Fly-Fishing Update

Fly-Fishing Update


Missouri River fly-fishing

Missouri River Hook -up

Now that are well into August conditions have finally improved and Hoot Owl Restrictions have now been lifted due to a recent cool down which included lots of much needed rain.The Rivers that we have focused on have been fishing good then due to warming temperatures shutting down.This cool down will now change that and we can expect consistent fishing throughout the day.

Netting a fish on The bow River

Bow River Fly-Fishing

With the Canadian Border re-opening We are super stoked about our US Clients making the trip up and getting a piece of the Bow River.Fishing has been good to excellent making the trip north well worth it.

Bow River Rainbow Trout

Bow River Hopper Eater

Montana’s Missouri River has also been producing well.Although low and weedy the Hopper Bite remains strong and we are excited about what the cooler water temperatures will do for conditions here on out.Contact Us and Book Your Trip

Missouri River Brown Trout

Missouri River Hopper Brown Trout

Fly-Fishing Updates

Fly-Fishing Updates

Missouri River Montana Fly-Fishing

Our Fly-Fishing Season up on the Missouri River is in full swing, and the fishing  has been good and gets only better as the Season progresses.Caddis and P.M.D.’s have started and the fish are eating them.

Missouri River Brown Trout

Canadian Border Forecast

We have high hopes that the Canadian Border will finally be re-opening sooner than later but we are expecting by August at the latest.We are expecting things to get busy once the announcement is made.Due to the cooler temperatures “Up North”  August is a good month to plan an Alberta or British Columbia Fly-Fishing Trip  and it’s easy to get to.Stay Tuned !

Bow River Fly-Fishing

Fly-Fishing The Bow River

2020 August Fly-Fishing Update

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 Fishing 

Floating The Saint Mary River -BC

Reduced Rate Fly-Fishing Trips 

We have reduced our Guided fishing Rates for the following Rivers.Pencil In Booking Policy Applies.Due to Covid 19 Precautions We cannot provide lunches in Canada.Clients must pick up their own lunches.

Bow River $600 CAD 

S.W. Alberta Rivers $650 CAD 

Elk River $600  CAD

Saint Mary River $650 CAD 

Canada -United States Border Closure and Bookings 

The Border remains closed until August  21st.Therefore we are suggesting that our U.S.Clients that have booked Trips consider shifting their Booking to Montana and The Missouri River.We can help with Lodging Arrangements.We suggest those that want to fish in Canada in August consider our “Pencil in Booking” policy.

2020 Hopper Fishing 

With a normal Spring we are expecting another good Hopper Year which we are excited about.With flows expected to be on the high side of normal will mean August should offer some exceptional fishing.

Hopper fishing in Montana

Hopper Fishing

 Top River Pics for Montana,Alberta and British Columbia 

The Missouri River generally fishes great from mid May well into October.The timeframe that we target is mid May to September.The Missouri River will have excellent  flows throughout the season and late July &  August will be good.With our new partnership  we are able to make fishing on this excellent river happen! 


Missouri River Brown Trout

Form the first week  of July thru into October.The Bow River which is flows thru Calgary Alberta and is an easy  quick Trout fix.If you like big browns and rainbows this is it.With Direct flights from most major US Cities this is an easy trip to put together and requires no rental vehicle.With the current flows we are sure this is going to be great.Have a look at this great Bow River 4 night 3 day fishing Package 

Brown Trout Double -Missouri River

The Waterton River -Located in Extreme S.W. Alberta this is a good to very good Brown Trout River.Its floatable in early July then as it drops  it is an excellent walk and Wade option for large Brown Trout.

Fly-Fishing The Crowsnest River

The Oldman River -Located in S.W. Alberta this river has many ‘faces” ranging from Alpine Cutthroat fishing to a medium sized Tailwater Float trip.

The Elk River in and around Fernie B.C. should be primo throughout July, August and into September.

If you are looking at booking dates please do sooner than later.Call us @ 800-453-3991,text us @520-604-2729 0r email us.

Oldman River Hook up

Good Friend Lindsey Channel hooked up on a streamer eating Missouri River Brown Trout

Book Now For The 2020 Season

Book Now For The 2020 Season

Happy Client with a Bow River Brown Trout and D.B.O. Guide Angela Rankin with the net

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

Bow River

and S.W.Alberta.Andres will be looking after the B.C. Operation allowing us to be more focused in Montana and Alberta.

Missouri River Fly-Fishing

We are working on some stellar lodging options in both areas so stay tuned as our vision unfolds!

Missouri River Brown Trout

Hopper Season was Awesome in 2019 !

Brown Trout Double -Missouri River

Bow River Rainbow

Bow River Fly-Fishing – Fall Fishing is Full On

Bow River Fly-Fishing – Fall Fishing is Full On

D.B.O. Guide Mike Turnbull,a very happy client and a Hopper eating Bow River Trout –

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 Bow River.Why? Hopper fishing is excellent,The B.W.O.’s are hatching and Streamer fishing for aggressive BrownTrout can be outstanding !

Bow River Hopper fishing

Contact Us for rates and dates.Or call us @ 800-453-3991

Streamer eating Bow River Brown Trout

Alberta and British Columbia Fly-Fishing Guide Service

Alberta and British Columbia Fly-Fishing Guide Service

Outfitter Dave Brown

Elk River Fly-Fishing Guide and Outfitter Dave Brown on The Bull River

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Our Fly-Fishing story began in 1988 when Dave Brown,a Bow River Fly-Fishing Guide  launched his Professional Fly-Fishing career. Overtime  the operation evolved into Dave Brown Outfitters,which has gained  and earned a strong reputation in the fly fishing  community as the go-to outfitter of choice for those seeking the ultimate Alberta and British Columbia Fly-Fishing experience.As the first multi-river Alberta and British Columbia Fly-Fishng Guide Service,we offer unsurpassed trips on more than a dozen of the finest trout streams in British Columbia ,Alberta and now Montana.These rivers include,The Elk River,The Bow River,The Oldman River,The Saint Mary River,The Waterton River,The Wigwam River,The Columbia River ,The Slocan River,Bull River, and The Missouri River.They are renowned for a number of reasons, including above-average fish size, healthy wild and/or native trout, diversity of species, intense dry fly fishing and incredible hatches. Combined with exceptional scenery and lack of crowds, we can’t imagine a better place to pursue your piscatorial adventures.

Bow River Brown Trout

Bow River Brown Trout

As the first Elk River Fly-Fishing Guide Service based in Fernie ,Britsh Columbia and the largest independant fly fishing outfitter in Western Canada. Orvis Endorsed Dave Brown Outfitters ensures the visiting fly rodder top-notch customer service,award-winning accommodations and friendly,professional,hard-working guides.Just don’t take our word for it,read our REVIEWS.

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Welcome ! Our very popular Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guided Hunts should be on your list.You will be amazed . Our Arizona Quail hunts are also worth a visit.




Elk River Cutthroat

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