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New fly-fishing books for 2017

by Ray Blades | May 19, 2017

In the digital age, the written word still matters. As a big fan of print, I was happy to see several new books on varying subjects hit the shelves in 2017. Here are a few new titles worth a read.

A goodbye to my favourite waders

by Gord Ellis | May 17, 2017

I’ve been realizing that a long-time part of my steelhead fishing life is about to be retired. My favourite waders have finally passed their best before date.

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The seasons of the freezer

by Steve Galea | March 27, 2017

March 20 marked spring equinox…the day when hours of daylight and nighttime are approximately equal. Strangely enough, that same equilibrium holds true for my freezer.

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Beyond the rod and reel: New 2017 fly gear

by Ray Blades | March 23, 2017

While attending The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ recently, I had more fun probing the aisles for the overlooked items worth the find…it’s the largest all fly-fishing retail show in the world. Here are my top picks:

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A buck hunt that worked

by Gord Ellis | February 15, 2017

I stopped dead, and stared at the deer. It was a buck with the curl of its golden antlers visible. It had locked onto my position, but I didn’t move a muscle…

Late Fall Muskie Magic

by Gord Ellis | January 17, 2017

Gord Ellis reflects back on late fall days on the water & one of the very best times to catch a giant fish.

The Skagit casting revolution

by Ray Blades | December 14, 2016

Ray Blades talks Tom Larimer demystifing Skagit casting in his video Skagit Revolution…

The best summer job ever

by Aiden Wielinga | December 14, 2016

As snow starts to fall our guest blogger, 15 year-old, Aiden Wielinga is reflecting back on warmer days this summer spent working at a fishing resort.

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Score: Grouse 2, Steve 0

by Steve Galea | November 28, 2016

Around here, an early season grouse hunt tends to be an exercise in futility.