Flylines and Fishtales

The Story of Glimpse Lake Lodge

John Grain

In 1981, John Grain’s passion for the outdoors led him to create a consortium that purchased Glimpse Lake Lodge, a neglected fishing camp near Merritt, BC. The discovery of a tattered diary inspired him to write Flylines & Fishtales before time and age erased the events completely or exaggerated them beyond belief. It combines a brief history of the homestead that became Glimpse Lake Lodge with the hilarious, tender and sometimes heartbreaking events that marked the group’s years of ownership from 1981 to 1987. Each day was a new adventure filled with unexpected encounters with wildlife, intriguing people and even ghosts. Flylines & Fishtales weaves a stirring and remarkable journey of a young family who abandoned the urban frenzy and embraced the tranquility and serenity of a rural lifestyle. In so doing, they learned those family values and precious life lessons that will be passed on for generations.