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Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge
Damdochax River Lodge

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    August - October
  • Th 2017 rates are $10,750 CDN per person per person per week for the Damdochax and $8500 CDN for Nass River Lodge. With the favorable exchange rate, US anglers will have a significant price reduction in US dollars.
  • Number of guests

    They take 4 guests per week on the Damdochax and 4 on the Nass.
  • Species:
    • Steelhead

Damdochax River Lodge

Canada >> British Columbia >> Smithers
Fishing and Species
The steelhead season is September and October.

Located in northern British Columbia, the Damdochax River is home to one of the last truly unspoiled fisheries in the world. For over 30 years the Damdochax Lodge has provided remarkable angling for 100% wild and healthy runs of Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Coho, Chinook, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden. The Damdochax offers exceptional, classic fly angling opportunities.
Located in northern British Columbia, the Damdochax River is home to one of the last truly unspoiled fisheries in the world. For over 30 years the Damdochax Lodge has provided remarkable angling for 100% wild and healthy runs of Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Coho, Chinook, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden. The Damdochax offers exceptional, classic fly angling opportunities.

Damdochax River Lodge holds the exclusive guiding rights to all 12 miles of this pristine wilderness river, from its source at Damdochax Lake to its confluence with the mighty Nass - BC's third largest river. The Damdochax is known to biologists as the most important Steelhead tributary of the entire upper Nass system, is designated a Classified Water by Provincial authorities, and is recognized internationally by fly anglers as a world-class destination for Steelhead and Rainbow trout.

Damdochax is a small, rustic fly fishing only lodge located on one of the world's finest Rainbow Trout and Steelhead rivers. As they hold exclusive guiding rights, it is a premium, world-class, limited-access fly fishing experience in a highly remote wilderness setting. The river is rather unique, as not only do you regularly sight fish to all species, the water is very intimate and usually gin-clear, allowing for exceptional dry line and dry fly fishing for Steelhead throughout the entire season.

When fishing for Steelhead, sparse damp flies and other Spey inspired patterns have a better success rate than large or bushy patterns. Many aspects of trout fishing can be used for Steelhead fishing, since the Steelhead will lay under brush, behind rocks, and in small pockets, as well as all of the other classic lies. Steelhead over twenty pounds have been successfully hooked and landed by clients on flies as small as a #8.??For the Rainbow and other trout fishing, the preferred approach is with the upstream dry, matching the hatch, to rising fish. Nymphs, with or without an indicator, and sometimes swung flies such as leeches and streamers, are also used.

Access is by air only. They can accommodate a maximum of 6 anglers per week, for whom this river essentially becomes their own private water. It is arguably the most remote, pristine, wild and private Steelhead angling experience available in BC.?A watershed never logged, a wilderness untouched. Fly fishing the way it used to be.

At all three camps, guest accommodations are very similar. Anglers will stay two to a 12 x 14 x 10 wall tent cabin that has wooden floors, wooden walls or metal frames, hand made rustic furnishings, quality wood stoves and kerosene lights. There is a shower building at each camp, all with wood stoves and on-demand hot water, to take the chill off after a long day on the river. The bathroom facilities at all camps are well-kept outhouses, conveniently located in multiple places throughout the camps.

Dining areas differ between the camps. At the lake lodge, meals are eaten in the main lodge building. At Cottonwood, meals are eaten in a large wall tent with wooden floors, wooden walls, rustic furnishing, and a gorgeous old school wooden cook stove. At the Moss camp, meals are eaten in a rustic, comfortable, 14 x 22 cabin.

Meals are rustic, bistro style cuisine, made daily with the freshest of ingredients which include items from the local health food store, meat from the local butcher, and vegetables from the farmers market in Smithers, as well as a selection of fresh herbs and spices grown at the lodge. Meal times are very flexible, but as a general guideline, breakfast is served between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Lunch and snacks are available on the river at your pleasure, or a camp lunch may be served between 1-2 p.m. Dinner is generally served around 8 p.m.