Michael & Young Fly Fishing Trips

Fly Fish incredible British Columbia or the World! Michael & Young offers a number of BC Guided Trips, exotic Tropical trips and a whole collection of special events to keep your fishing spirit peaked.

British Columbia has world-class fishing and Michael & Young offers a number of exceptional destinations to suit most people's fishing style. Warm water more your thing —no problem. We offer those as well.

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Christmas Island

<p>This is a week of flyfishing in Kiritimati, a tiny coral atoll in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean with a incredible series of flats filled with bonefish, GT, other trevally, triggerfish and many other awesome fish. It is a sight fishing mecca! The cost is <strong>$2990.00 (USD)</strong> per angler, which includes lodging (2 per room), food, and guiding. It does not include flights, gratuities, or alcohol.</p>

<p>Each day you will start with an early breakfast, then travel by boat to access endless flats, hiking and fishing with your own personal guide, hunting GT's and bonefish. At the end of the day there will be fresh Sashimi, cold beer, fish stories, and dinner.</p>

<p>If you would like more information or would like to join us on this adventure please call or e-mail Ryan or Dave at the Surrey store (ryan@myflyshop.com)</p>

This is a week of flyfishing in Kiritimati, a tiny coral atoll in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean with a incredible series of flats filled with bonefish, GT, other trevally, triggerfish and many other awesome fish. It is a sight fishing mecca! The cost is $2990.00 (USD) per angler, which includes lodging (2 per room), food, and guiding. It does not include flights, gratuities, or alcohol.

Each day you will start with an early breakfast, then travel by boat to access endless flats, hiking and fishing with your own personal guide, hunting GT's and bonefish. At the end of the day there will be fresh Sashimi, cold beer, fish stories, and dinner.

If you would like more information or would like to join us on this adventure please call or e-mail

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CUBA - Canarreos Archipelago Live Aboard

<p>Join Ryan Heitz and Tim Arsenault on an all inclusive fly fishing trip to the Canarreoa Archipelago in Cuba. We are going to board a small live aboard yacht, travel amongst the islands and use fly fishing flats boats to access the fishing. This trip is 6 full days fishing and 7 nights onboard the Avalon I (our boat). Rates include reception in Havana, transfers from and to Havana, all meals, and an open bar with beer, wine, rum and soft drinks.   </p>

<p>The Jardines Avalon I has exceptional cruising capabilities allowing you to access the most remote areas of the Canarreos archipelago during you week fishing the Cayo Largo program. This very spacious 110 foot live aboard yacht has a total of 10 rooms with 2 being convertible queen size cabins featuring side by side beds and 8 deluxe state rooms each with single side by side beds. Each state room is equipped with its own private bathroom, toilet, shower, individual climate controls and a safe.<br />
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There is an air conditioned lounge featuring a large screen TV and DVD system for unwinding and watching those amazing fishing videos from your day out on the flats. The lounge is also equipped with a complete digital and photo editing computer if you would like to use it during your stay. The shaded upper sun deck and cushioned chairs and couches are waiting for you to take a siesta in the afternoon or enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. The yacht is also equipped with a jacuzzi, which is the perfect place to enjoy a mojito after a long day of fishing.<br />
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The food aboard the Jardines Avalon I is a wonderful selection of Cuban cuisine, grilled fresh seafood and vegetables along with many international delights. The chef is well versed in many different styles and will be sure to amaze you during your stay aboard this boat. In addition there is a full bar with a selection of Cuban beers and rum, international wines, and a variety of spirits. Our attentive crew will be there to take care of your every need and make sure you have a wonderful trip.<br />
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Cayo Largo, one of our favorite destinations and most exclusive fisheries, is getting a serious upgrade! Starting in the 2020 season, we will be utilizing a 10 room mother boat, the new Jardines Avalon I, to accommodate our anglers for this amazing program. Spending a week aboard a mothership yacht will create a luxurious and exclusive experience with the highest quality of food, lodging, and service. With a maximum of 6 skiffs booked in the entire area for the week, this will also prove to be Cuba's most exclusive and innovative fishing destination.</p>

<p>Even better, we are going to be able to offer this program as a Saturday to Saturday week. Clients will board the yacht in the Zapesca area 3 hours south of Havana on Saturday and navigate to Cayo Largo and fish full days Sunday through Friday. On the following Saturday the mother boat will return to Zapesca where clients will disembark to make an afternoon flight out from the Havana airport. This program will require no additional nights in Havana and remove the early morning air transfers that have been characteristic of the Cayo Largo program in the past.<br />
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Life on the live aboard is relaxed and completely customizable. You can fish much longer hours on the skiff every day if you wish. Whenever you're finished and ready to unwind, the yacht will be a close run away so you may enjoy all the aspects of our luxury service. You'll be greeted by a welcoming crew, a cold mojito, and then a lobster dinner. With Cayo Largo being our top destination for Grand Slams, this will allow clients more hours on the water chasing the fish of their dreams. This is sure to be an incredible upgrade and experience for all those that choose to fish with us in Cayo Largo for 2020 and the years to come. We look forward to hosting you!</p>

<p>Rates do not include International flights, hotels in Havana, individual transfers if group is not together, tips, or personal expenses. They do include a $300USd Conservation Fee.</p>

Join Ryan Heitz and Tim Arsenault on an all inclusive fly fishing trip to the Canarreoa Archipelago in Cuba. We are going to board a small live aboard yacht, travel amongst the islands and use fly fishing flats boats to access the fishing. This trip is 6 full days fishing and 7 nights onboard the Avalon I (our boat). Rates include reception in Havana, transfers from and to Havana, all meals, and an open bar with beer, wine, rum and soft drinks.   

The Jardines Avalon I has exceptional cruising capabilities allowing you to access the most remote areas of the Canarreos archipelago during you week fishing the Cayo Largo program. This very spacious 110 foot live aboard yacht has a total of 10 rooms with 2 being convertible queen size cabins featuring side by si

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Pitt River, BC

<p>A 45 minute drive from Vancouver coupled with a 35 minute boat ride; there lies a watershed that has hardly felt the influence of modern society. The upper Pitt River is a far cry from its turbid southern cousin, the lower. A glacier fed medium sized river, the upper Pitt has a feel of utter remoteness.</p>

<p>Only the excellent fishing challenges the sheer beauty of the area. As with most coastal river the fishing can be quite seasonal, relying on salmon and steelhead returns. However the upper Pitt does boast a strong resident population of Dolly Varden, Bull, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout to make for excellent fishing at any time of year.</p>

<p>The Steelhead runs are all wild and arrive late in the season (end of March Through April), this makes them quite receptive to the fly. Each fish is precious and must be released unharmed after pictures have been taken.</p>

<p>The end of July finds sockeye entering the river in huge numbers. These fish are the largest for their species in the world (often exceeding 10 pounds). Along with the Sockeye come the Chinook salmon (10 to 35 pounds). Although targeting these beauties is forbidden, they are quite the sight to see as they make their way up river.</p>

<p>Sea run Dolly Varden (2 to 10 pounds), Bull trout (5 to 13 pounds) and Cutthroat trout (1-½ to 5 pounds) enter the river through June awaiting the Sockeye and the upcoming bonanza of fish eggs. These fish are eager biters and quite aggressive.</p>

<p>Towards the middle of October wild Coho salmon enter the river in substantial amounts. These fish are silver from the sea and ready to tussle with the avid fly angler. Aggressive and full of fight, these fish are some of the only remaining true wild runs of Coho left in the lower Fraser River water shed.</p>

<p>Jet boats are required to access this river. This, coupled with the run up the lake leaves the river with almost no fishing pressure. It is truly a gem of a river that is easily accessible with in a day from Vancouver.</p>

<p><strong>Maximum: </strong>1-3 persons</p>

<p><strong>Cost: </strong>$1,200 + GST = $1,260.00</p>

A 45 minute drive from Vancouver coupled with a 35 minute boat ride; there lies a watershed that has hardly felt the influence of modern society. The upper Pitt River is a far cry from its turbid southern cousin, the lower. A glacier fed medium sized river, the upper Pitt has a feel of utter remoteness.

Only the excellent fishing challenges the sheer beauty of the area. As with most coastal river the fishing can be quite seasonal, relying on salmon and steelhead returns. However the upper Pitt does boast a strong resident population of Dolly Varden, Bull, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout to make for excellent fishing at any time of year.

The Steelhead runs are all wild and arrive late in the season (end of March Through April), this makes them quite receptive to the fly.

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Harrison River, BC

<p>The Harrison River is one of the main tributaries of the Fraser River. Although it is not a long river, exiting Harrison Lake and flowing into the Fraser at the historic town of Harrison Mills, it does have a large water flow and an estuarial look to it. Since the Harrison has a large lake at its headwater no amount of rain will muddy up the water, even though it will rise and fall often in a season. This makes it a sure bet when many of the other local rivers are flowing high and turbid.</p>

<p>The waters of the Harrison are hallowed as being some of the best fly waters of the Fraser Valley. Its low gradient, clarity and estuarial feel make it ideal for the fur and feather tosser. Also, the inaccessibility and need for a jet boat give a fairly remote feel even though it is within an hour of Vancouver.</p>

<p>The Harrison is the single largest salmon-producing tributary of the Fraser River system. All five species of salmon enter the Harrison to spawn and die and/or move up river to their natal streams to propagate and fulfill their life cycle. This often means that in-season, multiple species days can be had.</p>

<p>Sockeye are the first to move into the system in August. They continue to enter until the end of September. The best fly fishing for them is usually the middle of September as the fish enter the upper portion of the river.</p>

<p>Pinks can found entering the system in huge numbers - in the millions - on odd years… 2003, 2005, 2007… towards the end of August, peaking towards the end of September. These are some of the most aggressive salmon you will ever find. Although not huge (3 to 7 lb average), they make up for their smaller size in their sheer willingness to attack a fly and stunning numbers.</p>

<p>Chum are next entering towards the end of September and peaking around the third week of October. These brutes are some of the largest in the world often topping 20 pounds with a good average of 13 pounds. They respond very well to the fly and proliferate the river in the hundreds of thousands. Large number days and exceptionally large fish are the norm when targeting this species.</p>

<p>Sometime in the beginning of October the long awaited return of Coho begins to filter into the system. These fish represent the pinnacle of success for the Harrison River fly fisher. The spookiest and toughest to catch, the Coho is the "trophy" fish of the river. When "in the mood" Coho can become reckless takers, often chasing flies for some distance or making surface attacks in plain view.</p>

<p>Chinook enter the river year round although the most fishable time is usually October and early November. These are the biggest of the big often-exceeding 30 pounds with a 17+ pound average. Timing is everything with Chinook as most of these brutes use the Harrison as traveling grounds and a "run" of fish can easily push through in a few days.</p>

<p>Spring marks the time that new life begins for the salmon's offspring; this is usually sometime in March and peaking towards the end of April. With this newfound birth comes a bonanza of food in the form off salmon minnows. Thousands of gorgeous sea-run cutthroat trout come in from the Pacific to lunch on these hapless victims. Averaging around 14 inches these trout are known for their aggressive takes and great fun on light tackle. Most fishing is sight casting to boiling fish and surface film orientated.</p>

The Harrison River is one of the main tributaries of the Fraser River. Although it is not a long river, exiting Harrison Lake and flowing into the Fraser at the historic town of Harrison Mills, it does have a large water flow and an estuarial look to it. Since the Harrison has a large lake at its headwater no amount of rain will muddy up the water, even though it will rise and fall often in a season. This makes it a sure bet when many of the other local rivers are flowing high and turbid.

The waters of the Harrison are hallowed as being some of the best fly waters of the Fraser Valley. Its low gradient, clarity and estuarial feel make it ideal for the fur and feather tosser. Also, the inaccessibility and need for a jet boat give a fairly remote feel even though it is within an

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