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Buccaneer Beach… and Beyond

Buccaneer Beach… and Beyond

Conditions today were great for fly-fishing off the beach, and breathing in plenty of fresh sea air would be a good way to start off the New Year. Destination: Buccaneer Beach. Sea state; flat calm. Last hour of a rising tide. Water temperature; 8ºC. Wind; none. Air...

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The generosity of good friends

The generosity of good friends

The generosity of good friends What a Wonderful Gift from a Very Generous friend Nigel Burden 😁 Several years ago I was instructing Casting with a good friend Ryan White at Comox lake. This demonstration and teaching day was put on by the Cumberland Fly Shop. I...

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Tangled Lines

Getting Hackled

Getting Hackled

As most of you already know, traditional “Spey” flies are wispy looking fly patterns. That is, they often appear to have more vacant space between turns of body hackle than they do feather barbs. This hackle winding technique and choice of feather type accomplishes...

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Tide Charts for 2023

Tide Charts for 2023

Here is the annual installment of the year long series of tide charts. As previous, these are tidal predictions attained through the application of mathematical logarithms based on interacting movement of certain celestial bodies, (see illustration below). These...

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Gold River Steelhead

Gold River Steelhead

To add insult to injury, we learn the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has given the “green light” to developers to proceed with their proposed $100M mega fish farm at Gold River. This is no regular fish farm, it is a commercial, for market, Steelhead...

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