The River Dean in Canada, BC West, is famous for its fly fishing for both Kings and Steelheads. This lodge is located less than a mile from the mouth of the world famous Dean River, where stories of hard takes and the relentless runs of the “super” Steelhead are hard to comprehend.
The Dean River is considered by many to be the premier Steelhead River in British Columbia. A medium sized river it is dwarfed by the towering backdrop of mountainous snow-covered peaks from every perspective.
To fish in these surroundings is simply awe-inspiring and the scale of the surroundings has to be experienced to be believed. What makes the Dean different from other similar rivers is a narrow and fearsome gorge, which is impassible by fish until the river subsides in mid-summer.
Even then it prevents all but the strongest fish from ascending to the upper river and quite possibly this has led to a genetic strain of King Salmon and Steelhead which are almost unstoppable. Come July and August the focus shifts from the Kings to the Steelhead, which will now be running the rapids and resting in the pools above the falls. This is a much more intimate part of the river and the Steelhead will readily take a dry fly skated along the surface.
BC West is the only lodge on the Dean where guests get to fish both – below and above the canyon. Below the canyon, you fish huge runs in search of the freshest of fish within a mile of the sea. Above the canyon, you fish more classic Steelhead holding water.
If you have any questions on the Steelhead fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.