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Logan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
June 6 - 11, 2016

Fly fishers from across North America and around the World are invited to submit applications for attending this international loch-style fly fishing competition, and to celebrate fly fishing in general. Members of the Canadian; U.S.A.; European; and U.K. National Fly Fishing Teams will be on hand and competing for the team and individual titles, medals, and The NALSFFC Cup. Please visit our website for more information: www.flyfishingchampionship.com

The maximum number of teams for this event has been set at 10 teams (5 competitors per team). With 2 spots being reserved for international teams and 1 spot for a single Canadian Youth Fly Fishing Team.

Registration for this event opens at 8:00am (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday July 24, 2015 and closes at 6:00pm on May 25, 2016. Competitors can register as a part of a team or will be assigned to a team if they register as an individual. Teams and individuals can register by emailing Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com

 Registration fees and the proceeds from the live and silent auction go directly to B.C. Children's Hospital. During the past 5 years, this event has raised well over $130,000.00 for the hospital fund!

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Dates and venues to be confirmed and announced at a later date...

Competition Venues: Leighton Lake, Tunkwa Lake, and the Trojan Pond - near the town of 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: $225.00 per person (proceeds donated to B.C. Children's Hospital).
Entry fees include a lunch at Leighton and Tunkwa Lake on Day One and Day Two, and breakfast and lunch served at The Trojan Pond during Day Three on Saturday, June 11th.
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 special permission being granted for the use of multiple fly rigs on the Trojan Pond competition venue (a maximum of 3 flies on this private water).
Leighton Lake and Tunkwa Lake are single fly only venues.
Eligible species: Rainbow Trout
Minimum length: 18cm.
Maximum boat motor size: 9.9hp
Maximum Number of Participants: 50 competitors (ten 5-man teams - with 2 spots reserved for international teams and 1 spot for a Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team).
Official Practice Sessions: There will be two 3-hour official practice sessions at Tunkwa Lake and Leighton Lake on June 7th, and unofficial practice on June 5th and 6th, 2016.
No fishing policy: There will be a 30 day no-fishing policy in effect for Tunkwa Lake and Leighton Lake, which comes into effect at 6:00am on May 5, 2016.
There will also be a closure on all 3 competitio venues on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Trojan Pond has a no-fishing policy in effect for a period of 60 days prior to the competition. All competitors and their agents are not allowed to fish the competition venues during these periods of time.

Registration Requirements:
◦ All Canadian teams that have 5 team members residing in B.C. and/or Alberta, are required to supply a minimum of 3 boats and 3 licensed boat operators for the 2016 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships.
◦ All Canadian teams that have 3 or 4 team members residing in B.C. and/or Alberta, are required to supply a minimum of 2 boats and 2 licensed boat operators.
◦ All Canadian teams that have 2 team members residing in B.C. and/or Alberta, are required to supply a minimum of 1 boat and 1 licensed boat operator.
◦ Youth Team members are required to supply the required number of boats and boat operators for the 2016 NALSFFC.
◦ Only teams that are flying or traveling from destinations outside of Western Canada (B.C. and Alberta) are exempt from this rule.
◦ Failure to provide the required number of boats and licensed operators will result in the rejection of their team's registration and ability to participate at this event (refunds not be issued if a competitor cancels 30 days prior to or during this event).
◦ Registration is based on a first-come-first-served and qualification basis, and an announcement will be made on this thread and the event's website in regards to when registration opens...


Venues for the 2016 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships...

Meet & Greet and Closing Ceremonies Venue:
Logan Lake's Meadow Creek Golf & Country Club

Official and Unofficial Practice Venues:
Tunkwa Lake
Leighton Lake
Bose Lake
Logan Lake

Competition Venues:
Leighton Lake (1 sessions)
Tunkwa Lake (2 session)
Trojan Pond (2 sessions)

Sectors One & Two: Tunkwa Lake (Sessions 1, 2, and 3):


Sector Three: Leighton Lake (Sessions 1, 2, and 3):


Sector Four: Trojan Pond (Sessions 4 and 5)


Group Rotation for the 2016 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships:

Day One:
Venues:         Tunkwa South    Tunkwa North    Leighton   
Session One:          A & D                   E                   B & C
* All of the competitors are required to help load and unload the boats that are being
transferred between venues during the break between Session One and Session Two
Session Two:          B & C                A & D                  E
 
Day Two:
Venues:         Tunkwa North    Tunkwa South    Leighton     
Session Three:        E                  B & C                   A & D
Break in Afternoon

Day Three:
Venue:                   Trojan Pond           
Session Four:   Groups A, B, C, D, and E
Session Five:   Groups A, B, C, D, and E



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Schedule for the 2016 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships...

Sunday, June 5, 2016:
Venues: Leighton Lake and Tunkwa Lake
Both venues are wide open unofficial practice 
(Teams are responsible for supplying, renting, or arranging loaner boats)
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Monday, June 6, 2016:
Venues: Leighton Lake and Tunkwa Lake
Both venues are wide open unofficial practice
(Teams are responsible for supplying, renting, or arranging loaner boats)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016:
Venues: Leighton Lake and Tunkwa Lake (2 team members on one venue and 3 on the other)
Official Practice Session at both lakes:               9:00am – 12:00pm
Competitors rotate to other practice venue:  12:00pm – 2:00pm
Official Practice Session at both lakes:                2:00am – 5:00pm
(Teams are responsible for supplying, renting, or arranging loaner boats)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Venue : Tunkwa Lake Resort
Team Canada Masterclass:        9:00am - 3:00pm
* No fishing allowed on Competition Venues on this day.
Venue: Logan Lake's Meadow Creek Golf & Country Club
Meet & Greet, Draw, and Team Photos: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Venue: Leighton and Tunkwa Lake
Session One:  9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break 12:00pm - 2:00pm *[/b]
* All of the competitors are required to help load and unload the boats that are being
transferred between venues during the break between Session One and Session Two
Session Two:    2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Friday, June 10, 2016  
Venue: Leighton and Tunkwa Lake
(Continental Breakfast)
Session Three:     9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break: 12:00pm - 1:30
Afternoon: Free time for loading boats, fishing, or making preparations for the final day...

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Venue: Trojan Pond
(Buffet Breakfast)
Session Four: 9:00am - 12:00pm
(Buffet Lunch)
Session Five:  1:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday Evening, June 11, 2016
Venue: Logan Lake Golf & Country Club
Closing Ceremonies and Awards Banquet:    6:30pm – 11:00pm
Dinner served:                                           7:30pm
Awards Ceremonies & Live Auction:              8:30pm

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Teams leave for home...

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List of teams and individuals

1. Team Cormorant:
Todd Oishi – boat
Rob Stroud – boat
Chris Puchniak – boat
John Nishi - boat
Madoka Myers (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

2. Team Kingfisher Blue:
Brian Danilkiewicz-boat
Gerald Wolfe-boat   
Colette Stroud
Danny Hollins
Martin Payne - boat

3. Team Riseform:
Geoff LeClair – boat
Mike Ohata – boat
Lloyd Horwood – boat
Darryl Fischer – boat
Jason Ladyman

4. Team Mustang:
Wayne Yoshizawa – boat
Norm Godding – boat
Alastair Grogan
Marty Paul
Gord Pope

5. Team Sport Fishing on the Fly:       
John Wilkinson - boat
Tony Moore - boat
Dale Freschi
Don Freschi
Andrew Smith

6. MRFD:
Paul Davidson – boat
Claude Cipelletti – boat 
Lyle Heinrich
Tim Bernardo – boat
Clayton Boake

7. Youth Team (Team Troot Legends):
Matt Dirksen
Evan Paterson
Donny Boake (NWT)
Cody Wolfe
Brian Mirea

8. Team Kingfisher White:
Matt Dixon
Matt Mikes – boat
Mike Learmonth – boat
Kevin Cucheron – boat   
Vance Whitley –boat

9. Team Freestone (USA):
Sean Crocker (Holland, Pennsylvania, USA)
Loren Williams (Saratoga Springs, New York, USA)
Steve Good (Berwyn, Pennsylvania, USA)              - boat
Andrew Koons (Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA)
Mike Oishi

Volunteer Angler: Don Beall

10. Team  ?  ?
1. TBD
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. TBD

Please contact Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com if you or your team would like to register for this event*

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Teams and individuals may register and will be placed on the waiting list and will be placed on the list of registered teams in the event that there are any cancellations.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2016, 07:43:29 PM by Todd Oishi »
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mattiamangione

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Hi Todd
I'm in for the next year
Thanks
Mattia

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Interesting schedule. It's going to be a busy time with the multiple venue changes. Team Riseform is up for the challenge. Count us in!

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Another great event. Love the changes! Im in!

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Good luck to all of the competitors!

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to this one but will eagerly follow the events as they unfold :).  Go youth team!!

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Thanks Andy! You'll truly be missed at next year's NALSFFC. It's hard to imagine this event without your smiling face and presence... :(

I wish you and your fiancι all the best for your wedding day and future together!
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Based on feedback, recommendations, critiques, and observations from this year's NALSFFC, please note the following changes that have been put in place for the 2016 NALSFFC:

* The maximum number of participants had been reduced to 12 teams (60 competitors), with 3 spots being reserved for international teams and 1 spot for a single Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team.
* There will be 2 practice days allowed on 2 of the venues (Tunkwa Lake and Leighton Lake, which will give the competitors and teams the ability to experiment with locations, techniques, and tactics for these 2 lakes.
* All 3 lake venues will be wide open and fished without boundaries for next year's NALSFFC, which will keep all groups on an even and level playing field (this is possible with the reduction to 60 competitors).
* The Youth Team is required to supply boats under the same requirements and guidelines that apply to all teams.
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Todd, when will registration open?

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Todd - you mentioned waiving the requirement for boats for us poor souls on Vancouver Island due to the ferry expense - ?????? :'( :'(
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Yes, Peter! Consider yourself "waived"!  ;D

In the coming weeks registration will open. We're just waiting for final confirmation from HVC. Mike Ohata should hopefully have an answer from HVC shortly...
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Todd we can't wait to come back. Team Freestone will definitely be there ! Count us in!!

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That's great to hear, Sean! I know your team will be back with a vengeance!  The weather simply made the fishing a lot tougher than usual... :)

Just remember to book a cabin at the resort, and I'll arrange the bedding and other necessities for your team.

Cheers,
Todd
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Update:

Dates and venues for the 2016 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships are now 100% confirmed!

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Registration for this event opens at 8:00am (Pacific Standard Time) on Friday July 24, 2015. Teams and individuals can register by emailing Todd Oishi at: info@innovativeflyfisher.com

Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for all teams will become official after they've provided the names of all 5 team members and the names of the team members that will be supplying and operating boats, and comply with the registration requirements (see below).

Registration Requirements:
◦ All Canadian teams that have 5 team members residing in B.C. and/or Alberta, are required to supply a minimum of 3 boats and 3 licensed boat operators for the 2016 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships.
◦ All Canadian teams that have 3 or 4 team members residing in B.C. and/or Alberta, are required to supply a minimum of 2 boats and 2 licensed boat operators.
◦ All Canadian teams that have 2 team members residing in B.C. and/or Alberta, are required to supply a minimum of 1 boat and 1 licensed boat operator.
◦ Only teams that are flying or traveling from destinations outside of Western Canada (B.C. and Alberta) are exempt from this rule.
◦ Failure to provide the required number of boats and licensed operators will result in the rejection of their team's registration and their ability to participate at this event.


« Last Edit: July 19, 2015, 07:42:15 PM by Todd Oishi »
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Todd, do we reply to this thread in order to register, send you an email, or something else?