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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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>$1,000 + GST = $1,050.00</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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