Six Reasons Stillwater Fly Fishing is Really Great

It’s February 1, and I’m sure I’m not the only one sitting here wondering when the first of the low-elevation lakes will begin to lose the ice that has kept us off of them all winter.  I know it won’t be for at least 45 days, so for the time being all we can do is dream.  Here are a few of my favourite things about our interior stillwater fishery.

Swinging Flesh Flies – Winter Trout Fishing

Each fall, many of our rivers in the interior of BC see healthy runs of Sockeye & Chinook salmon that make the journey from the ocean to their home river to spawn and eventually die.  This not only provides a huge amount of nutrients to our rivers, but also the resident and adfluvial trout and char that reside in these waters.

*New* Intro to Chironomid Fishing Course – Trout Waters Fly & Tackle – Thursday, March 15

With our March 10th “Intro to Chironomid Fishing Course” being sold out, we’ve added another date at Trout Waters Fly & Tackle in Kelowna, BC on Thursday, March 15th!  This will be an evening course, running from 6-9pm.  This date is also expected to sell out quickly, click here to reserve your spot now.

Chironomid fishing is an incredibly productive form of Stillwater fly fishing.  Though they are small, chironomids make up a huge part of a trout’s diet through the open water season.  This course is a 3 hour indoor presentation that will cover the following: read more

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.

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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