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Pacific Angler Fishing Courses in February and March

Posted on January 28th 2013, by Pacific Angler

The end of January is always welcomed in Vancouver as it means the bulk of winter is well behind us and spring is just around the corner. Looking forward, there are some amazing fisheries in February and March. February is also a great month to get into fly tying or hone your existing skills at Pacific Angler in Vancouver.

Tying a classic salmon fly is an exciting one-of-a-kind course taught by master fly tier Andre Stepanian. There is simply no other course offered in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland which will give you the skills to tie beautiful classic salmon flies.

Steelhead, cutthroat trout and winter chinook salmon will be the focal fisheries through February and March. Due to popular demand, Pacific Angler has added a third steelhead float fishing course in March. For the beginner float fishermen, this is an exciting time to learn the art of float fishing. March is the peak of the steelhead season and you will have shots at your very first chrome steelhead.

Pacific Angler's cutthroat fishing course will be offered again in March. This is a store favourite as cutthroat trout are aggressively feeding on fry and you can often sight cast to fish thrashing on the surface of the water. This course is excellent for anyone interested in focusing on the world class cutthroat fishery that is right at our doorstep.

To review Pacific Angler's courses for February and March please read below with dates & availability. For Pacific Angler's complete 2013 Course Schedule, please download this PDF file.

Tying a Classic Salmon Fly

This 3 night course is designed for those that are interested in learning the art of classic fly tying. The course will cover many aspects of classic tying such as marrying feathers, mounting whole feathers, working with the gut eye and so forth. The course is suitable for advanced fly tiers with lots of patience.

Cost: $120.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): Tuesday, February 5th, 12th & 19th (3 Spots Available)

Intruder Night with Dimitri

The Original Intruder Fly Tying Demo Night is back! Often imitated but never duplicated, our original intruder fly tying course is back once again. Dimitri will be demonstrating the techniques he uses to tie this effective pattern. Dimtri will show you how to use Rhea, Ostrich, Amherst, Polar Bear, and the latest materials to make intruders that no steelhead or salmon can resist. This is a step-by-step course. A material list will be included. Each student is entitled to a 10% discount for the duration of the course.

Cost: $30.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): Wednesday, February 6th (4 Spots Available)

Steelhead Float Fishing

In this 2 part course you will learn advanced float fishing techniques used to catch steelhead in all water types and conditions. This course includes a 3hr evening seminar and a fully guided day on the river putting your new steelhead knowledge into practice.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

New Date: March 13th (Theory) & March 16th (on-the-water) & March 17th (6 Spots Available).

Steelhead on the Fly

Fishing for winter steelhead on the fly is arguably one of the most challenging fisheries in British Columbia. Join Pacific Angler and learn the secrets and "small things" that will increase your chances of success for winter steelhead. This course will have a strong focus on swinging intruder style flies using heavy sink tips and Skagit systems and is designed for the fishermen ready to take that next step!

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): February 26th (theory) & March 2nd or March 3rd (on-the-water) (2 Spots Open) & March 19th (theory) & March 23rd or March 24th (on-the-water) (4 Spots Open)

Introduction to Fly Fishing

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)

New Date(s): February 27th (theory) & March 3rd (casting) (4 Spots Available) & March 20th (theory) & March 24th (casting) (1 Spot Available)

Introduction to Fly Tying

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(s): Tuesday, March 4th, 11th & 18th

Master Local Saltwater Salmon Fishing

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): March 6th (theory) & March 9th or March 10th (on-the-water) (3 Spots Open)

Fly Fishing for Searun Cutthroat Trout in Rivers

This spring make sure to get out and take advantage of the world-class cutthroat fishing in the Lower Mainland. The cutthroat course is designed to educate our students on the life cycle, location, seasonal feeding habitats, and successful techniques used to catch these elusive fish. This is a two-part course; the first part is a theory session at Pacific Angler and the second is a fully guided day.

Cost: $225.00 (before taxes)

Date(s): March 21st (theory) & March 23rd or March 24th (on-the-water) (7 Spots Open)

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.

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