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Rod was extremely friendly, patient, and knowledgeable about the Columbia River system. Had a huge day on the water, tons of fish landed. Would love to get back at it again next time I'm in the area. Rod's fly tying is also unique. You won't...More
Rod, the owner knows fishing. Stop in to get some stuff for our grandson for Christmas and rod had some beautiful flies for salmon fishing and the cost was well worth them. Just hope they work as good as they look.
Date of experience: December 2017
Rod Z, Owner at Castlegar Sports Centre & Fly Shop Flyfishing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018
Many thanks for the kind words. Fly tying is my passion along with fly fishing, the flies should do the trick. tight lines and bent rods. RZ.
This is not about the shop, it is about the owner, Rod. We booked a guided fly fishing trip on the Columbia River. It was fantastic and Rod made it a great experience. He is a guide's, guide. 35 years fishing all the time and...More
I've been in this shop many times and found the service and selection to be hit and miss. Sometimes very good, other times poor, frustrating or confusing.
The owner and guide is certainly very knowledgable and can guide clients into fish.
However, I recently witnessed...More
The Columbia is like no river I've ever fished, and Rod is a unique master of that terrain. Wherever he took us, we caught fish. He's also a wonderful storyteller, guide, and companion. My dad and I did a 4-day trip with him and our...More
Unless you're definitely going to go in and buy something expensive to fly-fish with, don't bother. I've gone in twice with what I thought would be simple fishing questions and have been basically brushed off.
Ned a special fly, lure or hip waders then this is the place for you. Rod the owner is probably one of the most knowledgeable people I know on local fishing and they have a fantastic selection of anything you will need to land the...More
Spent the day with Rod Z on the mightly Columbia doing a day (8 hours) drift through Castlegar. Caught too many trout to count and took a couple home to eat. Rod really knows the river and the patterns and taught me a couple of...More