Providing the most exceptional experiences possible, centered around the best and most unique anadromous fisheries in the world.

 

We are a fun, skilled, professional, hard-working and energetic company. We have a deep commitment to customer service and our staff is the best in the business. The entire crew has a sense of ownership of Kimsquit Bay Lodge, that is apparent while you are here with us.   We ensure that as a guest, you'll feel like an old friend coming for a visit, not just another customer. We pride ourselves as green-minded and we take the conservation of our natural resources very seriously. We are all here because this place is incredible. We love sharing our appreciation, excitement and sense of awe with you.

We have a strong attention to detail that is noticeable throughout our operation. We use the best equipment possible, from our boats and full selection of loaner spey rod setups to our appliances and fixtures. We also strive to serve exceptional, high-quality meals, and aim to make the best impression, from the time of your arrival to the end your trip. 

 

Jeff Hickman

Owner/Manager   

  • Passions: Fly fishing, wild anadromous fish, the environment, good food and good company.

  • History: Jeff taught himself to fly fish at a young age. He grew up in a lodge on Mt. Hood that he helped his mom manage. He saved up his housekeeping wages to buy his first Spey rod at 12. Hitchhiking to the river before and after school, he was doomed to a life of fishing addiction. The strong addiction led to fly shop employment, guiding in Oregon and Alaska, and even  management at a bonefishing lodge in the Bahamas. Jeff built Fish The Swing from the ground up and now has three well-respected and sought-after fishing/guiding programs in Oregon and British Columbia. 

Kathryn Hickman

Owner/Manager  

  • Passions: The mountains, yoga, hiking, snowboarding, being outside and near rivers and oceans.

  • History: Kathryn grew up in Edmonds, WA on Puget Sound. The coastal northwest childhood engrained in her a sense of adventure and travel wanderlust. After college in Ellensburg, she relocated to Hood River, Oregon for a career at DaKine. This is where she met Jeff. On a boat trip into the Kitlope Heritage Conservancy Park, Jeff proposed. After getting married they decided to join forces and run the business together. Two weeks paid vacation a year just isn't enough, why not just do vacation for work? 

 

Matt Moisley 

Head Guide  

  • Passions: All things fly fishing, snowboarding, the outdoors and his dogs.

  • History:  Born and raised in the lower mainland of British Columbia, and fishing for as long as he remembers, Matt is no stranger to the abundance of rivers that span this region.  For the last ten years Matt has pursued his passion for fishing through guiding others on numerous angling adventures. Matt owns and operates MTM Sportfishing, a well respected operation in the lower Fraser Valler. When Matt is not guiding he is fishing and also spends some time at home in Chilliwack with his fiancé Holly and their dog Bentley.

 

Oliver Rutschmann

Guide

  • Passions: Fly-fishing, cooking with his wife and taking his two young boys fishing and hunting.

  • History: Oliver began fishing at a young age with his father in the Fraser valley of BC. Summers were spent on his dad's commercial fishing boat, he harassed the local rivers and lakes with a rod and reel the other seasons. After high school, he pursued a career in the culinary arts in Germany and traveled Europe. He soon realized his passion for fishing was too strong to ignore and began guiding in 2001. He has guided throughout Canada and the BC coast, former director of the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association and owns a well respected guide service in the Fraser Valley. 

Holly Harvey

Hostess 

 

  • Passions: Fishing, snowboarding, motorcycles and the outdoors.

 

  • History: Born and raised on the West Coast of British Columbia, Holly is no stranger to adventure. Before relocating to Chilliwack to be with her fiancé Matt and their dogs, Holly enjoyed a career as a Letter Carrier with Canada Post. Since picking up a spey rod, her passion for flyfishing has made her into a monster. When not on the water in search of the next tug, she can be found hiking, camping or riding her motorcycle.

 

Nic Clory

Camp Hand

  • Passions: Fishing, fly tying, hunting and anything outdoors. 

  • History: Nic grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada. He started fly fishing when he was 14 for trout in local island streams and quickly became addicted. The next year he started fishing for Atlantic salmon and that's where the passion for conservation and preservation came from. Nic recently moved to Vancouver, BC to start working at Michael & Young Fly shop. When Nic isn't on the water chasing anadromous fish he can be found camping, hiking and hanging out with friends.

 

Barry Ridley

Chef  

  • Passions: Cooking, fishing, golfing and being outdoors.

  • History: Barry has been a culinary wizard his whole life.  Growing up his mom worked for the UN and his dad worked for the airlines, this kept him moving around a lot. He has lived all over the world; from East Africa to England to Niagra and Los Angeles. Since he was fourteen he has been cooking in restaurants around the world. LA, London, Toronto, Whistler to name a few as well as resorts up and down the coast. Barry truly specializes in all types of international cuisine. Barry earned his Inter Provincial Red Seal in 1984