SKEENA RIVER, TERRACE
Steelhead, King Salmon, Sockeye, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon,
Pink Salmon, Cutthroat, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden Char,
Pacific Salmon & Steelhead Fishing at Z-Boat Lodge River
We want you to live your dream, and British Columbia will
fulfill all your needs whether it’s swinging that big
streamer for King Salmon or skating a dry fly for steelhead,
it’s the anticipation of the take, you know when you go down
to that pool, it’s a primeval feeling. Fish small
tributaries or cast in tidal pools for bright rolling
Salmon. Our river front lodge, on the banks of the Skeena
River near Terrace, is centrally located to offer many
options. Our guide-licensed territory is the most extensive
in the Skeena watershed and includes its world–renowned
tributaries: the Copper, Kalum, and Ecstall rivers. In
addition, we fish the Kitimat, Kasiks, Nass and coastal
rivers galore. Enjoy spectacular views of the Sleeping
Beauty Mountain and the Skeena River while dining and
relaxing in our comfortable lodge.
- King Salmon
- Coho Salmon
- Chum Salmon
- Pink Salmon
- Bull Trout
- Dolly Varden Char
- Rainbow Trout.
Best Time of Year
- Steelhead (spring) – March 15 to May 15
- King Salmon – April 20 through August
- Sockeye – June through August
- Chum & Pink – July and August
- Coho – August through October
- Steelhead (summer/fall) – August through
- Cutthroat, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden available
throughout the year
Single-handed rods may be from 9 to 11 feet long in line
sizes 8 to 10. Spey rods from 13 to 15 feet are appropriate
in line sizes 7 to 9 for dry fly angling and 8 to 10 for wet
flies. Anglers who wish to fish both wet and dry flies
should bring one rod for each purpose. Spare rods are a good
idea in case of an accident. We also have rods available for
you to use.
We recommend at least two lines for wet fly angling with
single–hand rods; a Rio VersiTip fly line and 20 foot
sinking line such as Jim Teeny’s 200 grain sinking line.
300-grain sinking lines are helpful in a few cases. Floating
lines are excellent choices for wet fly-fishing in the
classic “greased line” tradition and of course for your dry
fly angling. Spey or double-handed rods with a multi-tip
line work best. The most useful tips will be your floating
tip and wet tips, Type 3, Type 6, & Type 8; Rio’s new Skagit
line works well for new spey casters and experts as well in
Bring high quality single action reels holding at least 100
yards of backing, 200 for fishing the Skeena. A good drag is
helpful but not essential. Bring two reels if you fish both
wet flies and dry flies.
Dry fly leaders should be 10 feet long and tapered down to
12-pound test, wet fly leaders of 6 to 8 feet for sinking
lines and wet flies with longer tapered leaders for “greased
line” fishing. Tippets should be at least 12 pounds breaking
strength. Bring extra leaders and tippet material.
Wet flies: Bring approximately 6 to 8 dozen wet flies
in sizes 6 to 1/0. Mix colors and weights. All traditional
steelhead and Atlantic salmon patterns work as do
non-traditional streamer type dressings such as leaches and
tube flies, etc. Some recommended patterns:Blue Moon,
Egg-sucking Leaches – purple, blue, black, Articulated
Leaches – purple, black blue, pink, orange, Muddler Minnows
traditional, dark-bodied, purple, Black Matuka, Popsicles,
Starlite leach – black with red head, purple red head, pink
or black with chartreuse head
Dry Flies: Sizes 4 and 2, Skating Caddis, #6 or#8,
Muddlers, foam dubbed body, #4 & #6, Waller Waker, Bomber,
Anglers may use lightweight Gore-Tex waders in most seasons.
Felt soles are helpful but not necessary; spikes/studded
boots are discouraged. Wading staffs are a good idea; if you
have a favorite one, bring it. Wading belts are recommended.
Clothing should be layered with clothes for all seasons:
fleece and capilene, supplex or fast-drying style materials.
Bring a large brim hat or cap and quality rain gear.
- Cash for tipping and incidentals
- Credit Cards – we accept MasterCard and Visa
- Airplane tickets
- Polarized sunglasses
- Canada - British Columbia
- Terrace: 500 miles from Vancouver.
You will fly from the UK to Vancouver Airport connecting
flight via Air Canada or Hawk air to Terrace. We use
Canadian affair and flights are around £500 PP.
Package include: guided fishing, private rooms for up to
six anglers or 10 if shared, delicious home cooked meals:
dinner, breakfast, and packed lunch, transportation from
Cost of Holiday and
Six/seven night package: $3,600 + GST Canadian
funds per person = £2050 based on double occupancy.
Five/six night package: $3,050 + GST = £1700
Longer or shorter stays available just ask for a rate.