Fly Fisherman & Saltwater Guide

Zach Copland

Zach’s passion for fishing started out early with summer trips with his Grandfather and Dad fishing for salmon around the gulf islands. His passion turned into an obsession when he got his first fly rod and tying kit. He fishes the lakes around the Sea to Sky corridor and the mouth of the Fraser River during the spring and summer. During the fall and winter, he can be found on the Squamish River hunting for salmon, bull trout, and steelhead. Zach loves tying streamers and coming up with new variations of your favorite flies. He currently works at Pacific Angler in Vancouver, so pop on in and get him to set you up with the right gear for your next trip!

How long have you been fly fishing?

4 years

What’s your favorite type of fly fishing?

Swinging streamers for bull trout and salmon

Favorite holiday destination and why?

Hawaii because it is the most laid back place in the world and Portland because Portland is awesome

Favorite fishing memory?

I went out ocean fishing with 3 buddies last summer and we got our 4 person limit of Chinook. The day was full of non-stop action and we didn’t stop laughing all day. It was a day of salmon fishing that I won’t soon forget.

Why do you love living where you live?

We have remote places to camp, hike, and fish in just a short drive from my doorstep. We are truly spoiled living in Vancouver as the great outdoors is right there plus we have a world-class city to hang out in when we are done being outside.

Favorite food?

Brisket and Smoked Salmon

Favorite movie?

The Empire Strikes Back

Favorite band?

The Arcade Fire

Where I call home?


Principles I live by?

Pack it in, Pack it out and treat others how you would like to be treated

What’s on your bucket list?

Fishing for bonefish in Hawaii and fishing for monster chinook in Haida Gwaii

Favorite Hook And Vice cap?

Camo Trucker – Hook

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