Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Hours

Shop hours for the Easter weekend:
Friday open 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
Open regular hours on Monday

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Black Fly Trip Report

We just returned from 2 weeks at Black Fly Lodge in Abaco, Bahamas this past weekend.This year we did two seperate, back to back, hosted weeks. Our first group arrived at BF on March 29, fishing the subsequent 6 days. Our arrival coincided with the tail end of some pretty awful weather that they had been experiencing for a few days. This resulted in our first two days being kind of a fight with light (or lack thereof).



After the first couple of days, Mother Nature started to look more kindly upon us with more sunlight and stable weather patterns. Fishing improved right along with the weather. A couple of double digit Bonefish were landed during the week with quite a number of fish 5 pounds and over landed. One of our group, who we`ll just refer to as "Lucky Les", continued his Black Fly tradition of losing a couple of truly huge Bonefish.

Everyone thinks of Bonefish when the Bahamas are mention but Abaco is a very viable Permit fishery with some huge specimens kicking around. Five Permit were landed in our first week with one fish lost. One of the Permit came in at around 40 pounds.

The meals were maybe better than last year, which we would have never thought possible. Oh, and they still hold the title for best fishing lodge beds and showers in the world!






Our second week saw a continuation of very nice weather to start. I had the privelege of fishing with an old friend who is enjoying his first year of retirement. We had some pretty decent Bonefishing with shots at some very big fish.
Mid-week brought us a present from the north in the form of cloud, high wind, and dropping temps. Wednesday we headed out with expectations of a very pleasnat boat ride and horrible fishing. All of us ended up getting a ton of shot at big Bonefish. Unfortunately, they were the most uninterested fish I think I have ver seen. Fly reactions ranged from complete disinterest to absolute panic. Obviously it was a head scratcher.



As an added bonus, there were a ton of shots at tailing Mutton Snapper in very skinny water. tailing Muttons pretty much put Permit to shame in the spooky/difficult department.

The last few days brought improvement and the last day saw unbelievable Bonefishing. And just to top things off, there was a 4:05 PM, just about ready to quit, last cast Permit landed...perfect!

Great big thanks to SD, DP, TS, LG, and TH (you all know who you are). And a big thanks to whole cast and crew at Black Fly!

Mark your calendar for April 18-25, 2015! We're going back!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Saturday Seminar - April 12

Tube Flies For Steelhead


Adam Rich shows us tube flies for chrome. Not just wet flies,some cool tube dry flies as well.

You can also check out Seminar topics at our web site – www.countrypleasures.com – by following the links to Seminars.
All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required. Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Saturday Seminar - April 5

What’s Going On With The Bow

Everyone has a lot of questions as to how the Bow has changed since the flood events of 2013.

Kevin Peterson and Jeff Thomson will discuss how things have changed, ways to fish it, you name it.

Questions are a big part of this seminar so don’t be shy.

You can also check out Seminar topics at our web site – www.countrypleasures.com – by following the links to Seminars.
All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required. Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fishing Spots - Vol. 3



David Leake Photo
 In addition to it's beautiful scenery, Ascension Bay offers other sights you don't run across every day. LIKE THIS!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Saturday Seminar - March 29

Seminar for this Saturday. Should be a great one!

Bull Trout Flies

Lance Chalmers returns to show us a few of his spectacular flies for Bulls.
If you want to learn how to tie really big bugs for Bulls, this is your seminar!



You can also check out Seminar topics at our web site – www.countrypleasures.com – by following the links to Seminars.
All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required. Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fishing Spots-Skeena System Edition

Continuing with photos of beautiful places we have been lucky enough to fish...



The Babine River, tributary to the Skeena, home of some of the world's largest monster steelhead, and one of the most stunning places on earth!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saturday Seminar - March 22

This week's Saturday Seminar. Hope we see you here.

Steelhead Flies



Brent Piche’ ties steelhead flies of all
types as well as anyone we have ever seen.

Brent will tie Intruders, as well as traditionals.
This seminar has been one of our best in the past!


You can also check out Seminar topics at our web site – www.countrypleasures.com – by following the links to Seminars.
All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required. Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar.