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2017 has been a rough year, and considering it’s not even over yet it may get worse. Canada lost some pretty great people this year, most recently with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip,  and CBC Radio storyteller and host of the Vinyl Cafe Stuart McLean. And in our own family, my wife lost her brother Ferlyn suddenly and unexpectedly one summer night, breaking hearts amongst all of us. I mention these… 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