Category Archives: British Columbia

Upper Stikine and Nass—the Sacred Headwaters—Now Protected

This is huge news out of Canada. This may preserve some of the finest and most remote steelhead and salmon water in the world. It’s been a big issue for a long time, and it deals with wild place close … Continue reading

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Bad Deal: Senior Level Fisheries Job Points Toward Enbridge’s Northern Gateway’s Assured Future

If the Northern Gateway pipeline goes through, it could cause major damage to some of Alberta’s and British Columbia’s greatest trout, steelhead and salmon waters, and this new finding, leaked to the Vancouver Sun, suggests backdoor dealings make the pipeline … Continue reading

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Top British Columbia Winter Steelhead Options

I am so, so easy. Watched a steelhead video yesterday and now I have nothing else in my mind but tying Pick-Yer-Pockets and swinging for big, bright coastal steelhead. It will be a while before I do so, but I’m … Continue reading

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Supernatural Steelhead Video

Thought all of you West Coast steelhead dudes would like to take a look at this. I love the scene where he’s swinging the tailout. Just looks perfect to me. I watch this short trailer and say, “Damn man, I … Continue reading

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Nimmo Bay, British Columbia—where the plugged-in world melts away

Lately I’ve been thinking, How do I rate so high? That’s because I’ve enjoyed three trips of a lifetime in just a couple months, one on Oregon’s Deschutes River for steelhead; another on Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula for Atlantic salmon; and … Continue reading

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Tying Sea-Run Cutthroat Flies

You probably know by now that I’m a fan of sea-run cutthroat trout, which in my opinion are one of the best fishes you can go after with a fly rod whether casting in fresh or saltwater. They are eager … Continue reading

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Check out the Skeena Headwaters

Found this on The Cleanest Line, Patagonia’s general blog. Good stuff here. Thought all of you could take a few minutes break and dream a little.

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Gearing Up For a Week at Nimmo Bay, British Columbia

Just back from a three-day jaunt to Seattle and now it is time to gear up for a week in British Columbia, a mix of remote, but plush lodge chillin’, at Nimmo Bay Resort on the mainland coast, and a … Continue reading

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Nasty Bear Attack on Morice River in British Columbia

Beginner or veteran angler, if you’re fishing in the Pacific Northwest you better be on your toes. Here’s an account of a recent bear attack, the victim being an extremely knowledgeable and capable outdoorsman. A wake-up call for all of … Continue reading

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Broke Down in Their Driveway

So, she wasn’t willing to drive me to the Bozeman airport. Didn’t want to get the girls up early, she said, even though it’s June and the girls don’t have school or anything else pressing. So I acquiesced, said I’d … Continue reading

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