In episode 010 of the fly fishing show I interviewed Rob Bryce to talk about fly fishing the Skeena system. We covered the Morice River, Bulkley River as well as the Babine River and the Kispiox River.
We covered how to fish the Morice in depth, talked about steelhead life histories as well as some great stories about the Babine River. Also I tell one of my personal stores about how we dropped into the Babine Canyon for the adventure of a lifetime.
Click below and listen to the Skeena River episode with Rob Bryce:
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Show Notes for Skeena Fly Fishing
07:55 – Rob uses the T14 and 5 foot MOW Tips on most days swinging flies
09:00 – We cover in detail how to fish the Morice River
12:10 – Tips on fishing and finding the seems in higher water
13:40 – The tail-outs are key for dry flies because of lower water
18:40 – The Rio Slick Shooter and compact skagit lines are Rob’s go to’s
24:00 – Best time to fish the mainstem Skeena River also an area to get away from the crowds.
28:45 – Rob talks about the foam fly which is his goto foam fly
33:50 – I discuss our remote Babine trip into the canyon
34:40 – The Quality Waters Strategy now allows non residents to fix during the week only
36:40 – Big Red was a guy who helped me on the Skeena
49:10 – Simon Gawesworth interview
50:00 – Noel Gyger’s website gives some local information on the Skeena
51:00 – Tyee test fishery site to keep track of fish numbers
You can reach Rob Bryce by going to this link: Instagram at fishnBC or by sending him an email.
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I wanted to give a big thanks to Rob for coming on to provide all of the great tips an information on the Skeena Basin. I am planning another trip out there so very excited to meet Rob in person and swing a few flies.
Click the link above if you have a question for Rob or send me a message and I’ll get back to you.
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