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Enigmatic Winter-Run Steelhead

Enigmatic Winter-Run Steelhead

In my opinion, winter-run steelhead are simply the toughest fly-fishing challenge on coastal streams—period. If there is any form of fly fishing that requires anglers to pay their dues by putting in countless long hours and many days before being graced with a hook-up from their quarry, winter-run steelhead fly-fishing is it.

Fly of the Month: The Palmered Brown Bug

Fly of the Month: The Palmered Brown Bug

The Palmered Brown Bug presents a good silhouette on the surface. And when slightly drowned, the wings give the fly a jittery, fish-enticing action when bucking the flow.

Fly Fishing Winter Gear Maintenance

Fly Fishing Winter Gear Maintenance

Every fly fisher needs a plan for when and how to do winter gear maintenance. A systematic approach for organizing and cleaning your gear is all you need. Follow...

Fly Fishing Tips: Leaders and Tippets

Fly Fishing Tips: Leaders and Tippets

All fly fishers have to use a leader. It’s just a fact of life. The problem is that lots of fly fishers don’t really have a good grasp of how to match the leader and tippet to the fly. This article is here to help.

BC Smallmouth On Vancouver Island

BC Smallmouth On Vancouver Island

Bass have been introduced in many lakes on Vancouver Island. Most of these lakes are easily accessible by paved road or good two-wheel drive gravel road.

I’m a Nymph Guy

I’m a Nymph Guy

I’ve found that over the years I take about 40% of my fish on leeches and 40% on nymphs. The other 20% are taken on dries and chironomids...

Vancouver Island Spring Hatches

Vancouver Island Spring Hatches

May on Vancouver Island brings with it almost every insect hatch that occurs on the island. March and April see the midges start and they are still going gangbusters on the lakes and ponds.

Winter Fly Fishing

Winter Fly Fishing

Every year I plan the flies for Fly of the Month for the year. One of the things I hear when I am on the water is what are you using. This year I will share with you my flies that I use, and how to fish them. Enjoy!

Fly of the Month – Emergers

Fly of the Month – Emergers

I never go near lakes or moving water without these two patterns in my fly box. They have proven to be deadly over the years, and I find it especially effective for any species of trout when they home in on emerging insects feeding in the top few inches.

Island Fly Fisher – Coho

Island Fly Fisher – Coho

Coho are well known for their aggressive behaviour and for their jumping and rolling tactic once hooked; they can vary in size, and can range from seven to 20 pounds.