Not sure how, but encouraged by the cheap flight with Canadian Affair from Manchester to Vancouver direct, I have convinced the wife to holiday in BC in Early October (10 nights).
Once we've had a few days in the city, we have a flight to Terrace and we're staying at Yellow Cedar Lodge for 4 nights. I have a guided dat booked on the Skeena system but have some questions you may be able to help me with:-
- planning to use a hardy swift 14 foot #9 and a Skagit system with T12 and T18 5 foot and 12ft mow tips. How does that sound? I need to be ticking the bottom in fast flows don't I? In early October I might tangle with a steelhead (if blessed) but are there any salmon around in early October too? Any tips from those that have been or live there please as I might try a weekday DIY day too
Later on I have a guided day on the Squamish (staying near Whistler) and so:-
- planning on using my hardy gem 12 foot #8 with a Rio
afs and fast sinking versileaders, will this work for the Squamish please?
Also should I bring my sage XP 9 foot 6' #6 or even a CND Solstice 13 foot 4' #6/7/8 or M I just complicating matters? Space in the hold and the cost of tubing my rods is a concern too.
Any advice or encouragement is much appreciated as although I am a regular and a devotee of the Spey rod, this is going to be a totally new experience for me!
Any other trips re bears, midges, etc also appreciated