Meet Susan Smith
Surrounded by the serenity of the Northeastern British Columbia mountains and the closeness to some of the world’s best fishing and hunting grounds, Mountain Mama Flies owner Susan Smith feels right at home in Chetwynd.
With several years of fly-fishing under her belt, Susan knows what each species of fish likes and knows what materials to use to design lures that mimic insects and other invertebrates. Each of her flies is customized not only to the area’s native fish species here in the Peace Region but also to each customer’s specific likes. From Humpies to Leeches to Missionaries and Royal Coachmen, the materials used to create each tie are locally sought and often chosen after much research and study. However, with the many different techniques, feathers and ties, the only limit to each fly is her imagination.
Susan, who creates each fly herself in her log cabin workshop along the shores of the mighty Pine River, opened Mountain Mama Flies in early 2016 so she could share her passion for fly-tying with others who love the sport as much as her. She prides herself on quality and service and believes operating her business in a small town such as Chetwynd allows her to get to know her customers – many who are now good friends and neighbours.
But fly-fishing, the great outdoors and the hundreds of hidden mountain lakes isn’t just what Susan believes makes Chetwynd home. She recommends checking out the annual Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championship which takes place the second weekend of June each year and the resulting works of art carvings placed throughout the community.
She also enjoys photography, exploring the mountains and escaping on day-trips with her husband.
Innovative. Cutting edge. Traditional.
Mountain Mama Flies provides Chetwynd and the surrounding markets with hand-tied fishing flies. Their unique, custom designed flies are specifically created for the fish that are found in the region.
Customers will feel valued and informed by Mountain Mama Flies as Susan, the owner of Mountain Mama Flies loves to fish and is knowledgeable on the local recreational fishing spots and methods. They take great care in creating flies that best attract the local species.
Mountain Mama Flies is pleased to share their passion for fishing and talent for fly tying with their customers.
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