In general fishing has been good to excellent.The Golden Stone hatch is slowing down but Hopper fishing is going to be picking up.When Dry Fly fishing is slow we have been throwing streamers with good results.
The Bow River is fishing good,dropping and clearing.Streamers have been producing and The Golden Stone Fly Hatch is picking.Condtions in SW Alberta are excellent,Over in S.E. British Columbia conditions are great as The Elk River continues to drop and clear.Anglers can expect to see hatches (depending on the river) of Golden Stones,Green Drakes,P.M.D’s and Caddis.
Streamer fishing is excellent also.So get ready as it’s “game on”.
Top Picks for July
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 .Streamer,Nymph and Dry Flies all have there place and a Bow River Fly-fisher needs to be able to do it all.April,Early May then after runoff ,in late June are all good times to Fly-Fish the Bow River.Due to a very good snow pack July, August and September will be amazing…Contact Us for rates and dates.Or call us @ 800-453-3991
Snowpack in The Canadian Rockies is very good.We are suggesting that you don’t come up until after July 1st,unless there is a huge early season melt River wont be fishable until then.Once the rivers start to drop conditions will be “lights out” for the entire season ..do to a good snowpack year.In Alberta expect great Golden Stone Fly action on The Bow,Crowsnest ,Oldman and Waterton Rivers‘.
On The Britsh Columbia side of The Rockies one can expect the same hatches and Streamer action.
- The Bow River in and below Calgary is a must do.Hatches at this time are Golden Stones,Caddis and P.M.D.’s
- The Oldman River and it’s tribs can offer some great dry fly fishing during hatches of Goldenstones,Green Drakes,Caddis and P.M.D’s .
- The Wateton River in the early season offers a short window to float this picturesque Brown Trout stream.Hatches include Golden Stones,Green Drakes,Caddis and P.M.D.’s.
- The Elk River offers non-stop Dry Fly action during hatches of Golden Stones,Green Drakes,Caddis and P.M.D.’s .
- The Columbia River is a solid early season bet for huge rainbows eating P.M.D.’s and Caddis.
2018 is shaping up to be an awesome season,don’t delay book with the Region’s #1 Outfitter.Contact Us or call 800-453-3991
We realize that you have choices when planning a Guided Fly-Fishing Trip .A great deal of time and money are invested,thats where we come in.Our rates are competitive,our service is excellent and our guides are second to none.Our format is simple,our Outfitter Licensing allows us to move you around to the best fishing,with key guides leading the way on their home waters.This is were our competitors fall short,they either lack the licensing and/or local and fly-fishing knowledge to effectively pull it off which is their problem not Yours.Booking your trip with Dave Brown Outfitters works to your favor,we have been Guiding throughout Alberta and British Columbia for over 25 Years.
The Fly-Shop and Office for our Fly-Fishing Guide Service is located in Fernie BC on The Elk River.Due to our strong Alberta Fly-Fishing Roots we have excellent Bow River Fly-Fishing Guides who live in Calgary Alberta specializeing on that river system.The same holds true for Winlaw BC and The Upper Columbia and Slocan Rivers.On our days off you will find us meeting up in S.W. Alberta,for some it’s our old “stomping grounds”.For our clients,our model ensures you get the best guides for rivers you want to fish,at the same time allowing flexibility if conditions are not the best.Our goal is to ensure you have a great fly-fishing experience. -we have you covered!.