Down by the Riverside

I tend to spend a lot of my time fishing lakes. Not by choice, necessarily. I do this more because I live close to what is basically a stillwater hotspot. There are more lakes around here than rivers and, frankly, any rivers that are close by, are still pretty far away. I can hit at least […]

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Trout Bum Trips

I’ve had my eye on a lake since late last year. Like most of the lakes I obsess over, I’m not really sure how it came to my attention, but once it did, I couldn’t shake the idea of fishing it. It was a hike-in lake, for starters. That immediately pushes something to as close […]

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Fishing With my Dad

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a fair bit of time fishing with my dad lately. It’s been great. We used to fish together as often as we could, usually dependent on things like how much time we had or who’s place we were at, the typical things. These […]

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Walleye and Pike on the Fly

I try to make it back to Ontario at least once a year to enjoy the fishing, in fact I’m there right now. I know that must sound strange coming from a guy who lives in the heart of rainbow trout country, but I just can’t help getting excited by the fish I was raised […]

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Converted to Chironomids

Chironomids, chironomids, chironomids! When I first started reading about fly fishing in BC’s Southern Interior, which was not long after I started fly fishing, it felt like all I read about was chironomids. I read about how they’re the main food of the rainbow trout for the first month or so after ice off, I […]

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Getting Back To It

I went fishing the other day. After a couple of hours of driving around in circles exploring the area and not really finding anything interesting, I pulled up alongside another body of water that, at it’s deepest, was almost shallow enough to stand up in. I spent the rest of the day getting soaking wet, […]

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