Tangled Lines

Fly of the Month for November

Fly of the Month for November

If there has been one single fly pattern that has taken the angling world by storm, the Egg Sucking Leech, or ESL, has to be it. Not that anyone has ever observed a leech sucking on an egg, this fly pattern just lends itself to such an intriguing moniker. An effective...

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Winning Fly for October is…

Winning Fly for October is…

The Fly of the Month Fly Tying Challenge for October, the Palmered Brown Bug, has concluded. There really was no competition for best of show this time around. Clearly the winning fly rose above all others, as if it had wings. The winning fly for the October fly tying...

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Charles… just Charles would be fine.

Charles… just Charles would be fine.

In March of 1985, after a quick poll of anglers I had met along the Tsolum, Puntledge and Trent rivers, some of us got together and formed the Steelhead Society of British Columbia – Comox Valley Chapter. Fr. Charles Brandt was at that inaugural meeting. We were...

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ORES SEINING — NEEDS HELP

We are sorry for the short notice as once again we have chinook in the river and the river level has dropped to let us safely get in the river.     We found out about the chinook late today as DFO had swimmers in the river this morning. Lyle said if needed we  might...

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Fly of the Month for October

Fly of the Month for October

For late season trout and Summer-run steelhead in streams often all that is needed to get them to rise is a good big bushy dry fly... the Palmered Brown Bug.  At this time of year, Earth tone coloured flies will bring more solid rises than those garish flies fished...

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Winning Fly for September is …

Winning Fly for September is …

The Fly of the Month Fly Tying Challenge for September has concluded. It was nice to see so many club members took up the challenge and submitted their best handiwork. And WOW!, what a great looking collection of flies came in for consideration. Having these beautiful...

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On the Little Q. 28 09 20

On the Little Q. 28 09 20

Draconian?... possibly. Disquieting to say he least. These newly erected warning signs blocked a well established pathway down to some productive fishing water. All that good water downstream of the Highway 19A bridge is now off-limits to bona fidé anglers. Not to...

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Pink Salmon 2020

Pink Salmon 2020

Somewhere in years past ramblings, here on this club website, notes were given on the changing Pink salmon beach fishing scene. Most notably, the apparent absence of pinks returning to the streams near Qualicum Bay, i.e. Nile Creek. With some sleuthing it became...

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OYSTER RIVER HATCHERY GOES FISHING

The hatchery (ORES for short) will be seining the Oyster for pink (and perhaps other species) salmon for broodstock.  It will be a double event, this coming Friday, 11 Sep, and next Monday, 14 Sep.  There is lots of work involved, from moving equipment to and from the...

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