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April Vokey

April Vokey

April Vokey is a fly fishing writer, fly-tyer, and speaker. After guiding in British Columbia for ten years, she now splits her year between camp in northern BC and Australia. She is an FFF certified casting instructor, forager, bowhunter, and mother.

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On-the-Water Fishing Gear Modifications

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On-the-Water Fishing Gear Modifications

Figuring out how to strategically target fish: the ideal presentation for the current, the best cast to get around structure, and which fly, lure, or bait is most likely to get eaten captivates fishermen. But one of the less discussed aspects of fishing often happens away from the tying bench and...
April Vokey Sep 6, 2019
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Strange Fishing Laws and Customs Around the World

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Strange Fishing Laws and Customs Around the World

I’ve encountered some peculiar fishing regulations in my travels. Most of them simply raised an eyebrow, but some were straight-up inconvenient. So much, in fact, that one rule even pushed me to get married sooner than I’d intended. I did a quick Google search and found a handful of quirky...
April Vokey Aug 19, 2019
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Are You Casting Too Far?

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Are You Casting Too Far?

Every new angler wants to be able to cast an entire fly line or launch a lure all the way across the lake. But that drive for technical prowess often leads people to miss the fish at their feet. Fish of all species are often found hugging the banks of lakes and rivers, hiding or hunting in shoreline...
April Vokey Aug 8, 2019
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Fly Fishing Accessories Every Angler Should Carry

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Fly Fishing Accessories Every Angler Should Carry

This is the fifth installment of our Fly Fishing 101 series. If you missed them, you can read Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four by following these links.  One of the many advantages of fly fishing is its potential for minimalism. While some fisheries require more gear than others, most...
April Vokey Jul 17, 2019
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