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.Derek Butula
Introduced to fishing as a young boy, Derek spent any time he could set aside between school and hockey to salmon fish the Fraser River with his father. Fishing soon became a passion or more honestly an obsession and the art of fly tying was a natural progression. Derek has been in the Sea to Sky corridor since 2001 and he is very well acquainted with the local rivers and lakes and the variety of insects the fish like to feed on! He considers the water an open book he will never finish reading and his enthusiasm is contagious. A day spent with this 'Fish Head' will be one you'll want to experience again and again.