River Madness

Monthly Archives: November 2015

It’s mid-October on Vancouver Island, a time when the local rivers start to see the biggest push of Coho and Chum salmon and it’s traditionally a time for me when I begin thinking about a fishing trip somewhere. After a summer of trolling and casting for salmon and halibut in the ocean, I’m ready to reconnect with the rivers and spend some time knee-deep in some cool water, casting flies and quartering… Read More

Sometimes, the most amazing places are the most unexpected. You set out with your friends for a fun day of fishing, exploring spots that you haven’t tried before. And then, you find it. Paradise. A stretch of river so clear and clean that you swear that if there was no breeze you wouldn’t have believed that water even flowed there. And surrounding all of this moving glass, a carpet of incredibly rich green moss… Read More

Any dry fly fisherman worth his salt knows that spring time on the river can produce incredible hatches of mayflies that swarm the air like snowflakes, creating a magical atmosphere of energy and frantic feeding for the local trout that forage on these unpredictable feasts. For the dry fly enthusiast, these are golden moments where matching the hatch becomes of utmost importance. Nymph, emerger, dun, spinner..what part of the cycle to hit! There’s… Read More