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flyguys Favourite Fall Fly Fishing Patterns

Five Favourite Fall Fly Fishing Facsimiles 5 Proven Fall Fly Patterns Welcome to another flyguys BC Interior Still Water Fly Pattern series, this one focused specifically on fly patterns dedicated to the fall. In this series we will discuss and … Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips to Help Teach Kids to Fly Fish

5 Quick Tips to Help Teach Kids to Fly Fish One of my biggest regrets when it comes to fishing is not learning how to use a fly rod at an early age. I grew up in an area of … Continue reading

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Polarized Sunglasses | Costa Caballito & SmartBuyGlasses

Polarized Sunglasses Review Costa Caballito from SmartBuyGlasses The term “artificial fly” is generally described as a type of fishing lure constructed with furs, feathers, thread or any of very many other materials, tied onto a fish hook for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Chironomid Pupa Fly Tying Tips

Chironomid Pupa Fly Tying Tips – Building a Better Chironomid Fly – Reflecting back on the highlights of our recently completed  2018 Introduction to Chironomid Fly Fishing seminar, I noted participant interest in the chironmid pupa fly tying tips section … Continue reading

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Pre Hatch Six Pack | Six Essential Ice Off Fly Patterns

The Pre Hatch Six Pack Six Essential Still Water Ice Off Fly Patterns Welcome to the second BC Interior Still Water Fly Pattern series brought to you by flyguys.net and BC Interior Fly Tying! Our first series focused on 10 … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Ice Off 2018 Fishing Reports

2018 Fishing Reports post Sponsored by ……. … 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 … Continue reading

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Togen Curved Nymph Hook Review

Togen Curved Nymph Hook Review It was about five years ago that I added the “2X” length hook style to my existing “scud” hook style chironomid pupae arsenal. I arrived at the Togen Curved Nymph hook through a process of … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Amazon | A Fly Fishing Products Review

Amazon Fly Fishing Products Review A Fly Fisherman & an Amazon Gift Card *  be sure to check out even more cool products on our Recommended Amazon Fly Fishing & Related products page! 😉 I’m sure that everyone reading this … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Ice Off 2017 Fishing Reports

2017 Fishing Reports post Sponsored by ……. … 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 … Continue reading

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Hill People Gear Connor Pack Review

Hill People Gear Connor Pack Review – Quality, Fit, Function & Fishing – Over the years I’ve purchased and tested many different hunting back packs, and then used them for everything else. So with each new pack I went through … Continue reading

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A Tunkwa Lake Park BC Fishing Vacation

A Tunkwa Lake Park BC Fishing Vacation Bombers, Bows & Breathtaking Backdrops Tunkwa & Leighton are man made trout fishing lakes residing at 3,750 feet in elevation within a 5,100 hectares Provincial Park on the southern Thompson Plateau. The Tunkwa lake provincial … Continue reading

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The Fluorocarbon Myth

The Fluorocarbon Myth ……. For several years I’ve had a growing feeling that fluorocarbon monofilament simply does not live up to the marketing hype. It is twice as expensive as nylon monofilament but is it twice as good in terms … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Ice Off 2016 Fishing Reports

Sponsored by ……. … 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 … Continue reading

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Coach’s Smoked Brook Trout Recipe

Coach’s Smoked Brook Trout Recipe 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, … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Ice Off 2015 Fishing Reports

Sponsored by Surplus Herby’s! … the one stop shop for all your fishing & outdoor needs! Well we made it through another one and with a new year comes a new… … Official flyguys.net Northern British Columbia, BC Interior, Kamloops … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Ice Off 2014 Fishing Reports

Sponsored by Surplus Herby’s! … the one stop shop for all your fishing & outdoor needs! Well we made it through another one and with a new year comes a new… … Official flyguys.net Northern British Columbia, BC Interior, Kamloops … Continue reading

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Useful Fly Fishing Links

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Best Fly Fishing Boats for BC Interior Stilwaters

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 … Continue reading

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Brian Chan 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 … Continue reading

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Surplus Herby’s BC Fly Rod Combo Deal

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

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A Roche Lake Resort BC Fishing Vacation

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flyguys.net Ice Off 2013 Fishing Reports

Sponsored by Surplus Herby’s! … the one stop shop for all your fishing & outdoor needs! [random max=4 id=39]   Well we made it through another one and with a new year comes a new… … Official flyguys.net Northern British … Continue reading

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MOBY Kamloops Trophy Series 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 … Continue reading

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Roche Lake Report

I don’t know where the time went but before we knew it we found ourselves in the last week of May with FGN (flyguys North) in the house for a week of fishing at world famous Roche lake! On top … Continue reading

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Red Lake Report

So after all the talk of potential winter kill, and all the glum early ice off reports, we decided to put in a few days at Red lake Kamloops to check out the situation for ourselves. Here’s a better late … Continue reading

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Free Solunar Tables | Best Fishing Times

Free Solunar Tables | Best Fishing Times … Use these free Solunar Tables to know the best fishing times of your favourite lakes & streams before leaving home! 😀 Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email  

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flyguys.net 2012 Ice Off & Fishing Reports!

Well that was an awesome year but it’s time close off 2012 and move on to 2013! Thanks to everyone that contributed reports, stories & pictures last year and we’re really hoping to see even more of you on our … Continue reading

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Candy Smoked Salmon

… Candy Smoked Salmon recipe graciously contributed by Matt S (AKA IronNoggin) Candy Smoked Salmon … You’re in for a real treat folks! This candy smoked salmon is a very sweet tasting and eye appealing product that’s guaranteed to make … Continue reading

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Pacific Salmon Identification & Information

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the family are called trout. Salmon migrate while trout are resident. Salmon live in the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans. Of primary concern to … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Pink Salmon on the Fraser

If you’re interested in targeting river run pacific salmon on the fly then you better get to know the humpy! Fly fishing pink salmon on the Fraser river, or any river for that matter, is a great day to spend … Continue reading

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Blackwater Smackdown

So after having a great year so far on Pennasks, and hammering some huge Fraser Valley’s & Brook Trout as well, we thought we’d spend a day targeting some Blackwater strain Kamloops Rainbow trout. We hit the stocking charts and … Continue reading

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Those Bloody Pennasks

The lake: This little beauty resides at approx. 4100 ft. about an hour out of Kamloops BC. It is stocked with Pennask AF3N’s and is rumored to currently hold bows to 10 lbs!!! Given that, along with the fact that … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Official 2011 Fishing Reports

Sponsored by Surplus Herby’s! … the one stop shop for all your fishing & outdoor needs! flyguys.net Official 2011 Fishing Reports Post! So since our flyguys.net Official 2011 Ice Off Reports post went so well we’ve decided to take the … Continue reading

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More Kamloops Lake Spooning

Well the weather worked out and the Kamloops area iced off lakes were still pretty limited so we packed up the family and headed back out to Kamloops lake for some more spin cast fishing for feisty Kamloops rainbow trout! … Continue reading

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Kamloops Lake – Chironomids & Crocodiles

I just couldn’t take another day of chasing around ice off reports on the Kamloops area lakes so the boys & I packed our packs with fishing gear and enough food to last us the day and off we went … Continue reading

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flyguys.net Official 2011 Ice Off Report!

flyguys.net Official 2011 Kamloops Area Lakes Ice Off Report So this year we wanted to try to keep all of the ice off reports in one post.  We decided that the easiest and most efficient way to accomplish this was … Continue reading

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Best BC Fly Fishing Knots

Don’t be the guy that can’t tie his own fly fishing knots! Learn everything you need to know below! 😉 Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email  

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flyguys 2010 Fishing Wrap Up Video

……. better late than never 😉 ……. see ya in 2011 folks! 😀 Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email  

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BC Fly Fishing Web Cams

… this is a living document with cams being added as they come available or are brought to our attention. If we are missing a river or lake web cam that should be on this list please leave the info … Continue reading

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Tunkwa Leighton Lake Ice Fishing Report

Got in touch with Al from the Tunkwa Lake Resort to find out how the ice fishing has been going and was pleasantly surprised with what I heard! While the ice fishing everywhere else seems to have slowed right down … Continue reading

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Beer & Brandy Wild Game Meat Marinade

Beer & Brandy Wild Game Meat Marinade A way too simple to be so damn good wild game meat marinade! WITH BEER & BRANDY!!! 😉 Beer & Brandy Wild Game Meat Marinade | Ingredients: 1 can of beer 2 oz … Continue reading

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Kelly’s Awesome Fish Batter

Kelly’s Awesome Fish Batter Recipe Next up is this simple yet extremely delicious fish batter recipe sent in by Kelly from the BC Interior! We tried it & we loved it so ……. here it is! Thank you Kelly! 😀 … Continue reading

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Geri’s Canned Venison

Geri’s Canned Venison Recipe ……. This delicious canned venison recipe was sent to us from Geri, one of our visitors from New York city! We tried it & immediately decided to that it needed to be added to our & … Continue reading

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Turn Over & Lake Stratification Made Easy

For many of us some of the terminology and slang associated with our sport is extremely confusing. “Turn over” (lake stratification) is one of those terms and every year, especially during the winter when fishermen are anticipating ice off and … Continue reading

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Ice Cold Kokanee | Ice Fishing Kokanee

Ice Fishing Kokanee ……. It’s hard to believe that 2010 is gone & that we are already writing our first post of 2011! In keeping with the season we wanted to give you a report on our latest trip ice fishing … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Rainbows

Well it’s been a hell of a year and what better way to wind it up than a boxing day ice fishing trip with family & friends! So after a quick check of the weather and the solunar tables we … Continue reading

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How to Clean a Fish!

Well every year we get a good number of emails on this subject so we thought it would be a good idea to get a step by step post out on it. Properly caring for your catch is the most … Continue reading

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Jerry’s 8 lbs 10 oz BC Interior Lake Fall Rainbow Trout

September 29, 2010: OK everyone it’s officially fall fishing time in the BC Interior and our buddy Jerry has started things off for us with this absolutely gorgeous eight pound ten ounce Kamloops Rainbow trout! Not much of a story … Continue reading

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Pack Rat Custom Boat Rack Review

Pack Rat Custom Boat Rack Review TDC Manufacturing (Kamloops) Well it took a while but I finally admitted that it was time to sell the old fishing truck of 20 years in lieu of an newer extended cab that will … Continue reading

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The Triple F Comes Through in the Crunch

July 9, 2010: Well tis that time of year so we packed up our fishing gear – heavy on the caddis patterns – and hit yet another gorgeous Kamloops area lake.  Today’s lake sits at just over 4000 feet and … Continue reading

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