Fly-Fishing Report July 17

Fly-Fishing Report July 17

Bow River Brown Trout

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.

Fly-Fishing The saint Mary River

July 8th  River Report

July 8th River Report

Dry Fly Brown -Bow River

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.

Elk River Cutthroat

Streamer fishing is excellent also.So get ready as it’s  “game on”.

Bow River “Fatty”

    Top Picks for July 

  1. The Bow River 
  2. The Elk River 
  3. The Missouri River (MT) 
  4. The Crowsnest River 
  5. The Saint Mary River 

Elk River BC

Alberta and British Columbia’s Best Early Season Rivers

Alberta and British Columbia’s Best Early Season Rivers

Bow River Brown Trout

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 to a good snowpack year.In Alberta expect great Golden Stone Fly action on The Bow,Crowsnest ,Oldman and Waterton Rivers‘.

Early Season can mean some excellent Streamer fishing

On The Britsh Columbia side of The Rockies one can expect the same hatches and Streamer action.

Fly-Fishing The Elk River


  • 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.
Waterton River

Floating The Waterton River

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Elk River Cutthroat

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

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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

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