Michael & Young Fly Fishing Courses

New to fly fishing? Just want to prepare for your next angling adventure? We have many years of local fishing knowledge, and we are willing to share. Take a course today.

We offer a huge selection of fly fishing courses covering topics such as fly casting, fly tying, entomology and spey Casting. Fly fishing classes are taught at both our Surrey and our Vancouver fly shop locations and many include an on the water session. We also offer up private fly casting lessons that can be scheduled at your convenience.

On-The-Watertop

Fraser River Winter Steelhead

<p>Join Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters on a fly fishing school for winter steelhead. You will travel by jetboat on the Fraser and Harrison rivers on the hunt for mainstem fish. You will discuss the appropriate equipment (flies, lines, tips, rods, and reels) and go over strategy and technique on how to target these extraordinary fish. </p>

<p>Maximun of 4 students.</p>

<p>Dates are subject to change due to water and weather conditions.</p>

Join Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters on a fly fishing school for winter steelhead. You will travel by jetboat on the Fraser and Harrison rivers on the hunt for mainstem fish. You will discuss the appropriate equipment (flies, lines, tips, rods, and reels) and go over strategy and technique on how to target these extraordinary fish. 

Maximun of 4 students.

Dates are subject to change due to water and weather conditions.

On The Water Cutthroat Trout

<p>A full day travelling by jet boat, fly fishing the Fraser River, Harrison River, and some of their backwaters on the hunt for Searun Cutthroat trout on the fly.</p>

<p>Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters will be our instructor. His knowledge of the fishery is incredible. He will discuss and demonstrate the appropriate tackle, technique, and strategies to be successful in this fishery and then will help you put these techniques and ideas to use.</p>

A full day travelling by jet boat, fly fishing the Fraser River, Harrison River, and some of their backwaters on the hunt for Searun Cutthroat trout on the fly.

Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters will be our instructor. His knowledge of the fishery is incredible. He will discuss and demonstrate the appropriate tackle, technique, and strategies to be successful in this fishery and then will help you put these techniques and ideas to use.

Lillooet River WINTER TROUT

<p>At the north end of Harrison Lake flows an amazing trout fishery. Most of the year the river is high and tough to fish but in the cold months the river is beautiful with an abundance of Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout and Whitefish. Join Michael & Young on our adventure by jet boat to explore this beautiful place in search of fins.</p>

<p>Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters is your instructor and guide. He will help you discover successful strategies and practices for fly fishing for trout in the winter months. </p>

<p>Limtied to 4 students per day.</p>

<p>Dates are subject to change due to water conditions.</p>

At the north end of Harrison Lake flows an amazing trout fishery. Most of the year the river is high and tough to fish but in the cold months the river is beautiful with an abundance of Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout and Whitefish. Join Michael & Young on our adventure by jet boat to explore this beautiful place in search of fins.

Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters is your instructor and guide. He will help you discover successful strategies and practices for fly fishing for trout in the winter months. 

Limtied to 4 students per day.

Dates are subject to change due to water conditions.

Lillooet River Spey for Anadromous Fish

<p>Take your Spey Gear to the magnificent Lillooet River in search of sea-run monsters. </p>

<p>In April the Lillooet River is home to winter steelhead, bull trout, and a a small run of "true spring" Chinook. It is a truly beautiful place.</p>

<p>You will discuss, learn, and practice techniques for swinging flies for big fish - using Big flies, big rods a sink tips!</p>

<p>Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters will teach this course and pilot you accross Harrison Lake and into the river in his jet boat.</p>

<p>Limited to 4 students per class.</p>

Take your Spey Gear to the magnificent Lillooet River in search of sea-run monsters. 

In April the Lillooet River is home to winter steelhead, bull trout, and a a small run of "true spring" Chinook. It is a truly beautiful place.

You will discuss, learn, and practice techniques for swinging flies for big fish - using Big flies, big rods a sink tips!

Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters will teach this course and pilot you accross Harrison Lake and into the river in his jet boat.

Limited to 4 students per class.

Stillwater Fly Fishing Weekend 2020 - CORBETT LAKE LODGE

<p>Four days and three nights of stillwater fishing with Michael & Young Fly Shops, Ryan Heitz.</p>

<p>Join Ryan at Corbett Lake Lodge for some great food and a weekend of discussing and implementing some different strategies for catching rainbow trout in British Columbias vast Stillwater fisheries. </p>

<p>Floating lines and Indicators, floating line "naked", intermediate lines and sink tips in shallow water, fast sinking lines including boobies and blobs, fast sinking lines and deep water chironomids. All of these stratefies will be discussed and demonstrated. as well as anchoring tips and strategies on how to appraoch a new lake and a new day. </p>

<p>Using the Corbett Lake Lodge as our "home" we will be spoiled with great meals and a beautiful place to relax and learn. All food and non-alcoholic beverages are included. The lodge has a full service bar if you woudl like to purchase alcoholic beverages. Bedding, towels, and cozy beds are all included. And, the lodge is close to Merritt, BC near the highwway for easy access.</p>

<p>Starting Friday afternoon and running through to Monday afternoon. </p>

<p>$900.00 plus taxes per person.</p>

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Four days and three nights of stillwater fishing with Michael & Young Fly Shops, Ryan Heitz.

Join Ryan at Corbett Lake Lodge for some great food and a weekend of discussing and implementing some different strategies for catching rainbow trout in British Columbias vast Stillwater fisheries. 

Floating lines and Indicators, floating line "naked", intermediate lines and sink tips in shallow water, fast sinking lines including boobies and blobs, fast sinking lines and deep water chironomids. All of these stratefies will be discussed and demonstrated. as well as anchoring tips and strategies on how to appraoch a new lake and a new day. 

Using the Corbett Lake Lodge as our "home" we will be spoiled with great meals and a beau

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On The Water Sea Run Bull Trout - Pitt River

<p>A full day of swinging flies for big, aggressive sea run BullTrout an the Lower Mainland's picturesque upper Pitt River.</p>

<p>In May Sea Run Bull Trout start to enter the river to spawn. These fish have spent a year or more in the ocean getting big, fat and healthy, When they reach the river they aggressively attack minnows, par, and sculpin and are full of vigour. You will discuss flies and practice streamer fishing with the swung fly.  Looking at the river: run depth, speed and water colour. and learning strategy on how to best cover water to hook these fish.</p>

<p>Travel by jet boat from Grant Narrows to the upper Pitt River with Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters.  Curtis has well over a decade of experience on this river and is a wealth of knowledge in the pursuit of these extremely unique Bull Trout.</p>

<p>Cost is $325 + GST.</p>

A full day of swinging flies for big, aggressive sea run BullTrout an the Lower Mainland's picturesque upper Pitt River.

In May Sea Run Bull Trout start to enter the river to spawn. These fish have spent a year or more in the ocean getting big, fat and healthy, When they reach the river they aggressively attack minnows, par, and sculpin and are full of vigour. You will discuss flies and practice streamer fishing with the swung fly.  Looking at the river: run depth, speed and water colour. and learning strategy on how to best cover water to hook these fish.

Travel by jet boat from Grant Narrows to the upper Pitt River with Curtis Meyers of BC Fly Fishing Charters.  Curtis has well over a decade of experience on this river and is a wea

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On The Water Salmon Pitt River

<p><strong>Instructor:</strong> Curtis Meyers</p>

<p><strong>Maximum:</strong> 3 students Cancellation:</p>

<p>Notice must be given 14 days prior to start date to receive refund or reschedule.</p>

Instructor: Curtis Meyers

Maximum: 3 students Cancellation:

Notice must be given 14 days prior to start date to receive refund or reschedule.

On The Water Salmon Harrison River

<p><strong>Instructor:</strong> Curtis Meyers</p>

<p><strong>Maximum:</strong> 4 students Cancellation:</p>

<p>Notice must be given 14 days prior to start date to receive refund or reschedule.</p>

Instructor: Curtis Meyers

Maximum: 4 students Cancellation:

Notice must be given 14 days prior to start date to receive refund or reschedule.

Fly Tyingtop

B.C.'s 12 Best

<p style=Get ready for the new season as we Sheath, Creep, Shank, Twist, Sting, Articulate and Jig some of the best flies in BC! 

We will cover flies from local legends, Brian Chan , Phil Rowely , Todd Oshi and John Kent just to name a few, and we will take patterns from the past and present, and elevate them to the next level. 

This is a great follow up to any fundamentals and caters to all tying levels. 

And, you will be introduced to a new technique called “Foiling."

Sponsored by Regal Vise, Flymen Fishing Co , Partridge Hooks, The Canadian Llama Company, FNF & Spawn Fly Fish. 

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Get ready for the new season as we Sheath, Creep, Shank, Twist, Sting, Articulate and Jig some of the best flies in BC! 

We will cover flies from local legends, Brian Chan , Phil Rowely , Todd Oshi and John Kent just to name a few, and we will take patterns from the past and present, and elevate them to the next level. 

This is a great follow up to any fundamentals and caters to all tying levels. 

And, you will be introduced to a new technique called “Foiling."

Sponsored by Regal Vise, Flymen Fis

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Fundamental Fly Tying

<p>This fundamental course is designed for those who are just getting started or want a refresher. The objective of this course is to expose the student to all the various modern techniques he/she will require in order to become a proficient tyer. Once these techniques are properly mastered, the student should be able to tie most anything. Topics covered include proper use and maintenance of tools, proportioning of the fly, wrapping hackles, soft hackle techniques, dubbing, weighting flies, streamers, spinning deer hair and basic dry flies. Patterns tied include many B.C. favourites such as the Carey Special, Doc Spratley, Baggy Shrimp, Hares Ear Nymph, Goddard Sedge, Tom Thumb, Dark Cahill and the Mickey Finn.</p>

This fundamental course is designed for those who are just getting started or want a refresher. The objective of this course is to expose the student to all the various modern techniques he/she will require in order to become a proficient tyer. Once these techniques are properly mastered, the student should be able to tie most anything. Topics covered include proper use and maintenance of tools, proportioning of the fly, wrapping hackles, soft hackle techniques, dubbing, weighting flies, streamers, spinning deer hair and basic dry flies. Patterns tied include many B.C. favourites such as the Carey Special, Doc Spratley, Baggy Shrimp, Hares Ear Nymph, Goddard Sedge, Tom Thumb, Dark Cahill and the Mickey Finn.

CXI Warmwater Tying 101

<p>Join us for this one day workshop designed to teach the best commercial techniques and productive patterns for any Warm Water Destination and Christmas Island.</p>

<p>This advance class will teach you modern and up to date tecquniques using epoxy, UV resin, tubing and modern material to make that perfect fly. We will cover patterns for Bonefish, Triggerfish, Giant Trevally and other warm water game.</p>

<p><strong>Maximum:</strong> 9 students</p>

<p><strong>Cancellation: </strong>14 days prior to start date for full refund or to reschedule</p>

Join us for this one day workshop designed to teach the best commercial techniques and productive patterns for any Warm Water Destination and Christmas Island.

This advance class will teach you modern and up to date tecquniques using epoxy, UV resin, tubing and modern material to make that perfect fly. We will cover patterns for Bonefish, Triggerfish, Giant Trevally and other warm water game.

Maximum: 9 students

Cancellation: 14 days prior to start date for full refund or to reschedule

GT & Baitfish Fly Tying

<p>Join us for this one day workshop designed to teach the best commercial techniques and productive patterns for any Warm Water Destination and Christmas Island.</p>

<p>This advance class will teach you modern and up to date tecquniques using epoxy, UV resin, tubing and modern material to make that perfect fly. We will cover patterns for Bonefish, Triggerfish, Giant Trevally and other warm water game.</p>

<p><strong>Maximum:</strong> 9 students</p>

<p><strong>Cancellation: </strong>14 days prior to start date for full refund or to reschedule</p>

Join us for this one day workshop designed to teach the best commercial techniques and productive patterns for any Warm Water Destination and Christmas Island.

This advance class will teach you modern and up to date tecquniques using epoxy, UV resin, tubing and modern material to make that perfect fly. We will cover patterns for Bonefish, Triggerfish, Giant Trevally and other warm water game.

Maximum: 9 students

Cancellation: 14 days prior to start date for full refund or to reschedule

Fly Castingtop

3 Day Beginner's Casting

<p>Designed for the novice flycaster, these sessions will enable the student to properly lay out a reasonable flyline. Emphasis is on technique as distance will come with time. Topics covered include proper grip of flyrod, false casting, overhead cast, shooting the line as well as the single and double haul.</p>

<p>Fly Casting Course taught by Dave O'Brien near our Surrey location at Bear Creek Park.</p>

<p><strong>Cost:</strong> $50 + GST = $52.50</p>

Designed for the novice flycaster, these sessions will enable the student to properly lay out a reasonable flyline. Emphasis is on technique as distance will come with time. Topics covered include proper grip of flyrod, false casting, overhead cast, shooting the line as well as the single and double haul.

Fly Casting Course taught by Dave O'Brien near our Surrey location at Bear Creek Park.

Cost: $50 + GST = $52.50

Entomologytop

Fly Fishing & Entomology

<p>Perfect for those who are just getting started or for those who want to get more out of the sport. The objective here is to properly introduce students to the world of fly fishing as it pertains to British Columbia so that the students will quickly learn the basics that are essential to becoming a successful fly fisher. We will be covering a wide range of topics such as proper tackle selection, trout physiology, physical and chemical characteristics of lakes and rivers as well as entomology coupled with proper fly selection.</p>

<p>The course will be followed with an optional Sunday Fishout at a Merritt area lake. It should be emphasized that this is not a fly casting or fly tying course, although certain aspects of each will be touched on.</p>

<p><strong>Cost:</strong> $60 + GST = $63.00</p>

Perfect for those who are just getting started or for those who want to get more out of the sport. The objective here is to properly introduce students to the world of fly fishing as it pertains to British Columbia so that the students will quickly learn the basics that are essential to becoming a successful fly fisher. We will be covering a wide range of topics such as proper tackle selection, trout physiology, physical and chemical characteristics of lakes and rivers as well as entomology coupled with proper fly selection.

The course will be followed with an optional Sunday Fishout at a Merritt area lake. It should be emphasized that this is not a fly casting or fly tying course, although certain aspects of each will be touched on.

Cost: $60 + GST

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Spey Castingtop

Spey Casting Beginner

<p>BEGINNER This is a course designed to establish the techniques required for the spey casts which we use most for Steelheading and Salmon fishing. Novice and experienced Spey fisherman can benefit from expert instruction. Whether your new to the sport or you have been waving your two-hander around for years there is always more to learn. Through the duration of the day students will be taught the basic principals between the different casts. Emphasis on the fundamentals of the roll cast and structuring the single spey and the double spey.</p>

<p>Cost: $100 + GST = $105.00</p>

<p>SPECIAL OFFER: </p>

<p>The full weekend course offers both beginner and advanced techniques with a $50<br />
discount! Look for the Spey Casting Weekend Course also listed for this special deal.</p>

BEGINNER This is a course designed to establish the techniques required for the spey casts which we use most for Steelheading and Salmon fishing. Novice and experienced Spey fisherman can benefit from expert instruction. Whether your new to the sport or you have been waving your two-hander around for years there is always more to learn. Through the duration of the day students will be taught the basic principals between the different casts. Emphasis on the fundamentals of the roll cast and structuring the single spey and the double spey.

Cost: $100 + GST = $105.00

SPECIAL OFFER: 

The full weekend course offers both beginner and advanced techniques with a $50
discount! Look for the Spey Casting Weekend Course also listed for this special deal.

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Spey Casting Advanced

<p><strong>ADVANCED: </strong></p>

<p><strong>Designed to take off from were our Day 1 Beginner Course ended this course will enhance basic spey techniques used mostly for Steelheading and Salmon fishing. Please note that you do not have to take the Beginner Day 1 course to attend this course but we ask that you have some beginner spey casting experience if you did not take the first day. Novice and experienced Spey fisherman can benefit from expert instruction. Whether your new to the sport, or you have been waving your two-hander around for years, there is always more to learn. Through the duration of the day students will go beyond the basics and will discuss casting from both sides of the river and from both sides of their bodies. All the following casts will be taught and discussed: Skagit Casting, Scandi Casting, Single Spey, Double Spey, Circle C, and Snake Roll.And, students will have a chance to try some of the different styles of spey lines if they would like to. </strong></p>

<p><strong>Cost: $100 + GST = $105.00</strong></p>

<p><strong>SPECIAL OFFER: </strong></p>

<p><strong>The full weekend course offers both beginner and advanced techniques with a $50<br />
discount! Look for the Spey Casting Weekend Course also listed for this special deal.</strong><br />
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ADVANCED: 

Designed to take off from were our Day 1 Beginner Course ended this course will enhance basic spey techniques used mostly for Steelheading and Salmon fishing. Please note that you do not have to take the Beginner Day 1 course to attend this course but we ask that you have some beginner spey casting experience if you did not take the first day. Novice and experienced Spey fisherman can benefit from expert instruction. Whether your new to the sport, or you have been waving your two-hander around for years, there is always more to learn. Through the duration of the day students will go beyond the basics and will discuss casting from both sides of the river and from both sides of their bodies. All the foll

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