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Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla
Steelhead Valhalla

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    September and October
  • The rate for 2017 is $6900 US + taxes
  • Number of guests

    They take 9 anglers per week.
  • Species:
    • Steelhead

Steelhead Valhalla

Canada >> British Columbia >> Smithers
Fishing and Species
From late August to mid-October this is fly fishing for big steelhead at its finest. All fishing is done by wading. They fish 3 anglers per guide with jet boat transportation.

The Steelhead Valhalla Lodge is nestled in the trees along the banks of the Sustut River five miles upstream from the Sustut's confluence with the Skeena River. The Skeena River System has been labeled the best producing river for trophy steelhead in the world!

Because it is located more than 100 miles from civilization and accessible only by plane, the Sustut is the least fished of all the famous Skeena tributaries. The Sustut originates in Sustut and Johansen Lakes in the Omineca Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean is about 275 miles downstream from the junction of the Skeena and Sustut Rivers.

Sustut steelhead average 15 pounds, with many running 20 pounds and larger. The females generally run from eight to 20 pounds, while the males normally range from 14 to over 30. Prime fly fishing for steelhead is from late August through mid-October. There is no certain week or time during this period when one can predict that the fishing will be best. Best fishing is determined by water levels and the weather. During this less than two-month season, any given week can be prime time.

Steelhead Valhalla Lodge consists of a log lodge, five cozy log sleeping cabins, and a wash house complete with showers, sinks and indoor toilets. The lodge has a modern kitchen, an expansive open-beam dining room, fully supplied fly tying benches and a small lounge area. The buildings were originally hand-crafted with logs from the site. The five guest cabins are designed for two persons each. The cabins are carpeted, have electric lights (powered by a generator), airtight wood heaters, foam mattresses and warm bedding.

The meals are hearty and home-cooked, including breads and pastries, and are served family-style. Canadian wines are served with evening meals. Lunches are eaten along the river.