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Steve Morrow

Biography: 

Steve grew up in southern British Columbia and has been fishing from a young age.  Eventually he moved to the British Columbia interior to pursue an education in fish and wildlife management, journalism and environmental science.  Over the last 15 seasons he has had the pleasure of working on rivers near his home like the Harrison and Fraser, on fabled trout streams like the Chilko and even in Patagonia.  After a decade guiding on the Dean he now has the good fortune of working on the creeks of Haida Gwaii, up and down the coast of British Columbia and the Skeena region each fall with Epic Waters Angling.

Steve is an FFF certified two-handed casting instructor (THCI) and in his spare time he can be found slacking off on the banks of his favorite steelhead river the Thompson.  Steve resides in Smithers, BC with his wife Dana. 

He has been a part of Epic Waters Angling since the beginning and excited to move forward on all the future adventures!

Blog posts

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Fishing the Frog Water

To be a better steelhead fisherman you need to find an approach to fish the less than ideal pieces of water. Any novice can walk up to a run called “Gett’n Em 9000” and put on a show but elite anglers fish more water, better.

Soooo the frog water… steelhead typically don’t mind being around it but MAN steelheaders do. Some people just flat out refuse to fish near it and...

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Epic Waters Fall 2016 #PhotoEssay

 

This fall was as predictable as picking lottery numbers. The weather came in constant waves, boats died en masse, fish were there one day and gone the next and each day brought some new set of problems around the lodge. We often found ourselves on the @epicwaters instagram account using #seasonfromhell or #soyouwanttobeaguide to describe the onslaught. That said, we...

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2016 - An #EPIC Year

  2016 has been really good to Epic.

I’ve had the privilege to be involved with and spend time at every operation Epic owns, manages or represents. Over the past 8 months I’ve travelled to some of British Columbia’s most amazing gems and spent time with the incredible Epic crew and our loyal clients.

 

Some of the highlights this year include…

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It's Okay to be Drifter... but Nobody likes a Creep!

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From somewhere deep in my twisted mind is the best shirt design ever! It reads "it's okay to be a drifter... but nobody likes a creep."

 

It would have the "drifter" face of Tom Hanks from Castaway months, NO years after a haircut and beside, a close up of creepy Anthony Hopkins from Silence of the Lambs or that guy playing a banjo in Deliverance. People would probably...

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Best New Thing: OPST Commando Heads

Best New Thing is a new section dedicated to products and services in our industry that switch up the game, make things easier or are just sweet!

 

OPST Commando Heads- How Shorter Than Super Short Isn't Too Short

So here it is... time for another installment of stuff I thought would never work... skagit heads that are shorter than already short skagit...

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Fisherman's 5 with James Reid

James Reid is a highly respected bamboo rod builder from North Vancouver, British Columbia. His rods have been described as "the closest feeling to graphite out there" which despite them being all wood and proudly so, is a testemant to the ongoing research and development he has put into hollow built bamboo. We are no longer surprised at the number of his rods...

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HOW THE MOW SYSTEM CHANGED THE GAME

I’m guilty of being a little opinionated. When I'm guiding its not a my way or the highway thing just confidence in what works and it can make everything else seem fruitless. Sinktips are no exception.

When I started swinging for steelhead, like most people I learned with “those RIO tips” and the system was so ingrained in me water was often referred to as a “type 3 spot” or a “type 8...

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