Archive for July, 2003

Elk River B.C./ Sportfishing Museum

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003 at 2:31 pm

Just returned from two weeks in Heaven!
I traveled to Vancouver, where on Granville Island there is a little jewel by the name of The Canadian Sportfishing Museum. Privately funded and run by John Keith-King. You could not find a more detailed collection of gear new and old. The largest collection of Hardy reels in […]

Balsa Popper Pattern

Monday, July 7th, 2003 at 9:33 pm

Like usual, summer is "In like a lion" here in southern Ontario. As in the past, extreme heat and humidity has caused a great rise in water temperature in some of our favorite trout streams. There are two ways for ardent trout anglers to see this situation; Only fish the slightly more crowded […]

PEI Trout

Monday, July 14th, 2003 at 2:22 pm

Well, after a little bit of work, I finally got my vacation time approved for last week. So I packed up my gear and made the quick (16.5hr) drive over to PEI. It would have been longer if I had stopped to fish half of the waters that I was tempted by on the way […]

PEI Trout

Monday, July 14th, 2003 at 8:02 pm

Well, after a little bit of work, I finally got my vacation time approved for last week. So I packed up my gear and made the quick (16.5hr) drive over to PEI. It would have been longer if I had stopped to fish half of the waters that I was tempted by on the way […]

Lamiglas Esprit Concept Review

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003 at 4:05 pm

The Lamiglas Esprit Concept Fly Rod Review
The workmanship and quality in every detail impress me every time I take this beauty out of the case. It’s a pleasure to hold in your hand, so light yet with incredible strength and power even beyond what you would expect in a rod of this quality.
I must […]

Posted in Fly Rod Reviews

Grand River Caddis Pattern

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003 at 9:30 pm

Having now spent a great deal of time collecting samples and watching the caddis doing their thing on the upper Grand, I hit the tying bench with both live caddis samples and fresh memories of trout rising to within inches o my fly…..
and NOT take it! That scenario is all too familiar to most […]

Posted in Tying Dry Flies