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I am planning on heading over to the Island on Saturday May 24 and hitting the Cowichan around 2:00pm. I want to drift from Lake Cowichan to at least Sandy Pool (further if someone knows the river better than me. Anyone one want to join me. In my experience the river seems to fish best that time of year in the late afternoon/early evening. Any Island guys interested, PM me.
 

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Professori. Good Luck at the Cow on the 24th. This is my first year at the river and am loving it. Two trips flyfishing for trout and I have done pretty well considering it is my first try at flyfishing on a river. Several average size but feisty rainbows and a very nice brown trout, my first, all on elk hair caddis flies.

Lots of hatches in the mid afternoon. Have heard from others on the river that bead head nymphs are working also. Gave these a go with no luck but am not confident yet in fishing nymphs in a river as I prefer to see the drift of a dry fly so far.

Have been fishing approximately the mid portion of the fly fishing only section on the river. Lots of pontoons drifting by with all of them reporting good success from the lake down to where I was. I am now dreaming of getting a pontoon or maybe getting a hold of my dads so i can explore more of the river.

Not sure what your experiences are on the Cowichan and of course my knowledge is limited but from what I have heard the pontoons have to pull out at Skutz falls which is before Sandy Pool. Maybe it is possible to portage around the falls and then head down towards Sandy Pool but their are several canyon sections between. Again not sure what the water is like in those canyons. Have been curious about different sections of the river and if you can drift them.

I may be going back on Friday and will try to make a report and also post some pics. This river is extremely beautiful and I am thoroughly enjoyiing exploring it.
 

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Sounds like I don't know what I am talking about. I thought Sandy Pool was the one right next to the old road about 3 miles down river from Lake Cowichan? If it is below Skutz Falls, it is not the take out point I was thinking it was.
 
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