Intro to Chironomid Fishing Course – Michael & Young Fly Shop Saturday, March 24

We are excited to announce two “Intro to Chironomid Fishing” courses at both of Micheal & Young Fly Shop’s locations (Surrey & Vancouver) on Saturday, March 24th.

VIDEO: “One in Winter” by Ryan Peterson

Winter steelhead fishing can feel like everything is going your way one day, then rear it’s head and beat you into a pulp the next.  It can be painful and downright confidence-shattering at times.  “One in Winter” by Ryan Peterson perfectly captures the reality of chasing winter run steelhead with a swung fly.  Enjoy!

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:

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