Fly Fisherman

Jason Fox

Jason is a vegetarian fly fisherman from Vancouver Island that loves nothing more than getting into the quiet areas of the wild. He searches for places where his company consists of the loons, beavers, bears, elk, wolves, and trout.

How long have you been fly fishing?

Ten years ago, my brother dragged me to a Kootenay lake that held fat rainbow trout, feasting on a hatch. I’ve been hooked ever since.

What’s your favourite type of fly fishing?

I love fishing with dry flies on rivers that can only be reached by hours of hiking off the beaten path.

Favourite holiday destination and why?

Anywhere where the phones and laptops are left behind. I always enjoy hanging with family and friends.

Your favourite outdoor adventure story of all time?

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.

Favourite fishing memory?

My favorite fishing memory is catching my first summer-run Steelhead. After driving for four hours away from Victoria, I arrived at an island river that was rumored to have summer-run Steelhead. I hiked down to the river and saw a lurking fish. My second cast brought the newly tied Royal Coachman within a couple of feet of the beast. I didn’t know the proper casting technique, nor was the Royal Coachman an appropriate fly for the beauty. Yet, I landed an 8-10lb Steelhead at the toe of a ripple!

Why do you love living where you live?

I enjoy the many friends and family that surround me in Victoria. Also, there are many beautiful, rugged, and natural areas that allow you to immerse yourself in nature.

Favourite food?

Agadashi Tofu.

Favourite movie?

Princess Bride… of course.

Favourite band?

Leonard Cohen.

Must have accessory when in the wild?

Buck knife. I use it for everything.

Favourite camping food?

Tofu dogs with mustard.

My motto?

Work hard, enjoy what you do, find the best in others.

Principles I live by?

Be honest, be kind, be true to who you are.

What’s on your bucket list?

Fly fishing in Patagonia and hiking Machu Picchu.

Favourite Hook And Vice cap?

Traditional Cap – Bear

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