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The Gilley – 30 years later

It’s hard to believe that time has flown so fast! When Alf Davy asked us to write some chapters for the book he was proposing, it was a hard sell for him. We had to get the facts straight first – the who, where, what, when and why.  Then he started talking about some of … Read more

Skeena Steelhead by Bob Hooton

SKEENA STEELHEAD is the story of one of the world’s premiere freshwater game fish… it’s an essential book to read. If you have fished the Skeena River watershed for steelhead, this is the book to answer your questions about the fish, the people who fish for them and the impacts that commercial fisheries, politics, etc., … Read more

Steelhead Documentary ‘Casting a Voice’

Maxwell Steelhead Guides: Denise Maxwell

THE NORTHERN GATEWAY PROJECT, referred to as Enbridge, proposes to build a pipeline to ship diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. This documentary explains the dangers and pitfalls to the Skeena watershed, the complete system including the rivers, streams and lakes that are within … Read more

Speycasting & Levers

ARCHIMEDES, GALILEO GALILEI, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND SPEY CASTING By Bintoro Tedjosiswoyo So what do these three ancient thinkers/philosophers have to do with Speycasting? A spey rod is a ‘lever’ and is one of the most basic and easiest tools or machinery that humans use – it involves moving a load around a pivot or … Read more

The Bulkley and MSG are open for business

Welcome to Steelhead Paradise! That is the new sign entering Smithers and the message that Tourism Smithers and town council want to drive home with tourists who have been avoiding the region because of rumours that they would be evicted from the rivers over First Nation treaty disputes. MSG started the guiding season early and … Read more