• The Dean River is world renowned fly fishing for Steelhead.
  • Dean River steelhead are so fresh, they still have sea lice attached. You could be fishing within a mile and a half of the salt.
  • Most anglers use Spey rods, but a single-handed rod will be just fine.
  • Remote! Travel from Bella Coola to our lodge on the Dean using a chartered helicopter.
  • Not a trip for beginners, if you’ve never fished for steelhead or salmon before, ask us to recommend a different trip.
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Dean River steelhead are known to be strong, hard fighting fish that crush flies! Imagine yourself sight fishing for fresh, lice covered steelhead. To fish the Dean is a privilege, and this outfitter is among the best. We’d love to help you set up this amazing fishing trip in British Columbia.

You’ll want to fish in the summer, it can be hit or miss otherwise.

Fish in July or August. You can go earlier, but if you really want to hit the peak for steelhead (and who doesn’t). A bonus if you fish towards the end of August, is you might start picking up some Coho salmon. But you’re there for the steelhead.

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The Dean River

To fish the Dean River is a privilege, and this outfitter is among the best. Known in the world of steelhead fishing for having the hottest, strongest fish around…. Dean River steelhead are fresh from the ocean and they CRUSH flies!

Not a trip for beginners, if you’ve never fished for steelhead or salmon before, ask us to recommend a different trip

The Fish

This is a steelhead trip, but if your timing is right there could be some salmon in the river.

When to Go

You’ll want to fish the Dean River in the summer, it can be hit or miss otherwise.

You can go earlier, but if you really want to hit the peak for steelhead (and who doesn’t), fish in July or August. A bonus if you fish towards the end of August, is you might start picking up some Coho’s…. but you’re there for the steelhead.

The Lodge

You’ll be staying in a comfortable cabin with a wood stove, and there is a clubhouse for relaxing after a hard day of fighting fish. There is a drying room where you can hang your gear to dry out, and a hot shower.

Boats and vehicles are in great shape and you won’t have any problems getting to the fishing. Most guests bring their own gear, but there is a good supply of flies, leaders and tips, as well as loaner waders, wading boots, rods and reels at the lodge.

The Guides

The guides are top-notch, knowledgeable, and professional. When it comes down to it, they arrived at the Dean for the same reason as you…. to experience some of the best steelhead fishing in the world.

Getting There

You will either fly or drive to Vancouver, British Columbia where you will jump on a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight to Bella Coola, BC. Once you hit the ground there, travel to the lodge on the Dean using a chartered helicopter. The helicopter flight is included in the price of your trip.

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