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Big Red Day on the Water

My last day on the lakes this season was on Nov 10th. It was actually not that cold but still cool enough for me to bring “Big Red” out of the closet, my heavy duty down jacket that makes me look like the Michelin Man!! Whatever makes it comfortable to get the last few days on the water before freezeup. We went to Stump lake and it was windy so it confined us to fishing a couple of the side bays that are fishable even in a strong southeast wind. It was a great few hours on the water, catching some very nice rainbows on small leeches suspended under an indicator. Here is one of the fish caught and released that day. Time to put the boat away until next … Read entire article »

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Our Stillwater Fly Fishing Season is coming to an end

It’s time to catch up on my blog after a very hectic season of guiding, fliming TV shows and seminars. Our fall season is coming to an end as ice is forming on many lower elevation lakes. This was a very unusual fishing year on the lakes around Kamloops and I suspect on lakes throughout the interior of BC and perhaps into Alberta and eastern Washington. We started out with a late ice off, followed by a cold and windy spring. I did not experience great chironomid fishing this past spring. What was typical were light emergences and short bites versus what we normally experince : extended emergences lasting several or more hours plus equally long bite periods. Summer arrived in early August and went … Read entire article »

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