Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Great day to fish the Squamish

Bulltrout love the single eggs

Although the Steelhead are not around yet and there is about 2 feet of snow on the road, there are still fish to be caught in the Squamish, and great scenery to go with it. If you find spawning Coho, egg patterns are a good bet for the trout in the area, otherwise Sculpins and ESL's work well enough. Thanks to a phenomenal Coho run, the trout and Eagle numbers are the highest I have seen in a long while at this time of the year.

Snow and fog in the upper valley

Lots of eagles just hanging out, eating the dead fish

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Surprising place to Speyfish for Chrome Salmon

It would be understandable for you to expect that the big Salmon in this picture was caught floating a remote river somewhere on the coast of British Columbia or Alaska. In fact it looks lot like the Chinook Salmon we catch speyfishing BC rivers like the Dean, Kalum, Lillooet and Skeena. It also looks pretty similar to the King Salmon we catch every summer on the Kanektok river in Alaska. In fact, it wasn't even caught in North America. In Chile, guides and few guests have been experimenting with the emerging Chinook fishery in some of the rivers in Chile. Though most have been caught on gear, they have been taken on flies and are fished the same cast and swing style we do up here. These fish however have no real competition for spawning beds, no nets or commercial fishery's to worry about and few fish actively feed on their eggs or fry. Their numbers grow more year to year, relatively unimpeded and seem to have a large average size.

Chile west guide Trevor Covich hoists a hog

Whistler fly fishing has started booking destination trips to Chile west in 2012. Chile West is on the edge of an emerging king fishery while still boasting some of the finest Brown trout and Rainbow trout fishing as well. Email the shop at or call the shop 604-932-7221 for any info on Chile West or Chinook fishing

Nice Chilean Brown Trout

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Loop Evotec Double hander

Loop is always on the cutting edge of Speyrod designs. Their new Evotec Spey series is a sweet new addition to an already great lineup of double handers. The handle is formed with loop's newer rubberized cork rubber grip, which actually grips better then regular cork and lasts much longer. Loop's "form follows function" philosophy also incorporates a balanced reel seat that is adjustable at both ends to precisely balance the reel on the rod, pretty nice to have on the bigger sticks. The Staff and guides at WFF have been using the Evotec for a while now (see pic below) and love the power and action of this stick. From a 11'6' #7 to 15' #10 there is something for whatever it is you swing for, and a nice progressive action appropriate for many different types of lines.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Steelhead Speyfishing

Wow just sorting through some photos and just wanted to say I that I really can't wait for Steelhead season on the lower Squamish river. This is some of the best Steelhead Speyfishing fishing around, chrome bright wild Steelhead just minutes from the salt.

Whistler Flyfishing Facebook Group

Here is a link to our Whistler Flyfishing Facebook group which is a great place to share photos

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vision Fly Tackle at Whistler Fly

Vision's Fiberglass Stick

Vision fly tackle, a popular Scandinavian Rod/Reel/Line manufacturer is now available at Whistler flyfishing. Vision makes ideal Steelhead and Salmon double handers which include the perfect all rounder NITE, or powerful GTfour Catapult. The Cult fiber series single hand rods are modern fiberglass rods that run from 3-6wt and are fun rods to catch trout with. They have nice reels too. The GT is a pretty slick large arbor reel, with the smaller sizes utilizing a click-pawl drag and larger sizes using a smooth disc break. Koma reels are also large arbor in both regular and interchangeable cassette versions. They are die cast Aluminum to keep cost down but still very durable. Check em out on our online store

GT Reel

Gift certificates at Whistler Flyfishing

MS paint can make any photo look festive in about 4 seconds

Whistler Flyfishing has gift certificates now available for guided trips, flyfishing lessons and shop items. If you can't think of anything specific for the Fly fisher on the gift list, a gift certificate is a great way to go

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whistler fishing report December 1st

WHISTLER FISHING REPORT - December 1st, 2010

December 1st, 2010

BIRKENHEAD RIVER-the Birkenhead river is fishing good with some nice Rainbows and Bulls being Taken on single Eggs and flesh patterns.

CHEAKAMUS RIVER (lower)- Coho, Bulls and Bows, use your favorite patterns egg pattern as well as flesh flies and sculpin imitations.

ASHLU RIVER -good fishing for nice Bull Trout and Rainbow trout with egg patterns and sculpin imitations.

MAMQUAM RIVER-decent Rainbow Trout fishing on the upper waters.Still some late run Coho Salmon fishing in the lower Mamquam below the canyon.

SQUAMISH RIVER-river is in nice shape with some late run Chum and Coho to fish for on the lower river as well as Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout(Char).