VANCOUVER FLY FISHING

OUR TOP-RATED GUIDED TRIPS FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA

We’re pleased to offer the premier guided fly fishing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Come explore wild rivers less than an hour from Vancouver for trout, salmon and steelhead with nearly year-round fishing opportunities. Our professional guide staff will pick you up right from your hotel and have everything ready for your day with us. We guide on a beautiful river system, that offers excellent conditions for those new to the sport and challenges for the experienced fly angler. These are real deal trips, giving you the ultimate backcountry flyfishing adventure within easy reach of the city.

2017 Outlook

What to expect if you’re fishing with us this year…

If you’re looking at a fly fishing trip with us in 2017 we’re gearing up for another busy fun year. The southern coast of British Columbia has had a heck of a cold winter, which bodes well for the rest of our season.

Spring fishing should be very good, with a healthy run of steelhead and a good trout fishing on the upper sections of the Squamish River. Fall 2016 had massive salmon returns, which fertilize the rivers in so many ways. Trout have flourished feeding on eggs and will be chasing the salmon fry come later Spring. For Summer trips it is a pink salmon year (every odd year they return) so our Vancouver fly fishing trips will focus on that crazy fishery, the last two runs have been over 400,000 returning fish, making for amazing fishing.  If Fall fishing is anything like it was in ’16, then we’ll be in awesome shape for October and November, with solid returns of chum and coho salmon.  Lots to be excited about!
We make planning a fly fishing trip in Vancouver extra easy.You can contact us via the inquiry forms on this page, our toll-free 1-877-902-3393 or email vancouverfishingtrips@gmail.com for an up to date fishing report.

We’re looking forward to another awesome year of our Vancouver fly fishing trips. Lots of options for great trips all year long, we look forward to earning your business and having you come fish with us in 2017!

“Our experience with Chromer Sport Fishing was exceptional!!! Everything from the quick response from Yos, to the above and beyond service from our excellent guide Pat Beahen, made our fly fishing experience very memorable.”

Scott T – Toronto, Ontario

GUIDED DAY RATES

CHROMER’S VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

About:  You can plan your Vancouver fly fishing trip with confidence, knowing you’ll be fishing the the top guides, enjoying the use of premium gear and having a first class experience. We pride ourselves on real deal trips, honest advice and genuine experiences for our clients. If fishing isn’t worthwhile we’ll let you know, and if it is we’ll give you an up to date report on what to expect. Our experienced, friendly Vancouver fly fishing guide staff gets top reviews and are dedicated to personalizing each trip.

Fish wild rivers within an hour of Vancouver.

 Transportation from Vancouver included – we pick you up.

Great crew of friendly, experienced, fully licensed guides!

 All fly fishing & wading gear included.

Where:  The majority of our Vancouver fly fishing trips take place on the Squamish River system, located within a scenic 45 minute drive north from Vancouver.  The unique and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offer nearly year-round fishing opportunities for Pacific salmon, wild trout and steelhead. Our guide license gives us the ability to fish multiple rivers each day, ensuring we put our guests into the best possible conditions on every trip.

Trip Details:  Our Vancouver fly fishing trips generally start with an a 7.00 AM pickup at your Vancouver hotel and are a full-day 8 hours long.  You can expect to be back in Vancouver at the days end around 4.00 PM. Trips are private, just you and your group, and included all fly fishing equipment, fitted wading gear, professional licensed guiding and transportation from Vancouver. Not included is lunch and required fishing licenses. Pricing below is in Canadian Dollars.

  • One Person Vancouver Fly Fishing Trip

    Eight hour full-day including transportation from Vancouver

    $495
  • Two Person Vancouver Fly Fishing Trip

    Eight hour full-day including transportation from Vancouver

    $345
  • Three Person Vancouver Fly Fishing Trip

    Eight hour full-day including transportation from Vancouver

    $325

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Vancouver fly fishing trips into this kind of country, yup that’s what we’re all about.

These are our home waters, wild flowing rivers that cut through deep valleys. As wild as it gets, all within a day trip from Vancouver.

The elusive BC winter steelhead. On our winter and spring Vancouver fly fishing trips we’ll put you in all the right places to optimize your chances at one of these.

Native bull trout are found in very few places, the rivers near Vancouver are home to some healthy populations of this beautiful fish.

We’re the trusted source for the best fishing in Vancouver.

You want to make the most of your Vancouver fishing trip and we’re here to make sure of it. We’re here to lend honest local advice and full booking services so you always get a real deal trip with the best Vancouver fishing guides.

Honest local advice & insight

Access to prime fishing dates

 Fully licensed guides

Unparalleled  customer service

 24/7 on-trip support

Friendly cancellation policy

Fish with Vancouver’s top guides

All equipment included

Private guided boats

Always get the best pricing

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Detailed reservation confirmation

GUIDED DAY ITINERARY

FLY FISHING WITH OUR CREW

We focus the majority of our guided trips on the Squamish River system, about an hour north of Vancouver. The unique and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offer nearly year-round fly-fishing opportunities for salmon, trout and steelhead. We generally do a hotel pickup at 7 AM, that’s when our guide will pick you up in Vancouver for the hour drive north to Squamish. You’ll follow the Sea to Sky highway along beautiful body of water known as Howe Sound. Once in the Squamish Valley we get the waders on, string the rods and we’re off for the day. You can expect some short easy walks to the rivers. On a clear day you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and have the pure waters of our coastal rivers flowing beneath you. Wading is relatively easy and depending on conditions and agility you can expect to fish a variety of river stretches in a day.

We get all types of people come fish with us. Some have decades of fly fishing experience while others have never held a fly rod before. Which ever end of the experience spectrum you would consider yourself expect to get a lot of your day with our guides. We’ll spend the day making sure everyone in your group feels safe and comfortable. We can easily customize the day to all levels of experience, mobility and expectations.

Obviously we don’t have control over what the fish, but we willll put you in all the right spots, they just have to be home. We can control all the other factors though, so expect great service, friendly knowledgeable guides, top of the line equipment and an experience built to suit you and your group. Our trips are eight hours, often they go a little longer than that, so expect to be back in Vancouver between 4.00 PM.  We service all the downtown hotels and can make easily make special pickup/dropoff arrangements.

Our morning drive from Vancouver, we’ll pick you up for a cruise along beautiful Howe Sound to wild valleys of BC’s Squamish area. This is looking south towards Vancouver.

Hang with our awesome crew of experienced guides, guys who love what they do! Here’s Vancouver fly fishing guide Tom McHugh on the Cheakamus River.

“Tom and Yos couldn’t have been better nor more knowledgeable and gracious guides. I would strongly recommend Chromer to anyone visiting Vancouver.”

Tim V – Sante Fe, New Mexico

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

OUR INVESTMENT IN GEAR & SERVICE

Quality is paramount to our program. We like doing things the right way and have invested heavily in our guides and equipment to ensure you have a first class Vancouver fly fishing trip with us. We don’t cut corners and this makes for a more enjoyable and safer experience for our guests.

 Highest quality fishing gear including Islander Reels, fresh fly lines and top of the line single and double-handed rods

 Full selection of lightweight Simms waders and boots

 Well maintained vehicles, all fully & properly insured

 Comfortable framed rafts for when we do drift trips

 Mustang inflatable collars for extra security & safety on the water

Investing in our gear and our guides is something we’re proud of and we’re confident it has set us apart from any other guiding operation in the area. If you’re shopping around make sure you’re fishing with a reputable service that takes pride in the product.

You can expect premium gear and guiding on all our trips, including Simms waders and a full arsenal of the top of the line rods and reels. And our focus on safety will have you feeling comfy on the water.

“Fantastic day out fly fishing with this Company. Second to none service…… nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend them highly enough!”

Paul P – Aberdeen, UK

SPRING FLY FISHING

FEBRUARY | MARCH | APRIL | MAY

The Spring months are definitely one of our favourite times for a guiding on the rivers of BC’s south coast. Starting in February we start seeing the first steelhead roll into the lower Squamish River and some of the smaller tributaries including the Cheakamus River.

By early March the warming temperatures tend to make for idilic river conditions as some of the low laying snowpack begins to melt, putting some colour into local rivers and inviting more steelhead to poke their noses in from the saltwater. March tends to be a busy month for us, many anglers like yourself are ready to get the waders wet after a long winter.  We generally see more Bull Trout activity during March as they begin to feed on emerging salmon fry later in the month.

April is our prime Spring month for our Vancouver fly fishing trips.  River conditions are usually excellent, with coastal systems on a slow rise and getting a green tinge. The majority of the steelhead have moved in and we’ll put you in all the right places to optimize your chances at one of the gorgeous fish. We spend the majority of our time on the upper Squamish River in April, accessing the river by walk-n-wade and sometimes doing drifts. This is a beautiful area, about 90 minutes north of Vancouver, where elk, mountain goats and other wildlife roams free.

As we move into May the local rivers, and especially the Squamish are on a continual climb.  The warm days of Spring are now melting more of the winter’s snow.  We often have excellent conditions into the first week of May on the Squamish River and into the second week of May on some of the smaller tributaries. After the second week of May fish is touch and go, with water levels sometimes being too high for quality trips.  Many of our fly fishing guests opt of a lake fishing trip that time of year in the Whistler region, where we offer a fully guiding services as well.

Lots of great opportunities for steelhead and trout fishing in the Spring months of March & April.

Here’s on of our guides, Paul, with a dime bright winter steelhead caught on a hidden little river that few know about.

SUMMER FLY FISHING

JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER

Our Vancouver fly fishing trips during the Summer months tend to focus on trout fishing the Cheakams River, the Ashlu River and sometimes even making our way up to the Birkenhead River.  Early Summer can sometimes be tough, with higher river conditions.  If you’re looking for a trip in June or July please contact us for an up to date report on river and water conditions.  Often during that time we’ll recommend you come fish with us at our Whistler location, about a 90 minute drive north of Vancouver.

The Cheakamus and Ashlu rivers are both important tributaries of the Squamish River and tend to stay in shape better during the Summer months. These two rivers are accessed by walk-n-wade trips. The wading and walking are easy and the rivers are sized that no long casts are needed. This is a wonderful time for new anglers to experience fly fishing in BC, with opportunities at rainbow, bull and cutthroat trout.

EXCITING NEWS FOR SUMMER 2017!  This year is a pink salmon year on the Squamish River. These fish return every two years and 2017 is going to be another awesome run of fish.  During the 2015 season we had absolutely incredible pink salmon fishing on the Squamish, with an estimated run of 400,000 returning fish!  The first pink salmon begin entering the system in early August with prime pink salmon fishing being from mid August to late September. These trips are less than an hour from Vancouver and will have you into some serious salmon fishing action!

For summer 2017 we’re expecting another huge run of pink salmon. August and September are going to be a great time for a fly fishing trip from Vancouver, with lots of action and good times for all abilities of angler, new or experienced! Only 45 minutes from Vancouver.

Summer months do book up pretty quick, so contact us for availably and the latest Vancouver fishing reports, we’re always happy to chat fishing.

FALL FLY FISHING

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER

This year (2017) is a pink salmon year on the Squamish River, starting in mid August but really hitting the peak of the runs in September. This is an incredible fishery, with tens of thousands of returning salmon.  We fish the lower, to maximize your day and have the chance at the healthiest fish.  It is not uncommon to have double digit days of fishing when pinks are in the system during the early Fall months.

Fall months are a hugely exciting time fishing the coastal rivers near Vancouver. This is when our focus shifts to swinging flies for migrating salmon, making their returning to our local rivers. Keep in mind this is another very busy time of year for us and a good idea to look ahead and plan your trip early to avoid disappointment.

As we push into October, we begin seeing the return of chum and coho (silver) salmon. This generally begins in early October with the peak of the peak runs happening in the middle of the month.  A few days can make a big difference when waiting for these fish to arrive.  When the chums and cohos are in thick we can enjoy absolutely epic days of fishing, sound corny, but literally til your arms are sore.  You can count on solid Fall salmon fishing right through until mid November.

Fall is such a fun time for a Vancouver fly fishing trip, with salmon runs moving into local rivers. Here is a client with a healthy chum salmon ready for release.

WINTER FLY FISHING

DECEMBER | JANUARY

Winter fly fishing in Vancouver certainly comes with its challenges, but also its rewards. The challenge most often than not is the weather, Winter temperatures in December and January are at their coldest of the year and we sometimes have snow on the ground.

For those willing to brave the cold (and the wet) they can be rewarded with rivers void of people and hungry trout, especially in December as they gorge on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs.  We fish small imitation egg patterns at this time, swinging them to trout who hold in the deeper water. There is very little angler pressure at this time, during the weekdays we can have the whole river to ourselves. If you’re looking for a solid winter Vancouver fishing trip then this is one to consider.

Winter fly fishing near Vancouver is all about trout fishing. Rainbows and bull trout are feeding on the remnants of the fall salmon runs and we can have some pretty fun days of fishing if river and weather conditions cooperate.

“Yos and his team of guides treated us like gold. We had two epic days on the river, and caught a ton of fish. The Chromers team run a first class outfit with super experienced and knowledgeable guides, and excellent communication every step of the way; from booking, leading up to the event, and during. I can honestly say it was the most positive fishing experience in my life, and our entire group of newbies are hooked for life on spey casting!”

Andrew H – Vancouver, BC

VANCOUVER FLY FISHING PACKAGES

OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE FLY FISHING PACKAGES IN SQUAMISH

About:  Our hassle free Vancouver fly fishing packages include guided fishing, accommodations and transportation from Vancouver. We put together these trips as easy to enjoy adventures minus and big travel plans. We’ll pick you in Vancouver and drive to Squamish, BC for full days of guided fishing combo’ed with accommodations at either the comfortable Howe Sound Inn or Sunwolf Cabins. Starting prices, please contact us for a detailed quote and include your group size and how many days of fishing and nights accommodation you’d like.

Accommodations in Squamish are minutes from the river.

 Onsite restaurant and bar for easy dining arrangements.

 Transportation from Vancouver or Airport is included.

On the water lunches are provided daily.

Package Details:  We’ve make our Vancouver fly fishing packages flexible and affordable to fit into your budget. Packages include either inn or cabin accommodations (your choice), lunches, guided fishing and transportation from Vancouver. Prices below are in Canadian Dollars and based on two people. For a detailed quote please let us know how many days you’d like to fish and how many nights accommodation and we’ll send you a detailed quote.

  • Two Day / One Night Fly Fishing Package

    Including transportation from Vancouver and accommodations in Squamish BC.

    $875 pp
  • Three Day / Two Night Fly Fishing Package

    Including transportation from Vancouver and accommodations in Squamish BC.

    $1250 pp

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Let us set you up with one of our Vancouver fly fishing packages. They include nice accommodations in Squamish and transportation from Vancouver or the airport.

Choose from a few different accommodation options, this is Sunwolf Cabins which are located right on the Cheakamus River.

Coming from the US?

Now is a great time to plan a trip to fish with us in British Columbia. Exchange rates are hovering the 25% or better range, meaning big savings on our Canadian Dollar pricing!

MEET OUR GUIDE STAFF

THE MOST EXPERIENCED IN VANCOUVER

The key to any great fishing trip is fishing with guides who know the local area and who are keen to pass along their knowledge. Our guide staff is made up of the most experienced guides in the Sea to Sky Region, who are 100% committed to making sure you have the ultimate experience here on our home waters.  For those of you who are new to fly fishing let us introduce you in a comfortable and safe way to this great sport.  For more experienced fly anglers we promise you’ll finish your time with us with even more knowledge and appreciation for the area.
A big part of our program is introducing people to two-handed casting, also known as Spey casting.  This is highly effective method to fishing the coastal rivers of British Columbia for andromadous like salmon and steelhead.
Head guide and owner Yos Gladstone has spent the past 16 years guiding on the coastal river systems of southern British Columbia. It was his goal to assemble a staff of the most experienced Vancouver fly fishing guides to ensure the utmost in quality for guests looking to fly fish near Vancouver.   Our guide staff is made up of experienced, friendly, fun and reliable guides that are fishing and guiding full-time all year long.  Guides Tom, Pat, Dylan and Paul have more combined experience fishing the coastal rivers of southern BC.
You can plan a day with confidence that you’l be fishing with first class fly fishing guides who love what they do and have a unsurpassed knowledge of the local area. All our guides are fully licensed and insured.

Fish with our staff of friendly experienced fly fishing guides who really love what they do.

If you’re new to fly fishing or looking to expand on your skills our guide staff will take good care of you. We want people to feel comfortable on the water and we’re always focused on improving our clients casting abilities and fly fishing knowledge.

BUYING SOME GEAR?

VISIT OUR FRIENDS AT MICHEAL & YOUNG FLY SHOP IN VANCOUVER

Michael & Young is a full service fly shop located in Vancouver at 1245 West Broadway, minutes from any of the downtown Vancouver hotels. This is our partnered Vancouver fly fishing store, they have a wide section of fly fishing gear, outer wear, fly tying materials and their staff is friendly and knowledgable. Shop Manager Tim Arsenault has hosted our Spey Improvement Week over the years and is always willing to pass along his advice and knowledge of fly fishing and spey gear.  We encourage you to give Michael & Young Fly Shop a visit and let them know we sent you.

Be sure to pop into visit our buddy Tim Arsenault at Michael & Young Fly Shop in Vancouver. The shop is minutes from downtown, and on the way to the airport.

“I hosted a group of 21 for a day of guided fishing with Yos and his team. The day was awesome and they did a fantastic job. We had a tight schedule and a big group but the team at Chromer handled it perfectly.”

Kevin C – Phoenix, Arizona

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