Category Archives: CANADA

GASPE PENINSULA WRAP-UP: A week in Atlantic salmon heaven

I had friends telling me all summer to not set myself up for the anadromous appocolypse, that being the mistake of expecting salmon or steelhead, or any other fish that runs from the sea to freshwater, to┬ábehave the same from … Continue reading

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DRINK OF THE WEEK: Screech Rum’s Dark & Dirty

You might want to whip up a few drinks with Screech tonight, not because it’s always best to party on a Monday, but because there will be Monday Night Football on TV and because, if you are an Oakland Raiders … Continue reading

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The Monster of Matane

One of my favorite elements of travel is listening to the stories from locals, about their little patches of earth. Last week I was in Quebec and the discussions ran the gamut between fishing, hunting, girls, guides, economies, pickup trucks, … Continue reading

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Your Top Five Steelhead Books

Was perusing some blogs the other day and came across a thread that listed a bloggers top five steelhead books of all time. I know what mine are but I thought it might be fun for all you fellow chrome-heads … Continue reading

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Gaspe, Grand Casapedia Day 2

Pretty amazing to walk into some of these runs to see dark shapes scattered across the bottom, sometimes five or six side-by-side. In some cases there a hundred or more fish in each run and if you’ve fished steelhead in … Continue reading

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Fast Start on the Gaspe Peninsula

Can’t say much right now. Other than . . . what a start to a week. More tomorrow.

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CONTEST: YOUR Top 5 Northwest Steelhead Fly Fishing Tips

I can spew info on Northwest steelhead all day, but I know my audience and some of you get to spend more time chasing chrome than I do, these days. I thought it might be interesting to know what your … Continue reading

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Yukon Lake trout video

This is just as amateurish as the last video, but this one is of a lake trout. Had a 35mm hanging around my neck and just hoped it was pointed in the right direction. At least you get to see … Continue reading

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Yukon Pike Video

This isn’t professional grade. But I think you’ll get a Thursday laugh by watching this. I shot this, amateurishly I admit, while fishing at Kluane Wilderness Lodge on Wellesley Lake Yukon Territory in June. This is a little pike in … Continue reading

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Trouble on British Columbia’s Dean River

I spent some time fly fishing the Dean River for steelhead a few years back and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Magnificent scenery, chrome-bright and rocket-fast steelies taking Pick-Yer-Pockets and skaters, and great camp life … Continue reading

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