Decided to head up to BC and try for some larger trout. I have never fished any of the BC lakes before. After a bit of research I decided on a lake in the Nicola Thompson. This involved a 6 hour drive, not having made this trip before and a little time getting misplaced along the way. After getting to the nearest community to the lake, I stopped at the BC Visitors Center for local instructions and set further on my way. The office was inside the mining shovel. Once I left the paved road and went onto the service roads there was still a another 50 minutes drive. Much of the drive was along a copper mine tailing pond. I felt that I was lost and decided to turn around and check out any missed turns I could have taken. As I looked behind me, there was the lake. I back tracked and worked my way down to the campground and found myself a spot. The next morning the wind had laid down and to was time to fish. Fishing was tough. This fish were well educated and selective on the flies that they took. Some folks were doing very well with chronie’s. I did my best sight fishing for cruisers in the shallows near the lakes outlet. That evening I spoke with the fellow camped next to me. He had fished the lake several times before and was an experienced BC fly fisher. While he was from Vancouver, I would have to say the most of the car in the camp area had Washington plates. This fellow was a wealth of information on tactics and flies. Armed with a few new flies and some new tactics I went out the next morning ready to slay them. Well there is always the learning curve, but after a bit of experimenting things started to happen. Unfortunately, so did the wind. By 1:00 the lake was covered with white caps and my boat was being blown all over the place. Rather than stay another day and face the possibility of being blown out, I decided to head home and save the lake for another day. Getting home early is always good for a kitchen pass.