The Lure of Stillwater Fly Fishing by Brian Chan

a colourful rainbow from a productive western stillwaterThe Western North America states and provinces are home to literally tens of thousands of superb trout lakes. Many of these waters are rich in nutrients which allow them to support an abundant and diverse aquatic invertebrate food base. Quality or trophy stillwater trout fisheries can be found throughout western North America. Sustaining a quality fishery means balancing the population of fish in relationship to abundance of food.
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A Guide’s Day Off by Barry Beck

Your clients cancel at the midnight hour, the weather forecast is dismal, the river is rising and turning to mud and you find yourself with a day off, so what do you do? Well if you’re Paul Jacobs and Adam Hope you put your waders on and go fishing. Paul runs Reel Action Fly Fishing and spends a good part of his year guiding and running a great tent camp operation in Alaska. When that season is over he comes home to guide the east coast steelhead fisheries from Ontario to the Lake Erie waters. Adam guides for Paul and between the two of them they spend countless hours in the water doing what guides do best – finding fish for their clients.
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In search of a Sustut “20” by Pete Humphreys

A 20lb steelhead is a special fish and the benchmark for a giant. A 30lb fish is the stuff of legends but three tributaries of the Skeena system in British Columbia can boost the opportunity to tie into one of these monsters; the Kispiox, the Babine and “the jewel of the Skeena” the Sustut.
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RIO Products Releases Its Award-winning Permit Line

Idaho Falls, Idaho (December 2, 2014) – RIO Products, industry-leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippet material, adds the Permit Line to its tropical saltwater series of lines for perfect presentations to these notoriously finicky fish. The Permit Line was awarded the “Best New Saltwater Line” at the 2015 International Fly Tackle Dealers show in July.

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2014 Skeena Update- By Lani Waller

Northern British Columbia’s famous Skeena steelhead season served up a mixed bag this year- sometime superb, and sometimes disappointing. It’s always been this way and it always will be. This is mostly due to the fact that the fall run of trophy steelhead on rivers such as the Babine, Morice, Bulkely, Kispiox, Copper, Sus- Tut and others occurs at a time when the weather is changeable and unpredictable. The fish are always there, but when conditions are bad, so is the fishing. Usually…

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A New Zealand Plan by Cathy and Barry Beck

Five months seems like an eternity right now but in reality I know it will go fast. You see it’s October here in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania and in five months time I hope to be in a clear New Zealand river stalking a South Island brown trout. February is my favorite month to be in New Zealand, although I am perfectly happy to be there regardless of the season. I simply love the fishing, the people and most of all the adventure of chasing some of the most selective brown trout in the world. Barry and I host fly fishing trips internationally for Frontiers International, but if push came to shove and you asked us where our favorite trout destination is we would say New Zealand.

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