THE ANGLING EXPERIENCE
Sight fishing for Pacific salmon on the fly, only minutes from downtown Vancouver, June 15- September15.
Experience saltwater fly fishing at Xwemelch’stn, the Capilano River estuary flats on Vancouver’s North Shore, stalking wild and hatchery Pacific Coho salmon, Pink salmon, and even a few Chinook.
If you’re new to saltwater fly fishing, level up with an introduction to beach fly casting, or an on-the-water beach clinic to prepare for a guided session. Enjoy year round fly casting lessons, on-the-water clinics, mini master classes and online fly tying tutorials to help you expand your knowledge about salmon, the beach fishery, fly fishing philosophy, and learn how to enrich your angling experience.
Our custom fly fishing gear and artwork helps to inspire your fly fishing experience while supporting our current film series, Anadromous Now, focusing on wild salmon and sharing their stories. Your support helps raise awareness and connects the community to salmon, strengthening the salmon fly fishing community in B.C., and helping to create the next generation of angling artist. Etsy Shop
What you’ll need:
- A BC tidal waters fishing license: https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/application-eng.html
- Chest waders and wading boots:
- 7-9 wt fly rod with floating, intermediate, or sink tip.
- Highly recommended: Hat, polarized sunglasses or protective eyewear, rain jacket, sunscreen, sun gloves and gaitor, water bottle, a camera, patience.
What we offer on guided trips:
- Experienced tidal angling guide and flats angler, with over 30 years of saltwater fly fishing and fly tying experience.
- A custom stripping basket and landing net rental included. ( or buy one in the shop )
- Leaders, tippet, flies,
- Professional film and photography packages available.
- Central location accessible by public transit, with free parking, restaurants, shopping and amenities across the street from the beach.
Angling with intention on the estuaries and rivers of Xwemelch’stn and the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Squamish Nation, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, Tsleil-Waututh Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh and Musqueam xʷməθkʷəy̓əm