Monday 9 March 2009

Still Water Fishing Information on Helpful DVD

Winter weather curtailed your paddling? I have been using the time to write and research. I watched Go Fish BC’s DVD two disk set, “How to Catch Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout.” The entire first disk is dedicated to stillwater fishing and while it is largely filmed in the Okanogan, most of the information, with adjustments for time of year, apply to the lakes on Vancouver Island.

The DVD is available at Walmart, Gone Fishin' in Port Alberni, and Ed's Fix It Shop in Lake Cowichan, and the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Not perhaps the most informative production I have ever seen, it is never the less a good introduction to fly fishing with chironomid and mayfly patterns. The camera work is clear, with only a few unhelpful off target frames, and the conversational style natural and informative.

One thing I was struck by was the quantity and quality of the gear used. From the power boat to the multiple reals and lines, fishing is not presented as a poor man's sport. Oh well, I was able to add a few things to my wish list.