There's always time for one more cast


The Premier Fly Shop

Our Fly Shop is really almost a store in a store. It occupies almost half of our upper floor and has everything you will ever need to land the big one.

Robinson’s is the premier fly shop on Vancouver Island, with a huge selection of flies, fly tying materials, wading gear, and rods and reels, including the latest in two handed rods and lines. Robinson’s Owner and Fly Shop operator, Matt King has flies published in many books and magazines and will gladly give you a few pointers.

We fish for all the species in B.C., but when there are steelhead around we may look a little the worse for wear. We are very tough on our gear and demand the best and we won’t settle for less. If a product doesn’t stand up to our abuse, we won’t sell it, it’s that simple.

Matt King, Co-Owner

Matt King, is an expert in all things fishing.
Check out some of his accomplishments below:

  • Professional fly designer with several publications in various fly fishing magazines, books, websites, auctions.
  • Commissioned Master Fly Tier and Designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants
  • Major contributor to three fly tying books:
    • Flies of the West (fly pattern used for the cover)
    • Patent Patterns (designed patterns for fly fishing and tying journal)
    • Nymph Fly Tying Techniques (fly pattern used for cover)
  • Contributed patterns and recipes for copy to 8 magazines
  • Featured at Confluence: Art and the Trout Fly at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Idaho & Boulder, Colorado.
  • Fly tying and casting demos at major fly tackle shows.
  • Featured in local and international fly fishing and tying journals.
  • Featured patterns on
  • BCFFF Jack Shaw Fly Tyer of the Year 2007
  • Multi page Article Canadian Fly Fisher 2006

The Flyfishing Rods

It’s all about the feel

If you’re having trouble sorting through the mountains of information about the latest in graphites, actions, resins, and tapers, our experienced staff can help guide you to the rod best suited to your needs and casting style. We are picky about our rods and it’s reflected in the lines we carry. Sage, Scott, Burkheimer, Redington and Echo are all highly respected brands with a long tradition of rod building.

Fly Fishing Reels

Trust us, these are reelly important

We carry a huge selection of quality freshwater, Spey and Saltwater fly reels from Lamson, Ross, Sage, Nautilus, Islander, Hatch, Hardy and Echo. Most of our reels are machined from solid bar stock aluminum, for exceptional strength to weight. They offer a lifetime of service. Bring in your old line or purchase a new one and we’ll be happy to spool up your new reel with line and backing. Come talk to our knowledgeable staff and they’ll be able to ensure you get the right reel for the fish you plan on pursuing. There is nothing worse than having your reel go up in smoke on the first run of a bright steelie.
For Fly casting and Tying lessons please call or email Ian Muirhead of Island Fly Fishing adventures for details 250-361-0034 email

Lines, Leaders and Tippets

Send it and mend it!

If you’re in need of a specialty fly line, chances are we’ve got it.

We carry a large selection of Rio, Airflo and OPST for freshwater, saltwater and Spey fishing. Our knowledgeable staff can advise you on the right line purchase for the rod and use intended.

We also carry tons of leaders and tippet material, from Rio, Airflo, and Scientific Anglers. If you still haven’t switched to fluorocarbon, that could be the reason your buddy keeps catching more fish then you do, fluorocarbon turns virtually invisible underwater. For all your line and leader needs check us out!

Flies & Fly Tying

All you need is a rod and a fly

We offer Vancouver Island’s largest fly tying selection and are able to source materials from a number of different suppliers ensuring a selection not found in many other shops. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we can often source it out for you.

If you are having trouble getting that wing to lay flat or your tails always pull out, Matt and staff are always willing to give you a quick demo to get you back on track.

For Fly casting and Tying lessons please call or email Ian Muirhead of Island Fly Fishing adventures for details 250-361-0034 email

Canada’s largest selection of Hanak competition fly tying hooks.
Click here to view the Hanak hook inventory.

Canada’s largest selection of Hanak Competition fly tying hooks.

Click here to view the Hanak hook chart.

Waders & Boots

Sometimes running shoes just won’t do…

Getting into frigid water you want to know that you can rely on your wading gear. That’s why we offer only the very best—made for high-performance, durability, functionality and comfort—to make any trip, in all conditions, a good one. We stock a full size run of breathable waders and boots in both men’s and women’s sizes that are designed to go the distance and are guaranteed for workmanship and materials for life.


Just kick back and relax

In B.C. we have many wild rivers and lakes with excellent fishing. In order to reach these spots, you’ll often need a personal watercraft.

From belly boats to one man rafts, we carry them all.


Fishing Vests, Packs & Bags

Because who doesn’t need more pockets?

As essential as a rod and reel, a comfortable vest or chest pack can greatly increase your fishing pleasure over a long day on the water. Fly fishing vests are now loaded with technical features—from built in retractors to innovative ways to store fly boxes—to keep everything you need handy. Chest packs offer a variety of configurations to meet any fishing situation whether you like to go light or be fully stocked and prepared for any adventure.

Our full line of luggage offers protection and convenience for the travelling angler. Whatever it is you need—rod case, kit bag, large rolling duffel, waterproof backpack, boat bag, dry bag—we have you covered.

Specialty Clothing

This isn’t just any fishing, this is FLY fishing

Geared up with the proper clothing when you’re on the water lets you focus on the fishing, not the weather conditions. High-quality fly fishing apparel is designed to make your overall experience both comfortable and safe—whether you’re going to Belize, British Columbia or your local river.

Simms and Patagonia offer the ultimate in wading jacket technology, guaranteed to keep you dry even under torrential West Coast conditions.

Our selection includes quality name brand fly fishing gear from:

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or call 250-385-3429

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