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” […]

In Bolivia Watch Your Fingers! WARNING: Contains Graphic Content

This summer, Field Team member and professional guide Jeff Fisher traveled to Bolivia where he guided and managed to get in some personal fishing as well. Islander sat down with Jeff to hear some of his stories. You were heading to some pretty remote areas, how was the travel in Bolivia? To get to our […]

Why Made in Canada?

Made in Canada. It’s the label we’ve proudly attached to our reels since we started out way back in 1990. By maintaining control over every step of our production process we offer a level of craftsmanship that can’t be matched by a job shop overseas. It can’t be matched because our employees care—passionately—about the reels […]

East Kootenay Fly Fishing: Where Big Bulls Fight and Cutthroats Prowl

A Trout Angler’s Dream The East Kootenay Region of British Columbia is truly a fly fisher’s paradise. Mountains surround you and hungry westslope cutthroat trout eagerly feed on the surface while huge bull trout lay in wait for a smaller fish to come too close. The skies are a deep blue, and the rivers are […]

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