FISHING - CONSERVATION - EDUCATION
Sunriver Anglers Welcome a New Friend
A chance encounter with a stranger on a Canadian lake spawned a long-distance friendship that has resulted in many exchanges on fly fishing techniques and locations for Rynie K., our Anglers (insert title). That friendship will bring Brian Smith, a central British Columbian, to the January Anglers meeting via Zoom. Brian plans to share his insights on fishing and expertise on fly patterns which are effective on the western slope rivers, streams and lakes of British Columbia (BC) he so cherishes.
Brian is a free-lance fly fishing author and serves as the current President of the Polar Coachman Fly Fishers, a 50-year-old fishing club with more than 50 members in Prince George, British Columbia. His work has been published in notable BC magazines, included in other Canadian authors collections as well as in his 3 books: Fly Fishing BC’s Interior which was published by Caitlin Press in 2009, Seasons of a Fly Fisher published in 2013 and recently his third, Essential Fly Patterns for Lakes and Streams. In 2008 he was awarded the Jack Shaw Fly Tying Award by the BC Federation of Fly Fishers (BCFFF), an honor given to “that BC FFF member that has excelled in the art and craft of fly tying”
Brian readily admits his first love is for trout that come freely to the dry fly and he proudly displays a flag in his office that has “OCFD”, i.e. obsessive, compulsive fishing disorder, printed on it. He regularly hosts a monthly webinar on fly tying for his club and will demonstrate his signature fly, the traveler caddis, for the Anglers. He will also share his in-depth knowledge of BC waters such as the Skeena, Shellako, Crooked, and Blackwater Rivers as well as Dragon Lake and the alkaline lakes of the Okanagan.
Brian’s presentation to the Anglers will be via a zoom meeting, which will occur at 7:00 pm on January 20, 2022. The zoom meeting access will open at 6:30 p.m. Interested people may contact Rynie at email@example.com for information on the zoom meeting details.