Northwest Fly Tyer

The fly tying pages of Monte Smith

Rock Island

Posted by nwflytyer on May 2, 2009

My favorite place to fish in the world. Deep in the heart of B.C.’s Interior lakes region, home of the famous Kamloops Rainbow trout. Situated off Hwy 24 – the legendary “Rainbow Highway” – I could live at Rock Island for months each year if time and financial wherewithal were to cooperate.

I’ve created a couple of personal flies to pay homage to this fly fishing paradise. I look at these and am instantly transported to a world of backwoods mountain stillwaters, loons, bears, eagles, primitive hiking trails, wood stove cabins, simple prams, and occasional massive insect hatches. The splendid fish are a bonus. It’s a place very special not just because of what it contains, but for what it does not…

Rock Island (Streamer)

Rock Island (Streamer)

Rock Island (Salmon Fly)

Rock Island (Salmon Fly)

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