Kootenay Fly-Shop, Fernie BC

Kootenay Fly-Shop, Fernie BC

The Kootenay Fly-Shop Fernie B.C.

The Kootenay Fly-Shop Fernie B.C.

The Dave Brown Outfitters Fly-Fishing  Guide Staff  has  worked out of Fernie Britsh Columbia’s Kootenay Fly-Shop  Since 1995 .We enjoy meeting our Clients in this  friendly,fun and professional environment each morning .It’s close proximity to The Elk River makes it easy for our Elk River Fly-Fishing Guides to get you on The Elk River fast.K.F.S  is the  original Fernie Fly-Fishing  Shop and is  located off Hwy 3. in Fernie British Columbia.Along with  great products from Orvis, Simms,Sage,Rio,Hatch and Scientific Anglers.

Inside The Kootenay Fly Shop -Elk River Fly Fishing Headquarters

Inside The Kootenay Fly Shop -Elk River Fly Fishing Headquarters

The Kootenay Flyshop also boasts the most effective selection of flies for both the rivers and lakes of SW Alberta and S.E. British Columbia. Along with being The Elk River Fly-Fishing Headquarters for visiting Fly-Fishers,The Kootenay Fly-Shop  features onsite lodging ,prefect for 2-8 Anglers .Whether you are a Guided Client or a D.I.Y. Fly-fisher, D.B.O. and K.F.S. want to ensure that you enjoy your time in the area by providing you with the best guides, gear and advise for our waters.Contact Us for all your Alberta and British Columbia Fly-Fishing resources.

Elk River Fly-Fishing Headquarters

Elk River Fly-Fishing Headquarters

Fly-Fishing The Bull River

Fly-Fishing The Bull River

Enroute to The Bull River

Enroute to The Bull River

The Bull River is located north of Fernie British Columbia.It’s a small wilderness river that features dry fly fishing in crystal clear water for native Westslope Cutthroat and Bull Trout.The Bull River is floatable via rafts  and is an excellent sidebar to our Elk River Floats.Fly-Fishers enjoy non-stop dry fly fishing for Cutthroat trout from 10 -18 inches.The fishing is a sidebar to the wilderness feel and spectacular Rocky Mountain Scenery this river has.


 

Floating The Bull River

Floating The Bull River


Fly-fishing The Bull River consists of mainly casting Dry Flies from a raft then getting out to work a variety of holding water including deep pools and swift runs.Streamer fishing can also be productive for Bull Trout.

Bull River Cutthroat

Bull River Cutthroat

Due to the Bull River’s Alpine nature the Bull River usually starts the last week of July into September.For Fly-fishers want to float,The Bull River  the time frame runs into the the 3rd week of August then the River becomes to low.

The Bull River fetters gin clear water and hungry Cutties

The Bull River features gin clear water and hungry Cutties

The Bull River compliments the Fernie Fly-Fishing experience and can be easily added on to Elk River and Saint Mary River multi  river Fly-fishing trip.

Foam Eater

Foam Eater

Bow and Elk River Fishing Reports

Bow River Hook up

The Bow River in and below Calgary Alberta continues to fish great.Hopper- Dropper rigs are getting it done and so are streamers.Of course nymphing is also working but why? when other techniques delver above average sized fish?.Current hatches are Caddis and B.W.O’s.

Bow River Rainbow

Meanwhile down in S.E. British Columbia The Elk River is also fishing great.Hatches consist of Olives,Mahogony Duns,Nocturnal Stones and October Caddis.Terrestrial fishing can also be good on warm days.When in doubt try fishing streamers for larger than average cutties and bull trout.

Streamer eating Elk River Cutthroat

For information on booking a trip Contact Us or give us a call @800-453-3991 

Fly-Fishing Report for Bow and Elk Rivers

 

Streamer eating Elk River Cutthroat

The Elk River near Fernie BC continues to fish well.Recent cooling trends have kept the water temps. low and the fish are happy.Hatches of October Caddis and Flavs have had the cutties looking up.During non-hatch periods Streamers and Terrestrial Patterns have  been working well.Please checkout Back Country Closures -Due to forest fires if you are planning to Walk and Wade area streams.

Bow River Hook Up

The Bow River in and below Calgary Alberta is also fishing well.Hopper/Dropper rigs are the norm along with streamers ..there is no reason to chase bobbers.Waterboatman are active and there are some caddis hatching.Contact us for more info or call us @ 800-453-3991 

Bow River Hopper Eater

Fly-Fishing Report

 

Hopper eating Bow River Brown Trout

The Bow River in and below Calgary Alberta has been fishing good.Recent cooler temps and rains will bring the water temperature down resulting on what we hope turns int another streamer eating feeding frenzy.Caddis and Tricos have been hatching,however Hopper fishing has been the showcase.

Southern Alberta Cutbow

South of Calgary,The Oldman River has also been fishing good.Hoppers,P.M.D’s and caddis all have the fish looking up.Last but not least S.E. B.C. and The Elk River is also fishing well.Hatches of Flavs, Caddis ,Yellow Sallies and Some Lime Sallies have been getting the fish to look up.ON hot days Hoppers have been pulling it off.Call us @ 800-453-3991 to book  your next Canadian Rockies Fly-Fishing Trip ! 

Fishing Report – Hopper Time

Elk River Hopper eater

As we head into August we are stoked about the amount of Hoppers we are seeing…everywhere!The Elk River is really shaping up,currently hatches of Caddis and Flavs are happening and Streamer fishing during none hatch  periods is very effective.Over in SW Alberta the same holds true for the hatches and once again fish are starting to key in on Hoppers.

watching and waiting -the dry fly game

Up on The Bow River hatches of caddis and PMD’s have got some fish looking up.Hoppers are also on the ticket and the Trico hatch should start soon!August is going to be awesome.Flows are good and the fish are happy !

Bow River Brown Trout

 

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