River levels were in perfect condition for the inaugural float of the Squamish River with the new Dave Scadden Mackenzie Drifter X3 16′. The float took about 2.5 hours to get from our starting point to the ending point, about 7 miles of river. Throughout the voyage my passengers, could not help saying “This is awesome!” every turn on the river. We saw plenty of waterfalls, snowcapped peaks and wildlife. Next time I’ll have to bring the rods!
Throughout the float we saw several groups of mountain goats high on the cliffs. I tried to photograph them with my Sony digital camera. The photo below gives you an idea of how close we got to the critters. Next time I must bring the telephoto lens!
The hews of green were plentiful in the moss-covered forests banking the
river. No shortage of rain this winter!
The next float trip down the Squamish will be fishfull I’m sure and I can’t wait to catch huge wild rainbows while guiding on the Chilko River this summer!
Great blog clinty…
Just got a brand new fly rod, hope to try it out shortly!!
I have just gotten into fly fishing this past year.I have been looking for fly fishing blogs and happened onto yours..Love the stories and your pics.I started out with a pretty low grade rod,and this winter I bought a new SAGE rod and a GREY’S Reel.I am just itching to try them out.Would love to hear your thoughts.
SAGE is always a good bet. You’ll love it! I have never tried a Grey’s reel but as long as it has a large arbor your good. Have fun out there!