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so ive been watching instruction videos and reading books to get a better understanding of fly fishing. (especially workin on my double haul ) i always see these shallow "creeks" or river streams being fished with dry flies or nymphs and the action looks like NO OTHER!

so... my question is... LOCATION!? LOCATION?! LOCATION!? more spot info needed for this newbie.

-also. if anyone could share any information/knowledge/experience about how to fish these. what the best time to fish them is. how that particular section of ecosystem works. i heard something about after a salmon spawn or something... is this the only time trout are preasent? <== stuff like that... ya know..

-also, what to look for when im there, to determine if there are fish around.

thanks for the help!

too many questions to answer in one response but i will give it a small start !
i am assuming you are talking about stream fishing. there are several places i can think of at the coast (i am from chase area but lived in haney half my life. ) the stave river has some nice cut throat trout which not only follow the salmon for their egss but also feed on the baby salmon. only problem is i understand the stave is very high as they are draining hayward lk.
once it reopens to fishing in july, the vedder can provide some good trout fishing as can the harrison.
if you can get out of the lower mainland a bit the skagit river is a fly fisherman's dream if you like hiking. never been there so don't ask me directions but it is on my dream list.
that is a bit of where to go. there are lots of other spots around the lower mainland other members will share with you i am sure. keep watching those videos . you will learn a lot of the how to from some of them. if you see any tv shows with phil routley or chan (sorry i have brain damage or something and cannot remeber his first name, he is a biologist from kamloops who is an excellent teacher of fly fishing)watch them closely. there are some great books as well. the best way to learn though is find a place with fish and catch them !

thanks man! yes brian chan is a damn GENIUS! i got his first book he did with Skip Morris. amazing book. i would kill to go on the fishing weekend with Brian chan and Phill Rowley. my brother was lucky enough to do it a couple years ago.

hey where is the skagit located?
Fish'n BC

Here's a good link I came across for fly fishing the Stave River;


The Skagit starts near Manning and flows to Ross lake.Pretty sure it opens July 1st but better to check for yourself.The water will still be high anyway so you might want to wait till Aug.Bring bug spray or one of those goofy bug hats

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