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Rainbow Dinner

... delicious rainbow trout for 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 hoses away … Nope
3) Turn off water to outside taps … Nope
4) Put away lawn/deck furniture … Nope
5) Put up Xmas lights … Nope
6) Dig out snow shovels … Nope
7) Put on some extra weight … CHECK … Well at least I’ve got one thing done!
8) Put boat to bed … Yikes is it that time already … Nope!

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Giant Wild Alpine Trout

... Wild Alpine Rainbow 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 the lake we hit up last year.  This year we were going in a couple of weeks earlier and my son Timbre was joining us. We had lined up 3 pack horses and under full packs we started our climb up to Mutton Manor( more on  this later). Of course the three young bucks set a blistering pace pulling away from Steve and I. Funny thing though they would always fall back towards us. I would like to think that it was a little respect for their elders but I knew it was because we were packing the Defender (loaded with 6 slugs). My knees and rehabbed ankle hung in there but evidently  I need  a new thermostat as I was over heating pretty good by the time we made the summit. That beer at summit break was the best tasting  one I’d had in a long while… well maybe since the mid ascent beer break. We made our way down to the lake the excitement building with every step. Continue reading


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Welcome Home – 2014 Northern BC Fishing Report

Big BC Bull Trout

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 with the boys and I put everyone to bed all four nights. At the GOEG that required 3:30 AM both nights then up for breakfast around 8:00AM. My advantage was that they live there but when I get back to the ol’ stomping grounds I want to soak in every second I can. Continue reading


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Flyguys North Kamloops Fishing Adventure 2014

BC Rainbow Trout

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, of all the yahoos I grew up and went to school with. Located on the shores of Okanagan Lake, at a buddies cabin, it’s a weekend of eating large, drinking hard and stories around the fire. First thing that popped into my head was that I have to parlay this into a pre-event fishing trip like Steve and I did two years ago … flyguys Northern Division Kamloops Fishing Adventure 2014! The wife on being informed of all this piped up, ”Good Maggie (dog) and I will come with you and you can drop us off at my mom’s place,” I replied that I didn’t think there would be enough room and I was only half joking. By the time I load the Yeti and all my fishing/camping gear there’s not much room. But yes, you guessed it, I made room, for I’m not a complete idiot!

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Kickin the Sheridan Deep Water Chironomids

Sheridan Deep Water Chironomids - Sheridan Sunrise

Sheridan Deep Water Chironomids | BC Full Sink Fly Fishing Fun

Sheridan Deep Water Chironomids …

So what to do in June for Chironomid fishing?

My May was not filled with chronie fishing anywhere near as much as I would have liked so Rob and I had to make a plan. We hit a couple local lakes and each time we drove we discussed a trip somewhere. The ideas would fly and after whittling it down to just a few Rob left it to me to make the final decision. My previous experiences at Sheridan are limited to waiting most of the day for just one or two fish with the chance that one of those may be a pig, but with the chronie season winding down around the Loops area lakes that prospect didn’t sound so bad … so Sheridan deep water chironomids it was!

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Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph Fly

... Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph fly pattern!

Rock Bottom Stonefly Nymph Fly Pattern

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 spring early summer up this way. This is my version to represent them. Stone flies are important when they’re coming off but the nymphs are also on the menu in the spring before any major hatches get going. Tie lots because you’re going to leave some on the stream/river bottom if you’re fishing  them properly!

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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 Fishing Pattern

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern

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 before you run off to find a skillet or wok this is not one of those delicious recipes that you will find on this site. No this is a recipe for a fry fly (smolt fly) and I dare you to find a simpler one. All that’s required is two hackles, a hook, some thread and a fish skull.

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Olive Shuttlecock Emerger Fly

Olive Shuttlecock Emerger Fly | Mayfly Chironomid Caddis

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, dressed in a smoking jacket and does a jig.

Nothing will change the fact that, no matter what, we will have at least another six weeks of winter! No for us much more scrutiny is given to the old saying about March. “ In like a lion out like a lamb” or “ In like a lamb and out like a lion.” The old timers seemed to hit that one on the head. So it was that I awoke this morning (March 1) to see minus 32 degrees with a wind chill of 40 below. ROAR. It actually put a smile on my face and to celebrate I decided to head downstairs and tie up a batch of the Olive  Shuttlecock Emerger Fly …

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BC Fishing App (fishin BC) Review

BC Fishing App Review | Fishin BC | Mobile Phone BC Fishing App

BC Fishing App Review | Fishin BC | Mobile Phone BC Fishing App

Downloaded this BC Fishing App (Fishin BC by EPW Labs) the other day and have been playing around with it since. Tons of very good waterbody information for BC fishermen & women including detailed stocking charts and a log that will store your catch information, including pictures, and then display trends over time! Plan on giving it a good work out over the upcoming fishing season so stay tuned for a detailed review. In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of the app and its features by the author …….

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Best Skunked Day Ever!

… BC fishing, it’s not always about the fish! 😉

... a gorgeous fishing day in beautiful Brtish Columbia!

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 for me that’s the first time that’s happened in about 35 years. I love winter fishing whether it’s hard water or out on the Peace River , which never freezes up near the dams. Continue reading


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Zebra Chironomid Pupa Fly

... the zebra chironomid pupa fly easy peasy black & white chironomid pupa fly pattern!

Zebra Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern (AKA Black & Thread)

Zebra Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern …

Every year about this time I get to thinking about, anticipating, the upcoming open water season. This year was no different.  I forget where I was or what I was supposed to be paying attention to at the time, but I do remember that the particular reminiscing session I was having took me back to early ice off chronie fishing at Stump lake. It was a couple years ago and, although we were doing OK,  our friend Ron (Kamloops Fly Shop) and his buddy were anchored not far from us kicking our butts! When I finally got a chance to speak with Ron about what he was using that day he showed me a very simple black & white(ish) ribbed chronie with a black bead and no gill. From it’s appearance I immediately dubbed it the Zebra Chironomid Pupa.

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Last Chance Saloon

... Brook Trout on an Olive Bi Polar Leech!

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 had suddenly opened up for me Continue reading


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Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly

... the Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly Pattern

Bipolar Balanced Leech Fly – Ready to Swim or Balance!

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 of bizarreness. I get my sleep deprived mind to latch onto the leech next time round and I shake my head like a rainbow to try and concentrate on what the back of my brain is trying to convey to me. I kind of gather that I should be tying balanced leeches but things are still fuzzy. Continue reading


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Fly Fishing Bomber Chironomids

... Kamloops Bomber Chironomid Pupa - flyguys.net

Fly Fishing Bomber Chironomids

Fly Fishing Bomber Chironomids

As stillwater flyfishers we know that the late summer heat of August has forced the trout to murky depths and made them too lethargic to chase any offering we present. It is at this time that we pursue other recreational interests while we wait for water temperatures to cool down in mid September and bring on the fall fishing season. However there is an exception to the rule … fly fishing bomber chironomids! Continue reading


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Rocky Mountain Rainbows 2013

... fly fishing wild rocky mountain rainbow trout in the alpine lakes of British Columbia!

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 the East slope of the mighty Rocky Mountains. Wild BC Rocky Mountain Rainbow Trout … a fly fishing trip that dreams were made of! Continue reading


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Useful Fly Fishing Links

Useful Fly Fishing Links Tools & Resources ... fishing, hunting & outdoor related links from our friends around the globe!

Useful Fly Fishing Links Tools & Resources

Useful BC Fly Fishing Links & Resources

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Hardcore Frogz Fly Wallet Review

... hardcore frogz custom leather fly wallet

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 Hardcore Frogz! The Hardcore Frogz fly wallet review … now I can do that! 🙂

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The Last Boatman Standing

... fly fishing water boatman spring & fall!

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 into a lake that had bigger fish. The thought of standing up on my bow, using it as a casting platform, and targeting cruising fish in the shallows had me wired for sound. The weather had been crappy all week with the last two days under a heavy rainfall warning.
That was going to change on Friday and with the barometer rising fishing could be stellar!

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Finally Ice Off in FSJ!

... fly fished Rainbow trout!

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 temps, the odd blizzard and dirty sand and gravel covered snow piles on the edges of the roads. Oh yea the other big downer… ice covered lakes. 🙁  You can only read and hear about so many ice off adventures down south before you snap. Tying helps,sort of, but when the shack nasties get out of control I’ve found a remedy that works for me. Mexico! 😀 Baking in the sun thawing the marrow of my bones and floating in the warm Caribbean works wonders. I came home to snow gone and reports of lakes starting to break-up. So I went fishing … and here’s the first Northern BC Fly Fishing Report of 2013!

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Best Fly Fishing Boats for BC Interior Stilwaters

Best Fly Fishing Boats - Springbok Punt

Best Fly Fishing Boats
BC Interior Stillwater Boat Options

British Columbia is a beautiful spot for fly fishing with plenty of rivers, lakes and ponds to take advantage of. As far as stillwater fly fishing for the infamous Kamloops Rainbow trout goes, few would argue against it being best in the world!   However, in order to have the greatest access to fishing sites, as well as a place to store all of your fly fishing equipment when your there, and the ability to safely and securely navigate your chosen waters, you obviously need a fishing boat. Here’s some information on the top types of crafts found on the productive fly fishing waters of our province …

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UV Leech Fly Pattern

... the UV Leech Fly Pattern - a BC Interior Still Water lake must have fly!

The UV Leech Fly Pattern … by Mark Y

UV Leech Fly Pattern …

The UV Leech fly pattern is my favorite starting and finishing fly on any lake. The tungsten bead gets it in the zone quick and keeps it there during windy days. You can play around with color combinations but don’t mess with the UV … it really makes the fly! 🙂

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Clear Goo Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern

Clear Goo Caddis Pupa | Sedge Fly Pattern

... clear goo caddis pupa fly pattern!ddis pupa 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 minnow patterns but once I had the stuff at the tying bench I started messing around with it on bait fish and other fly patterns. I started to think of what bugs in life have a translucent or transparent body and the first image that popped into my head was the big Traveler Sedge pupa so famous in British Columbia. Hmm, a translucent clear goo caddis pupa … now this could get interesting! 😉

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Brian Chan Still Water Ice Out Tactics

... get ready for some great fly fishing!

BC Still water Ice Out Tactics

* a big thanks to Brian for allowing us to share his invaluable still water ice out tactics & strategies on flyguys.net!

Still Water Ice Out Tactics …

It’s a spring ritual observing Canada Geese defending mating territories and watching grown men in small aluminum boats trying to break up ice on an interior lake. Yes, spring is in the air and these anglers are jumping the gun a little but with good reason. They know the incredible fishing that can occur during the first few days after the ice has left or is leaving a lake.

…… read on for some great BC Interior ice out strategies by expert fly fisherman Brian Chan!


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Stump Lake Damsel 2.0

Stump Lake Damsel Damselfly Nymph Fly Pattern

Stump Lake Damsel Damselfly Nymph Fly Pattern

Stump Lake Damsel Damselfly Nymph Fly ..

I remember my first really successful day fly fishing Stump lake. It was years ago, the month was June and the damsels were hatching!

We were anchored in the shallows tossing out big yellowish green nymphs and trying to imitate their wiggly progression towards the shoreline. For every damsel that made it out of the water to hatch there were many that didn’t as the trout knew exactly what was going on and flooded the area to intercept them on route. It was kind of humorous, the bows were ambushing the damsels and we were trying to ambush the bows … and when we worked it just right the action was fast and furious!

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Surplus Herby’s BC Fly Rod Combo Deal

... a flyguys / Surplus herby's fly rod combo (Dragonfly Kamloops) perfect for BC interior trophy trout!

Fly Rod Combo | Surplus Herby’s / flyguys.net Dragonfly Rod Reel Line Package Deal

Surplus Herby’s Fly Rod Reel Line Combo
Dragonfly Kamloops Fly Rod Reel & Line

This was an awesome deal while it lasted but unfortunately it has come to an end. 🙁

Stay tuned though as we are working with Surplus Herby’s on developing another fly fishing combo! 🙂

Save BIG money with Surplus Herby’s new “flyguys” BC fly rod combo – rod, reel & line fly fishing package! This fly rod combo includes everything you’ll need to best tackle the trophy rainbow trout of the beautiful BC interior at an outstanding price exclusive to members of flyguys.net! 🙂

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DIY Fishing Rod Rack

... organize your rods, auger and fishing poles with this home made DIY fishing rod rack!

After coming back from fishing one morning I was annoyed when trying to find room in the corner of my garage for my rods, or trying to make room to cram them on a shelf. I happened to have some 2×4’s, a saw, drill and screws so rather than going out to spend money at a store to fix my problem, I used what I had and in not very long I had exactly what I needed for all my fishing rods and ice auger! This simple fishing rod rack & organizer can be made however wide or short needed to fit all your fishing rods and ice auger too. Check it out …

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FGN’s Combo Nymph River Fly Pattern

... FGN's Combo Nymph River Fly Pattern

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 trout food found in streams and rivers. This version of the combo nymph river fly pattern in black and green I think can represent little black caddis ( nymph and diving females), beetles, stoneflies and possibly big carpenter ants.

Anytime you can cover more than one base your hook up rate should increase! Wishful thinking? Who knows but this is a good river fly pattern to go to when there is no apparent hatch. The basic design of the combo nymph allows for tons of different colours and materials so don’t be afraid to mix and match with what you have kicking around the bench. Let’s get tying!

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Winter Bulls on the Peace!

... another monster peace river bull trout!

“Today ended up being very successful, I landed two bull trout, all on the exact same rig, on a retrieve instead of a bounce, the cause of this I don’t know. But this weekend, I am going to find the answer to it!”

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Ice Fishing With Flies

... ice fishing with fly's!

“Flice Fishing” | Ice Fishing With Flies

“Flice” Fishing | Ice Fishing with Flies

After a long hiatus from fishing I was fortunate to have the opportunity to get out on some BC Interior lakes over the past year.

The 2011 – 2012 season was a great experience for me as I took on the challenge of learning to fly fish. The process has lead me into a lot of re-newed fun … and a lot to learn!

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Blue Fox Bull Trout!

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So today was the day, January 23rd to be exact, that I was going out to start filming my new fishing show for youtube. I was on the hunt for Northern BC Bull trout and knew exactly where I was going to shoot this segment. I thought that I would only be getting into fish in the five to ten pound range but, you know what they say about the best laid plans …

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FGN’s Galloup Style Streamer Fly Pattern

Galloup Style Streamer Fly ... Gord's "midnight oil" streamer fly pattern!

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 are now back down in the 20 to 30 below range with wind chills that will freeze exposed skin within  minutes. Or as we like to say “tough fishing weather”! With four months until our lakes become ice free it’s time … lots of time, for some fly tying.

What I’m going to show you today is what I call a project fly as it takes a good chunk of an evening to round up the material and crank out a half dozen. This is a Kelly Galloup inspired, articulated streamer fly pattern designed for big meat eating fish.

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A Roche Lake Resort BC Fishing Vacation

Roche Lake Resort BC Fishing Vacation - luxury chalets, fine dining & BIG Kamloops rainbow trout!

A Roche Lake Resort BC Fishing Vacation | World Class Fishing & Accommodations

“… Roche is definitely one of my favourite lakes to fish. It has all the ingredients for producing big fish, ample shoals, nice drop-offs and deep-water for those special chironomid hatches. The water is nutrient rich so aquatic invertebrate life is abundant and diverse. While the fishing can be technical and frustrating at times, the rewards keep bringing me back!!” | Brian Chan; Biologist, Guide & BC Fishing Guru!

“… Large fish in crystal clear water!” | Don Freschi; Sport Fishing on the Fly!


… read on for more info on one of the best fishing vacations in the world!


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Ice Fishing Burbot

Ice Fishing Burbot - a fatso Kamloops lake freshwater ling cod!

Ice Fishing Burbot (Fresh Water Ling Cod)

Ice Fishing Burbot (Fresh Water Ling Cod)

The burbot is arguably one of the ugliest creatures to inhabit our local waters. Ugly to the point that it is unimaginable how anyone could have ever decided to try and eat one! 😯  But thank goodness someone did because if you can get beyond their appearance they are one of the tastiest morsels that you can pull from the depths. This article is about ice fishing burbot, but first, a bit of information about them …….

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Delicious Venison Pastrami Recipe

Venison Pastrami Recipe ... delicious, nutritious, organic & healthy venison pastrami!

Delicious Venison Pastrami Recipe

This venison pastrami recipe is a spin off of our corned venison recipe, and if you liked that one you are going to love this one ……. absolutely fabulous! 😀

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Ice Fishing 101 | How to Ice Fish Kamloops

Ice Fishing 101 - How to Ice Fish Kamloops

Ice Fishing 101 | How to Ice Fish

Ice Fishing 101 | How to Ice Fish Kamloops

It’s that time of year again folks. The hard water has arrived and it’s time for some BC Interior Still Water lake ice fishing! And for those that are just starting out, here’s a brief “how to ice fish” introduction to get you on the hard water and hopefully into some ice fishing fun!

We love ice fishing! You want to know why we love ice fishing? OK, I’ll tell you why we love ice fishing. Ice fishing is one of those sports that almost anyone can do! You don’t need a boat or motor or a truck to haul them both. You don’t need a bunch of fancy fishing rods, fishing reels or fishing lines. You don’t need an elaborate anchoring system. Hell you don’t even need a large supply of flies or lures. It is simplicity at it’s best AND it’s something you can do with the whole family!

Ice Fishing 101 - How to Ice Fish - 7 pounds of Ice Fishing Fun!

.. oh & you can catch some monster fish too!

Now of course you could spend all the money you want on fancy gear as they make as many gadgets and gizmotrons for ice fishing as they do for any other sport. But this article isn’t about that. This article is about ice fishing basics, ice fishing 101, or, in other words, how to have a blast pursuing big Kamloops area BC bows through the ice on a shoe string budget! …….read on to find out how!


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Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Equipment

Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Equipment ... at the ice fishing hole!

Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Equipment

Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Equipment …

Ice fishing the lakes of the beautiful British Columbia Interior is very popular and a lot of fun! The ice usually appears on our lakes in mid to late fall and can remain well into the spring. Each winter thousands of anglers venture out onto frozen lakes to fish through the ice and, unfortunately, each winter there are ice related accidents. As much as we love to fish, ice over cold lake water can pose some serious, life threatening dangers. Please keep the following tips in mind when playing near or on the ice …….

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MOBY Kamloops Trophy Series Fly Fishing Nets

... the MOBY Kamloops Trophy fly fishing net!

MOBY Kamloops Trophy Fly Fishing Nets

MOBY Kamloops Series Fly Fishing Nets
MOBY Kamloops Trophy

I’ve been doing this fly fishing thing for quite some time, and have used almost every type of landing net out there, but it wasn’t until the spring of 2011 that I got my first taste of a MOBY! I had hooked in to a double digit bow and was struggling to land it with my conventional round hoop net. Thankfully a buddy,  noticing my frustration, rowed over to lend me his MOBY. I couldn’t believe the difference it made in landing, resting, and safely releasing that magnificent creature! The next time I hit the water, and ever since, there’s been a MOBY fly fishing net by my side!

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Fly Fishing from Shore 101

Fly Fishing from Shore

Fly Fishing from Shore 101 … by Ron W.

Fly Fishing from Shore …….

In 2012 I caught over half of my fish fly fishing from shore or public docks. I thought I’d share some lessons that I’ve learned.

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Rocky Mountain Rainbows 2012!

... tight lines on a pristine BC Rocky Mountain trout lake!

Rocky Mountain High!

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 the weather & fishing were fantastic! Check it out!

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More Fun on the Peace!

... ahhh, the peace river in the fall!

Ready to Fish! (Peace River BC Canada – September 2012)

… 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 and last day off for Sept. These graveyards are starting to get to me and I figured a day on the water would be the cure!

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Stuffed & BBQ Venison Tenderloin Recipe

... yummy stuffed venison tenderloin recipe!

Susan’s Stuffed & BBQ Venison Tenderloin Recipe

Stuffed Venison Tenderloin Recipe
– on da Barbie 🙂 –

Venison Tenderloin is a premium cut of game meat that can be used in many of the same ways as beef, lamb or pork tenderloin. Venison however has a unique flavour that lends itself well to being marinated, smoked, roasted or grilled. Many venison recipes suggest wrapping tenderloin medallions in bacon or prosciutto but Susan takes a bit of a twist with this one by adding flavour from the inside out … and man does it work! 

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Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly

...Blood Clot Bloodworm Chironomid Larvae Fly Pattern!

The Blood Clot Bloodworm … a flyguys Original!

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 minutes to check out Gord’s latest & greatest … an innovative twist on his fall bloodworm fly fishing pattern … the Blood Clot Bloodworm fly!

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How To Fillet Halibut

yummy!

krazy’s little “chicken” halibut

As you may have seen on our 2011 fishing reports post or the flyguys.net facebook page, this year we took a bit of time out of July to hit Prince Rupert for some fishing on the Pacific Ocean! What a blast! We were into Pink, Coho & Chinook (Spring) salmon, Rock Cod, Crabs and Halibut! Now we have had some experience with salmon and the like but the halibut fishing was brand new to us and therefore so was how to deal with them in preparation for the oven or freezer. A quick lesson by a local expert soon cleared that up and were soon perfecting the technique ourselves! For those that are in the same boat as we were, here’s how to fillet a halibut!

*** Warning: fish innards & some blood – not suitable for non outdoorish types 😉

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Summer Bows Bulls & Gray’s

... northern bow on the fly!

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 heading south. As I was heading up river I saw a seam close to shore with fish rising all along it. I beached the boat and had a close look at what they might be going after. Little black caddis was the answer so on went a size 12 black elk hair caddis. These weren’t sipping rises but splashy hits and I was sure I was going to be into fish right away! So with that … here’s a late summer BC fishing report for ya! 🙂

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Peace Up, Peace Down, Peace Out!

... Peace River Rainbow TroutLast  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 teeth pulled! I knew there were teeth involved somewhere in this story. 🙂

This weekend was going to be different. I had a minor repair to do on the jeep Thursday after work and the plan was to take the boat to the Peace early Friday morning. It was a good plan, almost fool proof, but things went sideways soon as I popped the hood on the jeep. I shut her down around 9:00 PM and went in for a beer totally aware that there would be no fishing in the morning and, depending on what happened tomorrow, no evening fish either. This on top of the fact the spills had resumed and the river was rippin’ again. As I was moping around on the deck I got a call from my son Timbre who patiently listen to my jeep story. He then said what are you doing Saturday? He said they were ahead on an engine rebuild and if all went well Friday bringing it back online, he would have Saturday off. He may have said what are you doing? but what I heard loud and clear was let’s take the boat out. That perked me up a bit and I said give me a call Friday when you get home and if it’s a go we’ll take your truck. I’m happy to report that I fixed the jeep, Timbre had Sat off, and we geared to head out early Sat. morning!

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The One That “NEVER” Got Away!

... BIG brookie!

My One Island Lake Brook Trout!

Summer, yes it’s finally here! You know what that means for a fly fisher, right? Well I’ll explain it, the spot that you want to catch fish in, is always gunna be over fished, especially if its one island lake! Nothing bugs me more than going out onto a lake, and it being full of spinning fisherman! That ounce of hope you had, before coming off of shore, that today maybe I’m actually going to catch the big one. Ya that feeling, and train of thought went out the window about a minute ago. Spoons, giant red devils, ripping, and slicing through the water in any place you thought would be acceptable to fish. Yes and now to boot, you start noticing these bobbing things on the water, which start coming to life, and an engine roar. Now there is more boats coming onto the lake, you soon have your soul diminish. Then, when you are least expecting it, your rod slowly begins to slip out of your hand, and your line goes tight! Fish on!

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Little Jet Sled River Boat Review

Little Jet Sled River Boat Review ... a boat for pretty much everything!

Explorer Industries 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 me but I don’t think the wife is as jacked-up about it as I am but I finally, after many years, got my boat!

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In the End!

... wow, what a fish!

Renee with Her Nine lb. BC Interior Bow!

I’ve recently moved to Kamloops and have enjoyed getting back into trout fishing again and putting the salmon gear to rest. I couldn’t help but buy an Ice Hut and get out on the local lakes to see what this region is all about. With much luck ( asking local guys for advice ) I had an incredible season mostly spent on Red Lake and can’t wait to do it all over again … but that’s another story. For now here’s the story of a day we won’t soon forget!

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