Fly Recipes

Elk River Access Update III

Elk River Access Update III

Back-cast to Elk river in 2021: My fishing partner and I came across an encampment of outdoors folk and their 4X4 crew-cab pickup truck parked way out on the floodplain, only a few meters from the river’s edge. We spoke to those campers regarding their transgression...

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Return to Spider Lake – June 12, 2024

Return to Spider Lake – June 12, 2024

Well, the usual trio (Roy, Sylvain and yours truly), decided it was time to give Spider another go before the water temperature and the crowds increased. Arrived at the lake at 7 AM greeted by fine weather, a light breeze and Roy just finishing his launch. Several...

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Booby Bashin’

Booby Bashin’

No, not the Blue-footed winged variety native to the East Pacific sub-tropics. The boobies revealed here are an outrageously effective style of fishing fly. Why so effective… who knows? Sporting their prominent bulbous foam “eyes” they resemble nothing natural that a...

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To the Elk Again…

To the Elk Again…

We knew it had to be an auspicious beginning to the day when driving along the highway we spotted a young mother deer showing-off her no less than three month-old fawn - still sporting its white spots on the background of a rusty-coloured coat. Cute as cute could be....

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ELK FISHING 6 JUNE 2024

ELK FISHING 6 JUNE 2024

            A quartet of CVFF members: EyeTee (driver), HisRoyalDashness, Woody, and TheCourtJester arrived at the Log-sort run.  They were briefly visited by Cam and Rod, who fished below the run riffle and then departed for points unknown.             Conditions...

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Re-opening Day 2024

Re-opening Day 2024

It is more a matter of principal with me, than the need to catch a fish. Although, catching a fish on opening day assuages any lingering deep down desire… if that makes any sense. June 1st. signifies re-opening day on many local streams. Several designated sections of...

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“Beach Master” Redefined

“Beach Master” Redefined

In Military parlance, HRH Roy D. redefined “Beach Master” as a term to describe Sylvain St. G. for his combined total of Seven (7) Rainbow trout of varying sizes that were brought to hand! He owned the water that day! Ron S. was next with three (3) good size, healthy...

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ELK/QUINSAM FISHING 31 MAY 2024

ELK/QUINSAM FISHING 31 MAY 2024

            TheDagger drove TheCourtJester to the Log-sort run on the Elk.  There were no other anglers there, but on the trip back they counted, starting at a point upstream from Cervus to the lake, some 15 vehicles!             Conditions were good ~            ...

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“Beaches” map book pre-order here.

“Beaches” map book pre-order here.

Our scribes have been busy editing. Data has been compiled and arranged in readable format. Photos have been taken and laid-out in logical sequence. GPS tables have been given the once-over for accuracy. Niggling little details have been tightened up. All is complete....

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