Great Bear Lake Journal - Trophy Lodge - July 14 to 21, 2012

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While at times it seems to fly by, a year is actually a very long time – particularly between our fishing trips to Great Bear Lake. Anything can, and sometimes does happen that threatens to throw a wrench into our plans, but in 2012, not unlike the previous thirty plus years for many us, the fates were once again in our corner, we overcame the odds, and would soon be gathering in Edmonton on the first leg of our journey to the "Bear."

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The Executioner

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Killing, or at the very least attempting to effectively dissuade insects from making a meal out of us is a multi billion-dollar industry, and how our imaginations have soared over the years as we continue struggling to invent a better mousetrap – or in this instance – bug trap.

 

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Please Release Me...

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While for some, the jury may still be out regarding the overall effectiveness of catch and release programs, in my opinion the jury has completed their deliberations and rendered a verdict - that if properly designed, implemented and administered – they work.

Consider this case in point.

 

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Come Fly with Me

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 While the sport of fly fishing has become somewhat demystified over the years, many continue to see it as a way to catch fish, that is best left to those who have an unhealthy fascination with insects and bugs, and likely live in their parents basement.

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Chilling With a Yeti

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Just to be clear, I am not suggesting a trip into the Himalaya’s to go one on one with the legendary fur ball that supposedly roams those parts.

This Yeti is much closer at hand, and a great deal easier to find. Just head on over to a quality outdoors store, and with a bit of luck, you may have a verifiable sighting.

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