Tangled Lines

Arctic Magic

Arctic Magic

Polar bear hair; as a fly-tying material you either love it or hate it. Well, maybe not hate it, but do not use it that often to appreciate the wealth found on a patch of this hair and fur. Yes, two materials for the price of one; long guard hairs for slinky, mobile...

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Groundhog Day on the Little Q.

Groundhog Day on the Little Q.

After wintertime high water events, a cruise around the riverside often yields major changes to the watercourse and surrounding environs. Today was no different. First off, new informational signs had been posted to greet all passersby. And they had nought to do with...

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Stoneflies…

Stoneflies…

It’s getting to be that time of year again; stonefly time. When the Puntledge river was my home stream, most of February was spent searching through the pockets and deeper fast water slots with a big stonefly nymphal imitation. These were big, juicy looking, darkly...

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Name That Beach — Finale

Name That Beach — Finale

Thank you to all who participated in the E14 challenge. The correct response was Point Holmes. And a posthumous thank you to Stocky Edwards for letting me in on one of his favourite hot-spots, way back when. A big thank you to all who participated in this series of...

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Name That Beach E14  (final photo challenge)

Name That Beach E14 (final photo challenge)

Thank you to all who participated in the E13 challenge. The correct response was Little River. This is E14, the final installment in a series of fourteen aerial photos showing well-known salt water fly-fishing locales. This is also the final chance to get in on the...

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Hiro’s E-poxy Egg

Hiro’s E-poxy Egg

My fly-fishing brother, Dr. Hiro Imai MD, is a family medicine general practitioner living in Japan. Hiro purchased a house and property alongside the Oyster river back in the early 80’s to use as his Canadian fishing holiday sanctuary. His first love was fly fishing...

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Name That Beach E13

Name That Beach E13

Apparently, for some folks, E12 was exceptionally challenging. But, in the end, several participants came through with a correct response. Thank you to all who participated in the E12 challenge. The correct response was Deer Farm. (Game Farm was also an acceptable...

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Name That Beach E12

Name That Beach E12

Thank you to all who participated in the E11 challenge. The correct response was Kuhushan Point. (Salmon Point, Salmon Point Pub, Oyster river estuary were acceptable responses) This is E12, the twelfth in a series of fourteen aerial photos showing well-known salt...

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A Novel Idea?

A Novel Idea?

I am not sure whether or not this concept is a novel idea, but it does seem to be an answer to an unasked question: how to quickly unhook a fish while it is still in a landing net? Good question. Often the fish unhooks itself with a flip or two upon being netted. A...

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