Tangled Lines

SORTING DISHES AVAILABLE

For the information of fly tiers: People who attended the Royston sessions in the Spring will perhaps remember that I had a couple of small triangular dishes which I used for sorting beads and such.  I had bought one pack from Scrapbook Central, on 14th.  Some of you...

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Grasshopper Time

Traditionally, grasshoppers were a preferred bait of choice for summertime kids with a cane pole, a bit of string and a fishhook. No hard work digging for worms, just pounce on the hopper then stick it on the hook. Wipe brown-stained fingers -- from the “tobacco...

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A story to tell

Every once in a while a fishing story must be told.........even if it has nothing to do with Fly Fishing. Don Jarman, my brother-in-law Darryl, and I, Bruno A, recently returned from a  6 day fishing trip to Nootka chasing Chinook salmon. As luck would have it the big...

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Boneheads on the Little Q.

With malicious intent could be the only way to describe such a mean act as this. The paper sign shown in the photo was posted on the information kiosk alongside the Little Qualicum river salmon hatchery parking lot. The sign was put there to alert folks who use the...

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River Warning Posted

I never did see the hazard tree on the Puntledge River… But, I did see the TV camera-man preparing his gear for a river side interview. Monday, July 1st. Our Nations’ Birthday, I was leaving the river and stowing my gear into the truck, when I encountered a camera...

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MoE’s New Branch

It all started out with me receiving an e-mail notice from the Ministry of Environment regarding changes to the BC Angling Guide Reporting System. This is the scheme whereby licenced angling guides are required to file their annual guiding activities reports. The gist...

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Little Q. Log Jam Pool

“When it comes to finding Cutthroat trout in streams, wood is good.” Such was the sage advice given to me by noted angling guide and fly pattern inventor Jay Buchner of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That statement also echoes observations and guidance imparted by Roderick...

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Little Q. Opening Day 01 06 2019

Funny how anticipation builds in reference to “opening day”. Much ado about nothing, really. For years now, the river has had a wintertime angling closure imposed upon it, or at least a goodly section of prime fishing water has been closed. So it comes as no surprise...

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