Fly Fisherman

Sean Chahley

Kootenay born and raised and now living in the Okanagan, I’ve always been close enough to a body of water to feed my appetite for exploring and fishing in the beautiful province of BC. When I’m not on the water, I’m sitting at my vice getting the fly box loaded up for my next trip - tying is my major passion that I’m so thankful to have discovered as a kid.

How long have you been fly fishing?

I’ve been fishing since I was 6 or 7 years old and first started fly fishing about 10 years ago.

What’s your favorite type of fly fishing?

Definitely dry fly fishing during the massive Caddis hatch on the Columbia River!

Favorite holiday destination and why?

Whatshan Lake, BC. It’s not tropical, it’s not very far away but it’s one of the only places in the world I’ve ever felt truly relaxed. That and it’s surrounded some amazing fishing holes!!

Favorite fishing memory?

Me and three good buddies did a four-night backcountry trip – no cell phones. We hit about six lakes in five days, fished the base of the Rocky Mountains while turtles followed out belly boats. The fishing was something I’ll never forget!

Why do you love living where you live?

I’m only a few hours away from different bodies of water that all offer different types of fishing at different times. How could you not love that? I’m never bored!

Favorite food?

Definitely Pizza. I’m a Hawaiian lover!

Favorite movie?

Interstellar. I’ve seen it a bunch of times and can never stop thinking about it once it’s over…

Favorite band or music style?

I’m an avid acoustic guitar player and a lover of most music types – this is impossible to answer!

Must have accessory when in the wild?

My Leatherman for sure. That or a lighter. You never know what might happen…

Favorite camping food?

A good old fashioned hot dog over the fire!

Where I call home?

Kelowna, BC

My motto?

If it is to be, it is up to me. If you want to do something, find the time to do it. If you want to be something, figure out how to be it. No excuses!

Principles I live by?

I try to give as much as I can to the people around me while doing my best to expect nothing in return. I try to work my hardest and love to my fullest. My family means the world to me and my wife even more.

What’s on your bucket list?

Definitely Tarpon fishing in the Keys. Not Baby Tarpon…I’m talking about a 2 hour battle on a fly line with a silver giant!

Favorite Hook And Vice cap?

The Traditional Cap – Bear. Every single one of my fish in 2018 so far have been in this cap. It’s definitely lucky!

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