There are a few team updates of interest. The NWT has fielded a second team called Drop Your Fly North of 60, and Todd Oishi informs me that their former Team X has been renamed Stillwaters Solutions. When it recently evolved that two teams were using the Featherweights name, the team captained by Jeanne Jenkins opted for a new name. As I don't yet have it, they take over Team X for the time being. An interesting sidenote to the interim Team X is that they are a truly cross-Canada team: one member is from PEI, two from Ontario, one from Alberta and one from BC.
Thus far, six teams are complete: Double Hauls, Drop Your Fly North of 60, Equipe Airflo, Team NWT, Team X, and the Mustangs. Les Chiens D'Eau, Ospreys, Stillwaters Solutions, and the VIP Casters each require only one member to be complete, and the Featherweights, L'Equipe Endiable and Team Grand are still accepting members.
That's a total of 13 teams, folks, which is a new record for these events. Considering that we are just getting started and that we don't as yet have a made-in-Alberta team on the roster, 16 teams appears to be a reasonable goal for Grande Prairie.
A web site concerning the Peace Region that is certainly worth visiting is www.kakwaflyfishing.com. Cameron Dickson, the owner/operator of the Kakwa River Fly Fishing Company in Grande Prairie, offers a full range of services that range from walk-and-wade fishing to drift boat trips on the larger rivers. Anyone considering a guided trip before or after the event should find the pictures of hefty trout and beautiful scenery quite thought provoking, especially at Cam's reasonable rates.
Jack Bramm suggests that anyone interested in listening to a few members of Team USA being interviewed about their experiences at the 2006 World Fly Fishing Championship and Conservation Symposium in Portugal, visit www.askaboutflyfishing.com.