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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.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vancouver Island Winter Steelhead update Jan 26th / 11

What makes for a good days fishing? Even on days when the fish can't resist your flies and you're hooking up on Steelhead like this one the most important part of the day is having good company on bright waters combined with good weather! If I have all those things and get skunked it's still a great day! Today was a little better than the average catching day and that always makes one feel extra rewarded with their fishing experience! Today 2 friends & I floated the river together and shared good waters with aggressive Steelhead... The fish were on the bite and we were confident in the water that held fish so we took turns fishing the hot spots and all hooked fish equally! This doesn't happen all the time but on occasion the stars align just right and everyone goes home thinking about why they don't get out more often? The one thing you must do in order to get these rewards is get on the river as much as possible. Along the way the odd error will occur like the windy day when you can't row your boat downstream or you go for an unexpected swim in January and your 8kms from your vehicle. Or maybe you break a rod or two along the way! When you have the three important elements on your side, the good friends, water & weather none of it much matters and the day is still better than most! When fishing Steelhead you never know for certain how it's going to go but occasionally it turns out to be near perfect and all the other tough days on the water are soon forgotten! And when you hook one of these wild specimens of Vancouver Island you are simply reminded why you go to all lengths to do it!