The Bull River: Not What the Name Implies

Regular clients of mine know that I’m not a fan of bull trout; any freshwater fish that doesn’t respond to hatches isn’t worthy of a fly-fisher’s attention. Call me a snob. I can live with that.

So I’m pleased to report that southeast B.C.’s Bull River, which parallels the Elk River though one mountain range apart, is not named after a fish. Nor is it named after a bovine, which is probably the second thing that came to mind. In fact, the Bull is named after a prospector who settled the area during the 1860s placer gold rush.

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