Friday, November 27, 2009

Website Feedback

Well it has been a week since I announced the launch of my new website.  I want to thank those of you who took the time to contact me regarding the changes and additions.  The positive response I received regarding the changes was overwhelming.  Most would agree, the old site needed a collective kick in the pants!

Thanks to those of you who spoke to me last night regarding the site changes at Trout Unlimited Canada and the Bow River Chapter's Fall Splash fund raising event.  It was a great event in support of cold water conservation.

A number of you hadn't visited my Members section in a while so there was a number of emails regarding User Name and Password questions. Please keep in mind, your User Name is the email address with which you first registered.  If you can't remember your Password be sure to select the 'Forgot Your Password?' hyper-text and it will be sent to you right away. If these options don't work please don't hesitate to contact me if you are having any sign on issues at

Once you log in your account information now appears allowing you to manage your account information such as email address changes.  You don't have to wait for me to respond, which believe me is a good thing!  To visit any Member pages simply select one of the Member pages from the navigation bar located on the left side of the web page.

The store page is currently under construction and we hope to have it up soon.  Also by next week I should have detailed information regarding the release of my next book, Stillwater Selections.  Stillwater Selections is a new fly tying book containing over 50 stillwater patterns complete with step by step tying instructions and images.  In addition to a number of my own patterns it includes patterns by other creative stillwater fly fishers such as Brian Chan. This book will be distributed through B.C. Outdoors Sports Fishing Magazine.  We hope to have it in Canada available for purchase by December 10th. 

In early January Brian Chan and I will also be releasing a joint fly tying and fly fishing DVD produced once again by B.C. Outdoors.  This DVD includes 12 patterns (6 of mine and 6 of Brian's) along with on the water presentation techniques for each fly.  Once again, when the DVD is available I will let you know.  Both through my Blog and the What's New section on my website.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Revised Fly Craft Angling Adventures Site Now Up and Running!

As promised, my revised website, is now up and running.  My site includes a number of improvements and a whole new slate of images.  For example, if you visit the Home page you will see at the bottom a listing of what changes have been recently made.  Right now I have provided my 2010 show and seminar schedule in my Calendar section as it currently stands.  I have also added a new pattern, the Furled Alevin, to my Fly Patterns page.

You will also notice that beginning in spring 2010, once all the snow and ice has left, I will be offering instructional guiding from my Edmonton area home.  Please visit my Guiding page for more information.

I am working on getting the Store page up and running soon as well, hopefully in a week or two at the latest.

So please take a minute or two and poke around the new site.  If you have any comments at all please don't hesitate to pass them along.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Welcome to my Blog

For those of you have visited my website, you might recall that I used to send out a newsletter on a somewhat regular basis.  Admittedly, as most of you have pointed out, I have fallen off the communication wagon.  In recent years I have been wanting to find a medium to communicate on a more regular and timely basis.  With the introduction of my Blog the avenue is now here!

I will be posting on a regular basis to advise you on a variety of topics including upcoming announcements, new books DVD's, upcoming speaking engagements, hosted trips even a few favorite fly patterns.  If possible I will try to include a few supporting images as well.

So here is the first bit of news. Within two weeks, my revised Fly Craft Angling website will be up and running.  The revised site takes advantage of some new technology as well as an improved look to many of the pages.  The site will also include guiding and store pages. 

Here is a peek at the new home page. The new website will also feature a store complete with my books, DVD's and Quick Release Indicators.  All books and DVD's will be autographed and personalized if desired.  The store should be up and running a few weeks after the launch of my revised site.

After years of requests, I am pleased to announce that  beginning in the spring of 2010 I will be offering instructional stillwater guiding trips in the greater Edmonton area for trout, pike and walleye on the fly.  All trips will be in my full equipped motorized boat.  Access to quality equipment such as Rio fly lines and Islander Reels will also be part of your educational experience.