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Gord

About Gord

Fly fishing the great white north! I mainly fish the lakes, rivers and streams of North Eastern B.C. for Rainbows, Lakers, Brookies, Bulltrout and Grayling.

Friday 13 | A Northern BC Fall Fishing Report

Friday 13 A Northern BC Fall Fishing Report I was required to work one day this weekend, on ERT (Emergency Response Team) coverage, and was given a choice on which day it would be. I told them I’d have my … Continue reading

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Smoke on the Water Dragons in the Sky

Smoke on the Water Dragons in the Sky A Roche Lake Park Fishing Report 2017 (Chewy Dragon Fly Pattern Tutorial Included!) The drive south for summer holidays is usually an exciting time filled with anticipation of some good ol’ R&R. … Continue reading

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FGN Spring Tour | 2017 BC Interior Fishing Report

FGN Spring Tour 2017 BC Interior Fishing Report The annual end of May fishin’ and carousing tour down south had a major hic-up even before I got on the road. Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email   Incoming … Continue reading

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OCD Olive Chewy Dragon | Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern

OCD Olive Chewy Dragon Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern I’ve been accused of being OCD but we won’t go there today! This is just another Darner Dragon pattern to add to the arsenal but I got to tell you that it’s … Continue reading

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Fly Tying on the Dark Side | The Mop Fly

Fly Tying on the Dark Side – The Mop Fly – Well I’m into the Dog Days of winter so I decided to take a little walk on the dark side of fly tying and fishing. At this point I … Continue reading

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Palace in the Sky | BC Alpine Fly Fishing 2016

Palace in the Sky BC Alpine Fly Fishing Report 2016 Well after a 1 year hiatus it was time to head back up for some mountain alpine fly fishing. Guide cabin and horses were booked well in advance and as … Continue reading

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The Chironicals of May 2016

May Chironomids 2016 ……. “Go north young man, go north.” It’s been over 38 years since I heeded those words and I have to tell you I’m glad I did. There is a lot of territory farther north that still … Continue reading

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Perdigon Nymph Jig Fly Pattern | Getting Jiggy With Jig Flies

Perdigon Nymph Jig Fly Pattern … 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 … Continue reading

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2015 Fishing Spring BC Northern

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 … Continue reading

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Kissing Chironomid Fly

Kissing Chironomid Fly Pattern … 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 … Continue reading

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Rainbow Dinner

Well the first snow a couple of weeks ago automatically kicked in the winter/survival/ hibernation check down list. It’s a list of things to do before the blizzards come. 1) Mow the lawns one last time … Nope 2) Put … Continue reading

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Giant Wild Alpine Trout

Is there a better way to spend Canada Day then hiking in and setting up on the shores of a Rocky Mountain lake with giant wild alpine trout? NOPE! Steve, Aaron, Mitch and myself  were preparing to head  back to … Continue reading

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Welcome Home – 2014 Northern BC Fishing Report

Well after 5 days of fishin’ and cavorting it was time to turn the jeep around and head home. That was one tough drive! What normally takes me 11 hours took 12 plus. Two nights of fishing and two nights … Continue reading

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Flyguys North Kamloops Fishing Adventure 2014

I got the email early April that a date had been selected for the GOEG IV and it was May 30 + 31. The GOEG (Gathering Of Extraordinary Gentlemen) is a get together, for as many as can make it, … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph Fly

Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph Fly Pattern In our effort to leave no stone unturned, I bring you the Rock Bottom Stonefly nymph … Although not common, every now and then I see giant stone flies fluttering around in the late … Continue reading

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Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern

Quick Fish Fry Fly ……. say that three times fast 😉 Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern I know they’re out there and they are hungry, so here’s a recipe for a quick fish fry fly. Now … Continue reading

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Olive Shuttlecock Emerger Fly

Olive Shuttlecock Emerger Fly Pattern Mayfly | Chironomid | Caddis Groundhog day doesn’t hold much weight up here in the North East corner of B.C. We really don’t care if some Eastern, flea ridden, rodent comes out of its den, … Continue reading

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Best Skunked Day Ever!

… BC fishing, it’s not always about the fish! 😉 Well the end of 2013 fishing kind of fizzled out for me. No fishing in November or December! I know some of you are thinking,” Ya no big deal,” but … Continue reading

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Last Chance Saloon

Decent fall weather this late in October, although not unheard of, is not the norm up here in the North. The leaves are long gone with only the smell of their decay to indicate they were ever here. But Friday … Continue reading

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Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly

Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly Pattern .. Ahhhh night shifts! 3:30 AM and all kinds of crazy shite is going through my head. Every now and then a balanced leech flashes by and then is gone … lost in a smorgasbord … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Rainbows 2013

Mid summer in beautiful British Columbia means to find willing trout you have to look up … way up! In this case not only did we look up but we had to hike up to an alpine lake nestled in … Continue reading

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Hardcore Frogz Fly Wallet Review

Hardcore Frogz Fly Wallet Review Well the home office sent me a package earlier this spring and wanted me to do a field test. Holy crapite an assignment!  When I opened the package I found a gorgeous fly wallet from … Continue reading

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The Last Boatman Standing

Well last time out in my tube, post ice off, did the trick in releasing the winter doldrums. It just felt good to be into some fish. Last weekend the plan was to take the “River Wolf” and drop it … Continue reading

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Finally Ice Off in FSJ!

April is a cruel month in the North. I remember growing up in the North Okanagan and April was all about green grass, leaves sprouting, flowers starting to bloom and warm rains. Now April for me is below zero overnight … Continue reading

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Clear Goo Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern

Clear Goo Caddis Pupa | Sedge Fly Pattern I’d recently seen an article about Clear Goo and its uses so I ordered in the light kit with thick, thin and Hydros Goo. My intention was to use it to tie … Continue reading

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FGN’s Combo Nymph River Fly Pattern

Combo Nymph River Fly Pattern … Here’s a dandy little combo nymph river fly pattern. Designed for flowing water, the combo nymph has some weight to it, some flash to it,  and it kind of resembles a bunch of different … Continue reading

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FGN’s Galloup Style Streamer Fly Pattern

FGN’s Galloup Style Streamer Fly Pattern Well the holiday season is now over and, in my case, the depths of winter have descended with a heavy thump. We had a brief reprieve of the cold for a few days but … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Rainbows 2012!

Well the boys got back from their hike up into the Rockies at the end of September and I thought I’d post a report for Steve.  They were sure jacked to head up to this lake and it turned out … Continue reading

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More Fun on the Peace!

… Dark night of my soul pierced by the light of a fish tug …  😐 … where did that come from?!? Maybe I do need a day off! And so it was I had Wednesday off for my second … Continue reading

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Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly

Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern Fall is here , Winter is near, I’m going fishin’ ……. Sorry dear! Yes it’s that time of the year again! But before you head out, you really need to take a few … Continue reading

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Summer Bows Bulls & Gray’s

Well my last day of work before holidays actually ended up being an H2S course in town. I finished up early and that meant time to grab the boat and head out on the Peace for one last fish before … Continue reading

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Peace Up, Peace Down, Peace Out!

Last  weekend Hydro stopped it’s spills and the Peace River was down to around normal summer conditions. Trying to get organized and out on the water was like pulling teeth …. wait I didn’t get out as I was having … Continue reading

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Little Jet Sled River Boat Review

Little Jet Sled River Boat Review Explorer Industries 14′ Little Jet Sled River Boat … AKA MY NEW BOAT! 😀 Well I thought I’d do a little write up on the new addition to our family. It might just be … Continue reading

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FGN Southern Raid 2012

Over the winter Steve, my buddy Don and I discussed where and when to do a spring fish in the Southern Interior. We ended up with the last week of May ( this was the easy part) and somewhere around … Continue reading

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Wine & Gold Chironomid Pupa Fly

Wine & Gold Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern Things are gettin’ a little ansy up this way! The lakes in the North Eastern region of British Columbia are seven to ten days away from being ice-off and it’s really hard reading … Continue reading

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Hot Spot Chironomid Pupa Fly

Hot Spot Chironomid Pupa Fly ……. Well last weekend while the home office was no doubt sniffing out open water and wetting lines, we had a bit of a blizzard to deal with up this way. On the bright side, … Continue reading

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Back on Ice!

My son Timbre wanted to go ice fishing so we planned a day to go out on Williston. Most of the small lakes have slowed right down but the big lake seems to always produce. Weather report was sunny with … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Williston Lake Bulls & Bows

Well it was now time to do some ice fishing! I was out doing a little exploratory mission on Williston Lake a couple of weeks ago and there was over a foot of good clean ice. The lake, on the … Continue reading

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Gord’s Molting Dragonfly Nymph Fly

Gord’s Molting Dragonfly Nymph … Many moons ago when I was out tubing in Steward lake I saw my first molting dragonfly nymph. I was just kicking off from shore after a pit stop when my flippers washed up what … Continue reading

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Winter Drift Fishing

Cold snap is over and just a bad dream now. I’ve been using this warm spell to melt away the bad memories and continue my unheralded run of fishing the Peace River in the winter. I thought I’d change my … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Tips & Tricks

– Fly Tying Tips & Tricks – For me it always seems that November and December are so busy that I never make it down to the my tying desk. It’s usually about the end of January that my life … Continue reading

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Keeping the Peace – Dammit!

For what it’s worth, my letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding the Site C BC Hydro Dam project on BC’s Peace River … Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email  

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Last Cast for 2011!

Getting skunked on the last outing of the year was a little disappointing    so the only way to change that was to make it the second last outing! With my partner in crime, Steve, in Edmonton watching the World Juniors … Continue reading

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Storm in the Eye of the Peace!

It’s never windy underwater …. the fish are lucky! 😕 A couple of days before Xmas and the weather has been above seasonal for a while now so you really couldn’t call it a Chinook. Didn’t matter though cause anything … Continue reading

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The Dog Days of Autumn!

Saturday morning the alarm goes off and the wife gets up and starts to get ready for work. I on the other hand burrow deep under the comforter and listen to the wind rattle the bedroom windows as it has … Continue reading

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Anchors Away!

Fall in the North, in a good year, is Labour Day to Halloween. Mess around too much and you miss it altogether!  With that in mind Steve and I headed out to Base Camp after work on Thursday excited about … Continue reading

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Momma Loves Rainbows!

It was late Wednesday evening when the wife leaned in and whispered those seven magical words ….. “I’ve got a hankering for some rainbow!”  Well that snapped me out of my semi-comatose state! There’s nothing like a pre-ordained, spousal approved … Continue reading

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Pete Lake Fishing Report

Mid September and it was time to try Pete Lake, figuring the algae bloom would have died down. The day before Steve and I went was 30C and that’s about as hot as it gets in these parts. Strange summer/fall! … Continue reading

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Get High & Beat the Heat!

Mid August and off the wife and I went on our annual Soak up the Sun Summer tour. As usual we headed for Kamloops and Vernon. They were calling for temperatures in the 30’s C and Like our stuff? Subscribe … Continue reading

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Summer Slammin – Sorta!

In the midst of last year’s Rocky Mountain Grand Slam, Steve and I were already planning this year’s trip. We both thought we’d come a couple of weeks early around the middle of July. Even though this year has been … Continue reading

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