Our Season starts June 15 and runs to Oct 15.
All equipment is provided for your trip: rods, reels, flies, instruction, and images from the trip. Most requests for waders and boots are fulfilled unless we do not have your size.
The rivers in the area range from very large and medium-sized floatable rivers to small walk-and-wade creeks. Floats trips are conducted via drift boats, jet boats, and rafts, while walk-and-wade creeks are accessed by driving to and hiking in the drainage.
Average summer temperatures in the Canadian Rockies are around 75 degrees during the day, cooling off to mid-50s at night. During the fall months, daytime highs average 50-60 during the day, and it cools off at night to 32-45.
Day 1: Float the Elk River
Day 2: Float the Elk River
Day 3: Walk and wade
Day 4: Float the Oldman or Saint Mary Rivers
Day 5: Float the Oldman, Waterton, or Saint Mary Rivers, or walk and wade. For anglers flying in and out of Calgary, Day 5 can be spent on the legendary Bow River downstream of Calgary, Alberta.
Within an hour’s drive of Fernie, fly fishers can fish for brown, bull, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. Anglers can expect off-the-charts dry-fly fishing for most species, with the exception of bull trout, which can be targeted by fishing streamers.
From late June into July, the golden stonefly and green drake hatches are the focus of the early season fishing. As the season progresses pale morning duns, caddisflies, and yellow and lime sallies are the mainstays of the dry-fly fishing. From late July into September, the terrestrial fishing picks up, along with hatches of flavilinea, October caddis, and blue-winged olives. Besides the outstanding dry-fly fishing that the area is renowned for, nymphing and streamer fishing can also be productive.
For equipment please see the follow the link to our equipment list: http://www.davebrownoutfitters.com/index.php/dave-brown-outfitters/equipment-list
Q. What is the best time to come to the area?
A. Whenever you can get away.
Q. Where is a good place to stay when visiting the area?
A. Let us know what your lodging requirements are and we will make the arrangements.
Q. What is the closest airport?
A. Either Calgary, Alberta or Kalispell, Montana.
Q. Can I fish a number of rivers?