EP020: Phil Rowley – Chironomids, Stillwater Tactics and Phil’s Leader Formulas

“If you aren’t ready to put your fly in harms way, you aren’t ready to catch fish.” – Phil Rowley

Phil Rowley has been fly fishing for over 30 years. His love of fly fishing has taken him across North America pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye and numerous other species on the fly. But Phil is probably best known for his stillwater exploits.

(photo Phil Rowley)

A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. He has authored three books and numerous feature articles and two regular columns. Phil’s first book Fly Patterns for Stillwaters is a best seller. In 2014, Phil was the proud recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award from Fly Tyer magazine.

The Chromie

In addition to his writing, Phil has five instructional DVD’s. In 2007, Phil was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Canadian Fly Fishing championships.

When he isn’t on the water Phil travels North America performing at outdoor shows, providing seminars, speaking to fly clubs and conducting fly-fishing schools. Phil also provides instructional stillwater guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home.

Phil has appeared on a number of T.V. shows including, BC Outdoors Sports Fishing, Sport Fishing B.C., Fishing Alberta, Let’s Go Outdoors and Fishing with Shelly and Courtney. Phil is also a co-host with New Fly Fisher, an educational fly fishing production.

Information on some of Phil’s hosted travel can be found here.

Silver Bullets on the Fly – Wild Coho at Rugged Point Lodge – Fall 2016

Fall School at Stoney Lake Lodge – Fall 2016

Lago Strobel (Jurassic Lake) – Spring 2017

Make a point of visiting or following Phil on-line at, www.flycraftangling.com or www.stillwaterflyfishingstore.com and through his social media channels, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Holo worm (blood midge larva)

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