Video Tutorial: Offsetting a single siwash hook

Posted: December 1, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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If you’re an angler who uses hardware or plugs for steelhead then it’s important you know how to offset a single siwash hook. Whether for pleasure or rule a single hook is often what you’ll find on the end of your line. Check out how to make the fish sorry they grabbed that single hook in the first place. Or don’t and let half or more get free.

Tips up,

Chris H.

British Columbia’s Tsuniah Lake Lodge!

Posted: November 27, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Please welcome guest contributor, Steve Lanigan, as he describes his wilderness, fly fishing trip into BC’s Tsuniah Lake Lodge!


By Steve Lanigan

Tsuniah Lake Lodge http://tsuniahlakelodge.com up in British Columbia was our home base for a wilderness fly-fishing trip during early September. What made this a unique experience was that we were float tube fishing on a 48-mile long lake!



We were fortunate to have our fishing friend, Doug, in our group since he’s stayed at the lodge several times over the years and he knew where nearby fishing hot spots were located. In fact, several years ago Doug was the one who figured out that float tube fishing was a productive (and fun!) way to fish for large bull trout and rainbows that were feeding where sockeye salmon were spawning along the lakeshore.



As a result, the lodge now has a large supply of float tubes for anyone to use (of course the lodge owners also know the good places to fish, but it made Doug feel “special” to be our guide).

Our focus was having someone from the lodge drop us off at nearby Chilko Lake where we spent most of our time fishing. Most of us had never been in a float tube before, but we all figured it out in no time. When the winds came up, we stayed tucked into sheltered bays and had one of the lodge boats drop us off and then later pick us up. The fishing was excellent, although I was surprised that weighted streamers were much more effective at catching fish than egg patterns.



The scenery was stunning as the lodge is located on the east side of the Coast Range, 200 miles north of Vancouver B.C. The best way to get to the lodge is to fly in, although you can also drive (four hours on a “rough” road) to the lodge from Williams Lake, B.C. The accommodations were great, the food was excellent (I gained five pounds), and the entire Brebner Family, who own and have been running the lodge for the past 50 years were always friendly and helpful.



We also enjoyed some horse back riding, fishing out of hand-made rowboats for rainbows in Tsuniah Lake (in front of the lodge), and taking a day-long boat ride on Chilko Lake where we used spinning tackle to catch fish. The only thing I’d do differently next time is to make sure I have good fitting fins. Mine felt fine in the store, but on the water they ended up blistering the tops of my toes. Fins that don’t cover the end of your toes seem to be the way to go.

AAA Pro Staff smashes some chrome

Posted: November 27, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports



Here is my man Eric Koenig aka The Koendog taking care of some chrome action no doubt! Here’s the deets about his catch!

*North Fork Composites Rod 7’6″
*Home Made spinner “Pink Hootchie”
*Braided main line ran to a duo lock snap

Congrats to Eric for this dandy chromer and for always repping that TRIPLE A!

Big Chrome Chinook! Movie from late September

Posted: November 23, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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This just in: New movie compilation from one day in late September. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

MARLIN MOVIE HERE!

Posted: November 16, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports
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Watch as Pops and his boy Hudy capture over a dozen aerials from a beautiful fly-hooked marlin two weeks ago! This is the first video where I tutored Pops with his own content. Let’s give him all a huge hand for this effort both ON and OFF the water!

Enjoy the movie! It’s about ten minutes long.

Dad goes to Baja!!! New Movie Here

Posted: November 13, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports


This is the first of 2 short videos from Dad’s trip to Baja last month. Some insanely cool stuff on this trip was captured including tangling with Marlin on 15 weight fly rods….Take a peak!


Part 1 of 2

On the dry! Wyoming’s Green River float part 2

Posted: November 9, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Nick and Joe get a couple…

Posted: November 5, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

Good job to my guys Nick and Joe for getting into a couple this weekend! Thanks for sending in the pics, fellas!

River float for trout: Part 1

Posted: September 26, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

I will be releasing three parts of videos from our float trips to Wyoming this year, 2017. Here is the first full installment which includes the previously shown Cutthroat trout I caught and released at the end of our first float and with the boat ramp in sight. Please enjoy this movie and watch for the next ones later this week. Cheers!

Fall fishing is here!

Posted: September 26, 2017 by Hellcat in Fish Reports

This unlucky Chinook salmon believed that a Storm wiggle wart was going to make it’s day better. Not worse. It was definitely wrong about that. While I lost a hook which broke off during the fight luckily I didn’t lose the fish!