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 […]

West Goes East: Pacific Salmon Fishing on Lake Ontario

Our friends from Scotty Fishing Products and Gibbs-Delta Tackle joined us on a trip east to do some salmon fishing in Ontario. Let’s just say that if you haven’t considered Toronto and Lake Ontario as a world-class salmon fishing destination, that needs to change. Watch the film for proof! Many thanks go out to our […]

Make Like a Bonefish and Get Away

The Seed is Planted A few years ago I was invited to join several members of the Ospreys Fly-Fishers on a fly-fishing excursion to Mexico. I quickly turned down the offer as I knew nothing about warm water fly-fishing and didn’t have any of the appropriate gear required for a bonefish fishery. Another year had […]