Sunday, January 2, 2011

Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Island Steelhead

Dave tailing winter Chrome

Haida Gwaii Winter Steelhead

Often referred to as the Galapagos of the north, Haida Gwaii offers a truly unique Steelheading experience in a lush wilderness rainforest with incredible biodiversity.

We are very excited to partner with Frontier Farwest on their new Copper Bay operation on Haida Gwaii. This is winter Steelhead fishing in it's purest form.

The Haida Gwaii season runs from December through March and we have a variety of dates available including hosted weeks with both Mike Orlowski and Whistler flyfishing guide Pat Beahen.

Pat with A sweet Yak fish

The price for this trip is $4100 + tax and includes gourmet home cooked meals, 7 nights accomodation and pick up and transfer from the Sandspit airport. Flights are about an hour and a half from Vancouver airport

Copper Bay Lodge is located on Haida Gwaii in the northwest corner of British Columbia. This rustic lodge sits in the coastal rainforest overlooking the waters of Hecate straight and offers good access to great Steelhead rivers like the Pallant, Copper, Tlell, Mamin and Yakoun.

Yakoun Steelhead are world famous for both their size and strength with many fish in the high teens and even fresh fish up over twenty pounds. This river enjoys a high percentage of multi salt fish meaning these are some of the largest winter runs anywhere.

Aggressive Cutthroat Trout as well