Brian Chan

Brian Chan has lived and worked in Kamloops, British Columbia for almost 40 years. There, he developed his fishing skills and served as a provincial fisheries biologist, where he managed recreational stillwater trout fisheries in the Thompson/Nicola Region.

An author and certified fly caster, Brian has spent thousands of angling days on world class waters, sharing his extensive knowledge of aquatic biology, trout ecology, entomology, and lake fly fishing tactics. He's known for his teaching ability and passion for introducing new fly fishers to this sport, as well as refining the skills of even the most advanced stillwater anglers.

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5 star rating

Who Knew Chironomids Could Be So Interesting?

Linda Lyon

Thanks Brian, this was a great course. Loved that it was filmed on the water and that you gave demos all along the way. I learned tons and can't wait to try ...

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Thanks Brian, this was a great course. Loved that it was filmed on the water and that you gave demos all along the way. I learned tons and can't wait to try out the new info.

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5 star rating

So informative! A master indeed.

Matthew Grubb

So happy with the knowledge I’ve learned from this course. I feel confident to use this knowledge to become very successful at this technique of Stillwater ...

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So happy with the knowledge I’ve learned from this course. I feel confident to use this knowledge to become very successful at this technique of Stillwater fly fishing.

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Chironomid course was excellent!

Linda Mcleod

Brian Chan is an excellent resource and very easy to follow, very in depth. Excellent course!

Brian Chan is an excellent resource and very easy to follow, very in depth. Excellent course!

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Great info, good work!

Brian Killips

Very informative info. I've fished some of Mr Chan's lakes in bc with these tactics 30 years ago... and I still found some new tactics to try.

Very informative info. I've fished some of Mr Chan's lakes in bc with these tactics 30 years ago... and I still found some new tactics to try.

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BC chironomid expertise!

Royce Stearns

Brian's books have always been my go to on Chironomids. This visual experience is excellent

Brian's books have always been my go to on Chironomids. This visual experience is excellent

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 2

    The Chironomid Life Cycle

    • The Chironomid Life Cycle

  • 3

    Basic Tackle Requirements

    • Basic Tackle Requirements

  • 4

    Leaders and Tippet

    • Leaders and Tippet

  • 5

    Floating Line Tactics: Indicators

    • Floating Line Tactics: Indicators

  • 6

    Naked Line

    • Floating Line Tactics: Naked Line

  • 7

    Floating Line Tactics: Wind Drifting

    • Floating Line Tactics: Wind Drifting

  • 8

    Floating Line Tactics: Adult Chironomid Presentation

    • Floating Line Tactics: Adult Chironomid Presentation

  • 9

    Sinking Line Tactics

    • Sinking Line Tactics

  • 10

    Fishing Multiple Flies

    • Fishing Multiple Flies

  • 11

    Boat Setup

    • Boat Setup

  • 12

    Approaching the Day

    • Approaching the Day

  • 13

    Throat Sampling

    • Throat Sampling

  • 14

    Matching the Hatch

    • Matching the Hatch

  • 15

    Fish Handling

    • Fish Handling

  • 16

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion

  • 17

    Intro to Chironomid Fly Tying

    • Intro to Chironomid Fly Tying

  • 18

    Red Thread Rubber Legged Chironomid Larvae

    • Red Thread Rubber Legged Chironomid Larvae

  • 19

    Red Buzzer Wrap Bloodworm

    • Red Buzzer Wrap Bloodworm

  • 20

    The Black and Red

    • The Black and Red

  • 21

    The Zucchini

    • The Zucchini

  • 22

    Anti Static Bag Chironomid

    • Anti Static Bag Chironomid

  • 23

    Grey Boy

    • Grey Boy

  • 24

    Congrats! Here's what's next.

    • Course Completion Certification, Resources and More

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