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 on: Today at 02:53:37 PM 
Started by dave c - Last post by Dave
Picked up my 3113lb Dave Barnes custom from Freds.  She's a thing of beauty.  Now if I can only find a spring to test her out on.

Glad you like it Dave :D

 on: Today at 02:51:55 PM 
Started by wookie - Last post by wookie
Hi everyone,

For the past three years, I have taken clients/residents from a treatment center in New Westminster out fishing.  It is not only important for them to learn new hobbies and discover new passions to ensure a healthy recovery and life moving forward in their journey, but also it is important for me to give back to a place that literally saved my life.

Since I have been clean I quickly learned that I only keep the life I have by sharing it with others, I have done my best to share my passion for the outdoors, and namely the passion for fishing we all share here, with as many people as I can who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.  As a result, many lasting friendships have been made, and I believe that lives have been changed for the better. 

Earlier this year I reached out to members on this site, and was rewarded with tons of support from people on FWR, from general insight, logistical support and gear donations to get guys out on the water.  So far this year, I have managed several trips to the Chilliwack River, the Capilano, and a few small streams in and around New Westminster.  Most recently, and with the help of Hook, his dad, and a mutual friend, we were able to take 11 guys out for a three day stillwater trip around Merritt.  To see several guys who have never even held a flyrod learn to cast and get into several fish each day was by far the best experience I have ever had on the water.  Even if we caught nothing, I'm sure I would have felt the same.  Watching young men and kids who have come from rough and tumultuous pasts smile, laugh and truly feel gratitude for a day on the water and another day clean is truly a gift.

I just wanted to thank those on FWR who have offered words of encouragement, provided advice and support for me and the guys from Last Door.  Thank you for giving back!
I have passed along a link to some pics we took below!

- Wookie

 on: Today at 09:44:55 AM 
Started by Fisherbob - Last post by Fisherbob
Corrections to Alexandra Morton statements:
 Morton claims she won a “landmark court decision” which “ruled that the salmon farming industry
could no longer stock their farms with diseased fish.”
This statement grossly misrepresents the court ruling. A B.C. salmon farm’s aquaculture license to operate has always ensured only healthy fish are transferred from freshwater hatcheries to ocean farms. The final ruling in this case asked for the licenser (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) to amend the aquaculture license to ensure the decision to transfer fish was that of the Minister, and could not be delegated.
 “... so as it stands today, salmon farming industry cannot put piscine reovirus infected fish into the net pens unless they get express permission from the Fisheries and Oceans Minister to transfer diseased fish”.
This is incorrect, and purposely confuses a common benign fish virus with disease. Piscine reovirus (PRV) is a commonly found virus in the ocean (a single drop of sea water contains a million viruses) and is known to have been present for decades or more – it is not new to this coast and is not a disease. No research in British Columbia has confirmed a causal link between the PRV virus and any disease.
 Morton claims she first discovered PRV – which according to her was likely to have arrived from Norway somewhere around 2007.
This statement is false. PRV was first detected in fish on the Pacific Northwest by Dr. Kristi Miller, and follow up molecular testing of archival samples has shown it to be present in salmonids in the Pacific Ocean since at least 1988."

 on: Today at 07:36:14 AM 
Started by scouterjames - Last post by RalphH
I actually find trebles reduce deep hooking...

You have? That's interesting as numerous studies over 30 or more years have found the same thing.  ;D

 on: Today at 03:31:40 AM 
Started by Fisherbob - Last post by chris gadsden
seems crazy.

what about a plan to resolve this problem ?
We keep trying but as usual big business seems to rein even at the cost of our environment and in this case wild salmon.

 on: Today at 01:13:43 AM 
Started by Fisherbob - Last post by redder
seems crazy.

what about a plan to resolve this problem ?

 on: July 24, 2016, 11:42:41 PM 
Started by Tangles - Last post by Tangles

It seems like Health Canada will soon start phasing out a lot of borax products and demanding special labeling for the rest. Maybe it's time to stock up on some 20 Mule Team LOL  ;D

 on: July 24, 2016, 10:39:40 PM 
Started by scouterjames - Last post by doja
I actually find trebles reduce deep hooking...

 on: July 24, 2016, 10:14:42 PM 
Started by dave c - Last post by dave c
You'll love it. Don't be shy on the hook set as its a pretty limp rod.
Some guys say 3113lb is under gunned for the bigger fish but I've only ever had problems with Big brute Chinook (I mean brutes.) it handles the 10-15 lb chickens no problem.
It's amazing what abuse that rod can take.
Thanks for the tip

 on: July 24, 2016, 09:03:10 PM 
Started by Damien - Last post by DragonSpeed
In my opinion, this bird ranks right up there with "Lilac Breasted Roller" for incredibly sexy bird!  Did you know it is the National Bird of Uganda???  These pictures were taken in the Ngorongoro Caldera, Tanzania - May 30th.


Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Chicks (over cropped a bit, but they're SOOO cute!)

Perfect colour for protection
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

3. Family

Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum) family
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. In flight

Grey Crowned Cranes in flight
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

5. Walking

Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Classic head shot

Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

Hope you loved seeing this bird as much as I do!

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