Fly-Fishing on the Sustut

Suskeena Lodge is one of only two operations on the river and due to the remote nature we rarely, if ever, see other anglers.

In place is a contractual agreement between the two lodges that ensures that anglers visiting the Sustut are guaranteed to have exclusive access to vast stretches of river and never have to race to the next spot or low-hole other boats. This means you can fish in tranquility and never worry about someone beating you to that one special spot.

Angling for wild steelhead in British Columbia is 100% catch and release using only single barbless hooks. Double handed/Spey rods in weights 7-9 are the most effective tools of this trade and are especially useful to beginner anglers as well as the most seasoned. Single hand rods can be very effective but are limited by angler ability and endurance, especially on some of the legendary canyon water where the back-cast room is limited. Sukeena Lodge carries some perfectly set up loaner/demo rods that we are happy to lend out to help maximize your experience on this beautiful river.

Dry fly fishing on the Sustut, in our estimation, can be the best anywhere and is an experience that is promoted by our guides and rarely disappoints. These fish take on a very trout-like behavior as their instincts take them back to their early life stage habits of feeding on Stone, Caddis and Mayflies. Be sure to bring along an 8 or 9wt single hand rod equipped with a floating line for this pursuit.

The bottom line when fishing at Suskeena Lodge is to fish in the manner that pleases you most! Whether it is dredging a heavy sink tip with a 6” intruder or swinging a floating line with a classic Atlantic salmon pattern, our guides will cater to, and work with you to maximize your chances of having success while enjoying special moments in a special place!