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The flyguys are located in the interior of Canada's beautiful British Columbia, where we are fortunate to be surrounded by hundreds of trout filled lakes & river systems. Our goal is to offer a place to share information & ideas promoting fishing in our spectacular province & beyond, with a focus on fly fishing Kamloops & the BC interior! flyguys.net offers information on aquatic entomology, fly tying & fly patterns, fly fishing methods & techniques, and includes a recipes section with tips to care for & prepare your catch. We also offer Fishing Guide, Resort & product reviews to help you make the most of your BC fishing vacations! Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy your stay! 😀
Our Most Recent Posts ....... (check out the blog for more of our articles!)
- Green Grass Cased Caddis Fly Pattern
April 11, 2016
In all honesty, caddis nymphs are rarely my first choice when choosing flies. I was raised fishing Kamloops’ stillwaters, where I focused my fishing efforts on chironomid, leech, dragonfly nymph, and dry fly techniques. It wasn’t until I moved from the Kamloops area, and began fishing more swiftwaters, that I started to fully appreciate the ...
- Getting Jiggy With It (Jig Flies)
March 23, 2016
There’s at least another month and a half before the lakes in my neck of the woods thaw and I’ll be fishing rivers and streams until then. Picking up on European Competition anglers I decided it was time to go all in and tie up a box of jig flies. With Jig hooks you will ...
- Pre-chironomid Season: Early Spring Fly Fishing Strategies
March 16, 2016
In the pacific northwest, particularly in the interior of BC and Washington, spring stillwater fly-angling is often referred to as “chironomid season”. With an abundance of lakes where spring emergences are dominated by little dipterans of the taxonomic family Chironomidae (and to a lesser extent Chaoboridae), the colloquial term “chironomid season” is fitting. Over the last ...
- Zucchini Chironomid Fly
January 22, 2016
Over the last few years the Zucchini Chironomid Fly has become one of our most popular and most requested chronie fly patterns. And justifiably so. It is typically the first fly tied on once the spring chronies start hatching and it rarely needs to be swapped out! I was recently asked if we invented the ...
- flyguys.net Ice Off 2016 Fishing Reports
December 31, 2015
Sponsored by Surplus Herby's! ... the one stop shop for all your fishing & outdoor needs! And with the new year comes the new....... ... Official flyguys.net Northern British Columbia, BC Interior, Kamloops Area Lakes & Rivers Ice Off 2016 Fishing Reports post! As before, please use the comments/reply section at the bottom of this post to share and ...
- Coach's Smoked Brook Trout Recipe
December 24, 2015
What seems like only a few years ago, Coach was asking about my Simple Smoked Trout Recipe. Then, in typical Coach fashion, he tweaked and twisted things until ultimately arriving at more flavorful brine mixture, with a significantly lower salt content, perfectly suited for smoked Brook Trout. Still simple, and similar enough to the original ...
- Producer Chironomid Pupa Fly
December 3, 2015
Well It's winter time, the lakes are icing over and for the avid stillwater fly fisher that means it's once again time to start replenishing our supplies of our favorite chironomid patterns! Perhaps a little early, but for me the anticipation has already begun! And in preparation of next season, I couldn't possibly be fully ...
- Boat Master Waterproof Duffel Review
September 1, 2015
The early BC southern Interior spring had been upon us for some time. A few months prior, when the first of our lakes had begun thawing, I earnestly began organizing my fly-fishing gear, preparing to take advantage of an early spring. In my preparations, I noted that my nylon duffel bag looked poorly adept at ...
- Togen Fly Reel Review
June 11, 2015
One of the great things about living in the Southern Interior of BC is the multitude of fly fishing opportunities available. Of course, when opportunities abound, so does the gear. But in a market with a lot of gear, how does the consumer find the products with great value?? Well, really, it's all word of ...
- 2015 Fishing Spring BC Northern
May 23, 2015
Now that’s how you end a day of fishing! 😀 30 minutes earlier ....... We’re trolling into the boat launch , just as we’re about to reel in a truck whips in and backs down the launch to pick up his boat. I look at Steve and say “ leave your line out I’ll do a figure ...
- Kissing Chironomid Fly
May 17, 2015
After having my eyes opened fishing chironomids in 35 feet at Roche lake Kamloops a few years ago, and hearing stories of going 60-70 feet at Sheridan lake, I started thinking of how to add more weight to chironomids without bulking them up. The Kissing Chironomid fly is the result and, I might add, it ...
- Winter Kill & Trophy Trout
March 4, 2015
It's easy to understand how the term "winter kill" could be perceived negatively by many angling enthusiasts. Once we understand what it is and how it typically influences our small, productive waters, however, we might be surprised to learn that as often as it can detract from angling experiences, it can augment them. It can ...
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