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Salmon Lures: What Colour and When?

There are many seasonal cycles that affect Chinook fishing. One that gets less discussion than perhaps it should is the regular seasonal progression of...

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Running a Topshot on Your Fishing Reel

These days, plenty of anglers are spooling up their reels with topshots—on trolling reels, bottom fishing reels, and spincasting reels. So, what is a...

Coastal BC Fishing Weather: Marine Weather Considerations For Anglers

Disclaimer Marine weather can be extremely dangerous. Only experienced anglers with proper training should consider offshore boating. This article is intended only as an introduction...

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Kayak Fishing: Rod & Reel Choices

As with all things fishing, there are many rod and reel options and things to consider when choosing setups for use on a kayak....

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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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How To Tie the Coho Clouser Fly

By the time coho start to roll off our coasts, this fly will serve you well until they enter the rivers. It can be...

Fly of the Month August 2022: August Pinks

August almost always finds me out at the river estuaries casting for pink salmon. There are many great patterns that work for these, the...

Fly of the Month June 2022: Caddis Time

June sees the caddisfly hatch in full swing. On Vancouver Island rivers you can often encounter two hatches a day: one mid-day and one...

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...

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There are many seasonal cycles that affect Chinook fishing. One that gets less discussion than perhaps it should is the regular seasonal progression of...

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