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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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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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Chironomids: Springtime Stillwater Trout Candy

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Chironomids: Springtime Stillwater Trout Candy

When I was little, my dad and I used to go on an annual fishing trip in British Columbia’s interior. In the excitement leading up to the trip, I polished my Wedding Ring and Willow Leaf spinners before organising them into their designated Plano compartments. As a treat, Mom let me stay up late and...
April Vokey Jun 1, 2019
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How to Choose Fly Fishing Line

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How to Choose Fly Fishing Line

In the first three installments of Fly Fishing 101, I covered the importance of developing a relationship with your fly shop, choosing your first fly rod and buying a reel. In this segment, we’re going to cover some things you should know about picking out fly line. I remember the day I set out to...
April Vokey May 22, 2019
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