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A spot has been opened for one more team at the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships. This event is sanctioned by Fly Fishing Canada as a Level 1.1 competition with 750 National Ranking Points up for grabs, and is sanctioned by Fly Fishing Team USA for their national ranking point system.

This year's championship will see 5 international teams in attendance, which makes this the most challenging fly fishing championship to be held in North American soil for 2017! It will also be a great learning experience for all that attend.

Please click on the following link or contact Todd Oishi at: toishis@gmail.com for more information or to register as an individual or team:

http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2692.0
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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.
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I think theres a river somewhere around there :)

I would go back in a heart beat for a Bow River Nationals.... especially with the size of fish it has been putting out lately! 
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2017 NATIONAL RANKING POINTS, updated as of August 18th to include the results of the 2017 Quebec Provincial Fly Fishing Championship and the North Central Alberta Fly Fishing League's August 12th Competition:


Results of FFC# 2017-15: Quebec Provincial Fly Fishing Championship:


Results of FFC# 2017-5: North Central Alberta Fly Fishing League:
Rank. Name.      Placing Pts. Fish Pts.  NRPs Earned
1. Ian George          2            28         180 NRPs
2. Kevin Cucheron    2            22         144 NRPs
3. Jon Toyad            3            22         108 NRPs
4. Mike Briggs         4            12           90 NRPs
5. Jason Doucette    4             9            80 NRPs
6. Rick Quiring         5             9           72 NRPs
7. Travis Cragg         5             6           65 NRPs
8. Gaby Roy             6             9           58 NRPs
9. Jason Stephens    7             5           52 NRPs
10. JP Forget           7             3           47 NRPs
11. Lance Lakusta    7             2           43 NRPs
12. Tom Stewart      8             6           40 NRPs

Here are the 2017 mid-season National Ranking Points (NRPs) that have been recorded as of August 18th, by the competitors that have paid for their Competitor Cards last season. Current NRPs for the 2017 season are based on the average of a competitors best 2 results, which may include their previous year's NRPs.

Competitors wishing to have their competition points recorded on Fly Fishing Canada's NRP are required to purchase a Fly Fishing Canada membership (competitors 18 and younger are not required to purchase a membership, but must register as a member of Fly Fishing Canada in order to have their results included).

Rank   Name      Current NRP - Best 2 2017 NRPs - 2016 NRP
 1   Jim Iredale                604           1000/00*                  208
 2   Chris Puchniak           594            650/360                  538
 3   Todd Oishi                 570            390/329                  750
 4   Clint Goyette             518            600/00*                  435
 5   Ian Troup                  516            800/115                  231
 6   Colin Huff                  445           400/222                   490
 7   JF Lavallee                439           500/00*                   378
 8   Ivo Balinov                375           360/91                     389
 9   Calin Lumperdean      360           250/86                     470
10  Ciprian Rafan             347          400/111                    294
11  Jason Doucette          322           500/144                    132
12  Keefer Pitfield            321           290/216                    351
13  John Wilkinson           307           302/293                    311
14  Matthew Dirksen        305           360/325                    250
15  Rob Stroud                294           00*/00*                    490
16  Josh Gelinas              288           00*/00*                    480
17  Ken MacAulay            265           300/101                    229
18  Jeremiah Hamilton     257           277/252*                   236
19  Mike Oishi                 252           240/189                     263
20  Mike Learmonth         249          263/234                      161
21  Kevin Cucheron         247           144/143                     350
22  Ionut Cotinghi           225           315/125                     134
23  John Nishi                 222           120/00*                     324
24  Peter Morrison           220           130/00*                     309
25  Peter Huyghebaert     216           216/216                      95
26  Sorin Comsa              200          288/20                       111
27  Dave Forgeron           199            36/27                       332
28  Alex Baumeister         199          166/113                     232
29  David Nonomura        190           180/00*                    200
30  Geoff LeClair              174           00*/00*                    290
31  Tom Irvine                 170           225/90                     114
32  Ernie Kalwa                169          130/32                      208
33  Brian Danilkiewicz      166           162/104                    169
34  Mack Harmston          161           181/117                    141
35  Evan Paterson            160          169/151                     151
36  John Beaven              152            45/00*                     254
37  Claude Cipelletti         152           00*/00*                    253
38  Jonathan Furigay        147          200/00*                      94
39  Cody Wolfe                128           165/00*                      91
40  Mark Feldberg            121          156/00                        85
41  Callum Learmonth      117          118/115                      66
42  Ian George                111           180/00*                      41
43  Andy Larkin                106          00*/00*                    176
44  Mike Briggs                102            90/28                      114 
45  Colette Stroud            100            91/00*                    108
46  Gerald Wolfe                84            79/46                        89
47  David Heine                 70            46/00*                      93
48  Marc Bilan                   70             70/00*                     70
49  Norm Godding             65             40/00*                     89
50  Marius-Adrian Dumitru 64           00*/00*                    106 
51  Guillaume Cheny         36           00*/00*                      60

00*/00* indicates no participation at this point in the season
/00* indicates participation in only a single competition at this point in the season

Note: Competition organizers are required to submit the results for their events to Fly Fishing Canada within a period of 7 days of the completion of the event or they will not be eligible for inclusion for the 2017 NRPs.

This list will be updated on a monthly basis, or within 7 days of the results being submitted and verified by Fly Fishing Canada's NRP committee.

Thanks,
Todd
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Hi guys, If you could help me with some info about the topic would be great. Thanks in advance. I guess 2 hours drive from Calgary will do.
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Stillwater Fly Fishing / Re: making a loop on lake lines
« Last post by Andy Larkin on August 17, 2017, 08:34:47 PM »
No sense to mess around with braided loops or thread loops on Airflo or any braided core lines.

If you have an adjustable heat gun, Airflo lines weld great around 325-360 degrees.  Get a length of shrink tubing, a good set of flat nosed pliers and you're off to the races.  If done right, it will be nice and sleek and last a very long time. 

It may be worth contacting your friendly neighbourhood fly shop if they have a trained professional to prevent sacrificing too much fly line to the fish gods trying this...
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Stillwater Fly Fishing / Re: making a loop on lake lines
« Last post by Steven Good on August 15, 2017, 12:53:59 PM »
Todd, which braided loops do you use. So many to choose from. Not sure it matters however I want a small loop.
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... and available by special order from my company (ELK Trading Co.) with shipping anywhere in Canada for $330 CAD each including taxes and shipping. Just message me to order one of these great rods.

Please note: Cortland has discontinued the 10ft rods. They now only offer 10ft-6inch (10.5ft) rods in both 3wt and 4wt.
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Stillwater Fly Fishing / Re: making a loop on lake lines
« Last post by Todd Oishi on August 14, 2017, 08:22:04 PM »
I prefer braided loops and secure them with fly tying thread and a thin coat of flexible epoxy.
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Stillwater Fly Fishing / Re: making a loop on lake lines
« Last post by Mike Learmonth on August 14, 2017, 05:11:29 PM »
Airflo makes a welded loop machine that can put a welded loop in their  lines. One of our local fly shops has the machine and did them for some of my lines.... might be worth a call to one of your shops to see.
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