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 and […]

By |July 31st, 2004|Fly Rod Reviews|0 Comments

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 and […]

By |July 17th, 2004|Fly Rod Reviews|0 Comments

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 of […]

By |July 9th, 2004|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

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 boat. […]

By |July 4th, 2004|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments

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 for […]

By |July 4th, 2004|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments