5th NFFC Update 28

The current issue of The Canadian Fly Fisher is another winner, and contains an excellent article written by Paul Marriner about fishing on Prince Edward Island. Definitely food for thought with Spud Island scheduled for a future NFFC. If you're not a subscriber you should be. You can sign up at www.canflyfish.com

I recently learned of The Angler's Atlas web site, which provides free bathymetric maps of lakes and rivers, plus recipes and excellent close-up images of fly patterns for many of the waters that are covered. According to Publisher Sean Simmons, their maps currently cover much of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, but other regions in Canada will eventually be included as they continue adding new maps each month. I wasted far too much time gawking at various Ontario lakes that I used to fish in the '70s, several that I fish here on Vancouver Island, and found two of the 5th NFFC lakes in Alberta (Spring and Swan). Well worth checking out at www.AnglersAtlas.com

Islander Reels recently introduced their new 5/6-weight large arbour LX3.2 reel with a disc drag. A real lightweight at only 5.7 ounces, the spool diameter is 3.2 inches, the width is 0.785 inches, and it holds a full WF5F line and 75 yards of 20-pound-test Dacron backing. In addition to a Gold, Black or Clear anodized finish, Islander has produced a limited edition of Pink anodized reels in support of Breast Cancer Research. Part proceeds from the sale of each reel will be donated to "Casting For Recovery." You can check this out further at www.islander.com