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When it all goes horribly wrong

Some years are better than others in every way. Some years you just want to forget and 2017 has been a very challenging one in a lot of ways.  When it rains it pours, and we had endless bad luck. From low fish returns, to constant flat tires, to broken boats we were always on the move. 

Heres a comical montage of the beat down our team took.  Thanfully our staff knows how to roll with the punches and we ended up laughing to keep from crying most of the time.  That new years count down...

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2017 season rolls on

After guiding for trout for 15 years you come to realize how consitant the fisheries can be.  2017 was our 10th season operating Frontier Farwest and it is evident that one thing is for sure, there is no consistency to steelhead.  They seem to show up early, or late or some year not at all.  The weather is either too hot, to dry, to wet or too cold.  Rarely is there ever even a week that goes by where people say we got the perfect conditions.  2017 expemplied this 10 fold.  Here are some...

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Troll vs Pole in saltwater fishing

It seems that flyfishers are constantly engaged in a struggle between our purist roots and technological advancement, and this rings true now more than ever before, as the speed of change continues to accelerate.  Both as a guide and flyfishing enthusiast, I am always interested in the latest and greatest new toy, but also understand their adoption often shapes the evolution of the sport and the way we participate in it. 

So when news of a fully remote operated (FRO) trolling motor...

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Anticipation

I try not to have expectations about a fishing destination to which I am about to travel.  But I do get major attacks of anticipation.  Especially when tying flies for new fishing waters.  Even with excellent advice about what to tie, I still try to out-think the target fish about what they might put into their mouths.

I am preparing for a trip to the coastal waters of BC, the middle of July (now tomorrow).  Should be chrome, dime, platinum, silver, full-moon-bright kings, chums and...

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Chef Brandi Collins: The food that fuels the adventure

  Article written by Amanda Follett Hosgood 

My first impression: Brandi Collins has a pretty sweet office.

It’s a bluebird June day, sunny but not too hot, and light streams through the wall-to-wall, floor-to-peaked-ceiling windows at Frontier Farwest’s Bulkley lodge. Outside, a breeze brushes the electric-green meadows that epitomise early summer in the Bulkley Valley. Brandi brews me up a strong coffee from the Brevill espresso maker and leans a hip against the kitchen’s granite-...

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Tarpon Fever: Multiple Outbreaks

Outbreaks reported in Big Pine Key, May 2017 by Joel Gourley

By now the CDC has probably dispatched some representatives to investigate reports of this recent epidemic, but it may be too little, too late.  It was widely reported that symptoms of an attack of this year’s Tarpon Fever included increased heart rate, loss of coordination, difficulty speaking, tunnel vision (on the lead fish), loss of hearing (guide instructions).  As the peak virulence of this exotic contagion subsides, those...

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