2014 FISHING COURSES Table of Contents Page Introductory Fishing Courses Introduction to Fly Fishing Introduction to Fly Fishing Lakes Introduction to Chironomid Techniques Introduction to Fly Fishing Trout Streams Fly Tying Courses Introduction to Fly Tying Tying Beach Fly Patterns Tying Chironomid Fly Patterns Tying Epoxy Fly Patterns Tying Intruder Fly Patterns Tying Jigs for Steelhead & Salmon River Courses Fall Salmon River Fishing: Floats, Spinners, & Spoons Fly Fishing for Coho in Rivers Fly Fishing Egg Patterns Fly Fishing for Salmon in Rivers Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout in Rivers Saltwater Courses Mastering Local Salt Water Salmon Fishing Fly Fishing on Beaches Steelhead Courses Steelhead Float Fishing Winter Steelhead on the Fly NEW! 2014 FEATURE Courses – Taught by Aaron Goodis Aaron Goodis Biography Spey Casting – The Modern West Coast Skagit Style Single Hand Fly Casting - Advanced Distance Single Hand Fly Casting - Faults & Fixes Sacred Coast Photography Workshop 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 BOOKING POLICY: Pacific Angler requires full payment to secure a spot for any course. CANCELATION POLICY: Cancelations two weeks or less from start date are non-refundable. If Pacific Angler is able to sell your spot, payment will be put towards a store credit. INTRODUCTORY COURSES INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING Class Size: 12 This course was specifically designed to give the new fly fisher the basic knowledge, casting skills and fly fishing strategies to effectively fish our local BC waters. This course is comprised of two sessions; 3hr evening seminar and a 3hr casting session. The dates below show the seminar date first and casting date second. Cost: $125.00 Dates: (Feb 12 & 16), (Mar 19 & 23), (Apr 7 & 13), (May 20 & 25), (Jun 3 & 8), (Jul 8 & 13), (Aug 12 & 17), (Sept 23 & 28) and (Oct 14 & 19) Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Casting Time(s): 10am – 1pm or 2pm -5pm INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING LAKES Class Size: 20 This course will give you an in-depth look at the fundamentals of fly fishing lakes. We explore equipment, techniques, major insect hatches and ideal lakes to begin with. You will learn all you need to plan your next successful lake trip to one of BC’s 5,000 lakes! This course is comprised of one 3hr evening seminar. Cost: $45.00 Dates: Apr 23 or May 6 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm INTRODUCTION TO CHIRONOMID TECHNIQUES – Trevor Welton Class Size: 20 Chironomids are the number one food source for trout in BC’s lakes; however, few anglers have taken the time to become true masters of this discipline. Those that do are often rewarded with the largest fish. Trevor is a former member of the Canadian Fly Fishing Team and an excellent chironomid angler. Dedication to his sport has helped Trevor become one of the top fly fishermen in the province as well as a fisheries biologist working for Dillon Consulting. This course is comprised of one 3hr evening seminar. Content is for beginner to advanced. Cost: $45.00 Dates: Apr 16, Apr 29 and May 7 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING TROUT STREAMS Class Size: 20 Stalking trout on mountain streams defines fly fishing. In this course we will teach you the fundamental techniques for fly fishing trout streams; dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing. This course will get you as close to being Brad Pitt (River Runs Through It) as you will ever be! This course is comprised of one 3hr evening seminar. Cost: $45.00 Date: June 18 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm FLY TYING COURSES INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING Class Size: 7 There is no greater satisfaction than catching a fish with a fly you tied yourself. This course was specifically designed to give you the fundamental skills needed to tie proven fly patterns used here in BC for trout, salmon, and steelhead. This course consists of 3 sessions; each session is 3hrs. Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials. A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course. Cost: $75.00 Dates: (Jan 21, 28 & Feb 4), (Apr 8, 15 & 22), (Jun 9, 16 & 23) and (Sep 8, 15 & 22) Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm FLY TYING COURSES cont… TYING BEACH FLY PATTERNS – Andre Stepanian Class Size: 7 Join Pacific Angler for a 3hr evening seminar of tying flies specific to catching salmon on our coastal beaches. Without a doubt, fly selection is critical while beach fishing. These flies are often not commercially available, so successful beach anglers learn to tie their own patterns. Your instructor will walk you through each fly pattern step-by-step. This course is suitable for fly tiers with a basic knowledge. Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials. A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course. Cost: $40.00 Dates: Jun 10 or Jun 17 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm TYING CHIRONOMID FLY PATTERNS Class Size: 7 80% of a trout’s diet consists of chironomids whose patterns vary from lake to lake. This 3-hour evening seminar will teach you how to tie a variety of the most effective chironomid patterns used in BC’s world-renowned lakes. You will finish this course understanding the very specific technical aspects ranging from beads, ribbing, colors, and body shapes. Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials. A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course. Cost: $40.00 Date: Apr 30 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm TYING EPOXY FRY PATTERNS Class Size: 7 Epoxy fly patterns were developed here on the west coast to capitalize on the large fry emergence every spring. Pacific Angler will help you unlock the secrets to applying epoxy, which can be a very tricky material to work with. During the course your instructor will teach you how to imitate the different salmon fry species, the different methods to shaping bodies, adding eyes, and other important techniques. Course is suitable for intermediate/advanced tiers. Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials. A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course. Cost: $40.00 Dates: Mar 4 or Mar 26 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm TYING INTRUDER FLY PATTERNS Class Size: 7 This course is designed for those that are interested in tying steelhead flies in the “Intruder style”. This style of fly is extremely productive for steelhead and salmon due to its profile and movement in the water. During this two night (5hr total instruction) tying series, you will learn the very specific techniques and unique materials used to tie this fly. This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced tiers. Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials. A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course. Cost: $45.00 Dates: (Jan 14 & 15) (Feb 17 & 18) (Nov 4 & 5) Time: 7pm – 9:30pm Did you know that Pacific Angler does guided fresh and saltwater trips year-round in BC? The best way to learn where to fish in your own backyard is being guided by a local expert. Contact us at 778-788-8582 to book a guided trip! FLY TYING COURSES cont… TYING JIGS FOR STEELHEAD & SALMON Class Size: 7 The use of jigs for catching steelhead and salmon is not a new idea; however, in the last few years we have seen a revolution on our local rivers. Fisherman using had tied jigs are accounting for record numbers of steelhead! Join us around the tying tables and learn how to tie jigs for steelhead and salmon! If you have never thought of making your own lures don’t feel intimidated, Pacific Angler will help you with each step. For those who have lots of experience we will hone your skills and show you the tricks that make jigs the choice of top rods across the Lower Mainland. Students are required to supply their own vise, tools and materials. A 10% discount is available on materials and tools purchased for the course. Cost: $40.00 Date: Jan 22 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm RIVER COURSES FALL SALMON RIVER FISHING: FLOATS, SPINNERS, & SPOONS Class Size: 20 This 3hr evening seminar covers float fishing, spinner fishing and spoon fishing; the three most productive techniques to catch BC salmon in a river. Upgrade your seminar to include a fully guided day on the water, putting into practice your new knowledge with a Pacific Angler guide. Seminar Only Cost: $45.00 Seminar & Guided Walk’n Wade Cost: $400 for one person or $500 for two people Dates: Seminar on Sep 17. Guided trip dates are flexible. Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm FLY FISHING FOR COHO IN RIVERS – Andre Stepanian Class Size: 6 Catching a coho salmon on the fly in BC’s many coastal rivers is a bucket list item for any fly fisherman. Our course is designed to educate you on the very specific techniques used to catch coho salmon on the fly in the Lower Mainland. After your 3hr evening seminar you will then put the skills into practice during a fully guided day on the water. Cost: $245.00 Dates: Seminar on Oct 15 Guided Oct 18 or 19 Seminar on Oct 21 Guided Oct 25 or 26 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm FLY FISHING EGG PATTERNS Class Size: 8 This course is designed to teach you the secrets to one of the most productive presentations in the BC fly fishermen’s arsenal; nymphing egg patterns. This deadly method can be used for different species of trout, char, and salmon. During a 3 hour evening seminar we will teach you key concepts, strategies, and gear that will give you a well-rounded foundation during the seminar portion of the class. Then you will put those skills into practice during a fully guided day on the water. Cost: $225.00 Dates: Seminar on Jan 8. Guided Jan 11 or 12 Seminar on Nov 18. Guided Nov 22 or 23 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Additional course dates are added throughout the year due to demand. Please contact the store for additional information or to be added to a wait list. Pacific Angler Retail: 604-872-2204 RIVER COURSES FLY FISHING FOR SALMON IN RIVERS – Andre Stepanian Class Size: 8 Fly fishing for salmon is one of the most exciting fisheries in the Lower Mainland. Let us teach you the techniques and the hot spots to catch salmon on the fly in our local rivers. In the 3hr evening seminar you will learn about rod, reel and line, sink tip, and fly selection. Then put the skills into practice during a fully guided day on the water where you will learn how to read water and swing the fly! Cost: $225.00 Dates: Seminar on Oct 1 Guided Oct 4 or 5 Seminar on Oct 28 Guided Nov 1 or 2 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm FLY FISHING FOR SEARUN CUTTHROAT TROUT IN RIVERS – Andre Stepanian Class Size: 8 This spring make sure to get out and take advantage of the world-class cutthroat fishing in the Lower Mainland. This cutthroat course is designed to educate you on the life cycle, location, seasonal feeding habits, and successful techniques and flies used to catch these elusive yet aggressive fish. This course consists of a 3hr evening seminar and a fully guided day on the water Cost: $225.00 Dates: Seminar Mar 12 Guided Mar 15 or 16 Seminar Mar 18 Guided Mar 22 or 23 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm SALTWATER COURSES MASTERING LOCAL SALTWATER SALMON FISHING Class Size: 8 Over 50 million salmon migrate past Vancouver annually. Learn how to catch these fish with a 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. This course includes a 3hr evening seminar and a fully guided day on the water in one of our Grady Whites with guide Jason Tonelli. Cost: $250.00 Dates: Seminar Apr 9 Guided Apr 12 or 13 Seminar Apr 28 Guided May 3 or 4 Seminar May 21 Guided May 24 or 25 Seminar Jun 4 Guided Jun 7 or 8 Seminar July 2 Guided July 5 or 6 Seminar Aug 6 Guided Aug 9 or 10 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm FLY FISHING ON BEACHES Class Size: 20 This single evening 3hr seminar will cover the basic principles needed to be an effective beach fly fishermen in BC from Howe Sound to the east coast of Vancouver Island. Topics covered will include rods, reels, fly lines, flies, tides, and techniques. Andre Stepanian, the instructor for this course, has been chasing salmon on our local beaches for over two decades. Remember, east coast Vancouver Island has a pink salmon run every year and last year the Capilano had 12,000 coho! Book this course early as we sold out all 3courses in 2013!! Cost: $40.00 Dates: July 9, July 15 and July 23 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Subscribe to our famous weekly fishing report: Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report Sign-up STEELHEAD COURSES STEELHEAD FLOAT FISHING Class Size: 20 In this fishery, 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish. This is your chance to learn from the 10%! Our 3hr evening seminar will educate you on the gear, water types, conditions and other key variables that put veteran steelhead anglers in that 10%. Mastering this fishery will make you the envy of your friends. Upgrade your seminar to include a fully guided day on the water, putting into practice your new knowledge with a Pacific Angler guide. Seminar Only Cost: $45.00 (before taxes) Seminar & Guided Walk’n Wade Cost: $400 for one person or $500 for two people Dates: Seminar on Jan 7. Seminar on Feb 19. Guided trip dates are flexible. Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm WINTER STEELHEAD ON THE FLY Class Size: 6 Fishing for winter steelhead on the fly (single hand or spey) is arguably one of the most challenging and rewarding fisheries in BC. Let our steelhead gurus help you unlock the mysteries of these magical fish with their decades of steelhead guiding knowledge. This course consists of a 3hr evening seminar and 1 full day of guided fishing on the water. In the seminar we will go over rods, reels, lines, sink tips, flies and reading water and swung fly techniques. The fully guided day on the water we will be work on casting, reading water and swinging the fly. Cost: $250.00 Dates: Seminar Mar 5 Guided Mar 8 or 9 Seminar Mar 25 Guided Mar 29 or 30 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm NEW!! 2014 FEATURE FISHING COURSES – Taught by Aaron Goodis Pacific Angler is thrilled to partner up with Aaron Goodis by expanding our courses in 2014. Aaron is on the pro staff for Rajeff Sports and G-Loomis. His photographs & articles have been published for major magazines such as North West Fly Fishing, Fly Fusion, BC Outdoors Sport Fishing, Canadian Fly Fisher and Hatches to name a few. Below is a full bio on Aaron in relation to the courses he will be teaching for PA! First off, Aaron is very passionate about nature, grew up and is still currently living in Vancouver so growing up he has enjoyed the benefits of being on the rugged South Coast. Aaron was introduced to the environment at a very young age and this prompted a lifelong active relationship with our wild environment. Aaron loves to fish, particularly fly fishing, and he loves to take pictures. Aaron has developed a career out of educating others like himself in both fly fishing and nature photography. Aaron believes that the enjoyment of working and playing outside steers a person towards being more knowledgeable and protective of our environment. When it comes to fly fishing and fly casting Aaron holds both a Federation of Fly Fishers Casting Instructor Certification and an Adapted Fly Casting Institute Certificate. By earning these certificates Aaron has broadened his knowledge, grown a lot as a fly fisher and more importantly as an instructor. A number of years ago A.G.P. (www.aarongoodisphotography.com) was born. As Aaron merged his interest with photography together with a love of fly fishing he found a new light, so to speak. By showcasing the sport he loves, through photographs, his goal is to not only promote fly fishing but also the mindset of conservation and the importance of low impact. A major stepping stone and career highlight for Aaron was working at the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver. He was a photo supervisor at the curling venue which put Aaron in the front line working alongside seasoned pros. Aaron looks forward to sharing his experience and knowledge with all of the Pacific Angler clients that will be taking his courses in 2014!! Spey Casting - "The Modern West Coast Skagit Style" Class Size 8-10 This 2-day class will focus on "The Modern West Coast Skagit Style" of Spey casting. Students will be taught the ins and outs to all things Skagit Spey, they will be taught through thorough demonstration and one on one time how to overcome the challenges associated with two handed fly rods. Students should leave this class with a much better understanding of Skagit Spey casting and fishing, they will be able to overcome the obstacles faced during a real fishing day. Cost: $125per person Seminar Date & Time: Thursday, March 13th / 730pm – 9pm Casting Date & Time: Saturday, March 15th / 10am – 4pm (Location: Squamish) Single Hand Fly Casting - Advanced Distance Class Size 6 This is for the fly fisher with experience looking to improve their accuracy, distance and over all style and control over the fly cast. In this 3hr course you will learn "the double hall" for improved distance, casting angles to help with pin point accuracy and dealing with the elements such as wind, line drag, and running line management. Students should leave the class with a much better understanding of how to achieve better distance and accuracy with their fly casting. Cost: $100per person Date & Time: Sunday, March 2nd 10am – 1pm (local park TBD) Sacred Coast Photography Workshop © 2014 Class Size 20 The first course of this type to be offered by PA, Sacred Coast Workshop is a 3hr photography class helping photographers from all levels learn how to create and capture unique and dramatic images worthy of a frame and wall space. Aaron is a well published photographer from Vancouver shooting primarily fly fishing, nature, landscape and active outdoor lifestyle. Aaron leads this class through a series of slides aiming to showcase proven techniques in order to help students understand the fundamentals of photography. We encourage those who are interested in photography at all levels from beginners to advanced to take this workshop. All cameras welcome from phone camera through point and shoot to pro DSLR Cost: $40per person Date & Time: Tuesday, March 11th / 6:30pm – 930pm Single Hand Fly Casting - Faults & Fixes Class Size 6 This is a 3hr course designed for beginner to intermediate fly fishers looking to learn without "the bad habits" or anyone looking to tune up their fly cast. We look at and break down the bare basics of fly casting. Students should leave this class feeling much more confident about their fly casting, they will have a much better sense of how to overcome and correct their bad habits. Cost: $100per person Date & Time: Saturday, April 26th / 10am – 1pm (local park TBD) Call to book now 604.872.2204 *All Seminar portions of the courses are hosted at Pacific Angler Retail Store unless otherwise specified. BOOKING POLICY: Pacific Angler requires full payment to secure a spot for any course. CANCELATION POLICY: Cancelations two weeks or less from start date are non-refundable. If Pacific Angler is able to sell your spot, payment will be put towards a store credit. If these dates don’t work for you, give us a call to setup a private group course!
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