Tips for Covering Moving Water While Fly Fishing

The Challenge Learning to successfully fly-fish in moving water can be a challenge for many as it is far more difficult than fishing in stillwaters. The main reasons for this are the numerous different water conditions that present themselves on any given day. Observing the flow of the water is important to achieve success in […]

Wannock River Chinook – The Kings’ Stronghold

Days Gone By There are not many salmon systems left capable of producing river monsters. Sure there’s some big Kitsumkalem and various Skeena Chinook left up North but it ain’t what it once was. Not much is really, when it comes to our beloved salmon. Any hardcore Chinook angler will recount tales of giant Columbia […]

Holidays on the Wet Coast and Winter Springs

Tough Slogging With holidays here, the one thing foremost on the fisherman’s mind is… “man when is all this rain gonna let up!” From massive flooding and atmospheric rivers on British Columbia’s Coast to the rainiest November in recorded history, Fall and Early Winter 2021 have been soggy and saturated to say the least. Blown […]

Phil Rowley’s Dubbed Scud Pattern

In Phil Rowley’s latest tying video, he covers a simple yet highly effective dubbed scud pattern for stillwater trout. Whether you’re a guide looking to pump out industrial quantities for use all season long or a beginner trying to develop your tying skills, this is a great pattern for everyone. Check out the video below. […]

Ripping Spring Chinook

Images and words from Field Team member Tim Milne As producer and host of the Big Coast tv series, Tim has been trolling up and down BC’s coastline from Alaska to Washington with his Islanders on the riggers since 2007. The knowledge and connections he’s accumulated over the years have made him a walking, [sometimes] […]

Pursuing Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout

An avid angler, seminar host, and writer, Tom Johannesen has had over 200 works published in a plethora of Outdoor Magazines. From his home base in Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada, he explores his home waters and beyond. Introduction Over the past four decades I have pursued numerous species of fish with a fly rod and […]

Finding High Water Steelhead Success

The month of January and the early part of February on the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific Northwest in general is typically the wettest periods of rain for the region. During these times, many river systems are unfishable for weeks. Only a few short windows of high but fishable levels are available. This can be […]

Five Common Stillwater Fishing Mistakes

Part of the fuel that drives my stillwater fishing passion is the time I spend guiding or with students through my seminars or stillwater schools. From this time and experience on the water, I have watched both my clients and students struggle with several presentation challenges.Listed below are the five most coming stillwater fishing presentation […]

Fish Naked – Cut Plug Fishing With Big Coast

Remember the Cut Plug! Want to have more fun on the water? Fish naked. That’s right! Strip away every bit of extra tackle and you’re bound to have more fun on the water. While the proliferation of downriggers has no doubt opened up a much greater variety of techniques like flasher-fly/hoochie and flasher-spoon combos, they’ve […]