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Water flow: Dropping
Visibility: 36 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: The Elk River is Closed until June 15th
Best stretch: Sparwood to Elko
Best access point: Fernie & Hosmer
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Once the Elk River re-opens Anglers should expect to see hatches of Golden Stones Green Drakes P.M.D.'s
Fish species: Westslope Cutthroat and Bull Trout
Fishing season: June15 -April 1st
Nearest airport: Kalispell Montana or Calgary Alberta
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line
The Elk River near Fernie, British Columbia is the most easterly river in The Province of British Columbia and flows for 110 miles before it empties into The Kootenay River. The Elk River boasts 8 different floats and numerous walk and wade tributaries. Due to its proximity to the Alberta border, visiting anglers test their skills on multitudes of rivers found within a hour's drive of Fernie B.C. The Elk River ...
is known for it's non-stop dry fly action for large Westslope Cutthroat Trout. A vibrant population of large Bull Trout also inhabit the river and can be legally targeted by fly-fishers via fishing streamers. Fly-fishers looking for classic Rocky Mountain Trout fishing without the crowds, and great Dry Fly fishing should consider The Elk River.
Once the Elk River re-opens Big foam flies will be the norm.
Closed until June 15th