Steelhead are also know around the globe as sea-run trout. Here in British Columbia Steelhead are a prized catch for even the most experienced of fly anglers.


British Columbia Steelhead are sought after by anglers from all over the world. Anglers from USA, UK, Ireland, Scotland and Germany come to BC each year to try their luck at catching one of those elusive Steelhead on the fly. 

Although we begin our steelhead fishing season in late December, water & air temperatures are still too cold for fly anglers to be reasonably succesful. As spring comes nearer our local waters begin to warm, our late run steelhead begin to arrive and fly -fishing for steelhead is at it’s best. Local rivers like the Vedder & Chehalis both have very good runs of steelhead and rivers like the Upper Pitt & Silver Hope offer less fish but a more remote setting.

The best time to to target Steelhead on the Fly is from early March through until mid May. Our largest steelhead run on the Vedder River offers a Fly Only season from May 1 – 31. This is also a good time to chase steelhead on the fly but water conditions are unpredictable. The Upper Pitt is best fished from mid March to late April and thee is always good opportunities to catch a few Bull trout while fly – fishing for Steelhead.

Most fly anglers prefer to use single handed rods but for those who like to spey fish, we also offer double handed rods or spey rods as they are often called. During all of our guided fly- fishing charters we supply all fly rods, reels and fly’s at no extra charge. We also offer a wide selection of fly patterns if you choose to tie your own before arriving in British Columbia. If your looking to catch your first steelhead on the fly or just need some fine tuning, we also offer fully guided instructional guide trips for small or large groups or one on one.

Fly Casting And Fly Fishing Schools

STS Guiding offers a wide selection of fly fishing related seminars. We offer fly casting 101 for the beginner or that self taught fly angler looking to improve their loops or add a bit of distance to their casts. We also offer fly fishing for salmon seminars for those anglers who have already mastered trout and would like to gain some knowledge on salmon fly fishing techniques. We also offer private 1 on 1 fly fishing or fly casting lessons. If you have a small private group, club or school we can also come to your community with our seminars.

Instructional Guided Trips

Take advantage of our vast knowledge of the Fraser Valley and it’s rivers. We offer instructional guided trips for all species of Salmon and Trout. We will take you out in our 21ft aluminum jet sled and show you when, where and how has put together what we feel are great resources to our site. If you would like to see some great fly patterns Salmon, Steelhead and Trout and how to tie them just Click Here.