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 dave@davebrownoutfitters.com         

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

                

                                       

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.

For The Wingshooter-

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

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.

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

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