Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jeremy Floyd, Jan 12, 2014.
You can swing or nymph these all.
I would recommend asking some of these local folks if you can fish together (you bring beer) and learn to cast while you are fishing. It would also be nice to have eyes on your rig and suggestions as to what could or would improve the functionality of the gear to facilitate casting success.
Call your local fly shop.
Google your local fly fishing club.
Start a new a thread here stating you have beer and a vehicle and wish to learn.
Lots of options!
I thought keeping $1300 bucks in the Millsy-skeena-trip/beer-fund, by giving you two rods to play with for free, was the best way to facilitate your trip..
Those of you seriously thinking of heading north to the skeena drainage should know that I run a fishermans basement suite.. You can ask Millsy or Salmo what it's like staying with Elizabeth and I.
They don't even have to ask! Elizabeth is an absolute charmer and a much better woman than Jeremy deserves. He's that lucky. And Jeremy is a damn decent cook. As a pair, their hospitality is unsurpassed. I dropped in last September with two fishing bums they had never met nor heard of until this visit was set up. They are still amazed at the reception we got as strangers. All we brought was a little wine and beer. We got a place to crash, dinner, breakfast, and got to borrow the two test rods for a week. Quite a deal. Jeremy is such a sucker for a little American beer.
The Babine is a treasure. I would like to go back and fish it again.
any employment opportunities up North? only thing i need is a job so i can keep fishing
Tons, and BC is working hard to import foreign workers with specific job qualifications.
Apply for the Provincial Nominee program, or the Strategic Occupations Program. Then Canada will sponsor you as long as you fit the requirements.
Sweet idea Jeremy - that purple fly looks wicked - care to share the recipe??
-Lay a base of thread down the shank, covering the entire length that you will be tying.
-Tie in a red wire and then some gold tinsel/mylar at the butt. Wind the mylar 2/3 the way up the shank towards the head and tie it down. Then wind the red wire rib the opposite direction to hold it down and keep the teeth from destroying it the first strike.
-Tie two pieces of the purple mylar braid for the body (different brands call it different things and it comes on a bobbin like thread). Wind the body 2 layers thick, with each layer going opposite directions around the fly.
-Tie in the crystal flash for the wings so they are perpendicular to the shank.
-Wind soft hackle in front of the wing flash.
-Tie off the head.
You live in BC. Fly fishing guest are welcome. You like american beer and listen to Tool.
I need to fish with you sooner than later.
Tool, Offspring, Primus, Social D, Avenged Sevenfold.. I play that stuff on bass and sing it too.
This is the streamer I use the most. I use it in every color imaginable. I like it the best because it is super fast to tie, has an intruder profile, and has vertical bars which help it to be seen easier. Sometimes I can do two of these in a night.. Rarely, and usually only on weekends...
Don't do that here. Jeremy has a great thread going and that should be respected. Keeping the side BS out of threads for the sake of being cool is a lesson some learn slowly.
Jeremy, I'd like a good old fashioned trip report...with some night before party shots of you rocking and hanging with Elisabeth. Always enjoy your reports.
Love the fly photo series too. Time to dust off my vice.
It is unfishably cold here Ed.. I am not going to get out until late feb or mar.
Jeremy, come on down. You can fish here, we don't have many fish though!
keep tying - I'm diggen this
NICE! You're either the slowest fly tier or the fastest beer drinker in the universe
I was waiting to see if anyone was going to notice that. Sharp eyes mang!