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The First Winter

The First Winter

The First Winter By David O’Farrell   A natural optimist, I still felt a little sliver of doubt as I watched our truck head south down the rough mining road. That departure will forever be etched in my memory.  It was October 2nd1996, and a close friend had...

The Trappers Axe

Ask any outdoorsman what his most important piece of equipment is, and most often an axe will be his response. The trappers axe is one of those rare tools that can be used for just about anything. For daily trap-line chores like cutting drags, clearing trail, or...
Trap Covers

Trap Covers

  Trap Covers for Extreme Conditions By David O’Farrell     I was sick. Looking at the set in front of me I could clearly see a wolf had stepped right on the pan. Unseasonably warm weather had melted the snow under the trap and then refroze. My trap was...
Shore Lunch

Shore Lunch

Shore Lunch a Canadian Tradition Fresh fish is hard to beat. Fresh fish you have caught yourself is even better. Shore-lunch is considered by many to be an essential part of any northern fishing trip. But shore-lunch is more than just food; it’s an experience. There...
Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling

Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling

The rivers surface looked like it was being pelted by an early summer thunderstorm; but there wasn’t a cloud in sight. A mayfly hatch was underway, and there were literally hundreds of arctic grayling surfacing on the section of river in front of me. A member of the...