Category Archives: Expert Advice

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Little Static Interference, a Lot of Fish

Static Interference Fly Pattern

Good fly tyers are always on the lookout for new and unique materials to improve their success on the water. Field Team member Phil Rowley is no exception. One day while unpackaging some electronics circuitry, he noticed that the gun-metal coloured anti-static bag it came in was the perfect match to an emerging chironomid. After […]

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” […]

Fall Fly Fishing Feature

Dropping Temperatures, Hot Action The fall fly fishing season has arrived and after a long hot summer it can’t arrive soon enough. The fall months bring an abundance of opportunities for fly anglers of all skill levels. If lake fishing is your passion the cooler evenings move the fish back on the shoals after spending […]