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May and June Courses, Dates & Availability

Lake fishing both locally and in the interior of British Columbia has started! The months of May and June are known as the best for enjoying our amazing lake fishery. In order to get you fully prepared for the lake season Pacific Angler offers courses for both the complete beginner and veteran lake anglers.

Due to popular demand Pacific Angler has added new dates for all lake fishing courses including Introduction to Fly Fishing Lakes, Chironomid Techniques with Trevor Welton, and Tying Chironomid Flies. You can view all of the details below.

Pacific Angler’s courses will also be focusing on the upcoming beach fishery and summer river fisheries. Both of these fisheries are fantastic because of their close proximity to Vancouver. Often times you can be on the beaches casting a fly rod within minutes of downtown Vancouver.

Remember that space is limited so call for availability today. If a course is sold out we can put you on the waiting list and call you when another date is made or get a cancellation.

To review Pacific Angler’s courses for May and June please read below with dates & availability. For Pacific Angler’s complete 2013 Course Schedule click on the following link – Pacific Angler 2013 Course Schedule


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: May 6, 13 & 21 (4 Spots Available)


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): May 7 (theory) & May 12 (casting) (SOLD OUT), May 22 (theory) & May 26 (casting) (SOLD OUT) & June 19 (theory) & June 23 (casting) (4 Spots Available)


This course will give you an in-depth look at the fundamentals of lake fly fishing. We will look at equipment, techniques, strategies, major insect hatches and locations. Everything you need to plan your next successful lake fly-fishing trip. This course is comprised of one 3 hr evening session.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

New Date(s): Thursday May 16 (3 Spots Available) & Wednesday May 29 (10 Spots Available)


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 fully guided day on the water in our 27ft Grady White.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): May 14 (theory) & May 18 or May 19 (on-the-water) (SOLD OUT) & June 5 (theory) & June 8 (1 Spot Available) or June 9 (4 Spots Available)


It is widely known that chironomids are the number one food source for trout in BC’s prolific lakes. However, few anglers have taken the time to become true masters of this discipline. Those that do are often rewarded with the largest fish.

Trevor Welton, fisheries biologist and expert lake fisherman, is the instructor. This course is a 1-night theory session designed for beginner to intermediate fly fishermen getting started on chironomid fishing. However, even the advanced lake fishermen will glean valuable information that will increase your catch rate.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date: Wednesday May 15 (1 Spot Available)

New Date: Tuesday May 28 (14 Spot Available)


This 3-hour evening course will teach you how to tie some of the most effective chironomid patterns used in British Columbia’s world-renowned lake fishery. Pacific Angler will teach you the different techniques used to make the different styles of chironomids as well as how to fish them with confidence.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

New Date: Monday May 27 (6 Spots Available)


Join Pacific Angler for a night of tying flies specific to catching salmon on our coastal beaches. Without a doubt fly selection and the use of the right fly is one of the major keys to catching salmon on the beach. Your instructor will walk you through each fly step-by-step, as you follow. This course is suitable to fly tiers with a basic knowledge.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date: June 11 (3 Spots Available)


Stalking trout on mountain streams defines fly fishing. In this course we will teach you the 3 fundamental techniques for fly fishing rivers for trout; dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing. This course is comprised of one 3 hour evening session.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date: Wednesday June 12 (2 Spots Available)


This one night seminar will cover the basic principles needed in order to be an effective beach fly fishermen in British Columbia, such as gear, flies, tides, and other environmental conditions. Andre Stepanian will be the instructor for this course who has been chasing salmon and trout on our local beaches for over two decades. You will be sure to gain lots of valuable information to help you become an effective beach fly fishermen on this once a year seminar.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date: Tuesday June 18 (2 Spots Available)

Pacific Angler is proud to be your source for fishing education. Call Pacific Angler today, 604-872-2204, to book your spot. All classes have limited availability.
Pacific Angler 2013 Course Schedule