The Best $25 You Can Spend This Month

British Columbia’s Thompson River holds one of the most famous and fragile runs of summer run steelhead in the world.  They are in a class of their own, but they need our help.  I won’t go into contributing factors to their downfall, as that would not only stir the pot but probably take half my lifetime to write!!

All I’m doing is urging you to BUY THIS SHIRT!  It’s $25 dollars out of your pocket and all proceeds go towards these magnificent fish.  It may not seem like a huge donation but it’s amazing the snowball effect that we are able to create with social media and networking. read more

3 Reasons Blob Flies Are Great

The first time someone gave me a “blob” pattern to try I didn’t know if I should put it on the end of my line or in the garbage.  What on earth could possibly drive a fish that lives solely on insects to eat this strange ball of bright material?  It still puzzles me how a fly that is so simple can prove so effective year after year.  Here are three reasons you should always keep your blob box handy:

Choosing a New Net

Nets are often an overlooked piece of equipment in the fly fishing world.  Believe it or not there are a lot of nets on the market that are not safe for catch and release fish handling practices.  Here’s a few things to take into consideration before purchasing yourself a nice new net.

3 Tips for Faster Fly Tying

Fly tying can be a patience testing, time consuming hobby, but there are little ways to make it a bit easier on you.  When I first began doing small commercial tying orders around 19 years old, I learned very quickly that the faster I could tie the more I could ultimately make.  These are just a couple things that will save you a few extra minutes per session on the vice.

Fly Tying: Stripped Peacock Herl Chironomid

Peacock herl is a great material for an array of flies but often becomes too bulky & hard to glue without ruining its iridescence.  One use for peacock herl that is often overlooked is stripping the fibres and using the quill as a body material.  It creates beautiful segmentation as well as a very natural looking colour for a chironomid pupa.

5 Tips for Fishing Bloodworms

Below the surface of the water on any of our interior lakes, there are a smorgasbord of options for fish to enjoy at any given part of the season.  The tricky part is knowing how, when and why to imitate each of these food sources.  First things first, we will discuss exactly what bloodworms are.

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