Tangled Lines

An Evening with Phil Rowley – November 2019

An Evening with Phil Rowley – November 2019

A packed Native Sons Hall, Tuesday night, listened to fly fishing author, guide and seminar speaker, Phil Rowley. Rowley tied four different flies, followed by a comprehensive report on the topic: “Fly Fishing Still Waters”. Special mention should be made to Club...

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Curiosity and the Global Positioning System

Curiosity and the Global Positioning System

Some portions of the Little Qualicum river have rearranged itself dramatically over the past few years. Stream banks of the lower part of the river, say from the E&N train trestle downstream to Cedar Grove campground -- at highest point of tidal influence, consist...

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Big Q. and Little Q.  28 10 19

Big Q. and Little Q. 28 10 19

Peering through thick safety glass doesn’t give one the best perspective on fish. It does, however, provide a glimpse into the future. As a snapshot in time, this group of salmon lazily finning in the Big Qualicum river hatchery viewing room raceway, is telling....

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On the Little Q. 26 10 19

On the Little Q. 26 10 19

Less than two weeks ago my stream report included this observation and prediction... “What was quite noticeable though, was a big Douglas fir tree leaning heavily out over the “Perfect pool”. (I have mentioned this pool before as a reliable place to catch trout and...

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On the Little Q. 14 10 2019

On the Little Q. 14 10 2019

A handful of tiger-striped Chum salmon, a couple of dirty old Coho and a smattering of washed out Pink salmon carcasses were about all the fish life that was seen today. A few fisherman were trying hard to hook a fish out of the big salmon pool on the corner below the...

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Potpourri

Potpourri

Sometimes peculiar, random thoughts flow through one’s mind as time passes between bites. Such down-time can lead to creative rumination. Of late, snippets of fishing regulations were being pondered while resting on a waterside log. Unseen by passersby, these little...

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Anatomy of a Wizard

Anatomy of a Wizard

The intricacies of a Wizard suddenly came into focus and were revealed while peering through a magnifying glass. I was visually dissecting the components of this remarkable fly pattern when Art Limber, the mastermind of this fishy concoction put it this way, “The...

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SEINING THE OYSTER

SEINING THE OYSTER

The call went out ~ ORES would be looking for broodstock in the week of September 8: Tuesday, 10 Sep, the targets were pink salmon in Frank’s Pool.  Because of the recent Rexpo at CFB Comox, a number of military personnel attended; it turned out we had six divers! ...

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World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day

Held annually on the last Sunday of September, World Rivers Day is fast approaching. For one day per year, international attention is focused on the planet’s life-blood of freshwater streams. For many of us fly-fishers, fishing rivers and streams is our passion. We...

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