Right from our first video conference chat, I knew Gary Hanke and I would become great friends. I would be flying through Alberta on my way to the Northwest Territories for a trip to Aylmer Lake Lodge. On the way back, I thought I would spend some time in the Calgary Area. I dropped Gary a line as we had chatted a bit through his Facebook Group, Alberta Fly Fishing. Before long we were making plans to fish together when I got to Calgary. He had some select Bull Trout water he wanted to show me. We also planned to float the Bow River.
Gary is an expert fly tier. He was the one I ordered my 7” predator flies from for my trip to Aylmer Lake Lodge for monster Lake Trout. Gary has also served as a competitive fly fisherman for Team Canada with excellent euro-nymphing skills.
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The Fly Fishing Show season starts in Denver on Jan 4, 2019. There is a total of seven shows across the country.
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