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On the road

Blog by: David Coulson , CO 6/15/2012

In a few hours I'll be on a jet plane headed for Winnipeg.  We'll spend the night there and catch a charter out to Arctic Lodges first thing in the morning.  By early afternoon tomorrow I'll be casting flies to some of the best toothy critters Canada has to offer.  Fish in the 30 inch class are common and 40 inch fish are not rare, with an outside shot at a 50 incher.  Did it once years back bringing a 54 to the net.

The last couple weeks have been spent at the vise whenever I could to replenish my already abundant collection of flies.  Whistlers, deceivers, Dalburgs, popper, clousers, and half and halfs were the primary fare.  A couple dozen "pike" flies, yak hair monsters were also added to the mix. 

This morning I finished packing and come in a little over 40 lbs.  I figure five or so for clothing, the rest fishing gear, primarily flies.  OK, I may exagerate a bit, but not much, as those numbers don't include my rods and half the reels which will travel on the plane.

Anyway, I'll try to blog daily and keep you update as to my success, and failures as the week goes one.  Hopefully, there will be a bit of fish porn to go along with it.

Till tomorrow.

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Blog Comments
alanlf5280, 6/15/2012 8:21:37 AM
You forgot me! Enjoy your trip Dave! Looking forward to your blogs and photos.
Lucius, 6/15/2012 10:10:50 AM
Looking forward to!!! Good Luck
Hey Jack!, 6/15/2012 10:12:24 AM
Have fun out there Dave
Show me da fishy, 6/15/2012 10:18:19 AM
Man that sounds like a great time! Have fun!
Good Sam, 6/15/2012 12:26:55 PM
Good luck up there Dave. Steve
David Coulson (Flyrodn), 6/15/2012 1:15:52 PM
Thanks guys. Setting at DIA will be glad to be in air.