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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #75 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

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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #76 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...


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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #77 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
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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #78 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.
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« Reply #79 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!!
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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #81 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.

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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #82 on: September 25, 2017, 12:40:56 PM »
Here are the final results for the 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship:





The Draw:


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

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Re: 2017 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championship
« Reply #83 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
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