Artist and angler Flick Ford spent this week on Gods Lake in the remote backcountry of Manitoba, Canada with members of Angling on the Fly to do some fly fishing for lake trout and northern pike. The area is renowned among conventional anglers for producing giant "Lakers" up to 50+ pounds. Flick was also looking for brook trout in Gods River. The group was hosted by Gods Lake Lodge owner Robert Gates.
Flick and Robert landed some really nice brookies, three of which were master-angler size (over 20 inches). Flick topped this list with his 23.5 inch brookie that he fooled with his personally-tied, articulated "meat" leech pattern.
Thanks to Angling on the Fly's blog for the photos. Including this one of the team and Flick eating….steak for dinner!
Flick will be back on the road next month for his gallery and bookstore tour in support of his new book BIG: The 50 Greatest World Record Catches.