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Pinch Hitter: One Fly, Multiple Species
I was fortunate to meet Rob Texmo earlier this year. Rob is a talented tyer with a love for traditional Atlantic salmon and spey patterns, adapting the tying techniques and disciplines these flies require with great success for Pacific salmon...
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Fly Tying- Pliva Perdigon
From Phil Rowley's Fly Tying Column In recent years European nymphing techniques have become dominant across North America. Not only the method itself but also the unique patterns fly fishers tie and use such as Spanish style nymphs. Spanish...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Fly Tying- Fly Craft Fullback
From Phil Rowley's Fly-Tying Column I divide fly patterns into three basic categories, suggestive, imitative and attractor. Each pattern category has a set of conditions when I am most likely to use them. Imitative patterns work best when a match the...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Fly Tying- The Jelly FAB
The FAB is a clever blend of two popular stillwater attractors, the Booby and the Blob, two patterns that have been the subject of previous columns. Together, these three patterns form my current stillwater attractor pattern trinity. From the research...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
More info on Caribou
In his March/April editorial, Mike Mitchell talks about what the BC government is doing to jump-start caribou poulations. For more info on caribou, check out the links below: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-conservation/caribou http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/speciesconservation/caribou_by_ecotype.html http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/caribou_fs.pdf...
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Trail Camera Choices
This article appears in the current issue of BC Outdoors. Unfortunately the last two lines were cut off; here is the article in its entirety.
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Basic Map and Compass Navigation
Those who explored and mapped out our great nation had no GPS, only the maps they made and a compass to guide them. In today’s modern world basic map and compass navigation are being replaced by the convenience GPS, however...
BC's Best Steelhead Flies
British Columbia’s storied waters are among steelheading’s most hallowed. Names like the Dean, Kispiox, and Bulkley are whispered with reverence internationally, and for many, a steelheader’s life is not complete without at least one visit to them all. I’m often asked...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Basic River Navigation and Rescue for Anglers
First published in the July/Aug 2016 issue of BC Outdoors You have a pontoon boat, you read my previous article “Gearing up For Safe River Navigation” (May/June 2015, and online) and have all your safety gear, but now how...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Hot Drinks to Warm up with on the Ice
Some recipes to prepare for the coming winter... Ice fishing is great fun for the whole family, but nothing puts a damper on the day faster than shivering bodies and chattering teeth which is why a good dependable thermos tops my...
Tips/Tricks/Tech Talk
Wood vs Fibreglass
Well it’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already; I leave next week for my first hunt of the 2016 fall season. I was successful in getting a draw for grizzly on the coast and I want...
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Salmon Steak with Chanterelles: A Fisherman's Fantasy Feast
Big water fishing and wild food foraging are two of my favourite sports and pairing up the fish of my dreams with a top woodland pick such as in this recipe produces a gourmet feast that money can't buy! I like...
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