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Flies for Alberta

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In 1998 Denny’s Fly Tying Specialties published a book of Alberta fly patterns titled “Flies for Alberta”. This book was authored by Reg Denny, Ian Denny, and Roy Ramdeen. The surviving authors feel that this book should live on, and as such they have decided to produce a revised version in electronic format for anyone that wants to have it. The book is still copyrighted and cannot be sold, however it is free to use by anyone that wants to download it. It is hoped that by releasing this electronic version, the legacy of the book and the patterns within it will live on! 

View the online copy

Feb 2021 FlyCaster

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Attention all Trout club members

Call for volunteers:

Our club is 100% run by volunteers and continues through the support of members. With some board members completing their term we again have the opportunity for anyone interested in joining the team. The time commitment is low with our club executive meeting on average about once a month. You will be able to participate in shaping both operational and governance support with fellow executive members. For your service to our club members you wil recieve an honorarium of having your membership to both the ETFC and the AFGA paid as well as having fun. If you are thinking about this but have questions, to put your name forward or to recommend someone you feel may be interested please reach out to Ron Storrier at

Please mark you calendar for March 2, 7:00pm. TODD ZIMMERLING – Alberta Conservation Association – Topic: Update on ACA Programs for 2021 and beyond. Should be a very informative presentation.

Edmonton Trout Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Muir Lake Update

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Here is a Muir Lake Project Update Northern Lights Chapter of TUC has submitted a grant application to ACA to replace the 8 Education Signs at Muir Lake originally erected by FESA in 2002 as part of ETFC’s 50th Anniversary. The project also includes plans to make digital copies of the sign information freely available to any interested individual or organization including Outdoor Ed and Science teachers. ETFC is a Project Partner and is contributing $800 of the original $4000 it had set aside for Muir Lake signage. Anyone interested in providing input to the sign information, especially regarding angling techniques, or otherwise helping with the work is invited to contact Northern Lights at Edmonton Oldtimers Fishing Club and Phil Rowley Fly Angling are also partners with Northern Lights on this project The project’s objective and activities are:

To increase knowledge of and appreciation for the natural food items available to trout in Alberta’s stocked ponds and of proven angling techniques for imitating the characteristics and behaviour of each food item for greater angling enjoyment and success


  • Create text, diagrams, and photographs describing the appearance, life-cycle, characteristics and behaviour of Chironomids, Damsel and Dragonflies, Leeches, Caddis, Scuds, Small Fish, Backswimmers and Water Boatmen, and Mayflies in conjunction with an aquatic insect taxonomist, an entomologist, a professional biologist, and an educational reading specialist.
  • Document and illustrate fly and spin fishing tactics to imitate the appearance and behaviour of each life form based on literature review and input from experienced fly and spin fishers.
  • Create professionally designed graphics and media for each display to be made freely available to individuals, organizations, and Outdoor Education and Science teachers.
  • Contract construction and installation of the displays to replace similar but damaged and unreadable signage at Muir Lake Education Centre.