Do you remember bar fishing? If you began angling before the mid-80s you most likely do.
May is finally on the radar, and sport fishing will be shifting into high gear. Fly-fishing instructor and columnist Jeff Weltz asks the question: Why do we fish?
So far in this series of columns, we have covered the blessing of traditions and good habits, now I wish to address the other side, prejudices.
“It was somewhere between wise man’s words and old man’s tales that my search for Eldorado began. We all know that no place of such perfection exists here on earth, but if it did I think for a certain group of anglers, it would be much like a long passed October afternoon.
“One ancient angler was dozing, glass in hand, in a deep chair before a huge fire in a huge fireplace. Ed suggested he might be thawing out after a morning in the steam… We… took a little warmth ourselves while sorting out rods and gear to go out after lunch…
“Ed and I came out to Doug Bury’s Anthrim Lodge at Rosco on the banks of the Willowemoc on the evening of April 12, the day before opening.
A long-held tradition in sport fishing is the adventure of traveling to some far off fisherman’s Eden – or at least telling others about it.
The oldest tradition in sport fishing is competition. Competition dates back to our hunter gather ancestors, when the best fisherman not only had more fish than he and his family could eat; his skill also earned him a respected position as one of the chief providers for his tribe.
Reading an article by Tom Travis, titled Tradition got me thinking about the many habits, traditions, and prejudices we exercise in this sport.
“You have to be the only person I have come across, in this province, who knows what a cased caddis is,” sounded a voice from behind the counter.
This coming weekend, from March 1 to 3, the Fraser Valley Boat & Sportsman Show at the Tradex Center in Abbotsford is on. This is the show for many Lower Mainland outdoorsmen.
This week, On the Fly columnist and fly-fishing instructor Jeff Weltz decided to try his hand at cowboy poetry. Visit online to read his poem Answering the Brag.
Buffalo State women’s hockey team defeated Utica in an overtime thriller, 2-1, during Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mallo’s final game.
One facet of sport fishing that draws an excessive amount of curmudgeonly conduct is in the art of fly tying. There are at the end of the day, only two types of flies; those that catch fish and those that catch fisherman.
Fly fishing instructor and On the Fly columnist recounts the day when he was asked to be an assistant instructor, which lead to two youth fishing cclubs with 50 members.
January is finally at an end. I am always glad to see the end of this month.
On the Fly columnist and fly fishing instructor Jeff Weltz spoke last week of winter fishing and the steelhead.
Winter fishing is a sport for those who really want it.
Each year the emergency room at BC Children's Hospital sees hundreds of children and teenagers for injuries resulting from winter sports.