Archive for November, 2012

Bird’s Eye View of Vancouver Island

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A fly-by of Vancouver Island’s coast, from Victoria, past Sooke, and then from Port Renfrew to Carmanah and Nitinat.  See all the fishing spots from the “bird’s eye view”.  The video was taken on a sunny clear day in October — it would have been fun to see this in August, with hundreds of fishing boats spread along the coast.


The Best Seat on the Planet – for exploring Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

from Plus

The Best Seat on the Planet – for exploring Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island from John Veale on Vimeo.

Join me for another flight over some of the most beautiful country anywhere. We depart Nanaimo Airport (CYCD) for a flight of an hour and twenty minutes (Edited down to nineteen) We fly over some of the southern BC ‘Gulf’ Islands to the Saanich Peninsula, over Victoria International Airport (CYYJ) and follow the shoreline down the peninsula and around Victoria, BC’s Capital city. We continue NW along the coast and above the Strait of Juan de Fuca for approximately 90 miles or so. We then turn inland over Vancouver Island and follow tidal Nitinat Lake to it’s head and then on further to the head of Cowichan Lake. (Some very beautiful video here) From here we fly on to our point of departure, Nanaimo Airport. Enjoy, as we once again take in the view from the ‘Best Seat on the Planet” our Bushby Mustang ll C-GAIF

Cheap Fishing Stuff?!?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Christmas is coming, and there’s nothing like buying yourself some new gear to get what you want under the tree. And if you get it at a bargain, hey, that means you can just buy more, right?

The  Steep and Cheap site is advertising fishing gear lately, mostly for fresh water — float tubes, fly reels, fly rods. This site posts gear at 50-70% off for a limited time, up to 20 minutes or until it sells out.  Then it’s on to another deal.  It can be excellent for bargain hunting … but it’s super addictive and dangerous for buying things you really don’t need on impulse.  Beautiful shiny reels and fun toys…mmmm.

The SAC Alerts site allows searching of past sales, and you can click on the orange box “Buy Now at xx% off”, to get the ongoing deal, sometimes just as good as the Steep and Cheap deal.

Shipping is cheaper to the USA, so if you have an option to ship to a mailing house in Point Roberts or Blaine, that’ll save some money.  Or opt to combine orders and you can add extra items for 99 cents extra shipping.

{NOTE: FishingPortRenfrew is in no way affiliated with this site!  Just passing along a possible bargain for fishing gear}

Two recent sales below …. good luck and happy hunting!

Spey Rod…$199, regular $399

$69.95, regular $149.95….but only for 12 minutes!