Escaping From It All – Dry Fly Fishing The Upper Dean River

Staycation Season Every year in early August, I find myself heading North in search of quality trout fishing on the Upper Dean River in the West Chilcotin region of BC. This year has been a year like no other with a pandemic looming around us, but I still kept my plans and made the ten-hour […]

Fall Lake Fishing – Brian Chan’s Dream Season

There are literally thousands upon thousands of small productive trout lakes scattered throughout parts of the world and they are becoming increasingly popular fisheries in western Canadian provinces and American states. Fall lake fishing in particular provides an escape from often crowded western streams and tailwaters. The water in many stillwaters is nutrient rich and […]

Islander’s Covid Response

Hello Islander fans, In response to the Covid crisis, we have reacted like many other businesses and implemented social distancing measures to keep everyone safe. These include limiting orders to online only with weekly shipping to minimize face-to-face interactions at our factory, the suspension of all repair work and closing public access to our factory. […]

Quarentainment

In the face of these unprecedented self-isolating days, our Field Team Members Fishing with Rod and Reel West Coast just launched some full-length content to help you and your families stay busy during these quiet days. Check out both videos below for some of the finest B.C. salmon fishing you’ll ever experience… Enjoy! Reel West […]

Changing Gears on the Dean River

Words and imagery provided by Field Team Member Tom Johannesen From Chrome to Silver On many fishing trips our original plans change for a multitude of reasons including weather and water conditions.I had my plans change for the better when I last fished the legendary Dean River in late August. I was there with three […]

The Pink Dancer Fly Pattern: Sweep ‘Em off their Fins

As fly fishers and tyers we spend much of our effort attempting to match the hatch. Using flies and presentation techniques intended to draw a natural feeding response from a trout. The reality is that at times trout aren’t feeding. Our natural attempts go unanswered. In these situations, use patterns and techniques to trigger a […]