Category Archives: General

A Real Eye Opener – Booby Fly Patterns

After fishing BC’s interior lakes for nearly forty years, its not often that a fly pattern or technique takes me by surprise but in early June of this year, I had a real eye opener that I will not soon forget. Mission Impossible Continues… Throughout the first few days we throat pumped several fish and […]

Summer Arrives in Great Bear

Whiskey Cove Saturday Night Shakedown With a big old deck party, barbecue and Whiskey Cove Saturday night shakedown, summer has arrived in the Great Bear. A flavourful collective of Denny Island characters and some solid Heiltsuk Nation representation ushered in summer and enjoyed a casual local night not seen for years. The sunset was fine, […]

Father’s Day Fish Tales – From our Field Team Members

Buzzer Beater Tyee My father, like his father before him, introduced me to the great outdoors and the sport of fishing.  One of my favourite trips together was a Friday after work, it was the last day of week 2 in the Great Ontario Salmon derby. The weekly leader was sub 30lbs (rare at the […]

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 […]

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 […]