BC Fly Fishing

British Columbia: The Fisherman's Dream


Experience BC Fly Fishing

Located on the lower Fraser river, roughly 30 minutes from Vancouver, British Columbia Fly Fishing Charters is South Western BC's only guide service dedicated solely to the fly angler. Our expertise lies in the simple facts that we were born here, we live here and we fish here. This is our backyard. These are our waters. We know their fish.

The only place to cast out!

Great fishing is a 5 minute to 1 hour jet boat ride from the launch and the launches themselves are close to modern cities which offer all modern conveniences. Activities for non-fishers abound and are also easy to access. So, whether you're just passing through on business or looking for a specific fishing adventure, give us a call to book a trip of a lifetime. Any time is a good time!





 BCFFC employs the top guides in our region. All of our guides have spent the majority of their lives on our local rivers, chasing all manner of fish. Our guides are all expert fly fishers, expert jet boat captains and are licensed above the standards set by law in British Columbia. All are fully capable of teaching the fly casting and fly fishing skills necessary to catch fish in our rivers. If we can't get you into fish, no one can.
5 species of Pacific Salmon, resident and Sea-run Cutthroat trout, Steelhead, Bull Trout and Kamloops Rainbows; What more do you need? All of our fish grow big and fight hard. Even our Cutties reach impressive sizes and will put a good bend in a 5 weight fly rod. Pitt River Sockeye are known as the largest on average of any other run in the world and Pitt Bull Trout are among the most sought after of their species due to their large size and spectacular look. Record sized Chum Salmon have been caught in our rivers and don’t forget one of the largest freshwater fish on the planet the White Sturgeon. What are you waiting for?
Mountain vistas, pristine river valleys and forests. There's a reason that Hollywood producers choose to film many of their movies right here in BC. Within no time your guide will have you casting in places where you will think that time has forgotten. Naturalists travel from all over the world to view our wildlife. Don't be surprised to see Black Bear, Bald Eagles, Columbian Blacktailed Deer, Roosevelt Elk and Seals during your day on the water. Lucky anglers catch a glimpse of Grizzly or even a Bobcat. The view is often worth the price of admission here.
In places such as Alaska, the cost of transporting goods and anglers to remote locations drives up the cost of each trip. Many outfitters require stays of a week with no options. Here in Southwestern BC, accommodations of all types are within driving distance of two international airports. YOU decide the level of your accommodations and how many days you wish to fish.
  1. Coho (Silver) Salmon
    Many consider Coho to be the pinnacle of sport fish within the Pacific Salmon family. Silvers range from being extremely shy and wary to very aggressive, attacking flies with reckless abandonment. Coho average 5 to 10 pounds with certain fish topping 20. Silvers are very aerial fighters often jumping repeatedly and tend to do most of their battling within the first couple feet of the surface. Guided fly fishing for Coho can occur adjacent to open ocean kelp beds or fresh water back channels. October is the prime time to fish for Coho on the Fraser tributaries.
  2. Chum (Dog) Salmon
    Simply put Chums are a work out on a fly rod. Dog Salmon return to the Fraser and it’s tributaries in huge numbers each year between mid-September and mid-November and they take flies eagerly. Averaging between 8 and 16 pounds, these are some of the biggest Chum in the world. Many Chums are caught each year topping 20 pounds with some coming close to 30. Absolute bulldogs, Chum are considered knuckle busters. Stamina and solid fly gear is a prerequisite when chasing these bruisers. BCFFC is currently responsible for the 2,4,6 and 20 pound IGFA world records. All fly-fishing for chum is done in either fresh water or brackish water.
  3. Pink (Humpy) Salmon
    If you have never caught a Salmon before or maybe you’re looking for non-stop action, Humpies are the perfect fish to target with a fly rod. Pinks return by the millions every year up and down B.C.’s coast and they are the single largest run of Salmon that there is. The Fraser River literally looks alive when the run is in full swing. Scrappy fighters, humpies are extremely aggressive towards a fly and will often chase and repeatedly “hit” your offerings. Pinks average between 2 and 6 pounds. Salt-water beach fishing and fresh water river fishing is available. Late August to early October is the best time to target Pinks.
  4. Chinook (King) Salmon
    If a fight is what you’re after, then King Salmon are for you. These are the biggest of the big and there is no such thing as a “small” Chinook salmon. Averaging between 12 and 25 pounds one must always be ready to play a monster ranging from 30 to 50 pounds. What Chinook lack in glitz, they make up in sheer power. Kings return to the Fraser between May and late October. They can be caught on the fly in the fall once the water levels low enough to reach them. Spey rods are the most effective tool for fly fishing for these fish and once hooked, the bigger Kings need to be chased down river in the jet boat. All fly fishing for Chinook is done within the confines of rivers.
  5. Sockeye (Red) Salmon
    Screaming runs, tail walking, torpedoing, cart wheeling; these are only a few of the words used to describe the fight of a Sockeye. When we intercept these fish they are anything but “red” and are probably closer to their prime, sea liced and silver, than anything else. Sockeye average between 5 and 8 pounds with larger specimens breaking the 10-pound marker. The size of the Fraser river Sockeye run varies every year but usually they have one of the strongest runs of all the Salmon. All fly fishing for Reds is done on the rivers and early September is the prime time.
  6. Steelhead
    The ultimate challenge that B.C. has to offer; steelhead represent the pinnacle in sport fishing on the west coast. Steelhead are ocean going, super charged Rainbow Trout averaging between 8 and 16 pounds and every single one should be considered a trophy. They vary considerably in size from river to river. Certain rivers will put out small fish around the 4 pound mark while only a short distant away the largest Steelhead in the world average close to 25 pounds. Squaretails come in two variations, summer run and winter run. Winter run fish start showing as early as December but due to cold water the fly fishing doesn’t start getting good till the end of February. Summer run fishing usually starts in July and will peek at the end of September, these fish enter the rivers when water temperatures are at their prime and they can be very aggressive towards a fly. All fly fishing for steelhead is done in the rivers with single or double handed rods.
  7. Cutthroat Trout
    Sea-run Cutties are one of the prettiest trout you will ever come across and are splendid as light tackle sport fish. These fish are fresh from the ocean entering the Fraser and Harrison rivers to take advantage of the feeding bonanza that the Salmon minnows offer in the spring. Most of this fishing is surface orientated and is quite intense at its peak. Cutthroat average 13 to 18 inches with larger specimens going over 20 inches. Mostly river oriented, some beach fishing is available in and around the Vancouver area in season. It is while fly fishing our remote rivers during the winter that the largest Cutties are found.
  8. Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
    These special fish are not true Trout and are actually in the Char family. Increasingly rare in the rest of the world, B.C. boasts one of the strongest populations of Bull Trout. Size ranges tremendously as one fish could be 14 inches and the next 14 pounds. Sea-run Dollies as well as resident Dollies and Bulls can be found side by side in the same pool. The distinction between the species is in the color of the fish; Sea-runs are extremely bright where as resident fish tend to be darker and more colourful. Another reason to target these fish is the picturesque and rugged rivers that they decide to call home. These fish are present year round and all guided fly fishing is done within rivers.
  9. Rainbow Trout
    One of B.C.’s most famous and exclusive fish. Each year a huge pilgrimage of fly anglers invade B.C.’s waters to try their hand at one of the hardest fighting Rainbow Trout in the world. Within a 60 mile radius surrounding the town of Kamloops are over 300 hundred lakes that hold Rainbow Trout. Kamloops is a short flight or approximately 2 ½ to 4-hour drive (depending on which piece of water) from Vancouver making this fishery an overnighter. Although most of the famous fishing is in still water, stream and river fly fishing is also available and excellent in season. Kamloops trout range in size depending on the water they are found in, anywhere from 12 inches to 12 pounds with certain lakes putting out fish over 20 pounds.