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Matt Van Dyke
Matt Van Dyke
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From the expansive waters of the Okanagan Valley to the saltwater realms where his fishing journey began, Matt Van Dyke's passion for angling traces back to his early years spent alongside his fishing enthusiast parents and uncle. Fond memories of his first trout catch at three and landing a prized coho salmon at four cemented fishing not just as a hobby, but as a cherished family tradition that Matt continues to uphold with passion and reverence.
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For Matt, the allure of fishing extends beyond the mere thrill of the catch. Whether he's casting lines solo or sharing the experience with loved ones, it's the serenity of the outdoors that truly captivates him. Among countless memorable expeditions, one stands out: a halibut trip with his wife for their honeymoon. In the tranquil waters, Matt's eagerness to grab the first rod led to a lighthearted tale where his wife, with a gentle boast, outdid him with a massive 60-pounder.
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Driven by a deep commitment to conservation, Matt found alignment with the values of the Gibbs Pro Team. Inspired by Gibbs' dedication to environmental stewardship, Matt recognizes the importance of safeguarding our natural resources for future generations.
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As an integral member of the Gibbs Pro Team, Matt relies on an array of spoons to finesse his craft, particularly in targeting the elusive rainbow trout. His fishing approach is versatile, seamlessly transitioning from trolling on his boat to wielding a spinning rod or fly rod, adapting to the nuances of each species.
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For budding anglers, Matt's advice is simple yet profound: dedicate yourself to the pursuit. Through perseverance and dedication, one can unlock the secrets of the waters. Matt's fishing adventures span the breadth of British Columbia, from the saltwater realms of his youth to the tranquil lakes and rivers of the Okanagan Valley, where he spends the majority of his time. His love for angling transcends species boundaries, encompassing everything from rainbows to Kokanee to carp, with occasional forays into saltwater fishing.
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Beyond fishing, Matt's interests lie in the great outdoors. Whether he's embarking on hunting expeditions, exploring rugged mountain trails, or delving into a captivating book, Matt finds solace in nature's embrace. With an unwavering dedication to raising awareness about the wonders of the outdoors, Matt Van Dyke exemplifies the spirit of adventure and conservationism, inspiring others to cherish and protect our natural world.
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Discover Matt's world on Instagram @matt_from_bc and be part of the adventure!
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