Top 10 Flies for Western Canada and the Rockies

Written by: Dave Brown, Dave Brown Outfitters


The big browns of Alberta love a bushy dry fly drifted along the bank.
Photo by Dave Brown

Once our guide season rolls around, we tend to cover a lot of rivers in both Alberta and British Columbia. The character of these streams varies from fast-moving alpine freestones, such. . .

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Angling Art: New Works by Galen Mercer


“On a Flood Tide, Restigouche,” Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 36″, 2016
All paintings by Galen Mercer

Artist Galen Mercer lives along the Battenkill in West Arlington, Vermont. Canadian by birth, he’s the grandson of two painters and the son of another, so it’s kind of in his blood. (He’s also . . .

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Video: Bull-Trout Heaven on Earth

Here’s a cool video from Alberta-based Backcountry Poolz featuring some incredible bull-trout fishing in the wilderness of western Canada. (I’m not sure if this is Alberta or British . . .

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Video: Small-Stream Landlocked Salmon

Sometime, I run across a video that has few of the attributes I look for—high production values, huge fish, exotic locations—but still manages to hold my attention through sheer charm. This. . .

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