Fly-Fishing Update

Fly-Fishing Update

D.B.O. Guide Angie Rankin,happy client and a Bow River Rainbow

2019 Forecast 

Rivers throughout the Canadian Rockies are looking good for early Season fishing.We are anticipating a normal year for flows with decent conditions throughout the season. 

Floating The Saint Mary River -BC

Early Season Trips 

Most rivers that we guide on are fishable now.The Bow River should be primo within a week,and getting better as we move towards July. 

Bow River Brown Trout

D.B.O. Guide Team and Bookings 

Our 2019 Season is booking up and we are excited to have the Same Guide Team(s) in both Alberta and British Columbia.For early season action (June 20th -July 10ish ) our Top River picks are below.

Elk River Cutthroat

Early Season 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 does not blow out from run off so if you are looking for an excellent June  Fly fishing trip put this on your radar screen.Working with a number of Montana Outfitters we are able to make fishing on this excellent river happen! 


Missouri River Brown Trout

Form the Last week of June 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.

The Waterton River -Located in Extreme S.W. Alberta this is a good to very good Brown Trout River.

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 June 15th.

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

About Us

Since 1988 Dave Brown has guided fly fishermen on southeastern British Columbia’s and southwestern Alberta’s renowned rivers, such as the Elk, Bow and Crowsnest. During the falls he has pursued his other passion-wingshooting over pointing dogs-and has spent a considerable amount of time hunting Western Canada and the U.S. Dave soon realized that the upland hunting in and around his previous Canadian home was pretty special, with few hunters and lots of birds, especially Huns and Sharptails. With other outfitters advertising upland hunts in conjunction with Waterfowl shoots, Dave realized that no one was offering what true upland bird hunters really want: walk-up hunts over pointing dogs. Subsequently, Dave has become the first outfitter to employ pointing dogs in The Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. In 2005 Dave met his Wife Lisa while Quail Hunting In Patagonia Arizona Dave emigrated to the United States and together they formed Dave Brown Outfitters U.S.A. L.L.C which act as an agent for Dave’s Canadian Operation which includes Guided Fly-fishing trips throughout S.E. British Columbia and Southern Alberta, The US Company also represents Dave’s Running Hun Lodge located in S.W. Saskatchewan which has fast become a “mecca” for serious Hun, Sharptail and Waterfowl Hunters.

Dave also was instrumental in developing a cast & blast program in which clients would target large, pre-spawn Bow River Brown Trout for several days and then head out onto the prairies to hunt game birds. The program has been very successful. He has has spent considerable time pursuing or game birds in different areas outside of his normal realm, such as Chukar and Valley Quail in British Columbia and since 2000 Dave and his Dogs have spent every season hunting Bobwhite Quail in Oklahoma. Now he and his dogs are busy throughout the winter months conducting guided Quail hunts throughout Arizona. During the off season Dave is busy training dogs, tying flies, attending Sportsman’s shows, fly-fishing for Bass and searching for more wing shooting venues.

At the end of the day Dave prides himself on being an Outfitter’s Outfitter and a Guide’s Guide, he is a “hands on” Operator, his enthusiasm, experience and knowledge of Fly-fishing and Wing-shooting are second to none, no other Outfitter or Guide in North America can offer such a variety of Outdoor Pursuits over such a vast area and run it as a viable business yet still have fun.

Dave gives thanks and credit to Ben O. Williams for his constant tutelage, especially with dog training.

Guide Team

People are the most important part of any organization, and it is know different at D.B.O as we take great pride in the people that work with us

Dave Brown — Outfitter and Guide
Darcy Richardson
Head Guide and Water Fowl Coordinator Besides being an avid hunter, Darcy brings a lot of experience to the D.B.O. team as for several seasons he worked at a Waterfowling lodge in Northern Alberta and as a Fly fishing Guide in South Western Alberta and South Eastern British Columbia

Quinn Styles
Quinn has worked with D.B.O since 1992 as a Fly-Fishing Guide and in the fall as an Upland Guide. Quinn has Three English Setters and a Chesapeake Bay retriever. Quinn will be heading up our Alberta operations this year.

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