Can-Am Trout Tour – Kootenai & Elk Rivers



Floating The Elk River
Floating BC’s Elk River 

Join Orvis Endorsed OutfittersTim Linehan and Dave Brown on an Epic Fly-Fishing Journey spanning North Western Montana and South Eastern British Columbia.The Can-Am Trout Tour is a Fly-Fishing Trip like no other as Anglers will be fishing  upstream on The Kootenai River.Starting the trip on this legendary Montana Tailwater then finishing off on the Freestone Elk River,which is a major tributary to The Kootentai River located in British Columbia.Ontop of regular bookings for the Can-Am Trout Tour Tim and Dave will be offering one Group Hosted Trip limited to 8 People for the 2016 Season.

Dry Flies will be the norm on this trip
Dry Flies will be the norm on the Can-Am Trout Tour

            Awesome August Fly-Fishing Opportunities

While conditions  in the Rocky Mountain West can be to warm to fish during the month of August this is a non-issue on these two rivers.The Kootenai River  is a bottom draw Blue Ribbon Tailwater fishery which means consistent flows of cold water throughout the season.The Elk River is an Alpine Trout Stream with a Glacier as it’s source.Like The Kootenai River it to remains cold throughout the season.August coincides with terrestrial fishing ..namely Hoppers and we want you to take full advantage of that.

Montana's Legendary Kootenai River
Montana’s Legendary Kootenai River

The Kootenai River in N.W. Montana is a large Tailwater that meets the criteria to be classified as a “Blue Ribbon Trout River”  because it is home to a excellent  population of Native Redband Rainbow Trout in the 12 to 16  inches with some 20 inch fish thrown in.Bull Trout are also in the system.The Kootenai River is perfect for those who love to fish Dry Flies.It’s long smooth slicks and pools are prefect for getting perfect drifts and enticing the always eager Trout.


Elk River Cutthroat
Elk River Cutthroat

The Elk River is a Freestone Tributary to the Kootenai River  located in S.E. British Columbia.The Elk River is home to a self sustaining population of Westslope Cutthroat and Bull Trout.The later can be  targeted by fishing streamer patterns.The Elk is best known for it’s off the charts Dry Fly Fishing to eagerly rising Cutthroats that average 15  inches.We have chosen the below dates as they correspond with great hopper fishing.

Walk & Wade Options 

Anglers that are interested in getting out of a Drift Boat for a day and fishing a small stream can easily do so at both locations.

B.C. Small Stream
B.C. Small Stream
Small Stream Hopper Eater
Small Stream Hopper Eater


Kootenay River Rainbow
Kootenay River Rainbow

Group Hosted Trip Dates –Hosted By Dave Brown

August 6 -13th 2016


August 6th Arrive Kalispell MT or Spokane WA Drive to Yak MT

August 7th -Float The Kootenay River

August 8th -Float The Kootenai River

August 9th Float The Kootenai River or Walk &Wade

August 10 Depart Yak Drive to Fernie BC (2hrs) Float The Elk River

August 11th Float The Elk River or Walk & Wade

August 12 th Float The Elk River

August 13th -Depart

Other Dates are available for parties of 2-8 Anglers ..Contact Us


If you are u for throwing streamers Bull Trout are always a possibility
If you are up  for throwing streamers Bull Trout are always a possibility

Happy Angler -Elk River BC

Happy Angler -Elk River BC

Montana Lodging
Montana Lodging


Lodging in Montana is Cabin style.In Fernie BC Lodging is at The Fernie Best Western.

Montana Lodging
Montana Lodging



7 Nights 6 Days =$4650 Double Occupancy =$2319 per -person

5 Nights 4 Days=   $3172.25 Double Occupancy =$1586  per person

Kootenay River Rainbow
Kootenay River Rainbow


Lodging as indicated

Guiding s indicated


Boat Rods


Deli Style Lunch

Leaders & Tippet

Transportation to and from The River

Breakfast (in Fernie )

Fernie BC
Fernie BC

Ground Transportation to Yak and Fernie

Meals as Indicated

Fishing Licenses for Montana & British Columbia


Floating B.C.'s Elk River
Floating B.C.’s Elk River

Contact Information 

Dave Brown –  800-453-3991

Tim Linehan –         (406) 295-4872