Book a trip with Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures

 

 

 

 

Trip Information

We offer a first class experience with professional guides, great food, and all the gear you require including premium fly rods, waders, boots, and flies! Pick-up time will vary according to weather, time of year, and current fishing trends. A typical full day will last 8 - 12 hours, while a typical half day will last 5 hours, including travel time. We can always adjust these times to suit your needs.

Phone or email with questions or to book with a credit card.

 

Float Trips

Float Trips are the premier way to fish the Bow River.  We'll gear you up and enjoy the day floating down the river while fishing from the drift boat.  By floating, anglers are exposed to the most fish, and are able to access parts of the river that are not accessible on foot.  Floating while drifting means your fly can stay in the fish zone longer, increasing success.  We'll also stop along the way and work the water at some of our honey holes.  Float trips take place in new Hyde drift boats. Our drift boats have padded front and rear seats, front and rear knee braces, rod holders, and of course an extremely stable platform from which to cast. Your guide will take you on one of three sections on the breathtaking Upper Bow River near Banff, or one of six sections on the world famous "Blue Ribbon" Lower Bow River near Calgary. Your guide will put you on fish with the flies the fish are dialled in on, and provide advice and instruction for which techniques are currently most productive for that particular section of river.

Full Day Trips are $550 per boat, and each boat can accomodate 1 or 2 anglers.  Additional angler $100.

Half Day Trips are $425 per boat, and each boat can accomodate 1 or 2 anglers. Additional angler $100.

Overnight multi-day trips allow you to fish whenever you want, even in the dark.  They are a great way to bond with friends or loved ones.  You will sleep soundly under the stars in our premium tents with the sound of the river relaxing you.  Tents, Bar-B-Q, and the campfire is provided.  If you are travelling light, we have sleeping bags, pillows, and sleeping pads available for rent that are professionally cleaned after every trip.  Overnight trips can be any duration you want, 1 night, 2 nights, 3 nights... you decide!  Why not put the money you would spend on a hotel towards more fishing!

> Click here to book Float Trips originating in Calgary

> Click here to book Float Trips originating in Banff

 

 

Walk and Wade Trips


Walk and Wade Trips are designed for the angler who want to fish smaller streams in and around the mountains that we aren't able to drift, and for those who just enjoy thoroughly covering good water and picking fish out one at a time from a productive hole or seam. Clients can choose from a variety of rivers and streams in the region including the Upper Bow River, Lower Bow River, Oldman River, Sheep River, Highwood River, Livingstone River, or Crowsnest River; to name only a few. You can pursue Bull Trout, Rainbows, Browns, and Cutties.

Full Day Trips are $550 for 1 or 2 anglers (not each).  Additional anglers are $100.

Half Day Trips are $425 for 1 or 2 anglers (not each). Additional anglers are $100.

 

> Click here to book Walk and Wade Trips originating in Calgary

> Click here to book Walk and Wade originating in Banff

 

 

 

Lake Trips


There is a plethora of beautiful lakes around Calgary, Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country. We specialize doing lake trips in May and June for aggressive Northern Pike as soon as the season opens after they spawn.  Other times of the year we go after trophy Walleye, beautifully unique Arctic Grayling, hard fighting Rainbows, evasive Browns, Brook Trout, native West Slope Cutthroat, and aggressive native Bull Trout. Depending on the lake access and your preference, lake trips will be in either a boat, a float tube, or from shore. Your guide will teach you about the feeding patterns for the fish you are pursuing, will take care of fly selection, and will show you various retrieval techniques to get those fish biting.
Lake Trips are a great way to take the family out to introduce them to fly fishing, or to just spend a day or a weekend with some friends. Let us take care of the details for you so you can concentrate on the fishing and time spent with family and friends.

Full Day Trips are $550 for 1 or 2 anglers (not each).  Additional anglers are $100.

Half Day Trips are $425 for 1 or 2 anglers (not each). Additional anglers are $100.

 

> Click here to book Lake Trips originating in Calgary

> Click here to book Lake Trips originating in Banff

 

 

Alpine Lake Trips


Alpine Lake Trips are a special treat. There are a few lakes from Banff down to Beaver Mines with great alpine fishing. Choose from beautifully unique Arctic Grayling, hard fighting Rainbows, evasive Browns, scrappy Brook Trout, eager native West Slope Cutthroat, aggressive native Bull Trout, and the beautiful and rare Golden Trout.  These trips require hiking and carrying your own gear.  Some hikes are short and gradual, some are long and steep.  Call us to discuss which options are best for you.

 

> Click here to book Alpine Lake Trips originating in Calgary

> Click here to book Alpine Lake Trips originating in Banff

 


Fly Fishing Lessons

Fly fishing lessons are available for groups of 4-6 people and are at a cost of $100 per person.  Come as a group, or we can pair you up with other fishermen.

We'll teach you everything you need to know during a 2 hour hands-on lesson.  We'll discuss all the gear that you need to start fly fishing, including gear that we have found along the way make things easier.  We'll go over rod and reel selection, how to set up your rod, fly selection, how to attach the backing, fly line, leader, tippet, and flies, including all the knots you'll need along the way.  We'll go over how to read water, how to fish a river and a lake, and how to fish for different species.  We'll also cover basic casting techniques, including dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing.  We show you how to set the hook, fight a fish, land a fish, and release a fish properly.

Note: Anyone under 16 requires an adult to take part in the lesson with them.

You do not need a license for the lesson as we'll be spending a lot of time working on casting.

Contact us to inquire about availability.

 

 

 



gift certificates



Fathers Day, Valentines, Corporate Gifts, Christmas, Birthday, Anniversaries.
A full day float trip on the Bow River is the perfect gift for both novice and experienced fly fisherman!
Total:
$550.00 CDN



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