2024 Stillwater School - Hosted by Phil Rowley

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Stillwater Schools - Hosted by Phil Rowley

For 2024, we are happy to be offering 2 seperate dates for the school:

June 18-23, 2024 - SOLD OUT

June 24-29, 2024 - SOLD OUT

This 5 night 4 1/2 day class will be taught by your host Phil Rowley, Phil is a well known author, fly tying and fly fishing instructor as well as the "Yoda" of stillwater lake fly fishing.  Phil has been teaching Stillwater Schools at Stoney Lake Lodge for over a decade and will help with the most challenging opportunities available to today's modern stillwater fly fisherman. The Lodge is an extremely private lodge and will be our home for the duration of the school and you will enjoy Stoney Lake as your own private lake. Situated in the world famous Kamloops rainbow trout region, fish in these waters are notorious for their large size and incredible fighting abilities.

Stillwaters offer a long active season with numerous hatches and presentation challenges. Fish grow big and fat and many find this appeal hard to resist. But the transfer from rivers and streams is often difficult, especially if a prolonged trial and error approach is adopted. Our stillwater school examines the stillwater fly fisher's kit bag, expectations, and an introduction into the diverse food sources. Everything the aspiring stillwater fly fisher needs to be successful in order to build a sound foundation that will last through a lifetime plying stillwaters. Instruction will be broken down into a comfortable mixture of classroom time, personalized casting, fly tying and fly fishing tutorials. You will also spend at least one half day in the boat with Phil of private, one on one, instruction.  

For decades the Douglas Lake Ranch has retained a household name in the still-water fly fishing world. Situated in the world famous Kamloops rainbow trout region, fish in these waters are notorious for their incredible fighting abilities. Understanding the importance of managing quality fisheries comes first and its Kamloops rainbow trout to be specific. Stocking and enhancement/management programs take place throughout the ranch to ensure large fish can thrive in these waters.


Rooms are comfortable and spacious with 2 queen size beds and private bathrooms. A large lounge features big comfy couches, an un-stocked bar, large flat screen TV and wood burning fireplace, tastefully appointed dining and conference area facing the southern shoreline of the lake. A huge sundeck with outdoor seating spans the back of the lodge is at your disposal, take a little time at the end of the day watch a beautiful BC sunset. The lodge has a strong dedicated wifi signal throughout the entire building.

A private dock as well as unlimited access to custom flat bottomed fly fishing skiffs with electric motors, anchors and oars are at your disposal. At least one of the boats occupants must have a valid Pleasure Craft License.


We will prepare 3 hearty meals a day which will include hot and cold breakfast with coffee and juices. Lunch will be sandwiches, salads and non alcoholic beverages. Dinners will be the non fishing event of the day and will consist of hearty "stick to your ribs" entrees and daily appetizers.



$2,050 + GST /person based on double occupancy
June 18th - June 23rd, 2024
June 24th - June 29th, 2024

What’s Included:

  • 5 nights accommodation – Double Occupancy
  • Food and Pop (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • 4.5 days of fishing
  • Scheduled on the water time with Phil, a minimum one half day
  • Daily seminars and demonstrations
  • Use of boats, electric motors, batteries, oars, anchors, safety kits and life jackets
  • Transportation to and from Douglas Lake Ranch is not included

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic beverages, you are more than welcome to bring your own libations which can be stored 
  • BC Freshwater Fishing License
  • Travel to Douglas Lake Ranch, B.C.
  • G.S.T. (included on final invoice)
  • Transportation to and from Douglas Lake Ranch is not included

Space is limited to 12 fly fishers to provide the maximum quality experience and ensures everyone gets to spend time with Phil in his boat on the water.  A 50% deposit confirms your spot. Iron Bow strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for your trip.  Upon confirmation of your booking, you will be provided with equipment and fly pattern recommendations. 

Terms and Conditions (please read)

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking in order to confirm your reservations. Final balance is due 90 days from trip date. All deposits and/or final payments are non-refundable (unless you can fill your spot). Refunds or credits cannot be issued for fishing time lost due to inclement weather. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses.

Iron Bow strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for your trip.

This school is not eligible for any discounts offered