Monthly Archives: July 2004

J.Roland 7’6″ Fly Rod Review

J.Roland Rods 7’6″ 3/4 wt. Little Bushkill
Appropriately named the Little Bushkill, it is a perfect small stream rod with enough backbone to handle the unexpected brutes you hope to run into.

I thought this would be a great rod setup for the Credit and the like. I was right. Handling the dries with pinpoint accuracy […]

Green River Enso Fly Rod Review

Green River Enso 8′ 2wt. 2pc. Rod
In Japan "Enso" is the classic symbol for that unique and profound experience of the connectedness between all things in the natural world.

Green River Enso 8′ 2wt. 2pc.

The fly rod business is flooded with a dizzying array of high-tech materials […]

The McKay Stonefly

I’m very pleased to have finally conviced Rob McKay to post this pattern on O’Reilly’s Tying Bench. Rob is a modest man who has a less than romantic approach to the delicate art of fly tying, Rob’s flies are usually based on two factors; First~what he is able to scrounge from the lint trap […]

Haliburton Smallmouth

As with many long weekends I headed up to the family cottage and spent some time out smallmouth fly fishing in Haliburton… I’ve noticed that having a Fiance has seriously cut into my fishing time on weekends… So I suggested to her this weekend we should spend some quality time together – in the […]

North Raven River (Stauffer Creek)

Central Alberta had some major weather fronts blow through yesterday. Between the thunder and lightning I managed a quick side trip to Stauffer during a visit to friends in RedDeer.Stauffer is a beautiful spring creek situated in Central Alberta’s farm country that will challenge your skills as a flyfisherman (and at times your sanity […]

Lamson Litespeed Reel Review

Lamson Litespeed 1 Large Arbor Fly Reel Review
The innovative designers at The Waterworks have obviously applied significant effort into the superior design and simplicity of this superb Large Arbor Reel. A traditional style frame has facilitated the use of 6061 Grade Aluminum for the body instead of Titanium and the well-placed “Portal’s” not […]

The Grand River Ontario

I took a much needed fly fishing break from work and headed out to the Grand river for all of Wednesday.Finally we had a nice hot day and I was hoping that would transfer into a big-bug day (numbers-wise). While the large numbers I hoped for didn’t appear, there were still enough to steadily […]