Swiftwater Steelhead Seminar

We are once again offering our annual winter steelhead seminar! This course is geared towards teaching beginners the aspects of drift fishing for winter steelhead. We will cover topics such as reading water, what to use, basic rigging, the best baits and easiest way to rig them, popular methods and techniques, conservation and, hopefully, catch and release technique.

This course is offered as a two and a half day trip consisting of one evening of instruction and then followed by two days on the river to practice what you learn. The groups are small and you will be tutored riverside by some highly experienced and knowledgeable steelhead guides.

You will be required to provide your own fishing equipment such as rod, reel, waders, vest and tools (pliers and scissors -- although we can loan out these items if needed).
For your convenience, the groups will be meeting at Reaction Fly and Tackle in Abbotsford if you need to pick up any necessities!!

Evening instruction will cover:
• Setting up equipment
Tying leaders
• Threading worms
• Curing bait
• Rigging specific baits
• Tactic
• Holding water and how to recognize it

Included in this weekend is:
• One evening instruction
• Day one: lower river instruction
• Day two: upper river instruction
• Terminal tackle kits including floats, lead, swivels, leaders, hooks, corkies, worms and bait
• Annual membership to Steelhead Society

Cost for this weekend is $240.00 per person or $210.00 for those that belong to the Steelhead Society already.

Dates will be set for the 1st weekend in January and every weekend following. To book, please call Swiftwater Guiding at 1-604-852-0744, or you can email me at [email protected].


Here are a few of our past graduates
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Same run, second fish ten minutes later
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and another student well on his way
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