A huge thank you to everyone that fished with Interior Fly Fishing Co. in 2018. Both the spring and the fall seasons were spectacular, with guests from Canada, United States and Europe. There is nothing more fulfilling or rewarding than watching someone experience this fishery for the first time, and truly no job in the world I would rather have than this!
The first day of the 2018 Stillwater season. Photo by Brennan Lund
Having a chance to fish with Savas and Nick of Trout Waters Fly & Tackle this spring. Trout Waters was the first job I ever had in the fishing industry at 17 years old, and it had likely been 3 or 4 years since I had a chance to fish with the two people who got me started almost a decade ago.
The ladies doubled up in a chironomid feeding frenzy, this was their first day ever fly fishing!
Enjoying a rare morning of fishing for myself with good friend and Interior Fly Fishing Co. guide Dave!
Rainbow trout taking flight near the boat!
The amount of options for both rainbow trout and brook trout that Kamloops offers never ceases to amaze me
A girthy Fraser Valley strain rainbow trout
A pair of beautiful Pennasks
A true ten pound rainbow trout caught on a #18 chironomid pupa
Good times with the crew from Tourism Kamloops!
Fishing the evening session on Corbett Lake. Photo by Brennan Lund.
Brian Chan giving a presentation on what makes a productive Stillwater fishery
Interior Fly Fishing Co. guide Dave and guest Ken from Utah with a beauty
Ken from Utah at it again with a football of a Brook trout
When a 6+ pound rainbow takes flight, all you can do is pray the hook stays embedded!
Sarah from Phoenix, AZ leaning into a nice one
Definitely one of the more common chironomids seen on our local lakes
Mark from Arkansas bent on a nice rainbow as another weather system closes in
Oliver Rutschmann of Oliver’s Sportfishing Adventures with a perfect rainbow trout
Eight pounds of interior rainbow trout heading back to be caught another time
Early fall morning on a local Kamloops lake
A shiny one heading back!
Dana Sturn hand-twisting back a chironomid pupa
They don’t get any more perfect than this
A very typical fall throat sample of Gammarus shrimp
Regretting her last meal
The real story is that my wife landed this fish and let me hold it for a picture!
Definitely the youngest client of the year… my daughter Hailie learning the ropes of BC Stillwater fishing!
No caption needed, a tank of an interior rainbow!
Carlo Ng bent on a late season rainbow
Brennan Lund hooked up on a November Stillwater rainbow
This is just a small assortment of my favourites from this past Stillwater season. There is no way to explain the gratitude I have for being able to live in such a wonderful place. Within an hour’s drive of downtown Kamloops, we are so lucky to have over 100 lakes that offer opportunities for anglers of any skill level.
With May of 2019 being almost 50% booked, now is the time to book your dates for next season!
With colder weather becoming more and more regular, I can’t help but getting excited about two sold out hosted weeks in Belize and chasing giant Costa Rica Tarpon next April!
Until next year.