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2020 Fly Tying Course

The 2020 Introduction to Fly Tying course is now open for registration. You can register at the Recreation Centre office and online at

The Kalamalka Flyfishers Introduction to Fly Tying course will run every Tuesdays,  7:30pm-9:30pm, starting Tuesday, 21 January 2020 with the last night on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. That’s 10 nights. Cost of the Fly Tying course is $103.60. Cost of tools and supplies required for the course are extra. No tools or equipment are required the first night. Details of what is required will be given the first night of the course.

The course is designed for the person interested in getting into fly tying. Emphasis is on basic fly tying techniques, construction and material used. Fly fishing methods, presentation and aquatic entomology of the fly is also discussed.

Burlap Nymph


Hook: 3X or 4X long size #8 or #10

Thread: 6/0 Black or Camel

Tail: (optional) natural red pheasant tail fibres

Rib: Copper wire (fine)

Abdomen: String from a burlap bag (make sure it does not go too dark when wet)

Thorax: Peacock hearl

Wing Case: Pheasant tail fibres (optional – brown sparkle yarn)

Hackle: Pheasant tail fibres – tips of wing case (optional – partridge hackle)


Polson Pond Cleaning

These are the photos from our current website – they’re from 2007.  I think it’s time we update them…

Introduction to Fly Tying 2017

The Introduction to Fly Tying 2017 course is closed for registration.

Thank you for your interest. The Introduction to Fly Tying course will be back again next year. Please check the Vernon Parks Viagra Coupon Code – Get Free Discount Coupon for Viagra store. and Recreation winter Active Living Guide 2018 for details.

Murdock Point Fish-out

02 April – Meet at Rocky Mountain Transport parking lot at 8 am or Old Town Road parking lot at 9 am.

You need a 2017 fishing licence to fish

Conservation Surcharge Stamp required to catch and keep rainbow trout over 50 cm or char over 60 cm

Rainbow trout daily quota = 1 (none under 50 cm), annual quota = 5

Char daily quota = 1 (none under 60 cm), annual quota = 5

Bring a friend. There will be hotdogs, pop/water.

How to get there:

At Sicamous on the #1 just past the 97A junction going east

Turn left onto Sicamous Solsqua Road (first left, and before Tim Hortons)

Stay on the Sicamous Solsqua Road until you come to a T intersection. Your will cross the bridge over the Eagle River and Hillier Road.

Keep left onto Old Town Road

Stay on this road until you run out of pavement. This is the parking lot area.

If you want to go on, start following the water. It is about 2 kilometers to Murdock Point



Polson Park Pond Kids Free Fishing Weekend

2017 Polson Park Pond Kids Free Fishing Weeked has finished for the year. Saturday saw about 421 young fishers come down to the pond to try their luck catching some of the 1,000 rainbow trout provided by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. On Sunday about 384 young fishers showed up to catch the rest of the rainbows. For some of these young fishers, this was there first time fishing and for many this was the first time they caught a fish. As it is with fishing, not everyone took home a fish. We look forward to next year, hope to see you there.


There is more to fishing than just tossing a hook into the water. Come down to the Polson Park Duck Pond and see what we are doing.

Pond Cleaning – Sunday, 23 April 2017, starts at 8 am and goes until the pond is clean and filled. 

Fish Arrive – Wednesday, 26 April 2017, usually around noon. Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will deliver approximatly 1,000 Rainbow Trout.

Kids free fishing, Saturday, 29 April 2017, 9 am – 4 pm

Kids free fishing, Sunday, 30 April 2017, 9 am – 4 pm

Kids Learn To Fish


The Kalamalka Flyfishers Society along with the Shuswap Fly Fishers, Enderby Fish and Game Club, with fish provided by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC present a day for kids to learn how to fish hosted by the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.

The day is about more than catching fish, although that does happen. Kids are encouraged to attend a variety of stations: fly tying, fly casting, fishing pond, entomology (insects), and others and have their pass book stamped. They can then enter their pass book to win a number of prizes.

Volunteers are on hand to explain the proper use of fishing tackle and assist the kids as needed.

Spey Casting Clinic

26 March 2017, Meet at the hall by 10 am

Bring a friend, hotdogs, pop/water will be provided.

Follow the Lumby – Mable Lake Road.

Turn left at the Mable Lake Hall / Mabel Lake Community Club sign, onto the Shuswap Falls Road.

(If you go over the bridge crossing the Shuswap River, you have gone too far. Turn around and turn right at the first right turn).

Follow the Shuswap Falls Road a short distance, park at the hall.

Follow the river upstream to the demonstration area.

If you do not have a spey/switch rod, do not worry, you can usually borrow someone's to try.


Members Notice for Polson Park Kids Fishing Weekend

Sunday, 23 April Pond Cleaning – Starts at 7 am.

Lots of help needed, contact Perry Wainwright

Coffe and donuts for the workers

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, Fish Arrive, usually around noon. Come see event.

Saturday, 30 April – Setup – all hands on deck starts at 7 am.

Lots of help needed, contact Perry Wainwright

Breakfast for the workers.

Saturday, 30 April – Kids free fishing 9 am – 4 pm

Sunday, 31 April – Kids free fishing, 9 am – 4 pm

Tear down – all hands on deck, Sunday 31 April 2017, 4 pm

Introduction To Fly Tying

Learn to tie your own flies with the help of the Kalamalka Flyfishers Introduction to Fly Tying. Designed for the person who has never tied flies and is interested in getting started in the art of fly tying. This course will teach you all the skills you will need to start tying your own flies. For the person who has not tied in awhile, wanting to get back into fly tying, the Introduction to Fly Tying is a great refresher.

The Introduction to Fly Tying course is 10 nights (2 hours each). Held only once a year beginning in mid January until March. Classes are usually on Tuesday nights from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm at the Kalamalka Flyfishers Society meeting room located upstairs of the Rocky Mountain Transport office 2906 41st avenue, Vernon. Details can be found in the Vernon Parks and Recreation winter Active Living Guide.

For more information and registration visit the Recreation Centre 3310 – 37 avenue, Vernon or visit them online at