Tie ’em up son!!!

Yes yes, its been quite a while since we all read about dear ol’ Walter, and for that I apologize, but life gets in the way sometimes.

I’ve been very busy as of late and have not had the chance to hit the water; The few chances I have had, thunder storms have put me quickly back on the banks. But we gotta talk about something!

This past winter I really got into tying my own flies, I felt as though it was the next step in my progression to be a better angler, and boy did it feel good to catch my first fish on a fly I tied myself!

So I’ thought I’d share with you my favourite fly tying channel on You Tube….

Tightline Productions are often featured on the Orvis blog, and I have to say that having searched for pattern after pattern on the web, Tighline prod. have the best, most informative and concise instructional tying video’s out there.

Do yourself a favour and check them out…

http://www.youtube.com/user/tightlinevideo?feature=results_main

Tight Lines!

…no pun intended…or was there?????

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Walter? Walter can you hear me?

Who is Walter?

We all know Walter, he hangs out in your local Lake, river or stream, he is the undisputed king of your area. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to catch a glimpse, maybe even hook ol’ Walter…but never got to meet him up close and personal like.

My “Uncle Al” from Whistler, BC, where, in my opinion, the angels live, has asked me to head out to Whistler to hang and fish on numerous occasions. Al’s a “man about town” over there so if you’re ever in Whistler or planning a trip out there, Alan is your guy…trust me! Just check out Whistler’s Best
Now and then the stars align between my finances and schedule, and I’ll get to spend a spell out there Snowboarding and fishing…though its been far too long since that’s happened. But never the less, Al keeps me abreast of what he’s been catching.

So I get text about a week back or so from Al, “Call me” is all it says, of course I obliged. I’m thrown into a conversation about Al’s spot, a private lake not to be named. I’m regaled with stories of a fish, a Rainbow, “you mean a Steel-Head al, right?” “No, a RAINBOW”. He tells me of this fish, and I’m finding it hard to take, but friends don’t lie to friends about fish, and Al is one of the better ones, so I had to believe him. But just in case, I needed to see this fish…I was promptly e-mailed these pictures.

Meet Walter

if you’ve ever held such a massive fish on your pontoon boat, you know what he’s dealing with here…

Ya, that’s right… incredible! That fish was in a relatively small lake in Central BC… caught on a 5wt!!

Just to show you how camping/fishing can be with Al…


And then there’s the other fish…

a “decent” 20″ rainbow

umm, yes please

Tight Lines

KP

Mail it in Film Friday’s

Its Friday, tomorrow’s the weekend, are you fishing? Are you chilling? If you’re as lucky as I’ll be, you’re doing both. But if you’re un-lucky enough to be doing either, check out today’s mail it in Film Friday’s selection…Pitter Patter, Let’s get at ‘er!!!

The first video comes from our very own Bow river in Alberta…some of you are such lucky basta&*s that you can do this after a days work….sigh.

This next one, again, from our home waters in Québec’s Gaspésie region on the Bonaventure river. This is a video from the Hooké series. There has been a Hooké on the Restigouche, and now on the Bonaventure. SOme sweet sweet Atlantic footage, and actually is a super Rad video, these guys seem like awesome dudes…

I don’t care if the sun don’t shine I do my drinkin’ in the evening time, when Iiiiii’m in Rhode Island”
If you’re a city boy like me, then you’ll appreciate this video. One minute you’re in the heart of the city, the next, you’re in the middle of nowhere. We’re lucky as CRAP to be able to do that here in parts of North America, but especially here in Canada…eh!

I could post one or two more, but of those i found, I’ve given you the best! I’m on water this weekend so I’m sure you’ll hear about it on Monday or Tuesday!

Tight lines folks!

GB

“Unbuild it, and they will come”

If you’re a regular “Heaver” you know I’ve been all about the Dams lately and the impact they have on the spawning habits native Steelhead and Salmon Species of the North West….and North East for that matter…
One of the dams that was destroyed last year was the Elwha in Oregon’s Olympic Peninsula. Well, here is a great story about Wild Steelhead ALREADY in the tributaries, and the Elwha itself less than a year after its destruction.

Such a terrific story….
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/fieldnotes/2018609640_steelhead_spawning_in_the_elwha.html?cmpid=2628

GB