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Fly Tying: The Double Bunny
From Spring 2015 BC Outdoors Magazine     Scott Sanchez’s Double Bunny is a simple, creative amalgamation of two rabbit strips cemented along a hook. Since its initial inception, Scott’s Double Bunny has caught well over 30 species, has spawned countless variations...
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BCWF Responds to Report on Fishery Crisis
SURREY, BC - The BC Wildlife Federation is encouraged by the recent release of a report by the Province of BC and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations detailing the findings of the expert panel examining the...
Ucluelet Early Season Fishing Report
Early season spring fishing produces some quality Chinook Salmon in the 10-25 pound range. So far the best Salmon fishing has been close to Ucluelet so not a big run to the fishing grounds. Fishing the outside edge of Barkley...
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16th Annual Family Fishing Weekend
The 16th annual Family Fishing weekend is coming up June 19-21, 2015
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Report Leatherback Turtle Sightings
Leatherback turtles are listed as endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) and they have a critically endangered listing on a worldwide basis. They are found in all of the major oceans in the world, except in the most...
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Fly-Tying: The Jig is Up
First published in BCO Sport Fishing, Jan/Feb 2015 Not everyone participates in or supports competitive fly-fishing. But no matter where you stand, gear, presentation techniques or flies; all have been influenced by competitions. Developments such as no-stretch lines, beadheads and Euro...
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Favourite Fish Appetizers
Mini Crispy Fish Bowls  24 wonton wrappers   Vegetable oil for brushing 1 cup flaked leftover cooked fish (any kind of red or white fleshed fish works great) 1/4 cup skinless, boneless minced smoked fish (salmon, trout, other) 3/4 cup softened cream cheese 2 tablespoons heavy...
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Ice Fishing For Burbot
Burbot, ling, eel pout or mud shark are just a few of the seven or so different monikers this sometime maligned and disrespected fish gets called. I, unlike a lot of folks, don’t think of them as ugly at all,
Fly Tying- The Blob
All about and how to tie the Blob. Phil Rowley breaks it down step by step.
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Fly-Tying: Foam Minnow
  Step 2: Fold and pinch the foam strip down...
Mission Harbour to get Upgrades
As part of the Federal Government's investment in Small Craft Harbours, Mission will be receiving funds to fix leaks in the flotation chambers.
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Fly-Tying: The Eyes n' Tubes Bone Collector
All about and how to tie the Eyes n' Tubes Bone Collector
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It's Sockeye Time
Sockeye bound for the Fraser River can be caught throughout the approach waters along the southern Coast of BC. Congestion points like Campbell River and the area around Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands can provide good fishing when some...
Skagit Lines, Line Weights and Sink Tips
With all of the different Skagit Spey lines out there, I thought I would try and simplify things a little.
Tips and Tech: Springtime River Fishing
By Garry Elgear Originally published in “Tips and Tech” May 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. For most fishermen in this province the harsh weather and cold fronts can be a real deterrent during the winter months. Only truly die-hard anglers will...
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Fly-tying: Mass Production
by Phil Rowley Originally published in “Fly-Tying” May 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. It has been said that trout spend up to 90% of their time feeding beneath the surface, often just above the bottom. With this fact in mind it...
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Cooking Rough: Trout with Fiddleheads
by Linda Gabris Originally published in “Cooking Rough” May 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. Now here’s a meal that makes the “100-Mile Diet” – the commitment to eating local food grown within 100 miles of home – very appealing. The idea is...
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Fly-tying: Creating Crayfish
By Phil Rowley Originally published in “Fly-Tying” March/April 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. Without doubt, scuds or freshwater shrimp are the premier crustaceans in British Columbia. This celebrity status is not necessarily one of popularity with many, but it is certainly...
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Cooking Rough: Savory Stuffed Salmon Loaf
By Linda Gabris Originally published in “Cooking Rough” March/April 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. Whether you use a couple prized jars of home-canned salmon or have to resort to store-bought canned fish when the gourmet stash is running low, in this...
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Tips and Tech: Cutthroat Fishing
by Garry Elgear Originally published in “Tips and Tech” March/April 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. Kicking back in my boat waiting for my guests to arrive I pull out my binoculars and start scanning the water for activity. Two hundred yards...
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Fly-tying: The General Practitioner
By Phil Rowley Originally published in “Fly-Tying” Jan/Feb  2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. The General Practitioner or ‘GP’, as it is affectionately known to many, is a staple pattern for most British Columbia steelhead fly-fishers. The GP was originally designed as...
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Tips and Tech: Plan Ahead - For a Perfect Trip
By Garry Elgear Originally published in “Tips and Tech” Jan/Feb 2011 issue of BC Outdoors magazine. With the change of the season, winter is finally upon us. Barren trees, crisp air, a brand new dusting of snow and I am exhilarated, anticipating...
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