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Re: 2019 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2019, 04:30:33 AM »
With so great anglers as coaches I wish I was still a youth.  :D

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Re: 2019 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2019, 09:09:31 AM »
UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2019:

For clarification purposes, please note the following rules and procedures that apply to the official practice sessions for this event:
1.     All five members of each team may only have access to Batstone Lake on one of the official practice dates (the same date) and are only permitted to use a single boat for the 5 members of their team during their practice session.
2.     All five members of each team may only have access to Corbett Lake on 2 of the 3 official practice dates (September 22, September 23, or September 24) and are only permitted to use a single boat for the 5 members of their team during their practice sessions.
3.     All five members of each team may only have access to Tunkwa and Roche Lake on 2 of the 3 official practice dates (September 22, September 23, or September 24) and are only permitted to use 2 boats for the 5 members of their team during their practice sessions.

To summarize… The practice dates are September 22, September 23, and September 24, ( no fishing permitted on competition venues on September 25th) with the teams being restricted to the following:
1.   A single date on Batstone Lake and a single boat for that day.
2.   Two dates on Corbett Lake and a single boat on each of the 2 days.
3.   Two dates on Roche Lake and 2 boats on each of the 2 days.
4.   Two dates on Tunkwa Lake and 2 boats on each of the 2 days.

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Re: 2019 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 09:42:44 AM »
UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2019:

Two drivers will be assigned/drawn for each Letter Group to transport 5 passengers and their gear to and from these venues during the competition days of this event. There will be 10 competitors per group, so there will be 2 vehicles in each group to accommodate the competitors travel needs. Space for gear may be limited in some vehicles, so please pack light and only bring what you will need for your sessions.

The following competitors have kindly volunteered the use of their vehicles and are confirmed as drivers for the transportation of 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:
Todd Oishi
Mike Oishi
John Nishi
Rob Stroud
Chris Puchniak

Team King Fisher White Drivers:
Darryl Fisher*
Mike Learmonth
Brian Danilkiewicz
Gerald Wolfe
Johnny Wilkinson
*An additional driver will be required for Darryl’s group, and will be determined upon the completion of the draw.

TRANSPORTATION AND CARE OF MEASURING TROUGHS
The 5 drivers of Team Cormorant will be responsible for transporting the 6 measuring troughs for their individual groups (1 trough per boat and 1 spare trough left on the dock) to and from each venue, and collecting them once the session is over and before their group departs for the next venue or home (everyone should please confirm that the driver has the troughs before departing for your venues or returning to Tunkwa Lake Resort).

Cords have been attached to the measuring troughs, 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 will not be able to measure their fish. Please keep the troughs on the floor of the boat and not on your thwart boards when handling or measuring fish!

If you have a spare trough of your own, please bring it along with you as a backup for your group, in the event that someone loses their measuring trough…

TRANSPORTATION AND CARE OF DROGUES
It is the responsibility of each and every competitor to provide their own drogue, but several of the newer competitors may not 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 (5 drogues per group).

Competitors are free to use para-drogues and cone-shaped drogues, but the loaner drogues will all be cone-shaped (Minn Kota drogues). Please co-ordinate amongst your group the disbursement of the drogues upon your arrival at the venues, so we can ensure that every boat has one before leaving the dock. It is the responsibility of the competitors to ensure that their boat has a drogue at the start of each session.

Please remember to remove and bring the drogues and measuring troughs with you for the next session at your next venue, as there won’t be any when you arrive, as the other group will be taking theirs to their next venue. Thwart boards are to remain at the venues until the completion of the final session on Saturday afternoon (Session Six).

ROCHE LAKE VENUE TRAVEL/ROUTE
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 delays as you pass through the city of Kamloops or along the back roads.

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: 6:30am
• Vehicles depart for Corbett Lake Resort: 6:45am
• Vehicles depart for Roche Lake (afternoon session): 9:15am
Shuttles depart from the covered picnic area across from the Tunkwa Lake Resort’s Office.

It is the responsibility of the team captains and/or managers to ensure that all of their team members are at the shuttle departure area on time, as the shuttles will depart according to the schedule, so do not be late or else the shuttle will leave without you!

It’s critical that all groups 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. Adhering to the shuttle departure times should ensure that everyone has ample time to set up their gear and boat, and time to view their venue.

The groups that are going to Roche Lake for the afternoon session will depart at 9:15am in order to allow that group the ability to arrive early and watch the end of the morning session and cheer-on their teammates. It will also allow them to sit down with their teammates for a debrief of the morning session while enjoying their bagged lunches in the comfort of the resort’s restaurant (lunches will be sent with the afternoon-session-vehicles on Day One and Day two, and the morning-session-vehicles on Day Three).

BOAT OPERATOR LICENSES
Competitors that are planning to operate a boat need to take the "completed safety checklist for a rented boat" test (only takes a few minutes to perform) that can be done with the managers at Tunkwa Lake Resort or Roche Lake Resort. Keep the certification paper in your boat bag or vest, so you’ll have it for the days that you will be required to operate a boat or else you’ll have to retake the test if you can’t find and produce it when checking out a boat.

It would be very much appreciated by everyone in your group, and far more time-effective, to write the boat operator test and complete this process before starting your official practice sessions in order to save time on the actual days of the competition!

SCORECARDS
1. Each participant is responsible for checking the accuracy of their scorecard and ensuring that their fellow competitor has signed and crossed out the unused part of the scorecard at the end of each session.
2. All scorecards (including blanks) must be handed to the sector judge immediately upon the boat’s arrival to the shore or dock. Scorecards must be handed to the sector judge even if a competitor fails to score a fish (A.K.A. “blanks”).
3. Competitors are prohibited from leaving the shoreline or docks until they've handed in their scorecards (missing or cards that are handed in late will be disqualified).

OTHER ITEMS
Please ensure that everyone synchronizes their watches and time pieces before the start of the session, in order to ensure that everyone starts and stops fishing at the exact same time. Please signal by either yelling, waving, or blowing a whistle (or all three) to the other boats to indicate 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 or under windy conditions.

Any fish that are caught, played, or landed while the boat is under the power of the motor (motor actually running) are not eligible for scoring.  At the conclusion of each session, any fish that are hooked while the flies are in the water or as they're being stripped or retrieved back to the boat after end of the session, are NOT eligible for scoring points.

The time that all of your fish are caught MUST be recorded on your scorecard in the event of any disputes.  Any disputed fish or rule violations must be recorded and written on the back of your scorecard along with the time of the infraction, and then brought to the attention of the sector judge upon your return to the shore or dock at the completion of the session.

Please remember that competitors are not permitted to power their motors while their fly line and fly and/or their boat partner's fly line and fly are in the water, as they could potentially cut or tangle the fly lines in the propeller and stall the motors; immobilize the boat; and destroy the fly line.

And finally… It is the responsibility of both competitors to verbally confirm and ensure that they are both ready for the motor to start and their flies and fly lines are out of the water before starting the motor and moving the boat!


Thank-you,
Todd Oishi - Head Organizer of the North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
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Re: 2019 North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 12:40:55 PM »
I am trying to find 2 more people that have a truck or van that can accommodate 5 people and some gear. Please let me know if you have one and are willing to serve as a driver for 2 of the days of this event. You will be reimbursed for your fuel on the 2 competition days that require a drive to the venues.

Please post here or email me at:  toishis@gmail.com   if you're able and willing to help out.

Thanks,
Todd
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