Mad dogs and fly fishermen?

The sun is shining outside, and I’m writing this column from the warm and secure comfort of my home office. If I had followed my friend and fellow fly fisher Steve Kyle this week, it would be a freezing rain outside and my entire body would be colder than a well-digger’s behind.

I dearly love fly fishing and I am willing to go almost anywhere to find a good trout or steelhead stream, but even as crazy as I am about fishing, I don’t follow my buddy Kyle sometimes.

So he sent me this report Monday from Haida Gwaii, an island on the west coast of British Columbia populated mostly by the Haida people. It is more popularly known as one of the Queen Charlotte Islands. It is still winter there but that hasn’t stopped Kyle from fishing. Here is his report:

Day 1

“Hi from Haida Gwaii, Land of Enchantment:

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