Fly Fishing In British Columbia
Fly-fishing in southwestern British Columbia is guaranteed to provide you with day-after-day of spectacular fishing! Our local rivers provide the most prolific and scenic fly-fishing waters this province has to offer, providing you with a diverse range of angling opportunities. We are fortunate to have year-round fly fishing on our rivers with access to all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, Wild Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout. If you enjoy fly fishing, we’re confident our rivers will exceed your expectations.
Our local rivers offer fly-fishing opportunities for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon. Starting in August the main Sockeye Salmon run appears in our river systems, providing the first opportunity to get out on the river. The Sockeye Salmon are very feisty and provide a great opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to try their hand at fly-fishing.
During odd years only (2013, 2015, 2017, etc.), the Pink Salmon runs enter our rivers in August and September, creating a dream fishery. These are some of our largest salmon runs in the world and can number as high as 20+ million fish! The fish are extremely aggressive and are more than willing to chase a fly, providing you with constant action. It is safe to say that this is one of our most consistent fisheries and is a great fishery for both the beginner and advanced fly anglers.
From mid-September to late November, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon and Chum Salmon arrive in our rivers in great numbers, creating our world-renowned British Columbia Fall salmon fishery! Each year during this time, anglers arrive from all over the world to experience this phenomenon and do battle with hardest fighting salmon, providing you with a thrilling and tackle busting experience.
Fly-fishing for Steelhead is one of our more challenging and rewarding fisheries that we have to offer you. Having said that, with some patience, persistence, and luck, Steelhead can and do get taken on the fly. Our biggest steelhead runs are in the winter and spring months, with best fly fishing available from mid-February to Mid-May.
Our walk and wade adventures allow you to cover a lot of water effectively, while enjoying the beauty and serenity of the picturesque mountain surroundings. If you’re looking for steelhead on the fly, our knowledgeable and experienced fly fishing guides will put you onto the fly waters that steelhead like to live in.
Our local rivers have strong populations of both resident and sea-run Trout; including Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Bull Trout. Although year-round fishing is available for most of these species, fall and winter/spring months produce better than average results. The resident and sea-run Cutthroat Trout fishery is very popular amongst many local fly anglers, as they can be very aggressive, scrappy fighters, and can reach lengths of over 20 inches. Rainbow Trout are also available in our rivers and are a definite favorite amongst beginners for an introductory species that will take the fly easily and are always plentiful if you plan your adventure for the right time of the year.