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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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Vancouver Island Winter Steelhead Guiding Update Jan 30 / 10

We floated a section of river for the first time after the mass of water we've received over the last 6 weeks. This beauty river is one of my favorites to swing a fly on in winter months. The river had some changes including a split in the river leaving me & my client at a loss as to which way to take, left or right braid? We took the right channel and hoped for the best, it was all good but questionable for a while! Along the way we managed to hook several nice cutts and lost a nice Steelhead that picked up our fly at the dangle. Hooking a fish on the dangle if often a curse! Sometimes what happens like this occassion is the angler picks up his line to place his anchor for a Spey Cast and as they lift up the rod there's weight at the end. This situation often results in a poor hook-up and a fish on the top thrashing on the surface often shaking free of the fly! None the less we had a great day floating 12kms of river in prime condition all to ourselves. My guest was a great sport who was very interested in trying the 2 handed rod for the first time and happily fished it all day. He was lucky enough to hook some nice fish while learning some casting skills and even got to hook up on that big Steelie that left him hanging and hopefully anxious to get back on Steelhead water soon. This week we'll be out on some more remote waters with our new jet boat hoping to find more untouched water that this island has to offer. There's no place I'd rather be in Winter months exploring new waters & swinging a fly!