About the Totems

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The late Roderick Haig-Brown

THE TOTEMS FLYFISHERS CLUB WAS FORMED IN 1967-68 by a group of like-minded fly fishers and is the first fly fishing club to be established in British Columbia. The Club was formed under the tutelage of the late Roderick Haig-Brown. Two separate small groups of like-minded anglers, whose preferred method of angling was with an artificial fly, combined to form the club.

“It took nearly 100 years, but we finally have a fly fishing club in British Columbia,” is how the late Lee Straight, Angling Columnist for the Vancouver Sun, reported the birth of the Totem Flyfishers. The year was 1968.

Founding members were… Bill Brown, Martin Tolley, Mike Harris, Jim Stewart and Jim Kilburn.  Only Jim Kilburn and Mike Harris remain alive today.

The Objects of the Society are:

  • To practice, to further and to promote fly fishing
  • To further fish propagation, research and conservation
  • To support and encourage the assignment of lakes and stream waters to the practice of fly fishing

If you are interested in possibly becoming a member in the club, please complete Contact Us form and a member of the Totem Flyfishers will be in touch.

Totem Flyfishers