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Spring in Review

Normally when our winter steelhead program in Haida Gwaii shuts down we get some free time to catch up on things, but this year one program rolled right into the next.  We worked with guide/outfitter Nomads of the North in Terrace BC and longtime friend Mike VanWormer (AKA VDubs).  As usual he produced incredible trips for guests lucky enough to go.  The April spring fishery worked out perfectly for us....

Telly's Grill

When you walk into Telly's Grill, you can already get a sense of what this restaurant will look like once it is fully completed.  At first glance, you notice the details on the ceiling.

Straps that have gone through a kiln are placed creatively on the ceiling and wall.  Giving a modern but homey feel, the restaurant reflects an inviting feeling, allowing you to feel like everyone is welcome. And that is exactly wh...

12 days of Christmas gifts for the fisherman

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Ok we may be last minute shoppers but our gifts are WAY better than a pear tree and turtle doves.  We would like to thank all our friends, readers and guests for a great year.  We will work hard in 2017 to improve in...

Wandering November

The end of the season is an awesome time of the year for the staff. It signals the time to step back from the draining season and get back to basics on the rivers.  Great friends throwing some lines, catching a few fish and sharing in some old and new memories.  You never know what the weather will do and this year it was high and brown from a rain on snow event creating the largest flows since spring freshet. Oh...


I try not to build high expectations for any trip.  But sometimes it is impossible for me not to attach some goals to another adventure.  This trip had been 50 years in the making and 5 years of saving for it.  My wife, Judy, and I planned to celebrate our 50th  (Gold) wedding anniversary at Isla Holbox, Mexico.  We planned it to coincide with the presence of large and baby tarpon literally surrounding the is...


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