My Blog Posts

Fishing For Memories

Going thru my digital photos a while back I discovered I had taken a couple of videos with my camera while fly fishing. As I watched them I realized how excited and happy it made me! Almost like I was there again! That would be the catalyst for my exciting new...

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Spring Fish Fry

Nothing like a fish fry to celebrate the arrival of Spring! I've been ice fishing on alternate days for the past 2 weeks for the purpose of stocking up my supply of fish. I thought I would do a post on the preparation and cooking of whitefish. A simple process that...

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Ice Fishing Twice as Nice!

It’s been a long cold winter and it makes it even sweeter to get out in the sunshine and finally do some ice fishing! I managed ok most of the winter amusing myself with various projects. Not getting nearly enough exercise all winter, I went from 0 to 100 in a week! I...

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Finding a Gem in the Rough

When I first started fly fishing back in 2014 I mainly stuck to local trout ponds. Trout is not much of a native species in my part of Canada. We have a few larger bodies of water in my province that hold natural spring fed trout but very few. In my posts, I don’t...

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New Flies & Long Winter Musings

I don’t remember having such a long winter since I retired in 2013. I mean the first couple of winters were a little tough but at least I went fishing. This year has been too warm in December for the ice, and now for the past 2 months too cold! Not much fun ice...

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My Fly Tying Cave

I want to show you and tell you a little about my Fly Tying center. For those of you just curious or perhaps you’re thinking of starting the hobby yourself, this might give you ideas. It doesn’t take much room to create a tying bench. I’m always intrigued by the fly...

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Are Women Fly Fishers for Real?

First of all, let me say that by no means am I claiming to be an expert on anything. I’ve only been fly fishing for 4 years and I could fish for the remainder of my life and never be one. So I write from my own experiences so far, and some conceived opinions and...

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The Camping Part of Fishing

As a woman flyfisher, I will talk about what I’ve learned from my own experiences about camping on a fishing trip. Camping alone, the safety aspects, and much more.

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What is Fly Tying and Why do I do it?

What is fly tying and why do I do it?Hi, I thought I should do a post about fly Tying, what is involved, the tools required and why it's such a great hobby!29January, 2019Ann~Damselfly Chroniclesooking from an outsider's point of view, you're...

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New Look, Fresh Start

Starting Over, New site New Name! 23 January, 2019 Ann~Damselfly Chronicles To those of you who knew my previous site. Hello again, welcome to my new site! I hope everyone had a good Holiday Season! I’ve had to learn a thing or two about creating a website. It was too...

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Why Fly Fishing You Say?

So why fly-fishing you ask? 22 JANUARY 2019 Ann~Damselfly Chronicles Well… I can only tell you that initially it was to challenge myself. I needed the pot stirred! I had to prove to myself I was still alive! Retirement does all kinds of nasty things to you in the...

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My Introduction Post

Welcome to my Hobby Blog! It's about women fly fishing, fly tying and having a great time, rewriting history! My name is Ann and I am a retired woman in my sixties. I created a blogging site so I can rant about my fly-fishing which gives me great pleasure in talking...

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