Skagit Compact Gen 2 II CCC

Airflow Skagit Compact Gen II – G2


Becky Knifton

Becky Knifton 12-16-2012 - Becky K - 31.1 Resized for Web

Becky Knifton – Grand River Steelhead.

Becky Knifton

Becky began fishing at an early age with her grandfather and father.

Like most starting to fish it was using live bait, fishing for anything that would bite.

Becky had a lot of fun fishing in those days with numerous funny stories.

Although her grandfather didn’t find it all so funny – “no laughing or yelling – you’ll scare the fish!!”

A few years ago Becky took up the art of fly casting.

Becky Knifton Casting Grand River Whitemans Resized for Web

Becky Knifton – Casting on the Grand River near Whiteman’s Creek.

With practice casting taking place on the beaches of Lake Erie, she became a very proficient single-handed caster.

Becky prefers the challenge of swinging a fly effectively versus other techniques for hooking fish.

She honed her skills while fly fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout and both smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Steelheading was the next natural adventure so Becky began using a two-handed fly rod to chase down Ontario’s chrome beauties.

Never having fished for, or caught one of these, you can imagine her excitement when she landed her first ever steelhead her first season out!

In 2013, Becky shifted her focus to teaching and enlightening other women about fly fishing.

Becky Knifton Womens Beginner Two Handed Spey Casting Course Resized for Web

Becky Knifton – Women’s Beginner Two Handed Spey Casting Course.

She taught the first ever Women’s Beginner Two-Handed Spey Casting Course for the Grand River Spey Clave in the fall of 2013.

Becky emphasizes fly fishing is for everyone of all talents.

With many more events scheduled, you will be sure to see Becky out on the water with other ladies, and even her own daughter!

See here for Becky’s past Guest Presenter Sessions.

Rushton Landing Nets Logo Image 2

Bill “Rushton” Custom Wooden Landing Nets

19 Inch Female Grand River Brown Trout _Rushton_Net The Brown Model AA

19″  Grand River Brown Trout  – Rushton Landing Net – “The Brown Model”.

Landing and proper handling of a fish you intend to release requires good equipment and proper technique. These tasks are made much easier when using a well designed landing net.

About Rushton Landing Nets and Cradles:

Rushton Landing Nets are individually handcrafted using only the finest hardwoods from around the world, and are available in a wide variety of sizes to suit your angling needs.

For Example:

Rushton Landing Net guide_dragon

Rushton Landing Net             Guide Dragon.

The Dragon and it’s Dimensions :

The Dragon is a large net for big fish. It gets its name from Dragon Lake in Northern British Columbia which is the home of many trophy sized Rainbow Trout.

The six ply hoop with 31″ handle makes landing these trophies an easy task. The Dragon also has inlaid dots down the length of the handle every 2″ which  will allow for a quick length measurement before release. A durable                  urethane finishes the package.

Opening Size: 15 1/2″ x 21″ Overall length: 52″ Net depth: 23 1/2″

Rushton Landing Nets Guide Series Brian Chan

Rushton Landing Nets         Guide Series Brian Chan.

The Brian Chan Net and it’s Dimensions:

The Brian Chan Catch & Release Net is a standard style catch and release net with a five ply bow and                a 30″ handle. The large hoop dimension and deep net bag make it ideal for catch & release fishing out of a boat.

The net has the name lasered down the length of the handle and Brian Chan’s signature under the Rushton Net logo. 

Opening Size: 9″ x 19″           Overall length: 49″           Net depth: 14 1/2″

See here for other options available and contact us for current inventory, pricing and or delivery.

Fins in Frames Brown Trout Sticker AA

Fins In Frames – Artist Brandon Trafananko