Acclaimed musician pursues trout and bass on the fly, and has a passion for perch
For our 2016 Fishing Special issue, Outdoor Canada recruited a supergroup of acclaimed Canadian recording artists, who also happen to be hard-core anglers. And these fishin’ musicians agreed to sing about their favourite Canadian fishing holes—74 in all. For the full list, see The Fishin’ Musicians.
Toronto’s Chris Coole got his first banjo when he was 17 years old, after falling in love with the sounds of early country music. Today, Coole is an acclaimed bluegrass musician and considered one of the finest clawhammer-style banjo players in North America. He’s recorded several albums (his latest, Tumbling River, was slated for released in February) and has appeared as a sideman on more than 50 CDs by other Canadian recording artists, including Jim Cuddy and Sylvia Tyson. Renowned as a skilled music teacher, Coole is also a lifelong angler. His hot spots reflect his passion for tradition and beautiful locales.