About Northern Lights Fly Fishers

Trout Unlimited Canada – Northern Lights Fly Fishers Chapter is a group of dedicated and concerned anglers and cold-water conservationists who meet regularly throughout the year to converse about all things fly tying, fishing, and conservation. Although the groups founding principle was to get together once every week to tie flies, they have since branched out to cover all aspects of the sport.

In 2009, the Northern Lights Fly Fishers made their most bold move to date – merging with the Edmonton Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada. This merger created one of the largest active TUC Chapters in the country, and set a new tone for both the Northern Lights, and Trout Unlimited Canada with respect to their public offerings and outreach.

Member Bill G. Teaching a youngster at the FFE
Member Bill G. Teaching a youngster at the FFE

Each year the club endeavors to get together to go out fly fishing on what are known as “conclaves”. The membership is diverse in talents, and amongst each member’s strength everyone has something unique to offer it’s fellow members. Some are experts in rod-building, while others have practical guiding experience. No matter how diverse we are, all are eager to practice and share their craft of fly-tying along with their passion for the abundant fisheries resources we have.

Phil Rowley working on the Feldman Damsel
Phil Rowley working on the “Feldman Damsel” at FFE

Through our many associations with local retailers we have helped to promote fly-tying and the sport and ethics of angling in Alberta. Something we are very proud of! In fact, a great many of our members have at one time or another volunteered their personal time to participate in a varying number of fishery enhancement projects, conservation projects and outreach programs.

Each year the club has also been graciously invited to attend the annual Outdoor Sportsman by a local business to showcase their skills. This offers us a tremendous opportunity to attract new members. Some of whom perhaps may have never even tied a fly before, or may be trying to get started on their own, to the more experienced tyers who want to both learn and share the latest patterns.

Member 'Scratch' Tying at the 2006 FFE - Calgary
Member ‘Scratch’ Tying at the 2006 FFE – Calgary

No matter what your experience level is, we warmly welcome you to our new on-line home on the Internet, and to our weekly meetings!

Please feel free to have a look around, and should you decide you would like to come out to one of our meetings to get to know us better please know that you are always welcome!

Contact Information

Position Volunteer Email
President Michael Dell President @ nlft.org
Vice President Karen Harris VicePresident @ nlft.org
Treasurer Peter Little Treasurer @ nlft.org
Secretary John Marple Secretary @ nlft.org
Internal Programs Bob Depradines Program @ nlft.org
Outside Events Dan Tulik Events @ nlft.org
Membership Kristi Kinoshita Members @ nlft.org
Communications Peter Little Newsletter @ nlft.org
Library Michael Dell Library @ nlft.org
tickets @ nlft.org
webmaster @ nlft.org