Nicholas Dean Lodge

Helicopter Fly Fishing

Nicholas Dean Lodge offers many unique helicopter fishing options for the adventure minded angler. Helicopters allow the opportunity to fish untouched expanses of spectacular wilderness rivers that teem with trophy Steelhead and Salmon. Nicholas Dean Lodge offers 3 different Helicopter fishing options.

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Upper Copper (Zymoetz) Steelheading August 15 to Nov 15

The Upper Copper River is one of the finest Steelhead fisheries in the world with good numbers of undisturbed Steelhead in classic boulder and ledge rock pools. Nicholas Dean Lodge offers helicopter day trips for guests, where you can either pool hop from run to run, or drift a section with our Aire rafts.

Remote Coastal Spring Steelheading April 15 to March 15

Many of the remote coastal rivers of the Skeena Region host excellent runs of Spring Steelhead fresh from the ocean and full of fight. The coastal streams are small rivers that are surrounded by towering glacier capped mountains and lush temperate rainforest. They fish best with spey rods and are characterized by small classic gravel boulder runs, and canyon slot water. Sight fishing is usually possible and adds to the thrill and excitement. Large Sea-run Coastal Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char are also available.

Remote Coastal Summer Steelheading and Coho August 10 to October 15

The remote coastal rivers of Northwestern British Columbia host superb runs of giant Coho (silver) Salmon and some of them also have excellent runs of highly aggressive Summer Steelhead. The estuaries of offer a chance at catching Coho by sight fishing pods of fish with floating lines and streamer patterns. The streams themselves offer a unique opportunity of sight fishing dry flies for steelhead and watching them rise off the bottom and inhale the fly. Traditional wet fly swing is also highly effective along with high stick nymphing the pocket water and heads of pools in low water conditions. Large Sea-run Coastal Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char are also available.