The Best Advice Possible
We're here to answer any questions you have! We'll give you the most straight forward advice based on our knowledge and experience. What is our experience? We're die hard anglers who have spent our entire lives on the water chasing after all species of fish, freshwater and saltwater, resident and migratory. If we don't have an answer we're confident in, we'll do our best to find out the answer for you.
We have an ear to the ground on conditions of our local rivers, that come from local guides and experts, we can give you tips on where to fish and what will work when you get there.
Getting the Right Gear for You
We work with and carry the top and most reputable brands in fly fishing. But carrying the tops brands is not enough. We work with you to find out your needs and get the gear into the hands that will not only meet, but it will exceed your expectations- this doesn't mean you need to break the bank. Incredible quality fly rods, reels, waders, tying materials and everything else fly fishing can be found in our shop, at great prices. Not only that, we have the knowledge to back it all up. What brands do we carry? You'll find under our roof Simms Fishing Products, Patagonia, Loop, Fishpond, Redington, Sage, Abel, Echo, Hatch, Ross and so many more. If those brands don't mean much to you, come into the shop and we'll take the time to explain why they mean so much to us.
Instruction and Lessons
Whether you're new to fly fishing or a seasoned fly angler, come learn with us! We offer very affordable group lessons, and private lessons that cover all areas of fly fishing. Instructional programs that range from on-water learn-to fly fish, advanced fly fishing techniques, single hand rod casting, Spey casting, fly tying and more!
Custom Fly Tying
We're very well stocked with flies for all species of fish, but occasionally we may not have the one pattern that has produced for you on the opposite corner of the earth, or a pattern that you guide or lodge has insisted you have on an upcoming trip. Not to worry! Our expert staff in the shop can custom tie nearly any fly you're ever seen or heard of... as long as you or we know what it looks like! If you're interested in custom flies for any species, please contact us and provide us with specific details on your needs, if you can provide us with photos, even better! Pike, shark, trout, billfish, musky, bass... we tie for them all! Custom flies are priced per fly taking into account material cost, and labour, with minimum order requirements, please allow 2 -4 weeks for completion of the custom order.
Reel Maintenance & Repair
Occasionally, reels need some love and care: drags malfunction, springs break or dirt gets into where it shouldn’t. If you’re not comfortable doing the work yourself, please bring it down to the shop and we can either services small needs in house, or ship the reel out to the manufacture for larger more complex jobs.
Getting the right amount of backing with the correct tension on your spool can be difficult on your own. Bring your spools down to us and let us do it. We offer free spooling for products that were purchased in the store, otherwise there is a nominal charge for the work plus the cost of the backing.
Manufacturer Repair & Warranty Processing
If you have ever snapped a rod, dented a reel, had a pair of waders or a jacket leak, you know it can be a long and burdensome process for getting your gear repaired. Speak with one of our staff members either in person at the shop or by phone and we can advise you on what to do next. If your broken item is a brand we carry, we’ll send it to the manufacturer or repair center to get it evaluated, repaired, and returned to your hands. We send out warranty items very often, so you don’t have to worry about them sitting in the backroom collecting dust before they make their way out to the repair center. Please refer to our policy page for more information on the warranty process.
We will need your entire rod (all pieces) and its case or tube to send out for repair, not just the broken section. This also applies for your reel, bring the spool and the body of reel even if just one part is broken.
Warranties offered by manufactures are for workmanship and materials, and not user error, there is generally also a charge from the manufacturer for shipping and handling when an items is repaired, or replaced.
When you are bringing our waders, boots, or other garments, to our shop for repair or warranty process they must be washed, dry, and free of debris. Any item that is not clean, dry, and free of debris will refused, we do not offer a garment or wader cleaning service.
Some rod repairs can be done simply and cheaply without going through the entire warranty process. Older rods, and those bought used, are likely no longer under warranty. Repairs in these cases can be quite costly even for a minor job. Bring it down to us and we’ll evaluate your repair needs and advise you on what can be done.
Please note: Local repairs not authorized by the manufactuer may void the existing warranty of a product.