Kevin has been fishing all his life, spending the last 15 years fly fishing and guiding in the Whistler area. Whether fishing or guiding, Kevin can be found on the water some 200 days a year. Given a choice he would rather be on a river fly-fishing for Steelhead above anything else.
Growing up near Burns Lake BC, fishing has always been a passion of mine, in fact some of my first words were "lets go fishing." When I was 12 my Dad bought a fly rod, which I quickly commandeered and learned to cast. It was then that Fishing went from a passion to an obsession. Summer jobs at remote fishing camps, then a wilderness guide school have led me on an epic journey in the last 15 years. Steelhead guiding in the Skeena river drainage, and whitewater rafting all over the world. I can ' t think of anywhere else I would rather be than on a lake or river chasing chrome. Although I'm relatively new to the Whistler area , I ' m in awe of the beauty that surrounds this little valley and excited to learn its fishing secrets.
Jordan Ling may be one our youngest guides, but he has as much fishing experience as those twice his age. Jordan's family owned and operated a fishing lodge in the Interior of British Columbia. From a very young age, he was learning lake fishing techniques alongside his father on their lodge waters. When the Ling family settled in Whistler, Jordan began to apply his knowledge and skills to the local waters. He has become a proficient guide on local rivers as well as the lakes. Jordan is a passionate angler and is fly fishing whenever the conditions allow. If the weather is too foul to fish, he can be found skiing some of the gnarlier terrain that Whistler and Blackcomb have to offer.
Brian began fishing at an early age in the Okanagan Valley where he grew up. Starting with spinners and worms in the creek behind his family home, he began a lifelong pursuit for trout, salmon, steelhead and most recently, tropical sportfish. Fly fishing became a passion as a teenager and the lakes and streams on BC's Interior were his targets. A move to Whistler in 1974 brought more fishing challenges with the mysteries of salmon and steelhead angling. Brian founded Whistler Fishing Guides in 1988 and with his wife managed a group of very talented guides. In the spring of 2015, Brian left his "real job"; as the Safety and Risk Manager for Whistler Blackcomb. Chris Leighton, Brian's wife makes sure he keeps busy guiding now that he has all this free time. Brian is keen to pass on his years of knowledge to those new to the sport or new to fishing in the Whistler area. Brian, Chris and Whistler Fishing Guides look forward to hosting new and returning clients for many years to come.