Coho Tips: Put More Silver Bullets into Your Net

September is here, and this means some larger coho aka silver salmon should be showing up in the next few weeks. This is one of my favourite times of the season and for good reason. When found, coho can provide some of the most exhilarating, hard, and aggressive hits of any salmon species. Here are […]

Summer Fly Fishing Tactics for Trout on Lakes

Setting the Scene Even though we are in the mid-summer period there is still some great stillwater fly fishing to be enjoyed on the literally thousands of small productive lakes found throughout western Canada and the United States. While the majority of aquatic insect hatches have occurred the trout still have to eat and it’s […]

What is Euro-Nymphing? A Beginner’s Guide

While it’s been practiced for years across the Atlantic, European nymphing is becoming extremely popular here in North America and with good reason—it’s arguably the most effective way to target trout and other species in rivers across the continent. The Presentation Euro-nymphing is a relatively easy tactic to learn, however to become truly proficient, one […]

Interview with Survivorman, Les Stroud

In anticipation of the upcoming Father’s Day Derby at new Islander Destination, The West Coast Fishing Club, Islander’s Steve Rennalls had the chance to speak with special Guest Les Stroud aka Survivorman. They touch on a variety of subjects including growing up in Toronto, his transition to outdoor adventure, and the connection between fishing and […]

Field Team Trip: Golden Dorado River Cruiser

Golden Dorado River Cruiser

An Adventure Like No Other Experience an off-grid journey into Argentina’s wild Parana River Basin in search of the iconic golden dorado with Islander Field Team members Lael Johnson and Yos Gladstone. On their adventure aboard the Golden Dorado River Cruiser they encountered a diverse fishery that included wolf fish, vampire fish, piranha and of […]

The Great Canadian Fishing Adventure 2018 – Part 2

Northwest Territories Great Slave Lake Pike Fishing

Field Team member Jeff Fisher is a traveling guide and angler. Every year he and his girlfriend pack their bags and head out on fishing adventures most of us only can dream of. In Part 2 of this multi-blog series, Jeff shares his summer adventures from Canada’s Northwest Territories. If you missed Part 1, be […]

Boost Your Amateur Fishing Photography from Average to Awesome

With the popularity of Instagram, our exposure to—and desire to create—memorable fishing photography has never been higher. At the same time, the power of most modern cell phone cameras puts to shame the image quality of most point and shoots from even five years ago. That said, there’s far more to taking a good photo […]

Field Team Trip: Estancia Laguna Verde

Huge Rainbow Trout from Jurassic Lake

The world famous Estancia Laguna Verde on Lago Strobel aka Jurassic Lake recently hosted Islander Field Team members Lael Johnson and Yos Gladstone. Here they test their tested their LX Series fly reels on the world’s greatest rainbow trout fishery. This lodge offers a world class experience in every way from the fishing, to the […]

Winter Steelhead Fishing out of a Drift Boat

Winter Steelhead Drift Boat

There are many ways to target winter steelhead here in B.C. Popular techniques include drift fishing with float rods, bottom bouncing, casting and swinging spoons, spey fishing, and—although not as popular in Canada as it is to the south of us—side drifting. In this piece, I’m going to cover the basics when fishing out of […]

The Great Canadian Fishing Adventure 2018 – Part 1

Swinging a fly on the St Marys River

Field Team member Jeff Fisher is a traveling guide and angler. Every year he and his girlfriend pack their bags and head out on fishing adventures most of us only can dream of. With the fall of winter, Jeff has had some time to recount his journey from the past summer’s fly fishing road trip […]