Please Release Me...

Published in Cabin 14

While for some, the jury may still be out regarding the overall effectiveness of catch and release programs, in my opinion the jury has completed their deliberations and rendered a verdict - that if properly designed, implemented and administered – they work.

Consider this case in point.



Come Fly with Me

Published in Fly Fishing

 While the sport of fly fishing has become somewhat demystified over the years, many continue to see it as a way to catch fish, that is best left to those who have an unhealthy fascination with insects and bugs, and likely live in their parents basement.


The Esnagami

Published in Tales from Cabin 14

“A Mighty River is Made Up of Many Single Drops" - Afghan Proverb

There is something very special about a rivers.

They come in all shapes and sizes, and while we have managed to mess up quite a few of them, there are still an impressive number that, having been left to their own devices, continue to provide us with the opportunity to play at being Les Voyageur as we travel along them to this day.



Published in Tales from Cabin 14

When Esnagami Lake Lodge in Northwestern Ontario changed hands a number of years ago, it came along with all the usual stuff, such as boats, motors, miscellaneous equipment, and one other unexpected and, as it turned out, critical asset - a very special guide by the name of Baptiste. 

As close as anyone could figure he was likely in his late sixties at the time, but no one really knew for sure.

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