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Follow the Bouncing Bug | Gilbert Rowley

Caddis are one of the most abundant food sources on trout rivers. For many caddis species, after mating, the females return to the water and “bounce” on top of the water’s surface. Imitating this delicate dance is a terrific tool to deploy when trout are tuned into the irresistible rhythm.

 

Up a Creek | Amber Toner

Alberta’s once-proud watersheds on the eastern slopes of the Rockies are being increasingly subjected to development, habitat loss and water removal. But hope is not lost for Alberta’s native trout. A new collective of organizations is working to forge a path of positive change.

 

Silver Reflections | Kastine Coleman

Fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon is a way to pass on traditions to our family and a chance to spark discussions about conservation. No longer do the rivers teem with silver, as the elders remember. But the present is a gift and we spend four months every year seeking this beautiful, silver fish with lilac hues, just to look at them for a quick moment.

 

L.A. Confidential | Glenn Ueda

Calico bass are aggressive, ambush predators that make a living off the kelp-covered coast and rock islands that stretch 200 kilometres on either side of Los Angeles. To target these rod-buckling bruisers, while most of the city sleeps, fly anglers ply the inky waters just outside of America’s busiest harbour.

 

Community Versus Competition | Ryan Ermet

As a young guide, when our boats came in off the lake, we clipped our flies and secreted them back to their box. Contrast that with how I fish now, where before even getting to the lake I’m sharing ideas and tips with a community of anglers. I’ve learned that sharing the resource, and the knowledge to connect to it, is much more satisfying than measuring one’s on-water success against other boats.

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Think Tips | Derek Bird

Mariusz Wroblewski | Profile

Seasonal Delicacies | Jeff Wagner

What Dreams May Come | Derek Olthuis

Dragon Slayers | Brian Chan

Paws for Effect | Jim McLennan

Thursday Night Live | Tim Hepworth & Dana Lattery