For some fishing is what keeps them sane (aqua therapy), but during long winter months  when the rivers and lakes are covered in ice, cabin fever may set in. Preventative measures to combat this fever include tying flies, reminiscing about the past fishing season, and writing about fishing. This blog is a collection of my attempts at writing about fishing.

Does Sticker Price Affect Casting Distance?

Textured fly lines

Dying your own yellow feathers

Fly-fishing Devon, England

Writing about fly-fishing

Testing a new experimental fly-line

Articles published in magazines


Cabin Fever Studies


Indicatorology 2.0

1. Exploring Turnagain by Horse and Beaver Jan/Feb 2011

2. Blacksheep of the Salmonid Family: Fly-fishing for mountain whitefish Mar/Apr 2011

3. Sail Fin of the North:  Fly-Fishing for Arctic Grayling 2011

4. Indicatorology: A fly-angler's guide to strike indicators May 2013

5. Hatch Charts of Northern BC Summer 2013

6. World of Nymphing Part I:  European Nymphing Jan/Feb 2014

7. World of Nymphing Part II: The North American Approach Mar/Apr 2014

8. Psychology of Dry Fly Fishing July 2015

9. Stream Craft: Reading a stream like a book  Mar/Apr 2016

10. In search of northern BC Bulls: A remote place with large fish Jan/Feb 2017

11. Stoneflies, Stimulators and Happy Anglers May/June 2018

12. Mayflies for breakfast, lunch and dinner Jul/Aug 2018

13. Six Caddisflies for BC Streams Mar/Apr 2019

14. It's a bugs life: Fishing chironomids & terrestrials in rivers and streams 2019

15. Fly Fishing 101: Leaders made easy Special Fishing Issue 2020

16. Rise to the Occasion Special Fishing Issue 2022

17. Casting High: Fishing Low July/August 2022

1. Small Nymphs for Huge Results Spring 2018

2. Situational Nymphing Spring 2019

3. Yellow Sallies Top to Bottom Summer 2020

4. In Flight Meal Spring 2022

1. Fly-fishing for Bull Trout Summer 2018

Paid Blogs

New Book for 2021

Book Chapter in: The Osprey Fly Box (published 2019)