Looks like you’re coming fishing with us! There are a few things to do as you’ll see below. Be sure to fill out our guest information sheet with all your info so we can make sure everything is ready for your day of fishing with us.
Be sure to have a look at our Fly Fishing Pre Trip Info page. It has lots of information on what to wear, what to bring and what to expect!
More than 2 in your group? Submit your info and press send. Then refresh this page and add your other member’s information and send again.
Fishing licenses can only be purchased online. We do not have hard copies of licenses we can offer you. You must purchase you license prior to your trip. Visit http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca to buy your license, click on the yellow button that says “Buy a Freshwater License”, then register, then purchase your license. Please make sure you date the license correctly and that you have it printed out and with you during your day(s) of fishing. You will only need a Basic Freshwater Fishing license. During the Spring months (March-May), there are steelhead in our rivers. If you’d like to specifically target steelhead, you will also need to include a Steelhead Conservation License. Please bring a printed copy of your licenses with you. Trips will not leave until you have your license.
Lunch is not generally included unless previously discussed. If you would like to pick up lunch we recommend visiting our friends at the Brackendale Bean located at 41340 Government Road in Squamish. They have great sandwiches, coffees and lots of treats. You can email Gabi Brass at the ‘Bean’ before your trip and she can have lunch ready for you the morning of fishing. They open at 6:00 AM and are located close to our meet points. Please note alcohol is not permitted on trips, this is a liability and safety issue.
No we generally don’t contact anyone prior to their trip, unless there are some extenuating circumstances or drastically changing river conditions. Once you have booked you are all set, we have an extremely well organized booking process that will ensure your guide is ready for you.
Best to look at the weather prior to your trip and dress accordingly. If you’re looking at dry warmer Summer conditions then a pair of light pants, runners, t-shirt, fleece/sweatshirt and light windbreaker will do the trick. If you’re fishing with us in the Spring, Fall or Winter months you need to be prepared for some cooler wetter conditions. Under your waders you’ll want a pair of thermal or outdoor pants, with an under-layer, sport socks and heavier socks. Jeans or cotton pants are not recommended. Layering is the key to success on staying warm up top, a long sleeve thermal top, t-shirt and warm fleece will usually do the trick along with a quality hooded rain jacket. A warm hat and gloves are nice as well, but keep in mind gloves always get wet and are hard to fly fish with. On extremely cold days, thermal hand warmers can be nice for in your pockets. Bringing extra clothes isn’t a problem, there’s plenty of space in our guide trucks, and often nice to have some fresh socks and top to put on after a day on the water. Other good things bring are sunglasses and a brimmed hat.
If you’d like to bring your own gear then you are more than welcome to. Depending on what season you’re fishing, then gear requirements change. Trout fishing we generally use between 5-8 weight single handed rods, with floating lines and a variety of different sink tips. When salmon and steelhead fishing, we focus on two-handed spey rods, skagit setups and larger intruder type flies. If you’re on a steelhead trip with us, have a look at this PDF for more info. Remember, all gear is included, and even if you bring your own rods, we’ll always have some spares along, just in case.
Your guides contact number will be on your reservation confirmation, best to text them if need be. It is rare we get phone calls as most of our days are spent on the water. You can also send us an email or text owner Yos Gladstone 1-604-366-3363. All guides have iMessage & WhatsApp.
A gratuity for your guide is not included in the price of the trip. It is general practice in North America to tip your fishing guide, granted they have done a good job on your day. Standard tip is anywhere between $80-$150 per day. If you feel your guide went above and beyond, then you can adjust that amount. We have an incredible group of fly fishing guides, the best in Vancouver, Squamish & Whistler, who all work incredibly hard to make sure you have a great day gratuities are always very much appreciated.
This is an unfortunate reality with our fly fishing trips, as river conditions are variable and sometimes trips have to be cancelled. Trips are usually cancelled because of high water, causing unsafe conditions for clients and guides. High water conditions also make our rivers silty and muddy and fishing is simply not worthwhile. Please note, if we cancel your trip it is out of the best interest for you, we want you to have the best (and safest) possible experience with us and high water conditions just don’t allow for that. Trips cancelled due to poor river or weather conditions are 100% refunded. If for some reason your trip is in jeopardy, we will be in contact with you before hand to discuss options. If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, we offer a full refund three (3) days prior to trip start date.
Updated for March 2022. All our guides are double vaccinated. We respect all levels of Covid comfort, so if you would like masks worn in vehicles while traveling feel free to ask upon meeting your guide. We are also no longer offering refunds on trips cancelled due to covid related issues.