Category Archives: British Columbia

Hucks and Cutts: July Is Go Time

The old rule of thumb in northern Idaho, western Montana and southeast British Columbia said you can fish just about any cutthroat creek, after the Fourth of July. Showing up earlier meant you might be limited by high water. But … Continue reading

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The Color of Steelhead

I think it’s interesting how, many times, we can tell what a person is fishing for and where just by the color of the flies they carry with them. A spring box in Montana is all about worms, skwalas and … 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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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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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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Chasing Mr. Big. A British Columbia Mule Deer Hunt

Just got back from, as it’s provincial license plate states, beautiful British Columbia. I left Missoula on the 2nd and returned on the 8th, the time between spent cruising the icy logging roads and climbing insanely steep ridges. The area … Continue reading

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Flathead River Basin Protection Finalized

Subconsciously, I’ve worried about Montana’s and British Columbia’s Flathead River Basin for years. Every now and then I get something across my desk that says British Columbia will allow mining in the headwaters of the drainage, which is one of … Continue reading

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Mule Deer in British Columbia’s south Chilcotin Mountains

I’ve spent too much time in the field this fall and not enough on the water. Some of that is because I’ve been being a good father, some of it’s related to hosting friends and family, and some of it … Continue reading

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British Columbia Bull Trout and Cutthroat

Hard going for big trout Over time, and especially now that my life includes family, I’ve learned that each extended trip to some fresh fly-fishing turf ought to be lived like it’s the last time you’ll ever see the place. … Continue reading

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