Friday, August 31, 2012

Open Week on the Bulkley River BC

I got the word recently from BC Steelhead guide Andre Laporte that he has an open week this fall on the Bulkley River. Andre has been guiding the Bulkley River for over 20 years and is also well known for tying the famous Bulkley Mouse dry fly. He is one of the best guides in the valley and knows how to find fish in low or high water, and everything in between. 

The week is 6 days of fishing from September 30th through October 5th. This is an absolutely prime week of Steelhead fishing on the Bulkley. Water temps are typically in the low - mid 50s, making all swung fly presentations -- including skated dry flies -- very effective. Andre specializes in fishing the remote canyon stretches of the Bulkley that receive very little pressure. The fish counts on the Skeena river are looking exceptional this year and good number of steelhead are already being caught in the Bulkley. Fishing should be fantastic by late September!

The cost of the trip is normally $3300 per person for the week, but is being offered at $2900 per person and there are 2 spaces available.

This includes:
6 days of guided Steelhead fishing on the world famous Bulkley River
number of hours at clients discretion
(typically 10 hour days, 7:30am to 5:30pm)
Ground transportation to and from the Smithers airport
Ground transportation around Smithers for supplies and incidental items
Ground transportation to and from your hotel to the river for each day of fishing
Fishing from a new & modern Wooldridge jet boat
Spey casting instruction if requested
Shore lunch on the river each day
home made soups
fresh sandwiches
fruit & snacks
Souvenir digital photographs

Addition items that are not included:
Fishing License, Steelhead Stamp and Classified Permits
Ground or air transportation to Smithers
air transportation available through Air Canada
Hotel accommodations
Recommended accommodations:
Hudson's Bay Lodge
Storks Nest Inn
Morning and evening meals

If you are interested in this rare opportunity, please contact me via email at

To help sweeten the deal I will offer a 15% discount on any of my own custom bamboo spey or single hand rods, or custom reels ordered when booking.

The Bulkley is truly an amazing river and Andre is an equally standout guide. If you've ever thought about taking a British Columbia Steelhead trip, I'd strongly encourage you to consider this great deal!

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