On the BC coast, fish farming is done predominantly in open cages in the mouth of rivers, up inlets or in bays where the waters are usually quite calm.
The issue with sea lice infestation and disease in farmed fish is that cross contamination can occur with wild fish.
I’m not overly sure.
It’s usually around two o’clock in the morning when it happens…
Live, fish, laugh, love, repeat. Live, fish, laugh, love, repeat.
I was never the best at anything I did in the sport…
Never the best caster, never the best fly-tier, never the best writer, photographer, or TV personality….
Fishing? Children? Fishing? Children? I hate clocks when I’m on the river, and I hate them even more when they tick inside of me like a super-charged Breitling.
Some years passed and I began Fly Gal.
As this “life” progressed, life’s “lessons” followed. I made mistakes, made stupid comments, took stupid advice and listened to the stupid things that make sense to you when you’re a 21 year old girl…
This “train” undoubtedly freight trained my way into a marketing frenzy that resulted in some fabulous opportunities and some equally devastating harsh realities.
So to steady this image and maintain my reflection, I started a blog on this site. A Fly Gal Blog…. A random collection of thoughts, opinions, experiences, and updates on our fisheries.
Then one day it happened…
As I reached for the publish button on my WordPress, it occurred to me that professionally it might be wise for me to bite my tongue and stifle my thoughts. Regardless of how tame my thought had been that day, I decided at that moment to refrain from opening up to the public as readily as I had been, for fear of turning away those who may not understand me…
I would tense up in my rib cage, hold my breath for an extra couple of seconds, and feel my heart beat fast… I was painfully selling myself out for fear of writing something off color alongside my place of business.
Then it hit me this evening…
True, there are some thoughts that should be left off one’s professional page (and I can promise you that those will remain on the tip of my tongue and away from my website).
Here’s the catch.
Free speech on this blog kept me in touch with myself and allowed me to grow relationships with many who followed along with my rants and stories… even with some of you!
So while I can guarantee that we’ll never overstep our boundaries here, I can also guarantee that we’ll be keeping it real, light, honest, and fun… Doing our best with zero regrets.
I hope to see many of you on the river in 2011….
Guide- April Vokey
Fly Gal Discounted Price- $250.00 CDN (one angler) or $300.00 CDN (two anglers)
Regular Price- $400.00 CDN (one angler) or $500.00 CDN (two anglers)
*Your guide provides lunch, flies and tackle at no additional fee.
Guides- Mia and Marty Sheppard
For these trips we offer day floats, covering 6 to 12 miles of water per day.
Your guide provides lunch, flies and tackle at no additional fee.
Instructors- Brian Styskal, Whitney Gould and Nate Koenigsknecht
Oregon, USA (Clackamas River)- Jan 29th or Feb 12th, 2011 8:00am – 5:00pm
$250.00 USD per person
*Includes a full day of instruction, lunch and casting set-ups.
Photo: Mia Sheppard
Photo: Mia Sheppard
Photo: Mia Sheppard
Well, it’s finally happened!
We have teamed with a variety of new Fly Gal members and are excited to not only offer the best in BC steelheading rivers, but also some of the best guides and instructors in the fishing industry.
This list seems to keep growing and our featured hosts, instructors and speakers are lined up for 2011….
- Being met as soon as you clear customs at Belize International Airport
- Round trip airfare from Belize International Airport to San Pedro
- 7 night, 6 days accommodations.
- All lunches.
- 6 days guided fishing (April 17-22).
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
- Fly fishing equipment
- Alcoholic beverages
- Breakfasts and Dinners
- Flight to Belize City (Arrive April 16th, Depart April 23rd)
- US Belize Departure Tax
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: