Damien grew up in Switzerland, right in the center of the Alps. He has been fishing the alpine lakes of Switzerland since a young age with his Grandpa, “Pie” and his Brother, “Max”. In 2007, he moved to Canada and shortly after felt the need to be back on the water. Since then, he has been perfecting the art of angling and loves to share it with others. Truly passionate about the adventure, and fly-fishing, you will find Damien on the water most of the year, either guiding or fishing for pleasure somewhere around BC. Fishing is more than just catching a fish but truly a way of living and learning about yourself, the nature, the fishery.
Jordan Ling may be one of 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.
Living in Whistler for 27 years, Brian has sunk his teeth into climbing, skiing, rafting, mountain biking and most recently fly fishing. He is unable to simply dabble in outdoor pursuits which lead to writing best selling guidebooks to the Whistler area. His approach to fly fishing is no different, diving into single hand, Spey and Tenkara techniques as well as fly tying. His annual goal is to catch all 8 of the Salmonid species of the Pacific Northwest. Brian particularly enjoys showing first time fly fishers how to get the most out of their time on the water.
My earliest fishing memories are using worms to catch rock bass and other small pan fish off the end of the dock at my family's cottage in Ontario. I still vividly remember hooking up to my first small mouth bass and that was it I was “Hooked”. As a teenager I chased pike and bass all over Ontario. After I finished university I moved to Whistler in 2010 to ski full time. That first summer I started exploring our local fishery and began pursuing fly fishing full time.
In 2016, I began to guide full time in the sea to sky corridor and couldn’t be happier sharing my love for fishing, mountains and the outdoors with visitors from all over the world.
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. 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 Chris, manage a group of very talented guides. 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.