Awesome Fly Fishing Adventures

Dave Brown Outfitters offers single- or multi-day guided fly-fishing trips on all advertised rivers.

Fly Fishing in British Columbia

Elk River, St Mary River, Bull River and small streams.

Fly Fishing in Alberta

Bow River, Oldman River, Crowsnest River, and Waterton River.

Get River Reports

Check out the conditions ahead of time and know what to pack.

Arizona Wingshooting Adventures

The Arizona quail hunting season starts (for us) in late November running through to the second Sunday in February.

Elk River, BC

Located in south-east BC, the Elk River and its tributaries are home to a wild and native population of westslope cutthroat and bull trout.

Saint Mary River, BC

British Columbia’s Saint Mary River flows out of the Purcell Mountains – this beautiful river delights the fly fisher for its entire length.

Arizona Wingshooting Adventures

The Arizona quail hunting season starts (for us) in late November running through to the second Sunday in February.

Bull River, BC

The Bull River is located north of Fernie, BC. It’s a small wilderness river that features dry fly fishing in crystal clear water for native Westslope Cutthroat and Bull Trout.

Slocan River, BC

Imagine drifting along a wilderness stream with cedar and fir interspersed along the banks with grassy meadows and stands of white birch. The Slocan River’s water is New Zealand-clear.

Small Streams, BC

The Wigwam River, Fording River, Michel Creek and Alexander Creek are tributaries of the Elk River that flows through the U.S. state of Montana and the Canadian province of BC.

Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Guides

In 2000, licensed Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guides and Outfitter Dave Brown made the decision to focus his wingshooting endeavors in the province of Saskatchewan.

Bow River, AB

Southern Alberta’s Bow River is world-renowned for its hard-fighting brown and rainbow trout. The Bow is truly a trophy fishery with both browns and rainbows averaging 19 inches.

Oldman River, AB

The Oldman River is the major drainage in S.W. Alberta. Our clients that spend a day or two fly-fishing the Oldman River are amazed at with this scenic river that starts in the mountains, spills out of the foothills then flows over the prairies before eventually joining the Bow River.

Crowsnest River, AB

The Crowsnest River is primarily a rainbow trout fishery, located in southern Alberta 2 hours from Calgary and 45 minutes from Fernie, B.C. The best time to fly fish the ‘Crow’ is from late June thru to October.

Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Guides

In 2000, licensed Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guides and Outfitter Dave Brown made the decision to focus his wingshooting endeavors in the province of Saskatchewan.

Waterton River, AB

Located in extreme south western Alberta, the Waterton River is a Brown Trout stream that is best suited to floating.

Missouri River, MT

The Missouri River is regarded as one of the best Tailwater Fisheries in North America.It’s home to a rich and varied insect life, great scenery and a wild trout population that is off the charts.
Our story began in 1988 when Dave Brown started his career as a fly-fishing guide on Alberta’s Bow River.

Since then D.B.O. has grown and become one of the most versatile outfitting companies in North America offering guided fly-fishing trips throughout the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, British Columbia and Montana. We also provide guided upland bird and waterfowl hunts in Saskatchewan and guided quail hunts in Arizona.

Our goal is simple:

“To provide our clients fun and safe sporting adventures by working with knowledgeable, hard-working guides.”

Of course, we can’t control the weather or any conditions that Mother Nature throws at us. But, we are on your side and will do everything possible to ensure your trip with D.B.O. is a success!

Come and Fish the Bow River!

Southern Alberta’s Bow River is world-renowned for its hard-fighting brown and rainbow trout. The Bow River is truly a trophy fishery with both browns and rainbows averaging 19 inches. Our Guided Bow River Fly-Fishing trips take place in and downstream of the city of Calgary, making the Bow River very accessible from most major U.S. cities and airports.

Fly-Fishing Updates

Small Stream Hopper Action

Ontop of the stellar Fishing on The Missouri River there are some decent small streams to fish in the area.Of course they go nameless.It's a great way to spend a day and seeing some great country.My friend Heather and I headed out to check out a stream she has access...

2020 August Fly-Fishing Update

2020 Summer Forecast  Rivers are now in summer mode and flows remain good.Fishing has been decent to good and we are expecting to have excellent Hopper fishing starting soon.READ OUR CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Please Read the Alberta Covid 19 Instructions for...

Book Now For The 2020 Season

As our 2019 Season Fly-Fishing Season Ends we are excited about what lays ahead in 2020.We will be active on Montana's Missouri River starting In May of 2020 along with our regular operations in Southern Alberta ,namely the and S.W.Alberta.Andres will be looking after...

Bow River Fly-Fishing – Fall Fishing is Full On

Depending on the day,The Bow River in and below Calgary Alberta is an exceptional river to Fly-Fish because it holds a solid population of brown and rainbow trout that reach trophy size.The month of September and into October is an excellent timeframe to Fly-Fish The...

Arizona Wingshooting Updates

Arizona Quail Hunting Video -With Mark Peterson World Trophy Adventures

Mark shoots an Arizona Quail Slam in 1 Day while hunting with D.B.O. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_r1XM5gvhU

Mearns Quail Hunting Video With Mark Peterson World Trophy Adventures

Last Year Mark Peterson and his Father set out to hunt all the Upland Species in North America.We helped Mark out on The Desert Bird Front and he was able to shoot an Arizona Quail Slam.Mark owns World Trophy Adventures and you can book your Arizona Quail Hunt with...

Mearns Quail Hunting Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48RjJKAzGxs&fbclid=IwAR0cxAo8RovdpgCBYi3o1sZq7DSCTqfkc_kpS46A9-jKY1g_tcVIirMkQj8 A Short video I put together while Guiding Mearns Quail Hunters in Arizona featuring my "Rock Star" Brittany  Kate.

2020/21 Arizona Quail Hunting Forecast

So far so good as we have received a lot of Winter rain.This should result in a better than normal bump for Gambels and Scaled Quail.Arizona Mearns Quail require Monsoon or Summer Rains to stimulate their reproductive cycle.Right Now its safe to say we will have...

River Reports

Bow River and Missouri River Fly-Fishing Report

The Bow River is fishing good and getting betters its on the drop.Currently streamer fishing is good and early rising Anglers are experiencing decent to good Golden Stone action.It will only get better as the river continues to drop and clear. Meanwhile here in...

River Report Bow ,Elk and Missouri Rivers

Due to recent rains rivers in Alberta,Montana and British Columbia can be off color but starting to drop.The Bow and Elk River's are a week out from being fantastic then the fishing should be awesome.Anglers can expect Great Streamer fishing followed by some some...

D.B.O. Fly-Fishing

It's coming down to the nitty gritty traditionally I would be gearing up to be heading to Montana and The Missouri River next week and hanging out there until post runoff then heading up to The Bow River and Southern Alberta which generally happens in late June.Of...

D.B.O. and Covid 19

Like everyone we are hoping that this Pandemic clears out and things get back to normal sooner than later, but we are planning for the worst and hoping for the best.We have had minimal cancellations however its wait and see,If you have booked a trip with us lets stay...

Saskatchewan Wingshooting Updates

Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Guides

Covey Rise -Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guide In 2000 Licensed Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guide and Outfitter Dave Brown made the decision to focus his Wingshooting Endeavors in The Province of Saskatchewan.The attraction was and still is,lack...

2019 Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Season

  The Saskatchewan Season is shaping up to be another stellar year.The area received some cold temperatures however things are back to normal now with a feeling of spring is in the air.We are excited ! last year Upland Bird numbers where very decent and Waterfowl...

Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Guides

Covey Rise -Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guide In 2000 Licensed Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guides and Outfitter Dave Brown made the decision to focus his Wingshooting Endeavors in The Province of Saskatchewan.The attraction was and still is,lack...

High Plains Hunting

Hunting Huns and Sharptails can be very demanding from both a shooting and physical standpoint, as a lot of ground has to be covered and the dogs tend to range out to find their quarry, once found, the birds will move away from the point, which to the shooter means...

Fly-Fishing

Small Stream Hopper Action

Ontop of the stellar Fishing on The Missouri River there are some decent small streams to fish in the area.Of course they go nameless.It's a great way to spend a day and seeing some great country.My friend Heather and I headed out to check out a stream she has access...

Post Card From Montana

  I arrived in Montana last week and so far its been a blast.I have fished some small creeks,Guided on the Missouri River and explored some new water with my friend Lindsey Channel. The Fishing has been good and will only get better,as the rivers are on the high...

Calgary Fly-Fishing

From a Calgary Fly-Fishing perspective the relationship between The Bow River and The City is extremely unique.The "famous" stretch of the Bow River referred to as The "lower" Bow River is where the action is.Depending on who you talk to  this section starts  at Fish...

John Rohmer’s Simi Seal Leech

Leeches are an important food source for all things "fishy"  subsequently most Fly-Fishers have a go to pattern that they use.Mine has always been a very basic Mohair Leech as it's simple to tie and fishes well.Fishing Leech Patterns on both Rivers and Lakes can be...

Wingshooting

Mearns Quail Hunting Video With Mark Peterson World Trophy Adventures

Last Year Mark Peterson and his Father set out to hunt all the Upland Species in North America.We helped Mark out on The Desert Bird Front and he was able to shoot an Arizona Quail Slam.Mark owns World Trophy Adventures and you can book your Arizona Quail Hunt with...

End of the Arizona Quail Season Pics

The Arizona Quail Season has now ended and by all accounts it was decent.We saw a little  bump in Desert Bird #'s and depending where you hunted Mearns seemed to be OK overall.The good news is that at time of writing its raining, and we had a lot of it this...

Dogs on Point Porn

For a Bird Dog person nothing beats seeing a dog on point especially if its yours.There is something mesmerizing about it,For  few seconds seems everything freezes for a few seconds before the Covey flush,You seem to be in slow motion as you move past the dogs.It's a...

Arizona Quail Hunting Pics

I can't think of a more picturesque place to hunt Quail than right here in Arizona.Luck Us !yThe landscapes are breathtaking and the Gambels,Mearns and Scaled Quail are pretty darn photogenic in their own right also.Right now there is snow up on the mountains and due...

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Customer Reviews

I was part of a group of anglers who booked to fish southeast British Columbia with Dave Brown Outfitters. Because of wildfires in the area, almost all of the fishable water was closed. Even with this, Dave was able to get us on the rivers that were open and we all had a great time. Everyone caught great fish every day and learned a lot from the guides! We are hoping to return next year! Bravo, Dave! Thanks for making our trip such a success, despite numerous surprises from mother nature.

"PG Robert"

Fished 2 days on lower Bow fw Gavin from DBO. Great communication and effort and tough but successful fishing.

Tom Wood, TN

I had an amazing day with Dave brown Outfitters and our guide Chris Dawson on the Elk. We had some health issues with my father on the trip and this was dealt with skillfully and professionally. Highly recommended!!

Phil from Calgary

This was my third trip on the Elk with Dave Brown Outfitters, and as in previous visits, Dave and his guides did not disappoint. Although the conditions were tougher this year due to very hot weather and smoke from fires in the mountains, our guides worked hard and got us into fish. Andres Gonzalez and Greg Leech both really know the river, and are very professional, patient and enjoyable to fish with. Nothing beats taking a Westslope cuttie on a dry fly, and the river is just gorgeous! The various float sections provide a good variety of water types, so you are not floating the same water day after day. I highly recommend Dave Brown’s operation. I’ll be back again soon for another go at those beautiful cutthroats.

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