Friday, February 26, 2010

Creative castings wildlife pins

Some of our most popular Olympic souvenirs are the hand painted fish and wildlife pins created for us by the fine folks at Creative Castings. The pins are an accurate representation of the plentiful fish and wildlife you can find in the Whistler area. The pins are manufactured and painted in the United States and come in a nice presentation case. They make a neat decorative piece for your clothing or to be displayed in their wooden case. From Steelhead to Elk, we have pins representing most of the critters you can find in the Whistler area.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Whistler Flyfishing story in the Drake

Check out the Drake for a story about Whistler Flyfishing. The Drake is by far the most legit fishing magazine out there. The printed version of the Drake is published 3 times per year and is by far the most legit fly fishing magazine going. We just got in extra copies of the new issue,get yours today.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 Olympic Bronze medalist goes flyfishing in Whistler

After getting Bronze in the Whistler 2010 2 man Luge, Patric-Fritz Leitner had another dream to finish the games in whistler, with a day of flyfishing in BC Canada before he went home to Germany. Armed with a camera Crew and whistler fly fishing head guide, Pat Beahen, Pat had a great sunny day out on the water and even got into some Bulltrout! The trip was briefly featured on a German TV news station. Here are some pics of the day, taken in the upper Squamish valley.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Whistler winter fishing during the 2010 Olympics

The most common misconception people have about fishing the Whistler area is that fishing is non existent in the winter... its quite the contrary actually!
Generally winters here tend to be mild, which makes for some nicer fishing conditions usually starting in February. The weather we have been having for the last few weeks is quite exceptional, with warmer average temperatures and light amounts of rain in the Valley, the Rivers around whistler have been fishing quite well for the last few weeks and should fish great Into the upcoming 2010 Olympic games.
Sea-Run Bulltrout, Rainbow, Cutthroat and the odd Steelhead are around right now with plenty of char being taken in the 24"+ size bracket.

One of those Big Bulls, fat N' silver and full of Coho eggs

With The temperatures this warm, the Salmon Alevin/Fry migration should be happening soon, and when this does happen (with a little rain to help as well), you can expect fishing to get really good in almost any local river that had Salmon spawning in it.
Bring your 7wt switch or small Spey if you can, or a single hander can work too. Olive Zonkers and Muddlers work quite well during that time, as do flesh patterns, Alevin, Glo-bugs and good ol ESL's. No Need to switch up flies for Steelhead either as they are consistently taken on swung Egg suckers and olive Zonkers fishing for Trout!

Pat and Stuart with a beauty Rainbow