Bombers – by Ken Woodward


During the heat of the BC Interior summer, while most lakes are in the doldrums, a much anticipated hatch occurs at a few nutrient-rich, mud-bottomed lakes in the Kamloops area: Bombers! Stillwater fly anglers from far and wide descend on lakes like Tunkwa and Leighton to enjoy some of the fastest fishing of the open water season. Continue reading

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The Big Bones of New Caledonia – by Peter Morse

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Grande Terre – Big Land, is the main island of the archipelago known as New Caledonia. It’s a French territory 750 miles east of Australia and lies just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Grande Terre is not one of your flat Pacific atolls, it’s a rugged mountainous island 250 miles long with several peaks to 5,000ft and on the weather side, the east coast, these mountains come right down to the sea. The lee west coast is fringed by one of the largest barrier reefs on the planet and the shore is mangroves and flats. Continue reading

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Montana Hopper Fishing 101 – by Mark Raisler


Why not throw the big fly. Why not toss a fly pattern that everybody including you can see? Why not tempt those big Montana Brown Trout with a really big meal? Why not?!

So that is what many do whilst lost on rural two lane roads in Montana. In search of a memorable hopper eat? Yes. Continue reading

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RIO’s Powerflex Plus Puts More Muscle Behind Leaders and Tippet

DSC_9645IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (Sept. 8, 2015) RIO Products, industry leading manufacturer of fly lines, leaders, and tippet offers anglers a stronger leader and tippet material with its new Powerflex Plus collection. An increase in strength that still maintains suppleness will ensure anglers get the best performance for each fishing scenario. Continue reading

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Fly Patterns and Aquatic Entomology – by John Barr

DSC_9747The goal when stocking your fly boxes is to have a selection of dry flies, nymphs and streamers that will work most of the time in a variety of scenarios when presented properly. To cut down on the number of flies that you carry, don’t have large numbers of different patterns that serve the same purpose. Continue reading

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RIO in Action – Return to the Dean by Jesse Robbins

IMG_1546Most steelheaders will know the name Dean River. It’s among the world’s most famous rivers not only for the quarry it holds, but also for its remoteness and rugged beauty. Just getting there is an adventure and the scenery you pass along the way doesn’t allow for any nodding off. For the three of us coming from Bainbridge Island earlier this month, it was a trip that took about 24 hours and included four different forms of transport. Continue reading

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