The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre hosted its 16th annual Fly Fishing Symposium on the weekend with fly-tyer extraordinaire John Newbury sharing his secrets with a couple of interested visitors

The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre hosted its 16th annual Fly Fishing Symposium on the weekend with fly-tyer extraordinaire John Newbury sharing his secrets with a couple of interested visitors

2015 Fly-fishing symposium

The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre hosted its 16th annual Fly Fishing Symposium on the weekend.



The West Kootenay Fly Club and Castlegar Sports Centre hosted its 16th annual Fly Fishing Symposium on the weekend with fly-tyer extraordinaire John Newbury sharing his secrets with a couple of interested visitors, while young club members Markus and Andreas Rentke and Saxon Bowick tie up their favourite fly patterns. The Symposium also featured ‘Sport Fishing on the Fly’ host and creator Don Freschi as well as biologist, writer, and still-water fly-fishing guru Brian Chan. The two-day symposium also showcased local anglers, craftsmen, and tyers like the skillful father-daughter tandem of Phil and Serena Milburn of Fruitvale.