Trout Waters Fly & Tackle has been serving the angling community of the Okanagan for over 22 years. Beginning as a small, one-man operation, the shop has evolved into a full-service fishing shop/outfitter, offering products, services, and expert advice to the fishing public.
Located in their new, expertly designed and impressively equipped shop at #101-2340 Highway 97N (just across from Staples), Trout Waters is one of Canada’s premier fishing shops. Its customer base extends throughout Canada, with a growing international presence. With over 4800 sq ft of floor space, attractively laid out and packed with quality products, the shop can be proud of its excellent reputation. Trout Waters has it’s own education room for fly tying lessons or fishing techniques seminars.
At Trout Waters, the angler will find a broad range of brand name products that are representative of the best equipment in the fly fishing industry. Some of these include:
- fly fishing rods from Sage, Winston, Hardy, Douglas, Echo, Scott and Redington
- premium reels from Hatch, Islander, Hardy, Abel , Nautilus, Ross, Lamson and Sage
- quality waders, boots and apparel from Patagonia, Simms, Orvis, Aquaz and Redington
- innovative gear from world leaders like Simms, Patagonia, Smith Creek, Dr. Slick and Fishpond
- top-end pontoon boats and float tubes by Outcast and Dave Scadden
- the best fly lines by Airflo, Rio and Scientific Angler
- a vast array of fly fishing accessories
The Trout Waters fly tying department is equally impressive. It carries a wide array of the most innovative fly tying materials available on the market. It has all of the materials and tools required to produce just about any type of fly, be it for the local lakes and rivers, for Salmon and Steelhead fishing, or for trips to the many exotic saltwater destinations throughout the world.
The shop boasts an inventory of “hand tied” flies that is second to none in Canada, drawing from a steady source of local tyers and best commercial tied flies in the world. The flies range from the largest selection of chironomids and other insect patterns that target the local Rainbow trout, to Salmon and Steelhead flies for BC’s many rivers, patterns for warm water species like pike and bass, and many popular saltwater patterns, like Clouser Minnows, Lefty’s Deceiver and Crazy Charlies. Whatever fish you are targeting, they have the flies for it.
A recent and significant development at Trout Waters was the decision to become the British Columbia’s premium Patagonia retailer. Not only does the shop carry the full Patagonia line of fly fishing products, but they also carry a wide range of the brand’s popular men and women’s lifestyle apparel, including the alpine line of insulated clothing. Another reason for the partnership with Patagonia was its firm commitment to the environment which is in line with Trout Water’s own philosophy.
If you are not into fly fishing, don’t be concerned. Trout Waters carries an excellent selection of equipment and fishing gear for trolling, mooching, spin and bait casting. Again, the shop carries the best quality products available on the market with name brands like Islander, Okuma, Abu Garcia and Shimano being common on their shelves.
Trout Waters offers a range of guided trips and education classes that cater to both beginners and experienced anglers. These include both fly fishing schools that focus on teaching the fundamentals and guided excursions which are designed to ensure a quality fly fishing experience. The one-day Introduction to Fly Fishing school is a popular way for beginners to get acquainted with the sport or for intermediate anglers to refresh their skills. More advanced schools are available to teach specific fishing techniques including river walk and wade fishing. Fly Casting and Fly Tying Schools are held at certain times of the year. Guided fly fishing excursions, to lakes and rivers, are tailored to the experience level of the customer and are available throughout the entire fishing season.
So a visit to Trout Waters will satisfy the needs of all anglers from beginners to professionals. Expert advice is provided by owners Savas and Nick, along with their knowledgeable and friendly staff, all of whom are determined to make every customer enjoy both their visit to the shop and their fishing experiences. The products are there to meet everyone’s needs, including the ladies who will find a wide variety of attractive fishing apparel and equipment designed specifically for them.
toll free: 1-888-823-6633