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March Courses, Dates & Availability

For the BC Coastal Angler March is a month of promise.  There is so much going on at this time of year that all of the boys in the store are itching to take time off to maximize time on the water.  From dime bright winter steelhead, to cutties and bulltrout smashing fry, to winter springs, prawns and crabs in the salt chuck…there is no shortage of fishing opportunities.  So make sure to get out there and get your line in the water!!!

Pacific Angler has two new courses this March.  They are Tying Epoxy Fry Patterns and Fly Fishing for Searun Cutthroat Trout in Rivers.  Both courses will be taught by Andre Stepanian, who is one of the most experienced cutthroat fishermen in BC.

You can book your spot today by dropping by our new location on 78 E. Broadway or giving us a call at 604-872-2204.  Courses for the month of March are listed below:

Introduction to Fly Tying – SOLD OUT

This course is for the beginner fly tier or for those who have never tried fly tying.  We will show you the fundamental skills needed to tie the successful flies used here in BC for trout, salmon, and steelhead. This course consists of 3 sessions of 3 hours each spread over one month.  Vises are supplied, materials are not supplied, and students will receive 10% off on material purchases.

Cost: $60.00 (before taxes)

Date: March 6, 13 & 20


Getting it done during the Steelhead Float Fishing Course in February

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): March 7 (theory) & 10 or 11 (on-the-water)

Steelhead on the Fly – 2 Spots Available

Hooking a steelhead on the fly is considered the ultimate cold-water challenge. With the right mindset and an understanding of the fundamentals, hooking a steelhead on a fly is much easier than one might believe. In this two part course we spend an evening taking an in depth look at theory and technique. On the second day we will take you on-the-water and spend an entire day putting the lessons into practice.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  March 8 (theory) & 10 or 11 (on-the-water)

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)


Learn how to tie realistic fry patterns using epoxy.  This is a style of fly tying developed on the west coast to capitalize on the large fry emergence every spring.  Pacific Angler will help you unlock the secrets to applying epoxy, a very tricky material.  During the course your instructor will teach you the different methods to shaping bodies, adding eyes,  and other important techniques.  This course is suitable for most fly tiers with basic experience.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes), does not include materials

Date(s):  March 12  


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


Beauty Fraser Valley Cutthroat

This spring make sure to get out and take advantage of the world-class cutthroat fishing in the lower mainland.  The cutthroat course is designed to educate our students on the life cycle, location, seasonal feeding habits, and successful techniques used to catch these elusive fish.  This is a two-part course; the first part is a theory session at Pacific Angler and the second part is a fully guided day.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  March 22 (theory) & 24 or 25 (on-the-water)

If you have any questions at all regarding our courses please do not hesitate to drop by the new store at 78 E. Broadway or give us a shout at 604-872-2204.

These dates don’t work for you?  Give us a call to setup a private group course!