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May & June Courses, Dates, & Availability

The lake fishing and saltwater season is officially underway.  Jason was out this weekend for the Mastering Local Saltwater Salmon course and had two exceptional days.  Not only did the students have a chance to learn from a seasoned guide but they even hooked up on big chinook salmon multiple times!

As well, the ice is coming off the lakes as we speak.  We’ve heard a few early season reports from our regular customers.  The 2012 lake season is sure to be a great year.  If you are looking to learn from the pros then make sure to check out our lake specific courses.

Please view the courses that Pacific Angler offers for April below:


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 2 (theory) & 6 (casting) SOLD OUT, May 23 (theory) & 27 (casting), and June 20 (theory) & 24 (casting)


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)

Date(s):  May 9

Introduction to Fly Fishing Trout Streams

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(s):  June 6 


While most fly fishermen understand that in order to be a successful lake fishermen you need to have a detailed knowledge of entomology, few take the time to learn this complex field.  Entomology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.  This one night, 3-hour course is designed to break down this complex and intimidating topic.  The first half of the night will be spent going over the major insect families in detail, while the second will be spent going over the different flies and methods used to imitate the different insect species.  So if you would like to get the edge on the lakes make sure to join Pacific Angler for this special once a year course.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  May 10


Fly-fishing is known as one of the hardest sports to take up due to the fact that many people struggle casting a fly rod.  Often people find casting overwhelming and the harder they try the worse it gets.  Well if this sounds familiar then Pacific Angler’s “Group Casting Clinic” is suited to you.  Your instructor for the course will not only go over the “how” of casting but also the “why”.  We can guarantee that you will be casting with ease after the course.  Each casting course involves a 1 hour theory portion and a 4 hour dry-land casting portion.

Cost: $60.00 (before taxes)

Date(s):  May 13


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):  May 22 (theory) & 26 or 27 (on-the-water) SOLD OUT, June 13 (theory) & 16 or 17 (on-the-water)


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(s):  June 11


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(s):  June 12

Didn’t find what you were looking for?  Do none of these dates work for you?  Please call Pacific Angler (604-872-2204) and speak to the friendly staff.  We can set up private courses for small or large groups upon request.  

Happy Fishing!!!