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BC Black Rockfish and their Ilk

BC Black Rockfish and their Ilk

Tell anyone that you plan on casting a fly to scorpionfish and they will look at you as if you are from another planet.

Pinks for Pinks

Pinks for Pinks

Standard high-producing flies, such as the Pink Handlebar and Cathy’s Coat, are likely the main ammunition for most fly fishers. However..

Tying the Zug-bug (bead-head)

Tying the Zug-bug (bead-head)

A single, generic form of nymph will often cover a lot of circumstances when those common insects are active.

How To Pick A Fly Fishing Rod

How To Pick A Fly Fishing Rod

“How do I pick a fly rod?” It’s certainly a valid question, and although experienced fly-fishers often look at beginners with a wondering eye when they ask that, if you take a moment to think about it, it is probably the first really good question beginners ask.

The Downtown Fly Fisher

The Downtown Fly Fisher

A quick fish fix can be had pretty much right outside one’s own back door or within a stone’s throw from the shopping and business centres. As an added bonus, several urban lakes offer wheelchair accessible platforms.

Shallow Water Solutions

Shallow Water Solutions

For fly fishers, shallow water is a relative term. For most of us it means water less than three feet deep. Many of the best places on streams and along salt-water beaches, where fly fishing is often most effective, are only this deep. Some anglers find it surprising, but good-sized fish can and do utilize these shallow areas for feeding...

Minnows for Island Lakes

Minnows for Island Lakes

Here on Vancouver Island we have ample opportunity to fish low-lying lakes and even the ocean estuaries and beaches in winter or early spring. Many of these lakes have natural or stocked populations of cutthroat trout.