Arizona Quail Hunts

Arizona Quail Hunts

Covering a Point

So far this has been another Season of The Mearns Quail.We are getting into decent numbers of birds which keeps things interesting.Even more interesting is the amazing Landscape which we find them in.We still have openings for January into February.Call Us @800-453-3991 Text us @520-604-2729 or email us

Male Mearns Quail
River Report -13 Sept.2018

River Report -13 Sept.2018

Bow River Hook Up

Fall is in the air ! Cooler Temps will get things moving even more.Depending on the river we are witnessing hatches of Nocturnal Stones,October Caddis,B.W.O.’s ,Hoppers and Other Terrestrials.During non hatch periods Streamer fishing has been good.Flows are low and Fall fishing is full on give us a call @800-453-3991 or email us !

Nocturnal Stone

Elk River Cutthroat

August 16  Fishing Report

August 16 Fishing Report

Hopper Eater

Despite warm temps the rivers are holding up well.The Elk River and Tribs continue to fish good,Terestrials are getting it done, hatches include Flavs,Nocturnal Stones, Caddis.The same hold true for the Saint Mary River.

Saint Mary River Cutbow

Over in Alberta Hopper fishing is the norm,Anglers wanting to match the hatch can easily do so with foam Hoppers and other terrestrial patterns.We are also seeing (depending on the river ) hatches of Caddis,Tricos,Pink Alberts.

Pink Albert May Fly on The Bow River

The Bow River continues to amaze Anglers with the off the charts Hopper fishing it’s that good.As air temperatures cool down watch for hatches of October Caddis and B.W.O’s Fall will be in the air sooner than later.

Oldman River Rainbow

August Fishing Report

August Fishing Report


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

Alberta namely The Bow River and Oldman River have been fishing good.Hoppers are the name of the game and when that’s not happening Streamer fishing has been good.

Nicole and a Hopper eating Oldman River rainbow.

Over in B.C. fishing also remains strong on the Elk River and Saint Mary River.Depending on the river hatches consist of Flavs,Caddis,Trico,P.M.D.’s of course Terrestrial fishing  has been off the charts.NOW is the tip to be here !!

Elk River Cutthroat


Fly-Fishing with D.B.O — The Advantage

Fly-Fishing with D.B.O — The Advantage

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.

Outfitter and Guide Dave Brown,A happy Client and a 24 inch Bow River Brown Trout

Outfitter and Guide Dave Brown,A happy Client and a 24 inch Bow River Brown Trout

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!.

2018 D.B.O. Trip Planning

2018 D.B.O. Trip Planning


Elk River Cutthroat

Once again we are looking forward to another great season.On all fronts conditions are looking good ! Snowpack in The Northern Rockies means we will have great flows throughout the trout season.As usual  we will get going on Alberta’s Bow River for some great pre-runoff fishing.As I make my way north I’ll be stopping for the better part of 5 weeks to fish and guide on Montana’s Missouri River -taking advantage of the great conditions and hatches that this river offers during late May thru to Late June.Our Regular post run-off season will be kicking off the last week of June.

Missouri River Scenery

                                                   D.B.O.’S Top Choices 

Missouri River -May 20th -July 1st 

Bow River -Now -Late May (pre-Run off) July 1st -October 

Southern Alberta -July 1st -October  

Elk River and Area  -June 30th -October 

Saskatchewan Bird Hunts -Sept 20- Oct 31 

Arizona Quail Hunts – Nov-15 -Feb 17

          Book Your Trip ! Call us @ 800-453-3991 or email         

watching and waiting -the dry fly game somewhere in Alberta 

Conditions are also looking good on both the Waterfowl and Upland Bird front in Saskatchewan.This is a very short season (Sept 20th -Oct 31 st) and it generally fills up fast.Here in Arizona all the winter rains we have had help promise that it will be another great season here, especially for Gambels and Scaled Quail. 

Bow River streamer eating Brown Trout #davebrownoutfitters



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