The Season

Primetime for Steelhead is late August to the middle of November


The Fish

Steelhead from 5 to 30 pounds... These wild fish are well known for attacking surface presentations throughout the season.


The Lodge

The Bulkley River Lodge is on a remote section of one of the best Steelhead rivers on the planet located within the traditional Wet'suwet'en Territory. River-front access and no neighbors are great assets for a fishing lodge.


The River

The Bulkley River has one of the largest, if not the largest wild Steelhead runs in the world. The river is blessed with over ninety miles of classic fly water.

Our Team

Meet the Team!

Melisa Alvarado Smith

Hello everyone! I'm Melisa Alvarado Smith...
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Shannon de Jong

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to get back to the lodge and see everyone...
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Ruth Clarke

Hey everyone, Ruth here...
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Katie Peterson

Hi everyone, this is Katie! I was born and raised in Smithers...
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David Hughes, AKA Bunky

I started cooking in Whistler at Araxi's restaurant in 1986. I did this so I could work in the evening and Ski during the day.
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Our Guides

David Hughes

Well it's that time of year again... 2019 will be my 20th season at BRL - 26th season overall on the Bulkley.
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Jeff Harrop

Hey gang, Jeff here, the newest of the crew here at BRL. Growing up in Ontario chasing bass and walleye, I made the move to the west when I was 18
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Dave Whitey Evans

Since I hate the office, you will find me most days on the river trying to figure out those steelheads. In summers I am off leading multi-day rafting trips in some of the wildest parts of the Yukon. Tagging sharks worldwide completes the remaining space in the year.
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Melissa Moure

I was fortunate to grow up with a cabin on the Sunshine Coast where the ocean, fishing, and the outdoors deeply resonated with me from a very young age. It influenced my entire future.
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Pat Beahen

Pat arrived to guide at Bulkley River Lodge in 2008, and has been the lead guide at whistler flyfishing since 2000. Pat is a very well rounded fisherman .
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Tommy Thomson

Hi my name is Tommy Thomson. I grew up in the mountain ski town of Whistler, British Columbia. I have always found myself in the outdoors from skiing to snowboarding, surfing to mountain biking one thing was clear - I was a fishing nut!
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Kevin Kish

By far the best looking and most engaging of the guides to work on the Bulkley,
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