Welcome Our New Fishwest Pro: Pat Beahen

Finding people that share the same passion for fly fishing is always great for us as a staff here at Fishwest. The best part is when we find anglers and guides who can bring us a unique perspective that we have never experienced before. As the latest member of the Fishwest Pro team, Pat Beahen is the guide who brings that perspective. Pat has years of angling experience he now practices his trade as guide in British Columbia Canada Pat’s in search chrome bright steelhead. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram @patfish as well as @fishwest. Learn more about Pat and stay tuned for more:

Pat holding a fish
Pat arrived to guide at Bulkley River Lodge in 2008, and has been the lead guide at Whistler Flyfishing since 2000. Pat is a very well rounded fisherman . Before his full time guiding career he was a successful competitive Bass angler in Ontario and then moved to Whistler in 1998, Pat posseses amazing fish sense. Pat is known for being able to manage all the little things that go into his trips-he calls them his ‘ Rivercraft ‘. His knowledge of the Bulkley and Whistler Rivers is well regarded and Pat is in tune with his surroundings. He is an enjoyable person to spend a day on the water with keeping everyone smiling and laughing while at the same time keeping the focus on education, catching fish and of course safety. Pat is a FFF certified fly casting instructor and is also very good at identifying various forms of flora and fauna, including all the bugs that fish like to eat.. Pat is a student of the River and possesses a uncanny ability to read water. A day spent with Pat is sure to provide you with very valuable insight into fly angling for steelhead and trout on beautiful BC waterways.