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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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Fishing Cutthroat Trout | Winter Strategies for Coastal Cutties

Fly Fishing Cutthroat Trout – Winter Strategies for Coastal Cutties – The icy winds of November and December mean an end to the stillwater fly fishing season in most of our province, but in here in the Fraser Valley they … Continue reading

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Chironomid Fly Fishing Strategies | Finding Fish

Chironomid Fly Fishing Strategies – Finding Fish – Every spring, thousands of BC fly fishers head to their favourite lakes, eager to chase trout with chironomids of all shapes and sizes. Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email   … 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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Pre-chironomid Season: Early Spring Fly Fishing Strategies

Early Spring Fly Fishing Strategies … 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 … Continue reading

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Winter Kill & Trophy Trout

Winter Kill & Trophy Trout … 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 … Continue reading

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Early Spring Fly Fishing Shuswap Lake

If all you BC Interior still water guys are just itching to get out on the water, your best bet … early spring fly fishing Shuswap lake! Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email   Incoming Search Terms:shuswap lake … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … 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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Fly Fishing from Shore 101

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. Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email   Incoming … 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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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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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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Fish Feeding Theories

Fish Feeding Theories ……. This summer, my friend and old school chum, Pat Harrison, came up for his annual fishing trip. On the first day, folks were catching fish on a large Chironomid and corky. Pat had always wanted to … Continue reading

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Fly Selection & Presentation

Fly Selection & Presentation ……. Most of us have a really broad selection of flies in our fly boxes. In fact, some of us could use ten different flies every day of the year without using the same fly twice. … 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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Fall Fly Fishing Strategies

Fall Fly Fishing Strategies … By the time you read this, it will be mid-September and we will be into the Fall fly fishing season. At this time of year, the water is beginning to cool, the major hatches are … 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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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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Fly Line Selection Trolling Flies

……. another informative fly fishing article by Ron Newman. This one on strategies for fly line selection trolling flies! Fly Line Selection Trolling Flies The most basic of fly fishing techniques is to drag a fly (trolling flies) behind your … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Beyond Seasonal Peaks

Fly Fishing Beyond Seasonal Peaks … By mid-July, the quantity and frequency of our “hatches” will be past their seasonal peaks. Those bugs that come to the lake surface to turn into adults (Chironomid, Mayfly, Caddis, Dragonfly and Damselfly) will … 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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Why Some Fish Taste Muddy

– Muddy Tasting Fish – ……. an article by long time BC Interior fly fishing expert Ron Newman … Thanks Ron! Over the years, I have heard a lot of information and misinformation about why trout sometimes have a muddy … Continue reading

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What’s so great about fly fishing anyway?

What’s so great about fly fishing … Why has the art of fly fishing permeated Hollywood and its movies and been held in a sort of high regard; an esoteric sport practiced by intense enthusiast?  What’s the difference between catching … Continue reading

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BC Trout Strains & Treatment Designations

Trout Strains & Treatment Designations If you are like me, you sometimes look at the fisheries Stocking Reports just to see what lakes are being stocked. When you get into these reports, you start seeing terms like “Pennask 2N” or … Continue reading

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Early Spring Fly Fishing Kamloops Style

Early Spring Fly Fishing Kamloops Style Well, it’s the end of February in Kamloops and I, like many others have had my “early ice-out dreams” dampened by the latest cold snap. The bulk of the Interior’s stillwaters are likely locked … Continue reading

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Barometric Pressure & Fishing

The following is a very interesting article on the affects of barometric pressure & fishing by Kamloops Fly Fishers Association member, and long time BC interior fly fisherman, Ron Newman. Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or Email   Incoming … 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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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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Harrison River Coho Salmon Fishing

BC Harrison River Coho Salmon Fishing  … Well we’ve returned from our trip up North and now we’re down on the Harrison River where we’ve been having a great time fishing for these wild Coho salmon! What a blast …  … 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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A Still Water Fly Fishing Overview

A Still Water Fly Fishing Overview … For those just starting out here’s a general fly fishing overview on how to fly fish the productive still water trout lakes of the Okanagan & BC Interior. And please remember, getting out … Continue reading

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Rainbow Trout Strains of British Columbia

The following is a summary of five important strains of rainbow trout that the province stocks in the still waters of British Columbia. Specifically, this article describes the Pennask, Blackwater, Fraser Valley, Tzenzaicut, & Gerrard rainbow trout  strains of BC. … Continue reading

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Trolling Flies | Fishing the Long Line

Well we’ve been talking about “long lining” so much lately that we thought we’d better balance it out by reminding everyone about the original meaning of the term – specifically trolling flies (yup, I said the “T” word)  🙂 Using the terms “trolling” … Continue reading

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Full Sink Deep Water Chironomids

Folks you’re in for a real treat! Below is an excellent post by John Scalr outlining how to fly fish full sink deep water chironomids. The article is long but it is well worth your while to read it all … Continue reading

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The Mexican Fisherman

Stop drowning yourself in the pursuit of a material existence in the hopes of some ‘better’ life at the end of the line when the good life is available to you now – everyday! This life philosophy was shared with us by a good … Continue reading

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Long Lining Deep Water Chironomids

This is an exceptional article on deep water chironomid fishing witten by By Jason Majoskey (AKA Mr Rainbow). It was edited by Al Horne (horneblower) & Illustrated by Dale Sharp (Sharpy). It’s a fairly long read but well worth your … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Micro Leech

OK JeFF you asked for it you got it! At the time of this writing (spring 2010), fishing micro leeches under indicators is still a fairly new phenomenon. Given our success rate with it, however, we suspect that it will … Continue reading

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Roche Lake Provincial Park Map

Since JeFF’s “Roche Lake Area Ice Off Report” article last weekend we’ve received quite a few inquires as to the locations of the lakes mentioned in his report. A quick Google search turned up this site and the following provincial park map: Need more … Continue reading

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BC Lake Information on Google Earth!

This application combines the best of Google Earth with information compiled and provided by Go Fish BC. The result is a tool that displays a wealth of relevant lake & fishing information right in Google Earth! Not only will you … Continue reading

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