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The team a PA looks forward to March and April every year here in BC. Here are a few of the main reasons:

  • Steelhead season gets into full swing
  • Swinging fry & sculpin patterns for bulltrout on the Squamish
  • Cutthroat fishing with fry patterns hits its peak in March
  • Winter chinook fishing in the local saltwater
  • The first signs of lake fishing!
As you will see, our courses in March & April are designed to arm you with with the best information to enable you to have the most success when you put your hard earned time looking for a tight line at this time of year.

Pacific Angler Feature Courses:

We have two phenomenal courses coming up in the first 2 weeks of March that still have space available (our other 4 courses in early March are sold out).

One of these courses is the "Sacred Coast Photography Workshop" taught by Aaron Goodis. This is newest and first of its type here at PA and from what we understand, first course of its type taught by anyone in the fishing industry here in BC! This is not simply a "photography" course as Aaron has designed it to also include teaching you how to capture a "memorable" fish picture when you get that prize catch. How do you hold the fish? Lighting to be aware of and of course how to take the picture so that when you release the fish it will survive.

The 2nd course is Andre Stepanian's "Tying Epoxy Fly Patterns". This course is timed perfectly for the infamous spring cutthroat
fishing in local rivers and estuaries as these voracious trout hunt for the salmon fry start showing up in numbers.

Sacred Coast Photography Workshop © 2014

The Sacred Coast Workshop is a 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 from point and shoot to pro DSLR.

Class Size: 20

Cost: $40per person
Seminar Date: Tuesday, March 11[SUP]th[/SUP] / 6:30pm – 930pm

Topics include:

  • Cameras and lens selection (point & shoot versus pro dslr)
  • Camera settings that help you achieve the look your after
  • Shutter speed, Depth of field and ISO
  • Framing and Composition - Make your images stand out
  • Packing your gear - keep your camera dry
  • Proper fish handling for catch & release photography - fish first every time


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.

Class Size: 7 (5spots left)
Cost: $40.00
Dates: Mar 4 or Mar 26
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

If your course is SOLD OUT. CALL TO BE PUT ON RESERVE LIST FOR NEXT CLASS - customers on reserve list get contacted first for new courses.

To review the rest of the 20+ courses that are upcoming please view them by downloading the Pacific Angler 2014 Course Schedule PDF.

Call 604-872-2204 to RESERVE your spot in any of our courses!

Never to young or to old to learn!

Tight Lines,

Pacific Angler

Contact Pacific Angler using [email protected] or 778-788-8582 for all your charter and guided fresh or saltwater trip information!
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