Who is Brian from the TAIGA club?
My name is Brian Still, I am from Whitefish River First Nation and the Owner and Operator of Stillwater Fishing and Tours. I love being outside, connecting with nature, and exploring the world. When I am not guiding, I am definitely back on the water. I love my winters in the mountains snowboarding, and travelling to remote destinations around the world for fly fishing.
When you don’t have both feet in the water, what do you do?
I pretty much have both feet in the water at all times. My whole life is centred around the water, whether it is living, boating, fishing, paddling, you can always find me near a lake, river or the ocean, frozen or not.
What is your favourite spot (on the water, obviously) and why?
My favourite place on the water would be on the lake, in my home waters of Georgian Bay, watching the sunset over the La Cloche Mountain Range.
Your go-to TAIGA board(s) and why?
Having a board that I can load into my boat for remote camping and fishing trips along various rivers and lakes, as well as catch a flight to an international destination where I can fish the ocean, nothing is better then the INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARD - HOOKÉ AIR 11'6 - DELUXE FISHING KIT. While the board has stability, it also has the ability to move with ease down rivers, oceans and lakes. Coming equipped with all the accessories for a fisherman, whether I am guiding or enjoying on my own, I have all my tools I would need.
If you had to choose one ‘’dream spot’’ to go and enjoy your board, where would it be and why?
Seychelles - Clarity of the water along with the best fly fishing in the world. Being able to paddle through the flats, surrounded by beaches, coral reefs and a nature reserve, fishing some of the rarest species would be a dream. Imagine catching a GT on your SUP!
If you had one piece of advice to give to a rookie who doesn't know the wonderful world of water sports yet, what would it be?
The best advice I would give would be don’t be afraid to try new things. Just enjoy connecting with the water.