The Skeena River

The Skeena Area

The Skeena and its various tributaries are home to the best Steelhead fishing in the world. Stunning scenery, gorgeous water, abundant wildlife and of course some of the largest wild Steelhead on this planet. This is the finest fishing that British Columbia has to offer, every serious angler should experience it once in their lifetime. Be forwarned though, this is an angling experience with unrivalled addictive qualities. The thought of a big strong wild Steelhead rising to take your skated dryfly is the stuff that dreams are made of. It really is hard to let Steelhead season pass by without a trip to Skeena country. With thousands of miles of gorgeous fly water, stunning vistas and both winter(spring) and summer(fall) runs of wild Steelhead, it is the whole experience that makes the Skeena so special.

Guiding on the Skeena is strictly regulated by the provincial government limiting the amount of guided days that any operation may do in a particular season. Due to this the best weeks at the best lodges are often reserved many years in advance. We have access to some very good weeks and are able to put together trips on the Skeena, Bulkley, Kispiox, and Copper Rivers on fairly short notice. As well we specialize in getting our customers what they need for their northern BC Steelhead adventure and are able to answer any questions that you may have.

We realize that guides and lodges, as great as they may be, are not for everyone. Part of the BC Steelheading experience for some is the adventure of ‘doing it yourself’. Whistler Flyfishing knows Steelheading in Skeena country and can help make your trip a success. We stock all of the necessary fly tackle and fly patterns as well as offering reliable advice.

Many visiting anglers choose to begin their foray into Steelhead country with a stop in at Whistler Flyfishing. Driving from Vancouver north to the Skeena through Whistler is similar travel time as heading straight out Highway #1. The drive north from Whistler over the spectacular and uncrowded Duffy Lake road is one of the most beautiful drives in BC.

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