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Confessions of a Steelhead Snob, By April Vokey

The dark shadows of silhouetted heads filled the auditorium. I couldn’t see their faces but I could hear their concentration and I knew that the attention of my audience was fixated on the surfeit of steelhead photos that projected brilliance … Continue reading

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The Sugar Pop, By April Vokey

I first started tying the Sugar Pop almost ten years ago while sitting around a table of men in a small hostel on the Thompson River in British Columbia. Amongst a table of black and dark purple feathers, I decided … Continue reading

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The Winter Steelheader – By April Vokey

With frosted edges and delicate tips, it landed on my nose before softening and disappearing into the warmth of my skin. It was winter in western Canada and the trees were awaiting their new dress. They stood naked and bare, … Continue reading

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British Columbia Steelhead – By April Vokey

It wasn’t until I started fishing (during the struggles and interesting phase of my mid-teens) that I truly understood just how lucky I was to have been born and raised in British Columbia. I knew the obvious; our mountains are … Continue reading

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