Vancouver Fly Fishing with Streamline Guiding
Streamline Guiding offers professionally guided Vancouver fly fishing trips for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout. With the vast number of productive river systems in the Vancouver area and our mild weather, we are proud to offer you Vancouver fly fishing opportunities 12 months of the year. Our local Vancouver fly fishing rivers vary from small trout populated streams to one of the largest salmon fishing rivers in North America.
If you’ve ever wanted to try fly fishing, Vancouver fly fishing is the place to try it. The pristine wilderness of British Columbia is like no other anywhere in the world, with snow-tipped mountains well into the summer and clear-running lakes and rivers that abound with fish. Look around (in between tugs on the line, of course) and you’ll see an amazing variety of wildlife: elk, deer, eagles, and even wild bears. Fly fishing in Vancouver is truly the fulfillment of author Izaak Walton’s quote: “…the contemplative man’s recreation.”
Vancouver Fly Fishing Basics
The main difference between Vancouver fly fishing and other types of fishing (such as spin or bait fishing) is that fly fishing features an artificial “fly” to catch fish with. Because there’s no heavy weight at the end of the line as in bait fishing, fly fishing requires slightly different tackle and technique than other types of fishing. Often the fishing line itself is weighted with plastic in order to allow effective casting of the fly to the target area. Many fishing experts believe that fly fishing is the best way to catch salmon and trout, although the technique is also used to catch other fish such as bass, carp, and redfish.
Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout – Fly fishing Vancouver BC offers anglers the chance at salmon, steelhead, and rainbow and bull trout. The best time to catch migrating salmon of differing species is from spring through late fall, but Vancouver fly fishing is an all-year long opportunity, with plenty of fish in the water even in the middle of January. Whether it’s lake, river, or even saltwater fishing, our experienced guides will be able to get you where you want to be. If you prefer spey casting to single-handed fly fishing, one of our guides should be able to help you master that skill as well. With so many great rivers within a short drive’s distance of the city of Vancouver, not to mention the open sea that is just as close, there is no reason anyone fly fishing Vancouver BC should go home empty-handed (unless it’s by choice, of course).
All-Inclusive Vancouver Fly Fishing Charters
All of our Vancouver fly fishing charters include everything you might need, including top notch gear such as Islander Mooching Reels, Penn International Level Wind reels, Sage Rods, Fenwick Rods, and so on. We also provide Simms waders or boots as well as the flies and terminal tackle needed to catch anything from sturgeon to salmon. But there’s just something about visiting a fly shop, isn’t there? Fly fishing shops Vancouver has to offer include the family owned Michael & Young fly shop, Pacific Angler, and many others, as well as a plethora of fly shops located in Vancouver itself. One of the best things about coming up to British Columbia to do your fishing is that you can you can be at one of the fly fishing shops Vancouver boasts at 1:00 pm and on a river in the middle of the wilderness at 2:00 pm.
Vancouver Island – One popular charter we offer is fly fishing Vancouver Island. The countless little bays and inlets of the island offer migrating salmon a chance to rest and feed on their way down the coast, and there are lots of rainbow and cutthroat trout, steelhead and even the occasional sturgeon in waters around the Island. The biggest advantage of fly fishing Vancouver Island, however, is the proximity to either freshwater or saltwater fishing.
Some of the choicest saltwater Vancouver fly fishing spots are:
• Port Hardy, Port MacNeill, and Alert Bay
• Rivers Inlet (known for their 60+ pound Chinook salmon)
• Nootka Sound and Kyuquot Sound
• Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, and Bamfield
• Cowichan Bay, Maple Bay, Crofton, Chemainus and Ladysmith
And some of the best freshwater fly fishing in Vancouver Island can be found at:
• Cowichan River (Vancouver fly fishing’s absolute best when it comes to river trout)
• Muchalat Lake, Vernon Lake, Woss Lake, Klaklakama Lake, Nimpkish Lake and Shoen Lake
• The Stamp River system, including Somass River
• Campbell and Quinsam Rivers
• Gold River
Half Day To Two Week Charters – We offer a variety of tours customized to fit your particular time constraints, with anything from a half-day charter to a two-week fishing extravaganza. Part of the reason we can offer Vancouver fly fishing charters year round is because we have a variety of departure locations to choose from, depending on where the fish are biting. And if you don’t have much experience fly fishing, don’t worry; our guides accommodate everyone from the (very) beginner to the experienced veteran, and take care never to make anyone feel silly about what they don’t know. Vancouver fly fishing is always a spectacular adventure, and we are so grateful to be able to do it with guests from around the world every day! We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!
Getting To The Fishing – Getting there is half the fun, and Vancouver fly fishing is no different. Our fleet of charter boats range in size from 21 foot to 28 foot, and also includes jet boats and river rafts. All charters are fully covered (for when the weather is less-than-cooperative) and heated (a necessity in the winter months). Whether you want to come up by yourself and spend a few hours fly fishing in Vancouver or bring the whole office for a bit of angling, we can go out with one to 60 people per boat, and anything in between. Planning a party and you’d like to have it on one of our charters? No problem. Just let us know in advance and we’ll make sure the bubbly is on ice before you get here.
If you would like to book a Vancouver fly fishing trip with Streamline Guiding or speak to one of our experienced guides please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 778-389-3474. Experience Vancouver fly fishing with Streamline guiding today.