Tell anyone that you plan on casting a fly to scorpionfish and they will look at you as if you are from another planet.
Category Archives: Island Fly
Standard high-producing flies, such as the Pink Handlebar and Cathy’s Coat, are likely the main ammunition for most fly fishers. However..
The SimpliFLY is a well-built, well thought-out fly storage system that is easy to use and is a must for any serious fly fisherman. Worthy of our Gear For the Year Award.
What to use for trout in the dead heat of summer.
Hook – Mustad 9049, size #6. Debarb and sharpen Thread – Fluorescent pink.
A single, generic form of nymph will often cover a lot of circumstances when those common insects are active.
“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.
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.
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...
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.