SPRING STEELHEAD BOOTCAMP
Now booking for 2018 & 2019 Exclusive Remote Spring & Fall Steelhead Camp
Coastal Steelhead start migrating in March Through April we have a variety of rivers at our disposal. Skeena river, Kitlope river, Kitimat river, Nass river spey casting / fly fishing or center pin are methods used to angle for these transient Chrome beauties join us on one of our many remote fishing adventures.
Skeena river, Nass river, Kitimat river steelhead can be caught almost year round depending on mother nature and the size of the run. Its always best to inquire with a professional local guide, as most angling guides in the Terrace area now move through the guide circuit and are no longer local. At Westcoast fishing adventures we are local and live on the water living to fish and fishing to live !
What to bring
To ensure you are comfortable and prepared for your fishing adventure, we have compiled a list of things you should bring along. This is a complete list for both steelhead backroads camp and lodge adventures.
- checkA quality fly vest or waist pack suitable to pack daily fishing/rain gear.
- checkA quality 50+ liter backpack, containing all your clothing and fishing gear. Not to exceed 50 pounds.
- checkA lightweight rain jacket.
- checkTravel pillow for camp
- checkClothing designed for “layering”. Lightweight warm underwear and thermal socks for under waders. 6) A pair of lightweight chest waders suitable for active wear (we prefer Gore-tex).
- checkA pair of felt soled wading boots in good condition. Gravel guards necessary.
- checkA lightweight flashlight with spare batteries and a lighter.
- checkA good hook file.
- checkA multi use tool (including pocket knife) such as leatherman or similar pliers for releasing fish.
- checkAn 8/9 weight rod/reel for Steelhead, perhaps a lighter rod such as a 5/6 weight for trout.
- checkSpare rod.
- checkOne sinking shooting head (optional).
- checkPolarized sunglasses.
- checkBB shot .
- checkA good selection of flies, broadly assorted by color (blue, purple and black being the favorites), weight and style (especially leeches)…in both wet and dry (always bring at least 1 large dry fly. such as a bomber).
- checkGloves, one pair for hiking, one pair for fishing.
- checkCamera…preferably waterproof (digital).
- checkA pair of lightweight hiking boots or shoes.
- checkA towel and toiletries for a week.
- checkAlcoholic beverages (beer, wine, etc) for one week.
- checkFavorite hat preferably rain proof.
- checkA combination of sinking and floating lines. Changeable tip systems work quite well for variation.
- checkA USB External flash drive to take our photos home with you