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New Camillus Knife Giveaway!
Starting with our July/August issue, and running for three issues, we'll be giving away three awesome Camillus knives. Send in your fishing and hunting pics to our Outdoor Memories section and you'll have a chance to win. Email your pics...
The Green Back Pheasant
When it comes to incorporating natural materials such as pheasant tail or peacock, many tyers shy away, critical of these natural materials’ ability to survive the rigours of a busy day of fishing. Many tyers today, myself included, rely on...
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Bear Attack: Reaction Times
...I began to wonder what the reaction gap is for a typical rifle toting hunter attacked by a bear. Like a police officer confronted with an offender armed with an edged weapon, at what point is it necessary to shoot,
Solunar Tables for March to May
Unfortunately, the Solunar tables were missing from the March/April Issue of BC Outdoors....
Halibut Fishing Around Vancouver Island
In the last two decades halibut angling has really taken off in British Columbia. The popularity of these highly prized fish has been increasing on a yearly basis and in some areas of the coast halibut actually challenge chinook...
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Psychology of Dry Fly Fishing
 This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of BC Outdoors It is a common belief that wet flies and nymphs are the most successful choice to catch a lot of fish. This does make sense as fish feed subsurface...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Fly-Tying: The Kaufmann Stone
I have long been a fan of Randall Kaufmann’s patterns and tying techniques. His stonefly nymph is one of my favourites. A Kaufmann Stone is one of my go-to patterns when imitating larger stonefly nymphs for both trout and steelhead.
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Stamp River Winter Steelhead Report
The Winter run Steelhead are throughout the entire river now and we have been running trips on both the upper, middle and lower sections. This was a good day with all boats hooking at least 4 fish per boat,
Vancouver Island
Top 10 Steelhead Rivers In British Columbia
         We as anglers are very fortunate to live and fish in British Columbia. We live in an angler’s paradise. Ancient rain forests and a vast coastline allow for clear flowing rivers, heavily populated with wild sea-running fish such as...
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Burbot Casserole
From the Cooking Rough column by Linda Gabris   The name burbot (scientifically known as Lota lota) comes from the Latin word barba, meaning beard which sums up the funny looking barbel, or "ugly mug whisker" as dad used to jokingly call it,
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Game Changer
I was lucky enough to tour the Hornady plant last week in Grand Island, Nebraska. I was able to see some of their new products for 2016. They have come up with some very interesting products. With the current trend/craze of...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Stamp River Report - Fall Salmon & Steelhead
The river is completely open except for a small salmon closure from the top of the hatchery lagoon to the power lines that are located 500 meters upstream from the top of the lagoon. Starting to see a lot of...
Vancouver Island


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