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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Alaska Coho Fishing

by Erik Barrus   For many folks whether they have been fly fishing for a week or 30 years there are a few places around the world that are considered a Mecca of sorts for fly fishing. Runnin’ down browns on the South Island in New Zealand, hucking streamers for logs in the rivers of Patagonia in South America, nearly walking on top of salmon while trying to land a big ol’ buck during the silver runs in Alaska; these are a few of the places that people dream about.  I have had the great fortune to take in the...

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My First Trout

By Michel Carrier   I was five or six years old when my grandmother Irene took my brother and me down to Sisson Brook, a small stream located a few steps from the camp my grandfather had built in the forest of northwestern New Brunswick. Arriving on site, "Mémére" proceeded to cut down a few alder branches , to which she attached about fifteen feet of black fishing line (quite similar to the backing I now have on my salmon reel). It couldn't have been a more basic or rustic fishing rod, but we were in awe that she could...

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Fly Of The Month

The Akroyd

By Kenzie Kozera   Originating in 1878, the Akroyd was a creation of Mr. Charles Akroyd and quickly became one of the most common patterns to swim ...

The Blue Jay Wet Fly, A Beautiful Fly With A Long History

by Fred Klein   The Blue Jay fly is a beautiful fly pattern with origins unknown but likely in the British Isles, as with many old patterns. The fi...

The Cascade

by Kenzie Kozera A creation of Ally Gowan, this flashier cousin of his uber-famous "Ally’s Shrimp" was described by Gowan as having a flowing effec...

The Blue Charm

By Kenzie Kozera When a fly has been in use for more than a century, you can bet it works! Originating in the United Kingdom, the Blue Charm is no...