The Bulkley and MSG are open for business

Welcome to Steelhead Paradise! That is the new sign entering Smithers and the message that Tourism Smithers and town council want to drive home with tourists who have been avoiding the region because of rumours that they would be evicted from the rivers over First Nation treaty disputes. MSG started the guiding season early and … Read more

Buy Local – K & N Tie’n’ Fly

Having guided and fished on the Bulkley River for over 30 years, it hasn’t been easy to find and buy equipment locally – especially flies and especially during the fishing season.  However that has changed for the better. You can imagine the relief when we discovered some local tiers from the Kispiox River – a … Read more

Facebook 500

500 likes on Facebook :: Maxwell Steelhead Guides

HELP US REACH 500 LIKES ON FACEBOOK and you could earn a $500 credit towards a steelhead fishing trip that you book for two anglers for September or October 2014. Looking forward to #500.  Thanks for your support. Denise Maxwell Maxwell Steelhead Guides Fish with the Experts

Tube Flies ~ Part One

Tube Fly Tubes :: Maxwell Steelhead Guides

AS A STEELHEAD GUIDE, I am always asked about the best fly patterns to use for steelhead on the Bulkley River, but little is asked about the type of flies to use. A fly is a fly – right? Let me give you a ‘heads up’ about a type of fly we use a lot … Read more

Summer Steelhead

Telkwa Stone Dry :: Maxwell Steelhead Guides

DRY FLY STEELHEADING… THE NATURAL WAY by Mike Maxwell YOU ARE STANDING ANKLE DEEP IN YOUR FAVOURITE STEELHEAD RIVER, surrounded by all the sights, sounds and colours of Indian summer, anywhere in the coastal mountains of beautiful British Columbia.   Suddenly – ‘right before your eyes‘ – a huge steelhead rises to the surface, pops its head … Read more