Hook And Vice blog

Experience real life tales of adventure and good times from our passionate team of fly fishing enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Everyone loves a good story and our blog is exactly that. The Hook And Vice Ambassador team share everything from fly fishing in the remote Arctic, how to tie our favourite flies, perfecting your casting skills, travel to far off lands, adventure and super number one good times. This fly fishing blog is guaranteed to entertain you for a few hours.

Do you have a good story?

If you have a fishing story of your own and you want to share it with us please email us both copy and photos and we just might feature you on our blog. Email info@hookandvice.com


March 13, 2018Fishing Stories, Reza & Karishma

Fishing For Gold

Fishing For Gold – By Reza Zahedi and Karishma Pourghassemi. At times, I sit there and wonder how I got into fishing… I remember the day I was sitting on a couch of my in-laws, and my father in law …

March 11, 2018Elliot Brass, Fishing Stories

The Ritual

The Ritual – By Elliot Brass. People are superstitious. We all hold our own private beliefs. Beliefs that for no logical reason we know will help our sports team win, our lottery ticket to be that lucky winner.  I think …

March 1, 2018Dan Tigchelaar, Fishing Stories

Fish Are Dicks

Fish Are Dicks – By Dan Tigchelaar. It’s summer in Whistler. Lake Season is in full swing. Tourists are everywhere. I am booked for a three-hour mini fly fishing trip with a family of five from the Midwest. Our booking …

February 16, 2018Adventuring, Drew Nylen, Fishing Stories

Little Black Lines

Little Black Lines – By Drew Nylen. With my finger planted firmly on a map, the roundtable discussion is fevered and bright. My colleagues, mentors, and friends snap at one another with quips and luminescent laughter. Our voices start a …

February 2, 2018Dana Harrison, Tying Flies

The Mega Hare’s Ear

The Mega Hare’s Ear – By Dana Harrison. I don’t know about you guys, but I hate winter. All I want to be doing is walking the banks of my favourite rivers looking for places to toss my fly. I …

January 15, 2018Fishing Stories, Jessica Van Ierland

A Fishless Story

A Fishless Story – By Jessica Van Ierland. The pursuit used to be competitive. Any angler is lying if they said they didn’t roll their eyes at another’s success, especially if it was earned in a slightly different way than …

January 10, 2018Elliot Brass, Tying Flies

General Practitioner – Tube Fly

General Practitioner – Tube Fly – By Elliot Brass. This is a tube fly version of the classic salmon fly the General Practitioner. Although, it is a great pattern for salmon, it’s also great for trout and steelhead. Tying this fly …

December 4, 2017Legend, Reza & Karishma, Tying Flies

“A Legend”

“A Legend” – By Reza Zahedi & Karishma Pourghassemi. Let me start my blog by asking what do you consider a Legend in your books? For us a Legend is Mr.Art Limber, a man with many words, with many life long …

November 9, 2017Dan Tigchelaar, Fishing Stories

Fishin’ Aint Easy

Fishin’ Aint Easy – By Dan Tigchelaar. Considering you have made it to the blog section of an online fly fishing site you are probably well invested in this sport and have fished long enough to forget what it was …

October 22, 2017Tying Flies

Columbia Noel

Columbia Noel – By Elliot Brass. This great pattern is tied specifically for chum salmon. The up side is that it also catches chinooks, coho and rainbow trout. It is very similar to the classic coho fly the California Neil. …

September 14, 2017Hook And Vice Legends, Tying Flies

Hook And Vice Legends

Featuring Art Limber Hook And Vice Legends is a documentary short film series featuring the legends of fly fishing in British Columbia and beyond. Our premier doc features Vancouver Island based professional fly tier and long time fly fisherman Art …

August 12, 2017Tying Flies

Sparkle Pony

Sparkle Pony – Fly tying – By Elliot Brass. his is a very sparse fly that works great for Coho and trout. These hooks tend to bend out a bit when you get caught up on a rock or stick …

August 9, 2017Tying Flies

Muppet Warrior

Muppet Warrior – By Elliot Brass. This fly was invented by Noel Fox, Hook And Vice founder. The Muppet Warrior was designed specifically to catch pink salmon in rivers in British Columbia. Many years ago Noel and his brother Jason …