Fly Rods for BC Salmon

I have to admit, I have no idea what fly fishing gear to bring out to BC when we head there in mid-October… I hope to fish for salmon, and in the words of my buddy George Holford, “target coho”. Since I tend to do things on a “thrift store” budget, I’m somewhat at the mercy of the disgruntled owners who become sellers on kijiji and Craigslist!

I have found a couple of fly rods that will make the trip, and perhaps they are somewhat on the heavy side. One is a 10wt TFO Lefty Kreh Signature 9′ 10wt, which came with an Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock V reel, loaded with intermediate line.

I found a guy up in Orangeville who sold me a really nice Bass Pro White River Classic 9′ 9wt. I was thinking of using one of my old vintage reels, but after posting on one of the fly boards, Rob Heal talked me into looking for a Lamson Guru…. for which I just found a great deal on a used one at Angler’s Habitat. The owner, a guy named Wayne, has been extremely helpful in putting this all together for me, and is actually arranging shipping in time for my trip. I can’t say enough good things about their customer service!



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