Phil Rowley-Fly Fishing

Outdoor Writer/Instructional Guiding/Seminars/Clinics

Phil has been fly fishing for over 35 years. His love of fly fishing has taken him across North and South America pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye, and numerous other species on the fly. Phil is probably best known for his stillwater exploits. 

A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly-fishing publication in North America. He has authored four books including his recently released Orvis Guide to Stillwater Trout Fishing along with numerous feature articles. Phil has been the fly-tying columnist for B.C. Outdoors Magazine for over ten years. His first book, Fly Patterns for Stillwaters, is a best seller. In 2014, Phil was the proud recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Fly Tyer magazine, and in 2017 the Jean-Guy Cote award for his contribution to Canadian fly tying.

In addition to his writing, Phil has five instructional DVD’s. Recently Phil began providing online learning through his Stillwater Academy. Phil was also a competitive fly fisher. He was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2017 Canadian Fly-Fishing championships.

When he isn’t on the water, Phil travels North America performing at outdoor shows, providing seminars, speaking to fly clubs, conducting fly-fishing schools and fly-tying clinics. Phil also provides instructional stillwater guiding on the lakes located a short distance from his Edmonton area home.
Phil has appeared on several T.V. shows, including B.C. Outdoors Sports Fishing, Sports Fishing Adventures, The New Fly Fisher, Sport Fishing B.C., Fishing Alberta, Let’s Go Outdoors, and Fishing with Shelly and Courtney. Make a point of visiting or following Phil on-line at or and through his social media channels, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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