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Paula Shearer

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

By the time I was 11, I was rowing myself out into the middle of the lake in search of trout on my own.

Waters you call home

Bow River and Southern Alberta Streams

BIO

I started fly fishing from a young age with my dad and uncles on the lakes and by the time I was 11 I was rowing myself out into the middle of the lake in search of trout on my own. Later in to my teens I began fishing rivers and have pursued my passion ever since.

Personal beliefs on fly fishing

Bring a positive attitude with you and positive things will happen.

Species you specialize in

Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Cutthroat trout and Bull trout.

Preferred fishing method

Any method that gets the fish biting but I do love getting fish to eat on the surface.

Favorite RIO Line

InTouch RIO Perception.

Why RIO

RIO continues to improve and create new lines to suit mine and every fly fisherman's needs.

Favorite Knot

Loop knot, I use it for everything.

Special Rigging Techniques

When the water temperatures drop in the winter and fish become less active use a little weight to get your flies down to the fish.

Best Fly Fishing Tip

Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try new things.

Parting thoughts

Never stop learning and exploring new water.