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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Skeena trip

I'm about to make the leap but would like some recommendations on who to go to? What lodge in you opinion would be the best. When to go for the ultimate steelhead trip.

I've been wanting to do this for some time now and next year looks like the right time for me.

Any help would be awesome.

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I've only been once, but I can't imagine anyone giving you a better trip than Wally Faetz at SpeyLodge.
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I've only been once, but I can't imagine anyone giving you a better trip than Wally Faetz at SpeyLodge.

I've been to Wally's place twice. He really cares about his guests and it's important to him that you have a positive experience. The guides and staff are great and Molly the chef is effing amazing. I wish I could steal his pup Jax, love that funny dog.


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and Molly the chef is effing amazing
And that's an understatement.
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My first thought is Bob Clay!!! I have never been up to the the Skeena system and is #2 on the bucket list, but if I had one chance up there it would be with Bob on the kispiox with one of his boo's in my hand!!!!!!!

















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I believe Bob does not have rod days for guiding the Kispiox! The ultimate experience on the Kispiox would be with Jimmy Allen at Bear Claw lodge. Hands down the best staff I have experienced! Jimmy has rod days for other rivers as well so you have your options if something gets blown out there is always something to fish, good people and good times!
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What are you looking for? The skeena is a massive area. What time of year, etc...

If you're going to drop coin on a river, it's unlikely you can top the Babine Norlakes for size and number of fish, and typically inshape water. Hardest thing will be getting a spot
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I agree with those above. Wally's operation at Spey Lodge is awesome, and you can't beat Mollies cooking. Wally runs a few programs and will find you fish.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2015, 11:01 PM
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Go remote

I would not spend lodge type money on the Kispiox. A road runs on either side of the K and many DIYS fishermen are on what is a relatively a small river.

Many-many options with Skeena and its tribs. Hate to see someone spent $6k on a river that you can fish easily on your own when that same $ can give you a once in a lifetime experience.

If a lodge experience (and cost) is what you are looking for, might as well go to remote/difficult access river. Downside to remote lodge is if river blows, you are 'stuck' without other fishing options...but that's fishing. The lower Skeena outfits are a good way to hedge against that but none of the fishing spots will be as remote as say Babine, Sustut or upper Skeena.
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I too would not recommend the kispiox. Don't lock yourself into one river, and the kispiox has very good bank access.
It sucks to pay a g- note a day and stand beside some guy who's truck is parked 100 meters away. Believe me, been there done that.
Go for it, babine, sustut.
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