Now’s the time to book your Canadian fly-fishing getaway at Coopers’ Minipi Lodges – the falling price of the Canadian dollar translates to a sizeable discount on your trip. As of January 22, your fishing trip will cost roughly $5,090 USD, or $6,295 Canadian, down considerably from last season when our dollar was stronger. We’ve got limited spacing available at the lodge – send us a note of interest and enjoy your week in the Labrador wilderness, hunting for that brook trout you dream about.
Robin Cooper brings Minipi to the West Robin Cooper of Coopers’ Minipi Lodges will have a booth set up at this year’s Western Canadian Fly Fishing Expo in Calgary, Alberta. Stop in and talk brookies with Robin! Here are the details: Where? Spruce Meadows Equiplex 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW Calgary, AB When? JANUARY 23 – 25, 2015 Friday | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Saturday | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Parking is free! Admission: Adults $15.00, Kids FREE for 12 and under!
Much of the fishing at Minipi calls for using large, bushy dries, bombers, deer hair bugs, and weighted muddler minnows. Wind can also add to your casting problems. I avoid long, delicately or gradually tapered lines. They often have names that belie their design. Standard weight forwards work fine, but one line I rely on heavily is a bug taper, or bass taper line, usually associated with bass fishing. Such a line has a shorter front taper, with heavier, shorter head. This keeps more weight well forward to help defeat wind and turn over large flies effectively. Check the profile Continue Reading