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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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kens Fishing Update

A great experience for one of my guests after hooking a couple of beauty little Summer Steelhead. This awesome little fish ripped up the pool yesterday cartwheeling around and showing what any Steelhead is all about. Aggressive, full of strength and not to take for granted! We had a fish take a look at our dry fly but deny it so we chose to try a small wet pattern and hooked up on two fish within 10 minutes. The first fish tore up the pool leaping in every direction over 5 times. Our waters couldn't be much lower so fishing carefully making efforts with every cast being just right pays off... Small patterns casting upstream from behind the fish is best with these conditions. Rain would be well received right now but a fishing guide simply doesn't have those powers so make the best of it and sometimes great results come along! There's bigger fish in the pools but we're happy with any wild Summer Steelhead willing to play, need to get out again soon after my mouth heals from getting my wisdom teeth pulled this morning, dentists aren't nice are they?!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Incidental Catch!

Well not really! Fly-fishing the ocean beaches has its benefits even when the salmon fishing gets put off! We had a great day on the water last Friday, the conditions were beautiful, glassy waters most of the day with migrating salmon of all kinds pushing through our gin clear waters, simply put you could see everything swimming by! We had managed to hook some fish through out the day, fresh chrome salmon chasing our flies, sometimes denying our presentations but what could be more exciting than watching pods of chrome Salmon coming and going with the push of the tides occasionally taking interest in our flies!!...     The day was coming to an end with tired smiles on our faces as we gave in to picking up the crab traps and calling it a day! The undersized crabs loved our traps, with several just under the legal limit, crabby deal I'd say! The fish seemed to have completely disappeared within our range of sight and everything seemed quieter, then some odd blowing noises, Whales! We quickly pulled the traps and headed towards the point of the bay anticipating an encounter, in the distance were large Orca fins working right towards us. We shut down the motor and waited... Peaceful quiet surroundings, glassy crystal clear waters and then up they came right beside my 15 foot boat were these awesome creatures. The young one of the pod swam just under the surface beside the boat and turned and looked at us as it progressed on by followed by other adults from this pod of giants. I certainly couldn't think of a better way to end a trip on the water. For a moment it made our serious fishing moment feel so insignificant, but just for a moment....:)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Guide Update Aug 3 / 10

Our home pool has been incredible fishing over the last 10 days... Fishing floating lines & and weighted flies for these sea-bright Pink Salmon. We have also been hooking some larger fish this season in more recent days with some reaching 7lbs. A number of times we weren't certain if we had foul hooked some of these fish that ran into the backing being unable to turn them, as the fight progressed realizing these fish are just fighting incredibly hard! We have had 30 fish days and the fish are still pushing up the river in great numbers. This is another great return of fish that we are blessed to see here on the Campbell River. Bright Fish in Bright Waters is what we call it when you can target these fish at there best in the perfect location on the river; something that is of great importance when fishing Pacific Salmon in our freshwater. When fishing any of the pacific salmon species, timing and location is everything and we certainly have the location and the time is now:)