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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, October 10, 2011
Flyfishing for Salmon on Vancouver Island
I often compare this Island fishery to the Famous Skeena region which I know well from my past guiding career. Clarity of the rivers on the island can often be a challenge and there are pro`s and cons to this factor! The downfall to Skeena Country is it`s not unusual to go weeks without good fishing conditions due to dirty rivers, resulting in anglers shuffling to any waters with any clarity to them and sometimes just not fishing at all. In fall months this often results in heavy angling pressure on the fisheries that are fishable which isn`t the greatest experience either. When these Skeena tributaries are in good condition they usually give up good catching and thats the trade off most anglers seem to care about... it`s easier to make excuses about the dirty water than try to come up with why a salmon won`t bite your fly in good water conditions and this discourages many anglers. I`ve witnessed a lot of great flyfishing in Skeena country when the water has a couple feet of visibility, simply swing a large fly and wait for the tug! The above is somewhat different when targeting Steelhead on the Island as they are quite different from our Pacific Salmon. Our Chrome fresh Salmon are great fighting fish in good numbers, and frankly my uncertainty of this fishery keeps me trying even harder... The Coho in the picture is a great example of why to give it a go, a beautiful world class fish on a fly and no anglers to be seen!