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Don MacLean

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Don Maclean

Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

I grew up on Cape Breton Island where fishing for brook trout in the stream that ran through our farm are some of my earliest memories. Those early experiences stayed with me and eventually lead to my career as a biologist who works on sport fish management in Nova Scotia. Thirty years later I still love my work, and sport fishing. I began fly fishing in the 70’s and the fly tying followed. I am a licensed fishing guide in Nova Scotia as well as Newfoundland and my love of fishing and fly tying lead me to outdoor writing in 1999.I am the author of two books: Discover Nova Scotia Sportfishing and A Little Thing I Tied Myself-Stories of Atlantic Canadian Fly Tiers. My magazine articles have appeared in Fly Tyer, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Atlantic Salmon Journal, Outdoor Canada, Canadian Fly Fisher, SPAWNER, Eastern Woods and Waters and Canada’s Outdoor Sportsman. My sport fishing columns are carried by Northwoods Sporting Journal and several Nova Scotia newspapers. I am a member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the New England Outdoor Writers Association. I currently serve as the Eastern Region Director for the Outdoor Writers of Canada.

I look forward to providing advice on sport fishing in Eastern Canada. My main focus is tying flies, and fly fishing,for trout and Atlantic salmon but I also fly fish for striped bass, shad, and smallmouth bass. Over the years I have fished for everything from smelt to sharks so I love all the angling opportunities available to us on the East Coast.

Iam pleased to serve as a pro staffer with Togens Fly Shop and represent them in Eastern Canada. I am a big fan of their hooks look forward to sharing my knowledge on East Coast fly fishing and fly tying.

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Don MacLean