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Thanks for viewing my first blog. For more info about my guide service view www.bcflyguide.com or if you have questions about flyfishing Vancouver Island in general please feel free to ask. This site's all about Flyfishing Vancouver Island with some great pictures from guided & personal fishing trips, new flies I'm tying, whats new & all that other good stuff related to casting a fly on island waters! Flyfishing, guiding and my passion for this sport is always growing. I hope this blog will assist those of you in keeping up on what I'm up to here, and why I think Vancouver Island BC is so under rated for it's Flyfishing opportunities. Thanks for visiting and come again, regards.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vancouver Island Steelhead Flies of the Month

Just to touch on the Pattern last posted on this Blog, Many of the flies I use are tied with Arctic Fox & Temple Dog wings as the fly I posted was. Combined with the tried & true color combinations I've used for years & a little flash of some sort to accent the fly is hard to beat! I've got a variation of tubes in this box including Eumer cone tubes (excellent weighted tubes balanced to swim your fly just where it needs to be and also some tungsten cones on colored tubing & liners for fitting the cones. Jungle cock is not needed just always seems to add a bit of class to the fly but not certain it helps catch fish! Also some of these flies have some Polar bear underwings which is great for adding some color & keeping the wing off the tube. A simple goal is to build the wing starting with stiffer fibers(furs) if using different materials for the wing... Temple Dog being the most supple of the bunch of furs from my experience. I will add that no matter where your fly tying ends up with steelhead patterns for getting action out of your fly, nothing compares to marabou for action and they are user friendly patterns to cast. Marabou just doesn't retain any water so picking these flies up out of the water makes them awesome but simply put it's not durable & doe's get damged easily so fur is now my preference. Good fur color also doesn't bleach out as quick as marabou does. Anyhow I really think that these hair wing patterns are as good as they get for big flies in big water:)