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Screaming Viking | Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa Fly

The Screaming Viking Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa Fly Like it’s predecessor, the Bleeding Limey, the Screaming Viking (Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa Fly) was borne out of necessity. The original was needed so that those little green red butt … Continue reading

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Zucchini Chironomid Fly

Zucchini Chironomid Fly Pattern … 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 … Continue reading

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Zebra Chironomid Pupa Fly

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 … Continue reading

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Stump Lake Damsel 2.0

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 … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Burbot

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! … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing 101 | How to Ice Fish Kamloops

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How To Fillet 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 … Continue reading

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Alpha Baetis Mayfly Nymph Fly

Alpha Baetis Mayfly Nymph Fly Pattern .. About four years ago we found ourselves in the middle of a huge mayfly hatch on world famous Sheridan lake. Sheridan is one of the BC Interiors most challenging yet rewarding lakes … … Continue reading

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Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly … The Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the oldest of modern fly fishing patterns. Originally designed as a general imitation to many of the thin nymphs that exist in rivers, streams and stillwaters worldwide, … Continue reading

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Sight Fishing Stillwater Rainbow Trout

… another extraordinary article by Jason Majoskey (Mr. Rainbow), this one on the topic of sight fishing for trophy BC rainbow trout on the productive & pristine still water lakes of the beautiful British Columbia interior.  A bit of a … Continue reading

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Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly

Golden Scud Back Shrimp Fly … Shrimp are present throughout the entire open water season therefor making them a very important food source for trout. They are particularly useful in the early spring and late fall when forage for other … Continue reading

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Bar Fishing Chinook Salmon on the Mighty Fraser River

Bar Fishing Chinook Salmon … If you’re talking Bar Fishing then you’re talking Chinook salmon fishing. Chinook (AKA Spring, King or Tyee) salmon are the biggest of the five pacific salmon and these fish can get huge. They are the … Continue reading

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Floating Dragon(fly Nymph) – Hungry Rainbow

Floating Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern … Tis the season for the big Dragonfly nymphs to start their migration to the shorelines to emerge so … we thought it an appropriate time to share a deadly floating dragonfly nymph fly pattern … Continue reading

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How to Fillet Fish

Like most things in life, there are many different ways to skin a cat (or in this case to fillet a fish) and for the most part the method chosen is simply due to personal preference. The following is one … Continue reading

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Black & Red Horseshoe Trout

… Our 3 day weekend hunt for Fraser Valley Rainbows & Eastern Brook Trout! WOW! What a weekend! When we decided to focus on fatso Fraser Valley Bows & Eastern Brook Trout this weekend we never thought we would end … Continue reading

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Roche Lake – Ice Off, Fish On

Well with the ice just recently off Roche lake, and despite the weatherman ‘s prediction of rain, we decided that today was the day to give it a go … and we’re sure glad we did! 😀 Oh and what … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass on Pass lake BC

Don’t Pass on Pass Lake BC Ahhhh Pass lake, a gorgeous little gem of a lake located only 20 minutes from Kamloops heading north up the Lac Du Bois Rd. Pass is a trophy fly fishing only lake that is … Continue reading

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KGB Leech Fly Pattern

Up next is the KGB Leech fly fishing pattern … and this one is quickly becoming one of our favourite leech fly patterns for both early spring and late fall fly fishing in the BC Interior! The KGB Leech Fly … Continue reading

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The Frugal Fly Box | Low Cost Double Decker DIY Fly Box

The Frugal Fly Box A Low Cost Double Decker DIY Fly Box Build The Double Decker DIY Fly Box project came about not so much because of the money, but because of the inability to find a pre made fly … Continue reading

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Monomaster Waste Line Storage System

MonoMaster Waste Line Storage System Monofiliment Recycling Tool Once and a while an idea comes along that seems to simple to work so good. The truth of the matter is that most good ideas are just that; simple, effective and they just down … Continue reading

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The Danvise Fly Tying Vise

The Danvise Rotary Fly Tying Vise I was first introduced to the Danvise fly tying vise by the owner of “fine flies for fisherman”, an old school fly shop located in Kamloops (trout central) British Columbia. Graham and his wife … Continue reading

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DIY Wire Dubbing Brush Maker

DIY Wire Dubbing Brush Maker A quick surf through our fly tying sections and you will quickly notice that we prefer, and strive to create, simple and durable fly patterns. One of the tools which helps us to accomplish these … Continue reading

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Bleeding Limey Chironomid Pupa Fly

Bleeding Limey Chironomid Fly Pattern With most of our chironomid pupa fly patterns the concept is simple and durable. That’s not a bad thing because in addition to being easy to tie they are deadly little patterns that consistently fool … Continue reading

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Create A Hatch Chironomid Pupa Fly

The ‘ Create A Hatch ‘ Chironomid Pupa Fly … here’s a cool little chironomid pupa pattern shared with us by Gord and the boys from Flyguys Northern Division! And as good as it works up North, we have proven … Continue reading

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DIY Low Cost European Deer Skull Mount

DIY European Deer Skull Mount … Well it seems that the European Deer Skull Mount is all the rage in all the hunting circles these days. And why not? They look great and they are much less expensive than a … Continue reading

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Red Lake BC Interior Ice Fishing Action at it’s Best

Red Lake BC Interior Ice Fishing Action at it’s Best! Put the rifles away and dig out the ice fishing gear cause Red lake, one of the BC interiors best ice fishing lakes, is ice on and fishing great!!! 🙂 … Continue reading

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Bottom Bounce Sockeye Salmon

Bottom Bounce Sockeye Salmon … The Sockeye salmon is arguably the highest sought of the five species of pacific salmon. Their deep red rich flesh is highly desirable among fisherman and food connoisseurs alike. Sockeye range in size from 5 … Continue reading

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Georgi Damsel Damselfly Nymph Fly

Originator: Georgi Abbott Photo & Tie: Aaron Laing (Stream Time / fly fishing in the reel world!) The Georgi Damsel | Damselfly Nymph Fly … If you remember the Logan lake fly shop then you’ll probably remember Georgi Abbot. She … Continue reading

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Mr. Rainbow’s Foam Dragon | Floating Dragonfly Nymph

Mr. Rainbow’s Foam Dragon Floating Dragonfly Nymph Fly Pattern Well as far as floating dragonfly nymph patterns go we don’t think you can beat Mr. Rainbow’s Foam Dragon Fly! This is a great pattern to crawl right along the lake … Continue reading

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Brian Chan Stillwater Caddis Pupa Fly Pattern

Brian Chan Stillwater Caddis Pupa Fly … The Stillwater Caddis Pupa is a great fly to utilize during early to mid-summer evenings on most of the best fly fishing lakes in the Kamloops area! Although this fly tying segment is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Davy Wotton & Double Davy Fly Fishing Knots

Fly Fishing Knots | Davy Wotton Knot * recently updated to included the stronger Double Davy Wotton knot! 😉 The Davy Wotton Knot | History: I was on a local fly fishing forum the other day and noticed a thread titled … Continue reading

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Sharks Caddis Larva Fly Pattern

Sharks Caddis Larva Fly Pattern … Developed by Radoslav Kiskinov, the Sharks Caddis larva fly pattern is a very simple and realistic fly imitating the Caddis larva.  It’s main trait is the body of twisted Antron yarn with hare’s fur. … Continue reading

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Sheridan Lake Sedge Pupa Fly

Sheridan Lake Sedge Pupa Fly … This little beauty is the brain child of Ken Baker. The story is that he developed the fly for British Columbia’s famous Sheridan lake but it’s definitely not limited to that body of water.  … Continue reading

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Black & Silver Red Butt Chironomid Fly

Black & Silver Red Butt Chironomid Fly At the time of this writing the chironomid is, and will remain to be till at least mid June, our  “go to” fly for BIG Kamloops area lakes rainbow trout! Like our stuff? … Continue reading

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Chartreaus & Red ASB Chironomid Pupa Fly

Chartreuse & Red ASB Chironomid Pupa Fly The “Slime Bag” Chronie A very cool and versatile  Chironomid Pupa pattern shared with us by Scott Anderson! This Anti Static Bag chironomid fly is an absolute killer when the green phase chronies … Continue reading

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Krazy’s Nine Pound Kamloops Area Lakes Rainbow

May 11, 2010: Today’s lake might sit at about 3600 feet, might be in the Roche lake area and might be named after a certain animals footwear – but then again it might not – and if not, we’d bet money … Continue reading

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KKK Chironomid Pupa Fly

KKK Chironomid Pupa Fly Pattern … Here’s another fly pattern guaranteed to produce fish over the next few months, or any time that chironomids are hatching. Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email  

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Simple Thread Black & Red Chironomid Pupa Fly

Simple Thread Black & Red Chironomid Pupa Fly With the arrival of May, a  peak month for still water chironomid fly fishing in British Columbia, we thought it would be appropriate that the next fly pattern in our series of best fly’s for … Continue reading

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Triple F Leech Fly Pattern

Triple F Leech Fly Pattern … *** just updated with a step by step instructional video of the “Olive Red Head” version of this effective & durable fly pattern! The Triple F  (Fat Furry Foker) was originally designed, hence its … Continue reading

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