Fly Fishing

FLY FISHING was transplanted to BC in the 1850s from Britain by colonial officials using tackle and techniques proven effective on TROUT and sea trout in Britain. It was generally agreed that Pacific SALMON would not take a fly in the ocean. Otherwise, flies of British origin found great success with native stocks of cutthroat and rainbow trout and STEELHEAD. With the completion of the CPR in 1886, the Interior LAKES became more accessible to fly fishers. In 1890 H.W. Seton Karr led some of...

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