Tag Archives: Tom Johannesen

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 […]

Escaping From It All – Dry Fly Fishing The Upper Dean River

Staycation Season Every year in early August, I find myself heading North in search of quality trout fishing on the Upper Dean River in the West Chilcotin region of BC. This year has been a year like no other with a pandemic looming around us, but I still kept my plans and made the ten-hour […]

Xcalak Bonefish Round 2

When I wrote my first article on bonefish fishing in Xcalak, Mexico, I mentioned that I was currently planning another trip back to pursue bonefish once again. Now that I’ve been home from that trip for over a year, I figured it was time to share the outcome of that fishing excursion. Getting There On […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]