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Fly Fishing For Sea Run Cutthroat Trout in the Fraser Valley

Pacific Angler Expeditions: 2013 Cutthroat on the Fly in the Fraser Valley   Cutthroat on the Fly in the Fraser Valley Cutthroat trout fly fishing marks the true beginning of the West Coast spring in British Columbia. Salmon fry emerge from the gravel of the many rivers within the Fraser Valley, creating one of the biggest food sources for cutthroat trout. From March 15th to April 15th Pacific Angler targets these beautiful trout Cutthroat trout are actively searching and feeding on newly emerged salmon fry. This creates an exciting fishery as anglers are casting towards aggressively feeding trout, often site casting to thrashing fish. With the help of Andre Stepanian, one of the most experienced cutthroat anglers, you will be taken to some of the…

Fly Fishing in Fiji, A Primer by Chris Falk

In early December, we headed off to the southern Fijian island of Beqa (“benga”) for 8 days of diving with some friends.  I had heard some whispers of large giant trevally and other game fish available to the fly angler willing to explore, so I decided to try and add some fishing time to the diving activities.  The daily routine of the trip would be early morning diving followed by afternoons of island life: massages, swimming, snorkeling and, of course, drinking.  I planned to inject as much fishing as I could into those afternoons. Beqa is a volcanic island at the heart of a lagoon ringed by a large barrier reef.  The lagoon itself is almost 100 square kilometers of clear open water filled with…

Pacific Angler Goes to Cuba, March 2013

Join Pacific Angler on a trip to Cayo Romano, Cuba in March! Pacific Angler is heading to Cuba for our 3rd Annual Cayo Romano Adventure and you are invited! The May trip sold out in a flash so we have added a second trip due to popular demand, March 9th to 16th. We have been to this location the last 2 years in March and the bone fishing and permit fishing is excellent! Pacific Angler and our guests had an amazing trip in March of 2012. For a detailed summary click on Cayo Romano 2012. Our guests were able to consistently hook into large bonefish. Some were even able to hook into that very illusive first permit. If you would like to join Pacific Angler…

2013 Olympic Peninsula Steelhead on the Fly with Pacific Angler

    Join Pacific Angler Expeditions for an Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Excursion Pacific Angler is proud to offer a trip down to the famous Olympic Peninsula in Washington State this March. This is a fly fishing only steelhead camp with the focus on the art of the swung fly for big winter steelhead. This is your opportunity to learn how to cast, swing and fish more effectively for wild winter steelhead in a pristine location with expert guides. The Olympic Peninsula is situated at the most North West corner of the lower 48 United States, approx. 6 hours from Vancouver’s downtown core. Nestled in the middle of the Olympic National Park are the three rivers that we will be fishing, the Hoh, Bogachiel and Sol…

Join Pacific Angler on a trip to Cayo Romano, Cuba NEW DATES!

 NEW DATES AVAILABLE – MARCH 9th to 16th! Pacific Angler is heading to Cuba for our 3rd Annual Cayo Romano Adventure and you are invited! The May trip sold out in a flash so we have added a second trip due to popular demand, March 9th to 16th. We have been to this location the last 2 years in March and the bone fishing and permit fishing is excellent! Pacific Angler and our guests had an amazing trip in March of 2012. For a detailed summary click on Cayo Romano 2012. Our guests were able to consistently hook into large bone fish. Some were even able to hook into that very illusive first permit. If you would like to join Pacific Angler for 2013 then…

Join Pacific Angler to Cuba in 2013

Join Pacific Angler on a trip to Cayo Romano, Cuba! Pacific Angler is heading to Cuba for our 3rd Annual Cayo Romano Adventure and you are invited! Pacific Angler has selected Saturday May 4th to Saturday May 11th for 2013. The second week of May is known as the best date for weather, moon cycle and the opportunity for the coveted “Grand Slam”; bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Pacific Angler and our guests had an amazing trip in 2012. For a detailed summary click on Cayo Romano 2012. Our guests were able to consistently hook into large bonefish. Some were even able to hook into that very illusive first permit. If you would like to join Pacific Angler for 2013 then call today to book! Availability…

Fall Salmon Fishing, Walk & Wade Guided Trips

    Fall Salmon Fishing: Walk & Wade Guided Day Trip The fall salmon runs have arrived and the Pacific Angler guides have been loving it. If you are new to fishing or an avid angler, then now is the time to get out on the water with an expert. Pacific Angler freshwater guides, Andre and Dimitri, have been doing exceptionally well on our walk & wade trips. Just check out the pictures below! Pacific Angler, being centrally located between the Fraser Valley and Sea-to-Sky-Corridor, has the ability to pick the most productive fishery for your day on the water. It’s this flexibility that allows our guides the ability to give you the best experience possible. So whether you are looking to catch fall salmon…

Harrison River Jet Boat, Coho on the Fly

Fall Salmon Trips: Harrison River Coho on the Fly This fall Pacific Angler is presenting guided trips on the Harrison River targeting coho on the fly. The Harrison River is a world class salmon fishery with good returns of coho, chum and chinook salmon as well as searun cutthroat trout. In the fall Pacific Angler targets bright chrome coho salmon that migrate to the Harrison River from mid October to the end of November. Prime-time dates are from the last week of October to the last week of November. You can expect good to great fishing in this time period, with double digit days not being out of the ordinary. This past week Andre got his guests hooked into some chrome coho. Check out the…

The Cuba Report, 2012

This March the Pacific Angler Team travelled to the remote Northeast coast of Cuba to the world class flats destination of Cayo Cruz.  Here is the report on a truly fabulous trip. Paradise in the Middle of No-Where Cayo Cruz is located Southeast of Cayo Coco in the remote province of Camaguey. It is a stunning yet rugged land and only in the last 3-4 years have tourists (mostly fisherman) been traveling to the area. You will hear many people say that when you travel to Cuba it is like stepping into a time machine and rolling back the dial 50 years. In Cayo Cruz you will need to add a few more decades to the dial. Horse drawn carts are as common as cars,  …

So Your Going Warm Saltwater Fly Fishing…

…for the first time?!  This past March I had the opportunity to head down to Mexico and experience warm saltwater fly fishing for the very first time.  The name of the game was permit, bonefish and tarpon. Luckily my fishing partner is a veteran warm saltwater fly fisherman.  He has spent years travelling to world famous destinations such as Christmas Islands, Belize and all over Mexico. One night about three weeks before our trip he called me, “I think we are terribly unprepared.  I have only tied three dozen crab patterns, and have been out casting just two nights a week”.  Having never been down south I honestly had no clue what it meant to be prepared for this type of fishing. My very first…

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