Our season officially kicks off on the 15th of June when the season re-opens however due to high water we are not going to get to going until the 1st of July when the river should be fishable so we are playing it safe. The nice thing about high water is (once it comes down) as the river’s will be a much needed purge as flows drop side channels and soft spots will be the top producers and we will have great flows well into the late season. Hatchwise everything is going to be late for example the Caddis hatch n the Bow which should have started last week is now just getting started, the cooler temps will effect the other insects re. Golden Stones and Green Drakes. Longterm forecasts are predicting weather patterns to warm up by July so we should be “in” for a decent hopper year.
The Kootenay Flyshop
DBO will be operating out of Fernie’s original Flyshop this year. The Kootenay Flyshop flyshop boats the best selection of Flies for the area, great products from Sage, Simms, Rio and Hatch plus excellent advise on our area waters. The Shop is located on the strip in Fernie and is within easy walking distance of great eateries and other amenities.
CAN-AM Trout Tour July 24th – July 30th
Fish the two best “big Fish” Tailwaters in North America Montana’s Missouri River and Alberta’s Bow River with the best Guides on the planet. Anglers can expect excellent accommodations great fishing and outstanding guiding. This trip involves flying into Great Falls MT fishing the Missouri for two days, driving to Calgary AB fishing the Bow for two days then departing from Great Falls MT. This trip is limited to 8 Anglers and costs include all transportation, Lodging (except meals) and four days of Guided fishing. There are only four slots left contact me for the details!.
Looking for some nice accommodations in Fernie? Tightlines Lodge which is located beside the Kootenay Flyshop offers a great self contained suite for couples or can accommodate an intact party of six anglers with two to a room. For more information on rates please contact me.
DBO Schedule of Events
June 15th – July 15 – The Season on the Elk and other rivers opens with a bang or slurp as trout gorge on Golden Stone Flies, this is a great time to sample some big Brown trout action on dry flies on the Bow and River X but wait until July to Book
July 15th – Aug 1st – “Full On “Dry fly Fishing on all rivers during hatches of Green Drakes, PMD’s Caddis and Golden Stones
Aug 1st – Sept 1st – “Terrestrial Time” fish Ant, Beetle and Hopper patterns during non hatch periods, throw in some flavs and caddis for the “hatch’ periods , this time period will be awesome this year.
Sept 1st Oct 15th – The late Season fun begins have the rivers to yourself and fish hatches of BWO’S and October Caddis, Hopper fishing remains outstanding
Sept 15th – Nov 6th -Guided Upland Bird and Waterfowl hunts at The Running Hun Lodge Saskatchewan (SOLD OUT)
Nov 25 – Feb 6th Guided Quail and Dove Hunts Patagonia Arizona – ( January Dates are available ) December is Sold out
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