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Scott Gardner

  Despite growing up in southern Ontario, Outdoor Canada associate editor Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water or surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. His particular areas of interest include fly fishing and tying, kayak angling, camping, and urban fisheries.   As a full-time professional writer since 2000, before he joined Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott covered a variety of fields including technology, hospitality, and entertainment . He's also won two KRW awards (from the Canadian Business Press); a silver for news reporting, and a gold for feature writing.

Recent Posts

Ice-fishing Friday: Why getting ready for the hardwater season is part of the fun
Dec 15, 2017
One angler’s homage to December evenings spent taping his ice outfits together
Ice Fishing
How to land big, strong fish without breaking your fly rod
Dec 12, 2017
For fighting heavyweights on the fly, take this advice from the corner
Fly Fishing
How to tie the Peanut Butter fly: Expert tips and video
Dec 3, 2017
Tying this lethal streamer isn’t hard, but you need to know a few tricks
Fly Fishing
9 awesome new knives for Canadian big-game hunters
Nov 15, 2017
This hunting season, stay on the cutting edge with these bad-ass blades
Hunting
4 simple—but incredibly effective—lessons we can learn from saltwater fly anglers
Oct 26, 2017
When fly-fishing lakes and rivers, try these tactics perfected by our saltwater friends
Fly Fishing
2017's best new hunting footwear for wetlands, woods, fields and mountains
Sep 29, 2017
These 8 boots were made for hunting—and keeping your feet comfy
Hunting
Gear review: Pelican's Argo 100 Angler kayak is a great catch
Sep 28, 2017
Canadian made and under $500, it’s ideal for your first cast into kayak fishing
Fishing
8 new fish cooking and cleaning products for anglers
Aug 28, 2017
Great gear to get your catch from the landing net to the table
Gear
Fly-fishing tricks for nailing summer largemouth on the surface
Aug 3, 2017
Exert tips on throwing meat-locker flies for frenzied topwater action
Fishing
2 sacred rules fly anglers should (often) toss out the window
Jul 18, 2017
To catch more trout on dry flies, be a little naughty this season
Fishing
Catch trout all across Canada by imitating these 3 delicious insects
Jul 11, 2017
Meet the mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly—and the trout-slaying flies that match ’em
Fishing
Why Ontario's Bon Echo is a prime destination for hard-core anglers (and families, too)
Jul 5, 2017
Beloved provincial park has outstanding fishing—if you’re willing to sweat just a little
Fishing
The best way to celebrate Canada Day and National Fishing Week
Jul 1, 2017
Take fishing and outdoor photos, send them to us and win! Here’s how
News
The year's best new fishing kayaks for Canadian anglers
Jun 16, 2017
These hard-core fishing machines go where the big boats can’t—and then some
Fishing
The incredible true tale of one wild afternoon on Canada's best northern pike water
May 22, 2017
I thought I knew good pike fishing, and then I visited Saskatchewan's Cree River
Fishing
Why seductive strippers make the best fly anglers
May 8, 2017
To catch more fish, move your fly like the real thing. Here’s how
Fly Fishing
Canadian waterbodies contaminated with dihydrogen monoxide!!!
Apr 1, 2017
Scientists find high levels of “silent, invisible killer” in even pristine, remote lakes and rivers
News
2017's best new fishing tackle, apparel and accessories—for kids!
Mar 24, 2017
This great gear will help get young anglers hooked on outdoor fun
Fishing
Crucial safety equipment for Canadian ice anglers
Mar 3, 2017
Simple, easy-to-use gear to help you survive—or avoid—a plunge into icy water
Ice Fishing
How to catch your first bonefish on the fly (and on a budget)
Feb 8, 2017
Tips for average the Canuck angler with dreams of landing a grey ghost
Fishing
8 outstanding new fly-tying tools, vises, kits and more
Jan 25, 2017
With these new accessories, it won’t take long to restock your fly boxes this winter
Fly Fishing
Looking for a new fly rod? Here's what you need to consider
Jan 16, 2017
Fly rods can be complicated, but these tips will help you land the perfect stick
Fly Fishing
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