Silver Hilton Lodge British Columbia

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Widely considered to be the finest and most exclusive steelhead fly fishing lodge in the world, the Silver Hilton has jet boat access to more than twenty miles of pristine trophy steelhead water. Babine River steelhead range from 8 pounds to over 30 pounds and are among the purest strain of wild steelhead remaining in North America. Often the Babine River produces the largest steelhead of all Skeena River tributaries.

Silver Hilton Lodge features two fully staffed, five-star steelhead lodges located approximately seven miles apart. The Main Camp fly fishes for steelhead eight rods per week on the two lower beats. The upper Triple Header camp takes four rods per week on the upper reach. Anglers fly fish four per guide and rotate through all the beats, ensuring ample solitude stream side. Due to a high rate of repeat clients, availability is typically limited to early and late in the season. This is the most sought-after steelhead fly fishing lodge in all of British Columbia. All packages include round-trip, private helicopter transportation from Smithers, BC to the lodge.

Location:
Silver Hilton is located on the Babine River in northern British Columbia roughly 45 minutes from Smithers by aircraft.

Fishing Program:
Silver Hilton has guiding access to over twenty miles of the pristine Babine River. As a result of the remote wilderness location you will seldom see any anglers other than the lodge guests on the river. Fully equipped 22’ jet sleds are used to move you up and down river and you will fish approximately eight hours each day. There are six full days of guided steelhead fly fishing at each location. While limited instruction is available, the program is best suited to knowledgeable, independent anglers. In addition to your six guide days you may fish on your own the afternoon you arrive at camp.

Angler Rotation and Fishing “Beats”: There are three mains “beats” or sections of the lower Babine River fished by Silver Hilton Steelhead Lodge.

The Upper Beat goes from Triple Header pool upriver to the “Gate Pool” and beyond if conditions permit. This is the “regular” beat fished by the four anglers staying at Triple Header. The Middle Beat goes from just below the Triple Header pool down river to “Double Stripe”. The Lower Beat goes from “Red Bandana” downstream to Skating Rink” and beyond if conditions permit. These last two beats are the “regular” beats fished by the eight anglers staying at the Main Camp.

All anglers will rotate among these three main beats in the following manner: Twice each week the four anglers staying at Triple Header will come down and fish the middle beat; on the same days four anglers from the Main Camp will come up and fish the beat normally covered by the four anglers at Triple Header. In addition, each group of four anglers fishing at the Main Camp will rotate between the middle and lower beats on the days they are not fishing the upper beat of Triple Header.

Also, the four anglers staying at Triple Header and fishing that beat for the day, may come down in the afternoon and fish portions of the middle beat after it has been vacated by the Main Camp anglers fishing it that day. Anglers are allowed to bring two set up rods with them each day. Many anglers will elect to have one dry line rod and one tip rod.

Accommodations and Meals:
Silver Hilton Steelhead Lodge consists of two locations strategically situated about seven miles apart. Both sit right on the banks of the Babine. Both facilities are full service, complete with guides, cook, and other staff as needed.  Breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining room at both the Main Camp and Triple Header. Hot lunches are eaten stream side.

“The Main Camp” takes eight guests per week in Weeks 2-8 and nine guests per week in Weeks 1 and 9. Accommodations are in double occupancy cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom.

“Triple Header” takes four guests per week. All guests have single rooms. There are two shared bathrooms.
Note: For Week #1 (Sept 3rd - 10th) and Week #9 (Oct 29th - Nov 5th), Triple Header is Closed.

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Smithers and overnight (hotel not included).
Day 2: Fly from Smithers to lodge via helicopter charter flight. You may fish ½ day unguided.
Days 3-8: Full days fishing.
Day 9: Take helicopter flight back to Smithers and overnight or continue home.

Rates and Details

2017 Rates: $5,843-$9,123 plus $250 donation to the Save the Babine Foundation per person for a 7 night/6 day package (donation required by lodge)

Included: Accommodations, meals, spirits and wine at lodge, round-trip transportation between Smithers and the lodge via private helicopter charter, guiding, BC taxes

Not Included: Airfare to/from Smithers, accommodations and meals in Smithers, beer, fishing licenses, staff & guide gratuities, satellite phone calls, flies


 

 


Species: Steelhead

Season: September – early November

Capacity: 12 anglers

Map: Smithers, BC

Time: British Columbia time is the same as U.S. Pacific Time Zone.

Silver Hilton Lodge British Columbia NEWS

Aug 11, 2016

Prime Availability – Silver Hilton Lodge, BC

Silver Hilton Lodge – Babine River, British Columbia The world’s most sought-after and exclusive wilderness steelhead lodge. Available dates: September 17 – 24, 2016 (1 year fill-in spot) Cost of this trip: US$9,372.50 for a 7 night / 7 day package Send Ken Morrish an email or call 800-552-2729 to lock in your spot on […]
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May 12, 2015

Lani Waller w/ April Vokey Anchored Fishing Podcast

Please check out our great friend and Fly Fishing Hall of Famer Lani Waller on April Vokey’s new podcast called Anchored. iTunes Podcast Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lani-waller-steelhead-fame/id951475911?i=327375908&mt=2  
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Aug 25, 2014

Prime Availability – Silver Hilton Steelhead Lodge – September, 2014

Silver Hilton Lodge – Babine River, BC This is a prime dry fly week at the Main Camp! One time fill-in spot. Dates: September 10-17, Main Camp, 1 spot Rate: $8,456.25 Give us a call at 800-552-2729 to reserve your spot.
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Nov 11, 2013

Casting A Voice

“According to longtime angler Rob Brown the Skeena River drainage is “the last bastion of wild steelhead.” This film examines the value of the Skeena River and its fish, and the steadily growing risks it faces to development and energy transportation proposals. The energy industry is vital to Canada’s economic strength, and the Northern Gateway […]
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May 10, 2013

Prime Availability, Silver Hilton Lodge, October 2013

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Mar 21, 2013

Salmon Confidential

Dear friends and fellow steelheaders, Please have look at this film when you have a chance. It’s not a pretty story but it is an important one. Do what you can to spread this film to interested parties. Post it to your blogs, or do whatever you can as the future of our sport and […]
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Jul 13, 2012

The Waller Waker by Lani Waller

Tying the Waller Waker – Drawings and text by Lani Waller In my opinion- as a compulsively driven, success oriented angler- fly tying is nothing more or less than problem solving. The “problems” with skating flies for steelhead or Atlantic Salmon include angler visibility, and the ability of the fly to stay on the surface […]
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Dec 6, 2011

Interview with Mark McAneely

reprinted with permission from Chasing Silver Magazine (www.chasingsilvermagazine.com) text by Pete Humphreys Mark “Basil” McAneeley has been a full time professional fishing guide for 26 years. He holds the prestigious title, Head Guide at the famous Silver Hilton Lodge on the Babine River in BC where he spends 9 weeks in the autumn helping privileged […]
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Nov 11, 2011

Babine Photos

Our good friend Rick Kustich recently returned from Silver Hilton Lodge week 9 on the Babine River this year and sent us a few photos. Wow! Thanks for the great pictures Rick! Give us a call at 800-552-2729 to book your BC steelhead trip!
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Nov 9, 2011

Babine Report

From our friend Kevin Rogers, who recently returned from Silver Hilton Lodge on the Babine River week 9: We had a fantastic trip! Couldn’t have been better. Both my dad and I hope to be able to do the trip  for a long time. Thanks Kevin! Give us a call at 800-552-2729 to book your […]
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Oct 27, 2011

Babine Report

These beautiful fish were caught by our good friend, Bruce Levin, who fished Silver Hilton Lodge week 6 this year. Nice fish Bruce! Give us a call at 800-552-2729 to book your steelhead trip to BC next year!
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Oct 12, 2011

Babine Report

Reports are coming in like crazy from anglers visiting the Silver Hilton Lodge in BC lately. The high and colored water that dominated the early season has dropped and cleared, producing some memorable catches for the anglers. We received word this morning that four anglers at Silver Hilton Lodge yesterday landed 32 steelhead! Including one […]
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Sep 20, 2011

Babine / Kispiox Report – Getting Better

from our good friend, Brian Schneider, Manager of Silver Hilton Lodge: Hey Ken, Week 1 was bad for conditions but since then the river continues to drop and is in really good shape. It is still higher than we would like it but that is the way it is going to be for this year. […]
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Nov 1, 2010

Big ‘Ol Slab!

Our friend John Dale spent last week at Silver Hilton Lodge on the Babine River and sent us this: “Here is a photo of a 41 1/2″ by 20 1/2″ 25 1/2# steelhead caught at Silver Hilton on Oct 26. It’s on the cup!” Now THAT’S a big ‘ol slab! Give us a call toll-free […]
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Sep 25, 2009

Don’t play cards – Go Fishing!

Silver Hilton Lodge This is Dale Jessup with a 30 pound fish from the Silver Hilton.   Dale had emailed us the day before, rightly annoyed by the really tough water conditions. He had commented that he might as well be fishing in swimming pool. The next day he emailed us back and said that maybe […]
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