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Save a Heart: Carry Aspirin When Fishing

Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack and being prepared with aspirin can save your life, or the life of a fishing companion. Last year,...

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Halibut Anchoring Basics

To be frank, anchoring is dangerous unless practiced with extreme care and attention to safety. If you are new to halibut anchoring, I strongly...

Lingcod Fishing with Swimbaits

There was a time when the most sophisticated lingcod lures available were somewhat limited. There was either live bait, such as a small greenling,...

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Island Original: Buzz Bomb

In the past, if you wanted a lure designed for your local conditions, you often had to make it yourself. There were a few...

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The Alberni Valley Tyee Club Comes Back Even Stronger

The Alberni Valley Tyee Club (AVTC) just wrapped up their 2020 Ladder Board Derby which ran from Father’s Day to early September. What is a...

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Fly of the Month May 2022: Hatches are Hatching

May is the time of year on Vancouver Island when things really get going where insect hatches are concerned—almost everything is coming alive. Two...

Bucktails and Streamers

Big fish are “meat and potato” feeders, and they like big meals. They don’t bother with tiny flies much, if at all—there is just...

10 Most Common Fly Fishing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

I have been fishing pretty much all of my 63 years, and taught fly fishing for 31 of those years. In that time I...

Estuary Coho On The Fly

Fly fishing for coho is one of my favourite forms of angling and it's becoming increasingly popular as anglers look to the sea for...

Imitating the Caddisflies

I believe that the caddisfly hatch offers more exciting dry fly fishing than any other hatch. In this article on trout foods and the...

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Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack and being prepared with aspirin can save your life, or the life of a fishing companion. Last year,...

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