WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR GUIDED FISHING TRIP:
All fishing gear and bait/tackle is provided- however- you are welcome to bring any personal rods or gear that you may prefer to use. *Please keep in mind that your equipment may not be suitable for our species, in which case you would be expected to use the gear provided by Bent Rods.
WHAT TO BRING for all guided fishing trips
BE SURE TO READ THE ITEMS SPECIFIC TO YOUR TYPE OF FISHING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LIST
Valid, appropriate fishing license for each person (mandatory)
Camera and/or Video Camera
Plenty of water or beverage, and food or snacks to last at least 8 hours (unless you have ordered lunch from us)
Any required Personal Medication (painkillers, anti-nausea, etc.)
If you plan to retain fish: leave a cooler with ice in your vehicle for taking home your catch at the end of the day during the warmer months.
For all guided fishing trips, it is best to bring layers to cover all conditions. The weather can change significantly throughout your day of fishing.
Light pants and or shorts for summer trips
Warm pants for winter/fall trips
Sunglasses all year (preferably polarized)
Raincoat/Windbreaker *essential… this is B.C.!
Sweater (wool if you have it)
A fleece long sleeved is very useful in our climate
Hat for sun protection- hat with brim OR hat for warmth with ear coverage
Gloves for cooler weather- fishing style, fingerless are preferable
Waders and Boots (see additional notes below)
We can provide waders for sizes SMALL to XXL. For all sizes outside of this range, you will be required to have your own.
STURGEON OR SALMON FISHING FROM THE BOAT:
Waders are NOT required for fishing from the boat, however, with Sturgeon fishing- EXPECT TO ENTER THE WATER FOR FISH LANDINGS.
We carry waders for this, but some people prefer not to wear them. You can bring alternative appropriate attire for this such as a pair of shoes that can be worn in the water (not flip flops or sandals that will come off easily), shorts, extra socks and extra pants.
*NO SPIKED BOOTS IN THE BOAT PLEASE.
STEELHEAD OR SALMON FISHING ON FOOT/WALK ‘N WADE:
Please bring a comfortable back pack to carry your things. You will need your hands free for fishing and walking.
Waders and boots ARE required for most of the year. For wet wading in the warmer summer months, Rod likes to wear shorts and a pair of wading boots with an extra pair of thick socks (to fill in the extra boot space sans waders).
Dressing warm enough for Winter Steelheading is very important. Do not forget gloves.