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Thinking of spending a few hours on the Cow tomorrow. I have fished the lower river lots, but I am unfamiliar with the fly fishing section. This is where I will be heading, and I am looking for information on where to go. I know there is a trail running through that area, but the only time I walked there, it didn't seem like there was much access to the river. Where is the best spot to park?

Also, any must-have flies? I am not very experienced when it comes to fishing trout in rivers, so any advice will help. Thanks.
 

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Drive to cowichan lake and visit cowichan fly and tackle.They will give you a map of the trails and let you know what and where to go.I have been having some great dry fly action.Mayfly and caddis patterns.The black ant hatch is done.It can be very busy on the weekends.
 

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Hey guys, I might have to go out that way on business I already spoke with the local shop about a few spots. I forgot to ask him what I should use thouhg :wallbash:I have limited space. Would a spincaster and a few mepps spinners be a good bet?
 

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I was doing pretty well on caddis dries when the river was low.

Gave it a try for a short time before heading to Parksville on the long weekend and the river was way up. Had no luck. Hoping to try again this week but the river is still at 1.4m or thereabouts. I was told at Robinsons that you have to get down to the fish. As I am not confident in nymph fishing I thought I would ask for some tips.

What is the best setup to use when the river is high and you are nymph fishing. ie floating line with long leader or floating line with a sink tip or full sinking line.

Also do you cast up stream or at a 45 deg angle and strip in the slack as it comes towards you or do you cast slightly down and swing it across - or both.

I have heard that you cant use indicators in the fly fishing section. Is this true? Is it in the regs somewhere?
 
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