Category Archives: CANADA

Farmed Atlantic Salmon Versus Wild and Sustainable Alaska Salmon. Go Wild.

I’ve never reposted content, but I feel inclined to set this piece at the top of the stack again. It’s that important. This post was first seen in 2013 and it is one of the most read pieces on Angler’s … Continue reading

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Hatch’s $100 Nippers and Simms’ Quick Stash Lanyard . . . until death do us part

The question isn’t whether paying a hundred bucks for a pair of nippers is worth it. The question is how are you not going to lose them after you fork out the dough. Hatch’s nippers come on the heals of … Continue reading

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Haida Gwaii, British Columbia Round Two

One of the most remote steelhead outposts on earth is Haida Gwaii, which consists of two magical islands off British Columbia’s northern mainland coast. I visited the islands several years ago and vowed to return. Last week I made good … Continue reading

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Skeena Steelhead Returns Dip

If you’re a steelheader you dream about British Columbia’s Skeena River system and all the great opportunities that exist there. Unfortunately, fewer steelhead have returned to the system this year, but that doesn’t mean you should cancel plans to visit. … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing’s Show Season and Three Great Trips for 2015

When you’re in the fly-fishing business winter isn’t called winter, it’s called “Show Season.” Between December and April most lodges and guide services hit at least one or two shows and some of them hit many more, ranging from New … Continue reading

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Getting My Manitoba Moose

In late September I got back from one of the most epic adventures of my life, a moose hunt in northern Manitoba. I’ve wanted to hunt moose for most of my life and just couldn’t draw a tag in Montana … Continue reading

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Alberta, Canada Bans Commercial Fishing

I think this piece is particularly interesting since we have commercial fishing going on at Flathead Lake in Montana, and it serves the same market as Alberta did. This is probably good news for the folks at Mountain Lake Fisheries … Continue reading

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Anglers Banned From British Columbia’s Skeena River

The news isn’t good out of British Columbia as a recent court ruling gave the Gitxsan Treaty Society the ability to do whatever they want with pieces of land along the Skeena River, which is one of the best places … Continue reading

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Angler’s Tonic Visits Hawk Lake Lodge, Ontario . . . for walleye and bass

Just spent five days at Hawk Lake Lodge in northwestern Ontario, trying to figure out how to catch walleye on the fly, and spending the rest of the time slamming smallmouth on poppers. In the evenings it was all fun … Continue reading

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Northern Embridge’s Pipeline and Oil Tankers Spell Doom to Northern British Columbia

This proposed pipeline is a disaster. It’s not a matter of if, it’s when. This company, Northern Embridge, has a history of mishaps and they are not even thinking that a disaster wouldn’t happen. They are just judging that the … Continue reading

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