Trout Fly Fishing
Trout fly fishing is available in several of our rivers. We have very good populations of both resident and sea-run trout species.
Seasonal trout fly fishing opportunities are available for Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout, sea-run Bull Trout, and resident Dolly Varden. Fall and winter/spring months produce best results for the Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout species. These peak feeding periods coincide with the spawning salmon in the fall (egg patterns) and the emerging/migrating fry (fry patterns) in winter/spring. The resident and sea-run Cutthroat Trout is very popular amongst many local fly anglers, as they can be very aggressive, are scrappy fighters, and can reach lengths of over 20+inches. Half the fun is trying to find a school of surfacing trout that are slashing at young fry or taking in floating eggs below spawning salmon. Once found, a well-presented pattern will usually produce exciting strikes! If you’re looking for a relaxing trout/char fly fishing experience on one of our beautiful rivers, give us a call and we’ll be glad to arrange a trip for you. Our fly fishing guides have the knowledge and experience to put you onto fish on a consistent basis.
Trout fly fishing for giant sea-run Bull Trout on the Pitt River offers a truly incredible and amazing BC fly fishing experience. These fish enter the river as early as May, but the bulk of the run enters in June and July. These trout are extremely aggressive and will regularly take 4-6 inch flies. Not only are they plentiful, their size is very impressive as well. They average 3-6lbs, but there are plenty of much larger fish and bullies up to 14lbs are available. The river itself is a gem. A glacier feeds its headwaters, so it runs a beautiful turquoise green during the summer months. It flows its way through a very scenic and remote valley, and is only accessible by helicopter or a custom jet boat. It’s a fairly fast moving river and experienced guides are required to navigate this tricky river system, as it changes quite regularly from season to season. The jet boat ride itself is worth the price of admission. When trout fishing on the Pitt River, you have a great chance of encountering some wildlife, including bears, eagles, deer, and elk. If you enjoy trout fly fishing and are looking for a unique and breathtaking BC fly fishing experience, then targeting the sea-run Bull Trout on the Pitt River might be a great option for you.