Tangled Lines

Food for Thought…

Some excerpts from the journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  PNAS | March 19, 2019 | vol. 116 | no. 12 | 5209–5213 Sustainable fisheries policy must consider recreational fisheries on equal footing with commercial fisheries. Recreational fisheries...

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Sentimental Journey

The past three days were spent tramping about my old neigbourhood; the Gold, Muchalat, Oktwanch, Heber and Elk rivers. Ostensibly, this started out as a fishing trip. The trout were there, as they were expected to be and a few were caught. With that out of the way,...

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On the Little Q on Cinco de Mayo

Put on the Wellies and went off to the beach to prospect for sea-runs. But, no-go, surf was up and wind howling at this favoured beach. So, a hasty retreat to the uplands was in order. The Little Qualicum river provided an alternate fishing venue. Water level was low...

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Remembering Bill Bell at the Courtenay Fish and Game

Former Comox Valley Fly Club member, Bill Bell, was honoured by a standing room audience of friends and family members, Friday, at the Courtenay Fish and Game facilities. In a picture-perfect setting overlooking Comox Lake, the sparkling waters and brilliant sunshine...

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SAQ 2018-2019

Some interesting things arrive in my home mailbox, through the auspices of the Queen’s Pony Express (Canada Post). Today came the annual survey; the Steelhead Angling Questionnaire (SAQ). For as long as I can remember, at least every year since the program was...

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TYING LIGHT SOURCE

With Dollarama carrying a variety of light sources, I discovered a new and exciting lamp at the last Nanaimo tying event.  I bought one and showed it off.  Then Norm bought some at the Comox Dollarama and I went to get a second, as well as one for my wife....

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In the Pink…

Pink is a relative term. There is bubblegum pink, fushia, rose and seventeen other recognized shades on the theme. Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with colour names. Funnily...

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CASTING PRACTICE — 13 APRIL

Kudos to Bobcatt for organizing the morning's activity at Puntledge Park!  Imagine, even supplying coffee and Timbits!  It was pretty well attended, by club standards, at least 15 of us came, not all with rods, but that's OK.  Expertise ranged from the absolute...

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