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Minipi Guides Report – August 2014

Minipi's big brookies

An amazing brookie caught near the end of AugustWith another fishing season coming to a close the Fish Log book entries confirm that 2014 has been a success. Cooler-oxygenated water at Minipi and Little Minipi saw river fishing maintaining consistent landings – those crazy weather patterns over the summer affected fishing very little there, if any. Of course the green drake hatch or the last big hatch saw West Bay, Lover Boy, Man-a-war and Burnt Lake created action with anglers’ adrenaline flowing much like a four-year-old child’s on Christmas morning. During the first two weeks of August we had very hot Continue Reading

The Artist and the Fly-Tier

Jeff (left) and myself at Anne Marie Lodge this summer.

My good friend, Bear Andrews, is a nationally and internationally well known fly tier, guide and booking agent. Bear was presented with the Federation of Fly Fisher’s “Buzz Buzek Award” for fly tying. To say that he is good at tying flies is something of an understatement – and he’s just as good at catching fish as he is at tying flies. Jeff (left) and myself at Anne Marie Lodge this summer. I have been to Cooper’s Minipi Lodges four times with Bear, and I believe he has been there at least 10 times over the last twenty years.  So Continue Reading

Dave Brandt talks Minipi

Dave Brandt fly-fishing at Minipi

Expert fly-tier and casting instructor Dave Brandt visits Coopers’ Minipi Lodges regularly. Dave sat down to speak with our media editor Mandy about his love of fly-fishing and his first ever trip to Minipi. At what age did you begin fly-fishing, and what inspired you to begin the sport? I was about 20-21. I had fished for trout anyway, with a spinning rod for quite a few years. A buddy and I had seen it, we just thought it was a wonderful way to go. It’s like watching someone ride a bicycle when you’re three and they’re 15, and you Continue Reading

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