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February Courses, Dates & Availability

It’s hard to believe that February is just around the corner.  The staff are getting ready for our big move at the end of February.  However, the boys are excited about the upcoming courses for the month of February.

To start Jason will be getting into the nitty gritty of the local saltwater scene with “Mastering Local Saltwater Salmon Fishing”.  If you are getting into the sport of salmon fishing, or want to learn more about the local scene then this course is a must.  Benefit from the years of experience Jason has had on the chuck and learn the secrets that makes him a top rod.

And of course the winter steelhead season is in full swing.  Our second “Float Fishing for Steelhead” course will be taking place.  Jason and Dimitri got their students into fish despite extremely challenging fishing conditions.  The knowledge you gain from this course is simply invaluable and won’t be found in any book, dvd, or even online!!!

Remember, Pacific Angler is proud to be BC’s fishing education source.  If you would like to sign up or even book a private course for your own group please do not hesitate to contact Pacific Angler at 604-872-2204 and speak to Jason, Dave or Matt.

Mastering Local Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Chrome winter spring

Over 50 million salmon migrate past Vancouver annually.  Learn how to catch these fish with Pacific Angler. This course offers an in-depth look at the local saltwater scene. We cover the local saltwater salmon fishing for the entire year, showing you the how, when, and where. The course includes a 3hr evening seminar and a full guided day on the water in our 27ft Grady White.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  Feb 1 (theory) & 4 or 5 (on-the-water) – Feb 29 (theory) & Mar 3 or 4 (on-the-water)

Tying Jigs for Steelhead & Salmon

The use of Jigs for catching Salmon and Steelhead is not a new idea, but in the last few years we have seen a revolution on our local rivers. Fisherman using hand tied jigs are accounting for record numbers! 
Join us around the tying tables and learn how to tie jigs!  If you have never thought of making your own lures don’t feel intimidated, Pacific Angler will help you with each step. For those who have lots of experience we will hone your skills and show you the tricks that make his jigs the choice of top rods across the lower mainland.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  Feb 6

Steelhead Spey Fishing – 2 Spots Available

The holy grail of fly fishing…winter steelhead on the fly!

The double-handed rod has found its place in our local BC coastal rivers for swinging flies to steelhead.  While many anglers have mastered the fundamentals of casting a Spey rod, few anglers have unlocked the secrets to fishing with it effectively.  Join Pacific Angler and learn the secrets and “small things” that will get your fly fishing in the zone longer and put more fish on the end of your line.  This course is designed for intermediate anglers with basic Spey casting experience.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  Feb 8 (theory) & 11 or 12 (on-the-water)


Beautiful winter steelhead caught during the January course.

In this 2 part course you will learn advanced float fishing techniques used to catch steelhead in all water types and conditions. This course includes a 3hr evening seminar and a fully guided day on the river putting your new steelhead knowledge into practice.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): Feb 9 (theory) & 11 or 12 (on-the-water)


Learning how to cast effortlessly is the key to enjoying the sport of fly fishing

This course is designed to give the new fly fisher the basic knowledge, casting skills and fly fishing strategies to effectively fish our local waters. This course is comprised of two sessions: a 3hr evening seminar and a 3hr casting session.

Cost: $100.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): Feb 15 & 19