.

The top 10 competitors will qualify for a spot on the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team and the opportunity to represent Canada at upcoming Youth World Fly Fishing Championships, as well as a variety of other championships. Several Coaches of the Canadian National Youth Fly Fishing Team will be on hand to mentor and assess the participants.

The four 3-hour sessions of this championship will be held on 2 lake venues and 2 river venues within the Fraser Valley. Competitors should already know how to fly fish and have a good understanding of knots and casting.  Competitors are responsible for providing their own waders, fly fishing equipment, nets, and flies. Boats will be supplied for the 2 lake sessions.

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Details about the competition:

- Eligible fish species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Whitefish.
- There is a total of 4 sessions of competition (2 sessions per day).
- Each session consists of 3 hours of angling.
- 2 Stillwater sessions will be fished casting in drifting boats.
- 2 River sessions will be fished from the river bank, with wading restricted to thigh-deep water.
- Competitors must wear life vests and eye protection at all times when near or on the water.
- All fishing must be performed with a single, barbless fly.
- The use of strike indicators, scent, swivels, and split-shot are forbidden.
- All competition venues are closed to fishing as of April 8, 2019 for all competitors and their agents.

COMPETITION VENUES*:
Stave River
Alouette River
Mike Lake
Rolley Lake
*All competition venues are closed to fishing as of April 8, 2019 for all competitors and their agents.

REGISTRATION
- Registration for this event is now open!
- Competitors must be Canadian citizens that are between 13 to 18 years of age at some point during the 2019 calendar year.
- Maximum number of participants: 24 competitors.
- Competitors may register as individuals or teams.
- Individual competitors will be assigned to a team or may form their own team.
- Teams will consist of 4 competitors.
- Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Registration fee: $125.00 per person (includes: transportation, 2 boxed lunches, and dinner at the closing ceremonies).
- Payment must be received by February 28, 2019 in order to secure a spot for this event.
- Please send your e-transfers to: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca or contact Chris Puchniak for his mailing address if you wish to send a cheque or money order.


SCHEDULE:
Friday, April 26, 2019:     5:00pm - Opening Ceremonies, Competitors' Meeting, and Fly Fishing Clinic
Saturday, April 27, 2019: 8:00am - 11:00am - Session 1
Saturday, April 27, 2019: 1:00pm - 4:00pm   - Session 2
Sunday, April 28, 2019:   8:00am - 11:00am - Session 3
Sunday, April 28, 2019:   1:00pm - 4:00pm   - Session 4
Sunday, April 28, 2019:   6:00pm - Closing Ceremonies and Awards Banquet

Additional details will be posted in the coming months...

Please contact Todd Oishi for more information and to register or volunteer for this event: toishis@gmail.com

COMPETITOR LIST (Maximum of 6 Teams/24 competitors):

TEAM KING FISHER GOLD
1. Callum Learmonth - Surrey, BC
2. Slate Spooner - Okotoks, Alberta
3. Nolan Neufeld - Kelowna, BC
4. Jakob Lorefice - Antigonish, Nova Scotia

TEAM ? ? (Carihi Secondary School Fly Fishing Team):
1. TBD - Campbell River, BC
2. TBD - Campbell River, BC
3. TBD - Campbell River, BC
4. TBD - Campbell River, BC

TEAM ? ? (Carihi Secondary School Fly Fishing Team):
1. TBD - Campbell River, BC
2. TBD - Campbell River, BC
3. TBD - Campbell River, BC
4. TBD - Campbell River, BC

INDIVIDUALS (to be formed into teams of 4 anglers):
 1. Carson Street - Surrey, BC
 2. Mattias Tingstad - Vancouver, BC
 3. Jakob Blessin - Port Coquitlam, BC
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VOLUNTEER LIST:
 1.  Todd Oishi - boat and electric motor
 2.  Robyn Oishi
 3.  Megan Oishi
 4.  Mike Learmonth - boat and electric motor
 5.  Cathy Learmonth
 6.  Chris Puchniak - boat and electric motor
 7.  Colette Stroud
 8.  John Wilkinson - boat and electric motor
 9.  Tina Wilkinson
10. Brian Danilkiewicz - boat and electric motor
11. Matt Dirksen
12. Phil Neufeld
13. Ross Pearson - boat and electric motor
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River Competition Angling Discussions / Re: Traditional Czech nymphing
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:04:42 AM »
I fish traditional style, but only with a longer leader at times.

Often I am using double the length of my fly rod (18 - 20 feet), but on smaller rivers and streams I prefer to fish with traditional Czech nymphing technique with 6 to 8 foot leaders, as was taught to me by Jiri Klima at his Masterclass in the Czech Republic back in 2006. I also studied with Vladi on the River San in Poland, back in 2007, and use his style as well at times.

I would say that for me,  the biggest evolution in my nymphing techniques has been the style and materials that I am using for tying my nymphs...

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That's great to hear, Callum! Can you send or post the name of your team?

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UPDATE FOR JANUARY 30, 2019:

VENUES:

The venues for the 2019 Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Championship have been selected. These venues were selected in order to ensure an enjoyable angling experience is had by all participants, volunteers, and spectators.

Please note that all competition venues are closed to fishing as of April 8, 2019 for all competitors and their agents and fishing buddies.

COMPETITION VENUES:
Stave River (Maple Ridge side of the river)
Alouette River
Mike Lake
Rolley Lake

OPENING CEREMONIES and COMPETITION STAGING AREA:
Hatch Match'r Fly & Tackle
22935 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge B.C.

CLOSING CEREMONIES:
The Ranch Pub & Grill at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Center
21973 132nd Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C.

TEAMS:
Competitors will compete as teams of 4 competitors. Individuals will be assigned to a team, but competitors are free to build their own teams if they choose. Teams will work together and share their intel and information that they gather during the championship in order to ensure the best possible result for their team.

Competitors and teams will be assessed for their ability to function as team players and sportsmanship, by the coaches of the Canadian Youth National Team that will be attending this event.

There will be 4 letter groups, which will be drawn at the Competitors Meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019 with 6 competitors fishing in each group. This will result in a total of 6 competitors fishing on each venue during all 4 sessions.

AWARDS AND MEDALS:
Medals will be awarded to the top three teams and individuals, and the "Top Rod Trophy" to the 1st Place Individual of this championship.

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NOTICE TO ALL TEAM CAPTAINS AND MANAGERS:

Please note that the registration fee for your team is due in full and must be received by Friday, February 22, 2019 in order to officially complete the registration process and secure your spot for your team at this event. Team captains or managers are responsible for submitting a single payment for all 6 members of their team.

Please send your e-transfers to: chrispuchniak@shaw.ca or contact Chris Puchniak for his mailing address if you wish to send a cheque or money order.

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Update for January 27, 2019:

Welcome to Giani Devooght of Hertsberge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, who will be competing as a member of a multi-national, American/European youth team, names Team Master Nymph Black!

Best wishes for a great competition and time spent in North America!!





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