The Road Block

Exploring, and the activities that go along with it like fishing, is a funny thing. You can plan and plan and plan out your trek to the Nth degree, cover every square inch of the area you're in with your map book, Google Maps and prior knowledge and still not be fully prepared for what … Continue reading The Road Block

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A Fish 12 Months in the Catching

About five kilometers north of where you’re staying, you’ll see a large rock that looks like a house. People have painted a door and a window on it. There’s even a satellite dish. Stop there. Fish downriver. Don’t go upriver. The water is only three inches deep for a mile. Ask me how I know… … Continue reading A Fish 12 Months in the Catching

Stolen Moments (or never send an angler to cover an event next to a river)

I've started writing more for my local paper, lately. It's a fun way for me to get out and do a little bit of writing that is relatively easy and enjoyable. As part of my new beat, I was sent out to cover a local festival. As it happened, the festival was located next to … Continue reading Stolen Moments (or never send an angler to cover an event next to a river)

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks – Fly Fishing With My Dad

Fall is in full swing here. The nice weather is happening less often; the poplars have started turning, adding nice golden yellow patches to the hillsides and we've seen frost on more than one occasion. As part of the usual fall celebrations, we had ourThanksgiving last week here in Canada. Since my wife works weekends, it … Continue reading Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks – Fly Fishing With My Dad