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Stillwater Patterns / Hooks for Chironomids
« on: February 05, 2017, 06:11:34 AM »
Just wondering, I have a mess of TMC 2302 #12 hooks. Are they considered strong enough. What do most chironomids fishers recommend?

Stillwater Patterns / Re: Favorite Fly
« on: January 17, 2017, 03:27:52 PM »
Beaver Leech!! Stillwater wonder especially during spring from ice out till mid June. Bear hair tail, beaver dubbing body and a black hackle tied back collar. Fish iy anyway you like it just works!!

Stillwater Patterns / Re: Favorite Fly
« on: January 17, 2017, 03:25:44 PM »
A Beaver Leech!! Stillwater wonder, especially during spring say May into mid June. Bear hair tail beaver fur dubbing and a black tied back black hackle collar. Fish it whatever way you like it just works!

Stillwater Patterns / Re: Lake controler ???
« on: January 17, 2017, 03:16:59 PM »
Thanks loads. That leaves little in question.

Stillwater Patterns / Re: Lake controler ???
« on: January 17, 2017, 06:51:22 AM »
OK, probably have the wrong terminology. We are not using people in the boats with the anglers, but have a person on shore at each lake, I guess a " lake captain's" duties is what I'm looking for. I fished in the twenty ten competition but wasn't concerned about that persons duties except we had to pick a boat #.

Stillwater Patterns / Lake controler ???
« on: January 16, 2017, 11:43:21 AM »
We are holding the Canadian National championships here in Roblin the first week of June this year. I am in charge of lake controllers and would like a job description so that when I approach people to help out, I know how the answers to any questions they may have.

Casual Conversations and Discussions / Re: 10 wt sinking line???
« on: March 30, 2016, 05:28:14 PM »
Thanks, everybody. I think the Titan type 5 is where we're going. Just not too many options in 10 wt.
I'm also thinking the Mastery Titan for a floating line for pike.

Casual Conversations and Discussions / 10 wt sinking line???
« on: March 29, 2016, 05:30:16 PM »
Looking at the slim options for a 10 wt sinking fly line. Thinking a Rio Deep 7 but doesn't look like it comes in a 10 wt.
Will be used mostly for lake trout. Any suggestions?

Stillwater Fly Fishing / SA's Mastery Anadro????
« on: March 28, 2016, 08:11:01 AM »
Has anyone tried this line? I'm considering it for pike. Will use a number of different flies from large to medium and streamers to popper type. |At present I'm using a Rio Clouser  in a 10 wt and have not been disappointed.
Any suggestions.

I agree to some extent but we have to remember that there are a large number of dedicated hard water fishers in Manitoba. They should have the right to catch those trophy fish also. Fishing is all about enjoyment and ice fishing to them is way more important than open water. Many of them are involved in the agricultural area of the economy and hard water fishing is their time.

Fly Fishing Competitions and Events / BUG CHUCKER CUP
« on: March 17, 2016, 05:43:01 PM »
Bug chucker Cup Stillwater fly fishing tournament goes this coming May.
Dates   May 26, 27 & 28
Location   Roblin, Manitoba
Eligible Species    Rainbows, Browns, Brookies and Tigers
Entry fee   $50 for individual, $100 for team of two

We had 24 two person teams last year and are hoping for as many for this years competition.
Entries should be in by mid May to ensure a spot.
Lakes were fishing great last Fall and with the snow cover we have water levels should be great come ice off.
Tournament is a great opportunity to mingle with other fly fishers and to catch some trophy size trout. A 28 inch Tiger was caught last year.
Be great to see you here in Manitoba to enjoy our super fishing!!
For more info and downloadable entry form visit

Introductions and Greetings / Intro from Manitoba Parkland
« on: June 04, 2013, 07:21:30 AM »
Good morning, everyone! My name is Bill Pollock, I live in Roblin, Manitoba
, where I have resided for the past 35 years. I began fly fishing in about 72 and dabbled in it for a few years. After purchasing my first donut type tube, I experienced a new found favourite way to fish. Since then, I have chased trout, smallmouth bass, pike, etc. here in Manitoba and into Alberta, BC, Montana and Washington.  I do most of my fishing here in the Parkland of Manitoba as we have a large variety of species within an hours drive of my home. I have graduated to a pontoon boat equipped with most of the necessary items to keep a 70 plus year old comfortable and entertained.
I am a co-chair of the Bug Chucker Cup Stillwater Fly fishing Tournament here in Roblin, Manitoba. I have been fortunate to meet many fly fishers from both Canada and the US while fishing here in the Parkland.
I want to wish each and everyone a super Summer of fishing, whether the catching is good or not.

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