am a confessed 67 year old lady fly fishing addict. I
have fished in B.C. for the last 8 to 10 years. I
previously tent camped in the summers when I didn't
teach in Miami. Two years ago I retired , bought a motor
home and hooked on a jeep and left Miami for the west. I
travel for 6 months fishing all the hatches I can find
from Colorado's frying pan to Canada and back south to
end at the San Juan in New Mexico then back to Miami for
the winter. I have done this drive two years now and
plan to do it as long as I can.
I spend about 5 weeks in B.C. I stay
in Sparwood at the campground where I meet all the
regular folks who come every year to brag about their
daily exploits. I RARELY IF EVER USE A BOAT OR GUIDED TO
FLOAT ANY RIVER. (except the Bow in Alberta) All
the shop people know me since I am easily recognized and
am far from shy. Since school teachers don't have a lot
of money I prefer to fish almost every day on the small
tributaries of the Elk.
I have, as you can imagine been in
most of the little places that are so wonderful. I am
not afraid to walk in and like it best when I find my
own fish in my own spots. I rarely see guides where I
go. Mostly I think they prefer to have people float.
Since I am a dry fly purist , my way suits me best. It
is the thrill of the hunt and the beauty and the
exercise along with the solitude.
I love your country and your people, I
respect your land and try to pack out any trash I might
find on a stream. I am a person who won't even say some
of the places I go to respect the area, it took too long
to find all these little places. I tie flies and
dream about them being eaten as i tie. I already spend a
lot of money in your area.
I have made a web site to include some
of the places I fish. I hope you will click on this and
visit these places, be sure to see both pages.
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