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I've recently moved from near Toronto, Ontario to Coquitlam. I've always been an avid fisherman but mostly with bait-casters and spinner rods.

Quite a few months back my Grandfather passed away and left me his old (at least 40 years I'm told) cane Fly Fishing rod along with a fly tying kit and 100's of flies. I recently took a lesson and cannot believe what I have been missing. The intimacy and control a fly rod provides evokes a response within myself I could never have expected.

I'm rambling...on to my question(s).

I'm going to plaque my Grandfathers rod as keep sake, but would like to purchase a rod for myself to use on a trip to Widgeon Lake this year along with future trips. What store within the greater Coquitlam area would you recommend going to to purchase this rod? Are there any stores that stand out as having particularly helpful and knowledgeable staff?


fisher 696

I can't help with stores but am impressed that you intend to fish Widgeon.... You are aware of the rigors of the trip????

I always stop on Highway 7 at 'Riverside Fly and Tackle'. Perfect service, nice and helpful guys.

Here is address:

2847 Shaughnessy St
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C

(604) 944-2479?

I am aware of the rigors involved with the Widgeon Lake trip - it's part of the reason I wish to camp and fish there. The harder a lake is to get to, the less people you're going to find there.

Thanks for your reply.


Thanks very much for the information you posted. I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I will be checking out 'Riverside Fly and Tackle' this weekend.

Widgeon Lake sounds like an epic and worthy adventure to which to take your grandfathers cane rod. Good luck with the trip, I've never been up there, but Widgeon lake is on the list of a few hike-in fishing trips around Vancouver or Manning park that I would like to do

Thanks for the well wishes. To clarify; I won't be taking my Grandfathers rod to Widgeon this or any other year. I'm going to plaque it for safe keeping, along with a few of his favorite flies and 2 or 3 sepia-toned photographs depicting some of his early trips into Alaska.

I appreciate your reply, thanks again for the good luck.

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