Liam joined the Fish Tales team in the summer of 2022. He works basically full-time through the summers and balances school, hockey, and part-time work during the school year.
How long have you been fishing? Since 2012
How long have you been fly fishing? Since 2017
How did you get started in fly fishing? My cousin first introduced me to fly fishing in BC, on a coastal river, fishing for Steelhead and Rainbow Trout. I then came back to Calgary and bought my own fly rod and gear and continued fishing on mountain streams by myself with the help of other anglers I met along the river.
Favorite species? Cutthroat Trout and Chinook Salmon
Favorite water? Mountain Rivers
Favorite technique? Streamer Fishing
Favorite flies? Royal Humpy, Hobo Spey, Terrestrials, Eric’s Jealousy, Tung Stud, CDC PMD, Gidster Jigster
Favorite fishing book or DVD – Captain Quinn Steelhead Videos
Favorite Vise (as in the tool.) Renzetti traveler
Favorite pattern to tie? Hobo Spey Intruders, Stimulators
Most interesting (remote, distant, crowded, etc.) location you’ve fished. Hippa Island Haida Gwaii
Your destination/species wishlist:Patagonia Brown Trout, Green river Utah, Alaska, Newfoundland Brook Trout, Bahamas, New Zealand
Given the opportunity who would you choose to fish with? Or someone who has inspired you as an angler/tyer/teacher/guide. Paula Shearer, Matt Chatani