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Address: 1951A Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 2W8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-365-8288
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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35+ years of knowledge and experience fishing the upper Columbia River,...

35+ years of knowledge and experience fishing the upper Columbia River, licensed guide and president of West Koutenay fly fishing club. Complete fly shop with flies tied for this river and area.

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Absolutely wonderful fishing guide

The Columbia is like no river I've ever fished, and Rod is a unique master of that terrain. Wherever he took us, we caught fish. He's also a wonderful storyteller, guide, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Columbia is like no river I've ever fished, and Rod is a unique master of that terrain. Wherever he took us, we caught fish. He's also a wonderful storyteller, guide, and companion. My dad and I did a 4-day trip with him and our general fly fishing knowledge and skills improved measurably each day. We learned to tell the... More 

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Chase, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Unless you're definitely going to go in and buy something expensive to fly-fish with, don't bother. I've gone in twice with what I thought would be simple fishing questions and have been basically brushed off.

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Castlegar, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Excellent workmanship on products...guaranteed to work. Also good selection of tackle . Also off season tying classes.

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Crescent Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Awesome fishing gear , hand made fishing flies, and lots of gear and friendly advice . Highly recomend!

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Castlegar, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Ned a special fly, lure or hip waders then this is the place for you. Rod the owner is probably one of the most knowledgeable people I know on local fishing and they have a fantastic selection of anything you will need to land the big one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012 via mobile

Spent the day with Rod Z on the mightly Columbia doing a day (8 hours) drift through Castlegar. Caught too many trout to count and took a couple home to eat. Rod really knows the river and the patterns and taught me a couple of new techniques to catch the big ones. I will definitely go again when I return... More 

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