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Sweat Equity

The land used to be pastureland, purchased by my father’s family in 1841 to graze dairy cows. In the early 1900s they converted it for recreation, building cottages along the banks of the river in sight of the rapids that existed before construction of the Seaway. Two islands that were named for dad’s ancestors have … Continue reading Sweat Equity ?

My Snatcher Tournament at Bay Lake

6 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Todd Berghuis and a loon 6:50AM-3:00PMConditions- Mostly sunny, cold and windy in the morning out of the NNE, the breeze dying down a bit, and it warmed to the high 50's.The Day:It was cold in the morning, I did layer up properly and stayed warm except for my left hand which I had to stop fishing with a couple of times to put in my pocket to warm up. Show More Summary

The Mad Dash

The trip to the Keys is right close now, just a few days away. I fly out on Sunday, should be fishing on Monday. And so it goes that there is a mad dash to get all my gear put together by the time I need to head to SFO for my red-eye. The rods are […]

Tim Horton’s Camp Day 2015

10 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Fishing Fury

I can still remember the excitement of going to summer camp when I was a child. I learned a lot about the outdoors and I think it really helped to shape my love of the wilderness. Today Tim Horton’s will be donating 100% of their proceeds on every coffee sold to the Tim Horton Children’s Continue reading

Take the Sting out of Stinger Hooks

Articulated and stinger-style flies are all the rage these days, and for good reason, they work! Flies designed with a ‘trailer’ hook offer a number advantages over classic long-shank style hooks. First and foremost, the addition of a trailer hook allows for the use of shorter shanked hooks that are far less likely to lever-out […]

Tippets: Setting Up Terminal Tackle, Save Our Stripers

14 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

In a recent instructional video, Zach Matthews of the Itinerant Angler demonstrates how to set up terminal tackle. Including: how to add tippet to your leader, tie on a fly, add split shot, attach a balloon strike indicator, as well … more ?

Protecting South America’s Iconic Golden Dorado Fish

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

A new study launched last month by University of Massachusetts Amherst fisheries biologist Andy J. Danylchuk, in collaboration with Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and regional partners including Juramento Fly Fishing, Tigres del...Show More Summary

DNR delays decision on water rights for salmon vs. coal mine

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

A decision due this month by the state Department of Natural Resources on water rights for salmon streams or a coal mine at Upper Cook Inlet has been delayed until after an August hearing. At issue is competing claims filed in 2009 by...Show More Summary

Eternally Wild - A Film About the Smith River

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

CalTrout and Keith Brauneis Productions are producing a short film about the Smith that will raise awareness of this Wild and Scenic river, its steelhead, its history, and its current plight. They've launched an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for production. Please donate and help save the Smith River.

Welcome to the new home of Syzygy Fly Fishing

16 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Syzygy Fly Fishing promotes the writers and artists who put words and images to those moments in fly fishing we find difficult to otherwise relate. LINK

Video Hatch: “Take a Hike Creek”

This film from Waist Deep Media features footage from a trip deep into Oregon’s backcountry to fish small streams.

Tippets: Biking the Deschutes River Trail, Backcountry Tips, Bull Trout Border Crossings

Fly angler and cyclist Russ Roca pedals the Deschutes River Trail, chronicling the journey and search for the legendary salmon fly hatch, in a recent essay on The Path Less Pedaled. From packing gear to prepping meals, angler Madeline Brenneman … more ?

Tying with Gierach

In a recent essay, John Gierach contemplates whether there’s ever such a thing as the “right” fly. From patterns for brook trout in Labrador to king salmon in Alaska, Gierach examines different fly boxes from different trips. “Fly tiers,” he … more ?

Don’t Forget to Look Up

Today we’re coming at you with a friendly reminder to take your eyes off the water every once in a while. Fly fishing takes us to some pretty incredible places and odds are if you don’t look up from time to time, you’re probably missing out. At BC West, we’re lucky to have the opportunity […]

Back at it!

First off, apologize to you long time readers that made the transition to the new site, as you have not been rewarded with new content here.  I am planning on changing that, effective immediately.  While I am not going to promise a new...Show More Summary

FishingFury on World Fishing Journal

You may have seen make a quick appearance (1 minute and 10 seconds to be exact) the World Fishing Network a few weeks back, if you missed it, here’s the scoop. A couple of months ago, I was asked to do a quick interview for a show on the World Fishing Network called World Continue reading

Hatch Magazine 2015 Fly Fishing Photo Contest

The 2015 edition of the Hatch Magazine Fly Fishing Photo Contest is their biggest and best ever. LINK


GT mayhem at Cosmoledo and Astove with the Alphonse Fishing Crew.

Atlantic Salmon Federation calls on Greenland to cut catches

Some are calling on Greenland to scrap its commercial factory salmon fishery as part of a multinational effort to protect the stock that migrates north to feeding grounds off its west coast from rivers in Canada, the States and other...Show More Summary

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