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What is a Hawaiian Snap?

What is a Hawaiian Snap?

Here's a rock-solid solution favoured by many Vancouver Island guides. Pre-tie your leaders with a Hawaiian snap. Simply pinch the snap together and put on your favourite lure.

Old-School Prairie Spoon Trick

Old-School Prairie Spoon Trick

On those days where you mark fish on the sounder and just can't get them to bite your spoon, why not try this old-school prairie spoon trick. Make a hybrid by tying a fly on the hook of your spoon.

Save Your Rod Tip

Save Your Rod Tip

Avoid a broken rod tip top by putting a large bead on your line between.

Motor Mooching – What Is It?

Motor Mooching – What Is It?

What is motor mooching? In my research, I found that in the early days (about 1900), when the first railroads were built to Seattle, many of the laborers were Chinese and Japanese immigrants who fished off the docks using herring they had caught themselves.