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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, May 28, 2010

Saltwater Flies

With so much opportunity for saltwater fly-fishing around here I feel that I've barely scratched the surface! Literally... we around the inside passage have a great fishery that allows us to fish the saltwater beaches with simple outfits, a 7wt rod and a floating line, some leader and a bait pattern of any sort seems to work! This is a luxury that most coastal areas don't have. The west coast of the island seems more rugged deep shorelines where most people fish with full sinking lines and often on rough water to boot! On occasion I guide the beaches on the inside of Vancouver Island and at times it's unbeatable action for Salmon, sea-run Dolly Varden & Cutthroat trout. Usually fishing for Coho or Pinks when targeting Salmon on the beaches but we have hooked the odd Spring / Chinook Salmon as well which makes me wonder if we got a little more serious about this opportunity how we'd succeed. I will try my best to focus more on this saltwater fishery this season; I've been telling myself to do this for several years now but typically I'm short on time or too focused on the freshwater fisheries which are dear to my heart! Please comment on this post if you have any insight to my ventures to go a little deeper for the unknown fly-fishing possibilities nearby, do you think the squid fly should work? I'm definately going to give this some more time this season as I feel it's highly overlooked:)