GLENNIE, Rory E.




Author Tags: Fishing

DATE OF BIRTH: 15/05/52

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dunnville, Ontario

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: June 12th. 1972

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Western European Mongrel

AWARDS: Outdoor Writers of Canada -- Best Magazine Article category. 2002

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

The Essential Guide to Fly Fishing in British Columbia (Johnson Goroman, 2001).

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:

Rory Glennie has been fly-fishing and designing/tying flies for most of his life. His first batch of hand-tied flies was sold in 1965. He has been a professional Saltwater and Freshwater Fly Fishing Guide, (B.C. and Costa Rica), and he started active guiding in 1970 (Gold River - Nootka Sound area).

Main B.C. guiding territories include; Campbell River to Qualicum Beach, Clayoquot Sound, Gold River and area. ('79 - present).
Owner/operator of pleasure/fishing craft since 1979.
Canadian Coast Guard approved and licensed boat operator.
Trained as a Fisheries Field Technician (T1) through U.B.C. 1985.
Supervised the "Coho Interception Study" a research project of U.B.C. ('85 - '90).
Conducted stream surveys and snorkel counts of steelhead and sea-run Cutthroat trout for the Ministry of Environment Fisheries Branch ('85 - '90).
Two terms as President of the Steelhead Society of B.C. ('88, '89).
Eight years as Chairman of the Comox Valley Branch S.S.B.C. ('85 - '93)
Recipient (SSBC) of the D.F.O. National Recreational Fisheries Award (1992)
A member of Fly Fishing Team Canada representing the nation at two World Fly Fishing Championships ('90, '97).
Organizing team member for the Pacific Rim Flyfishing Championships '98.
Eight-term President of the Haig-Brown Kingfisher Creek Society ('91 - '99).
Founding organizer and active member, Comox Valley Fly Fishers (1994).
Member: Trout Unlimited, B.C. Federation of Fly Fishers, The Atlantic Salmon Federation, International Game Fish Association, Outdoor Writers of Canada.
Active freelance outdoor writer and photographer, - multimedia - (magazines, newspapers, school curriculum manual, Internet, T.V., and radio) since 1975.
Editor of "Casting About" the newsletter of the C.V.F.F.C.
West Coast Editor for "The Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine."
West Coast Editor for the Canadian Fly Fisher magazine.
Editor and Art director, "Casting About" monthly newsletter.
Freelance writer/photographer specializing in fly fishing.
Fulltime fresh and salt waters fly fishing ghillie and industry consultant.

[BCBW 2005] "Fishing"