Elevate Your Cooking with Executive Chef Rob Ratcliffe from The West Coast Fishing Club

For many of our followers—especially those chasing salmon on the saltchuck—the fishing experience doesn’t stop on the water. Enjoying fresh caught wild salmon is an integral part of your fishing world. We often talk about upping our on-water game, but we thought maybe it was time to up our game in the kitchen too. With […]

Islander/Gibbs-Delta Collaboration

Gibbs and Islander Fishing

Recently, our friends over at Gibbs-Delta Tackle offered to make some custom Highliner flashers for Islander and these beauties are now available for purchase. Islander’s own Steve Rennalls had a chat with Gibbs-Delta owner Rob Alcock to find out more about The Highliner Flasher, Gibbs-Delta, and Rob’s personal passion for fishing. SR: Not all our […]

Tangling with Tyees in Haida Gwaii – 30 Years of Conservation with Rick Grange

Big Fish And Humble Beginnings The year was 1981, and Rick Grange and his fishing buddy had just dropped their gear in the waters of what was then known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. It didn’t take long for their conversation to be interrupted by their first rod doubling over. As Rick struggled to make […]

Get Down [to the Fish] with Tom Johannesen

Many Stillwater anglers feel that a type 3 sinking line is all one needs to cover all the depths when using a wet fly in interior lakes. Unfortunately this could not be any further from the truth. When purchasing a rod and reel combo from a fly shop the majority of the time they come […]

A Science Project for Adults

For most of us, a volcano made of paper mache, some paint, baking soda and vinegar was the last cool science project we got involved with. Thankfully, Will Duguid—a researcher at the University of Victoria—is offering you the chance to show Mrs. Robinson that your contribution to science didn’t end on the slopes of Mount […]

Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Equipment for any Scenario

During this winter season, many fly anglers—or those aspiring to become fly anglers—satisfy the urge to get out on the water by dreaming of new equipment to help up their game once things thaw out. In this blog, Field Team member Tom Johannesen breaks down each element with the goal of helping you select the […]

Blobbing for Trout? Yes, it’s a Thing

Fly fishing tactics and strategies are continually evolving regardless of the environment of the fish species we chase. Over the past several years on the stillwater scene there has been renewed interest in mastering the zooplankton pattern puzzle. What are zooplankton? Zooplankton are tiny members of the class Crustacea and are common inhabitants of all […]

Take Your Stillwater Fly Fishing to New Heights

As internationally recognized experts in the field of stillwater fly fishing, Field Team members Brian Chan and Phil Rowley are always looking for new and innovative ways to share their knowledge with other anglers. From books to magazine articles to seminars to DVDs, they have been using whatever technology is available to solve the “puzzle” […]