The Uinta Highline

By Erik Barrus My daughter is 2 years old and has already figured out how much I cherish being in the backcountry. Whenever I am not at home and she is wondering where I am, my wife will often tell her, “Daddy is at work”, and without hesitation my daughter will stomp her foot and with all authority state, “No, Daddy hike!”  I have always found deep solace and serenity in the mountains. I was blessed to grow up in Montana where the mountains were always just out the back door. I have always loved hiking because it allowed me...

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Traditions

By Erik Barrus I have had many people shape my fly fishing pursuits. I first learned how to fly fish from my dad. My first rod was a shoddy all-in-one Shakespeare setup from Wal-Mart. I fished that rod for close to five years before I was good enough that I was outfishing my riggin’. That first summer I spent plenty of time on the lawn trying to cast my line and usually ended up with the shankless fly landing about 10 feet in front of me. Not to be defeated I continued in earnest until I started to feel a...

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A lot of (cast) irons in the fire!

There’s nothing better than freshly caught trout fried in butter. You don’t need to do much to make it tasty! I always bring my cast iron pan when I leave the house to go spend some time in the wilderness. I love how versatile it is, from cooking steaks to making eggs, this thing does it all. Get your fire started and wait till you have a nice bed of coal.  While you wait, prep your trout by making a cut with your knife from the back to the front along the centre of the belly and empty the inside. You...

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The Margaree River

Margaree, Nova Scotia By Kenzie Kozera & James Bessette   While it feels nearly impossible to put the beauty of Margaree into words, this blog post will attempt to do so and only hope that we remotely do it justice…  Margaree and its surrounding areas contain some of the most beautiful scenery one may encounter across the globe. With vegetation that glows so brightly green in this summer that you would assume photos are edited and vibrant fall colours that draw tourists to the Cabot trail from across the world, you will no doubt find yourself simply staring in awe...

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The One That Got Away.

My passion for fishing started at a young age. My two younger brothers and I would go and cast at whatever would bite. The lake that our family cottage is on unfortunately does not have many fish, so we were excited when our dad said he had rented a spot on a beautiful nearby lake. Exploring new waters can be both gratifying and challenging. We didn’t know when we arrived, but that weekend would turn out to be more on the challenging side!  After a few days of hard fishing and nothing to show for it, we started to get discouraged....

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Cooking Trout By The Water

By David-Alexandre Chabot   Sometimes simplicity is best, this is definitely the case with this trout recipe!   Ingredients: - Freshly caught trout - Salted Butter - Garlic    Step 1: Get some wood for the fire.   Step 2: Get that fire started!   Step 3: Enjoy the view while the fire turns the wood into coal.   Step 4: Clean your trout and get some garlic and butter.   Step 5: Stuff the trout with that good stuff   Step 6: Wrap your trout in foil.    Double Wrap is best.   Step 7: Wrap more foil around...

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Fly Of The Month

Tube flies - How they work and how to use them!

By Kenzie Kozera First and foremost, for those unfamiliar with tube flies, they are exactly as they sound… flies tied on tubes. These tubes can ran...

The Starting Lineup

By Jamie Pike   With the 2022 Atlantic Salmon season upon us, albeit the first week, I have been perusing my fly boxes to make sure I am well equi...

Sakasa Kebari

by Amanda Hoffner Sakasa flies originated in Japan hundreds of years ago. The name refers to the way the hackle is tied onto the hook, which in th...

Jones Special

By Félix Lamoureux Originally created by Marc Leblanc, this fly has caught many Salmon! Recipe: Hook: Daiichi 2051 size 3-7 Thread: White Uni 8/0 ...