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Little Fort is the centre for some of the best flyfishing in North America, with hundreds of quality lakes and several pristine rivers in the area.



Ice out is usually mid-May (call Fly Shop for latest update). First hatch is chironomids, also try bloodworm & adult midge patterns. Late May to early June and all through June, callibaetis mays take over from chironomids. Try pheasant tail nymph, grey wulff size 12 for dry. Around mid-June, look for damsel activity. Late June to early July, caddis (traveller sedge) can give spectacular surface action. Late July and all August, scuds and leeches work well in lower lakes. High altitude lakes are best (over 4,000 ft) during hot weather. Mid to late September, great action on backswimmers & water boatmen, also chironomids are working very well again. Expect ice to form in late October.



All quality streams are closed until July 1st. High water conditions limit access at the start, but rapid improvement occurs as levels drop. Canim and Mahood Rivers fish best early. Clearwater River is best in August and September. Adams and Raft River trout follow sockeye in late August and early September. None of these are classified rivers. Guiding is limited to areas outside Provincial Parks (call Fly Shop for details).

Stonefly patterns early, Caddis patterns (large) until Salmon move in, then egg (Glo Bug) patterns are best.


Guided trips include a full day flyfishing, transportation, a packed lunch and any tackle that you may need.

We have multiple lakes in two regions and can tailor a trip to meet your flyfishing needs.

Our rates are as follows:

  • 1 angler - $450.00
  • 2 anglers - $500.00

All rates are in Canadian funds and are subject to 5% GST.
We require advanced notice of at least 5 days and a 50% non-refundable deposit.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

To book a guided trip, contact us at:

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Phone or Fax - (250) 677-4366

Mail - Little Fort Fly & Tackle, Box 75, Little Fort, B.C., V0E-2C0, Canada



A 5/6 wt. outfit will give you your best all round coverage for both lakes and rivers. Floating line, slow sinker (either S.A. Stillwater or Intermediate), medium fast sinker type II are best lines. Type IV sinker is useful for deep fishing in August. Flies tend to be larger than other areas.

Little Fort is located 1 hour (100 km or 60 mi.) North of Kamloops on Hwy. 5. The Fly Shop is downtown at the Junction of Hwy. 5 & 24. Little Fort is about 5 hours drive from Vancouver (which has the nearest international airport) and about 7 hours drive from Seattle, allow extra time for border crossing.