Fly Fishing in Fernie, BC on the Elk River and Wigwam River.

FLY SHOP & GUIDE SERVICE

Book your Guided trip with the most reputable outfitter in Fernie…

The Elk River Guiding Company and Fly Shop!

The Rivers

From Wigwam to Kootenay, the Elk River Guiding Company has spent 25 years curating a collection of the best fishing spots in BC.

Shop online

Everything you need for your fishing adventures can be found in our Fly Shop. Visit us in-store, or shop online!

Why choose us?

Here is why we excel

Fully Licensed

Our Guides are fully licenced from the Province of British Columbia. If you don’t choose us…make sure the guide you do pick has a licence.

Established

We Live in Fernie, and run a great fly shop year round so we are not seasonal working on our cell phones.

We live fishing

We fly-fish because we love to! We’re passionate about what we do and fishing isn’t just a job for us it’s a way of life!

Fully Insured

Our Guides are insured – if you don’t choose us…make sure the guide you do pick has insurance.

Experience Real Fishing

We don’t pay for extravagant endorsements, nor do we feel we need to. Fish with us and you will see why.

The Fly Shop

The Elk River Guiding Company and Fly Shop are household names when it comes to fly fishing in the Kootenay region. We started our on line store to bring you all of our great, hand picked in store gear but all at the convenience of your fingertips. Anyone can offer you a wide range of top name fly fishing gear to suit everyone from the beginner fly angler, to the most seasoned fly fishermen, but it is our knowledgeable staff that has picked the best of the best to make sure you are set up properly to hit the river. Unsure of a product, give us a call at the shop and we would be more than happy to share our personal thoughts and experience with each of the products. Everyone at the Fly Shop is very passionate about fly fishing and love to help out!  Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news on the fishing, river reports and new gear!

Everything you might need to make your fishing day better, from head to toe.

Rods & reels

The latest Rods and Reels from the top brands in the industry.

packs & Bags

Patagonia, Simms and Fishpond making life on the water just a little easier.

Our Trusted Brands

Elk River Guiding Company is an Authorized Dealer

Plus many more

BC Fishing as it should be

Fly Fishing in BC does not get any better than in Fernie with Elk River Guiding Company!

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“My trip was wonderful!  The Guides were knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to be with.  The scenery in Fernie was off the charts, and your hospitality was incredible.  Oh yes – The fly fishing was phenomenal!  I have every intention of returning to Fernie and you can count on the fact that when I do, I will be calling you!”

Bob from Denver

Just wanted to say for my second trip to Fernie, I loved the fishing, the Fly Shop, and our fantastic guides!  Being a saltwater fly-fishing guide down here in the US, I sure hope my clients think of me the way we think of your guides!  Thanks for taking such great care of our group.  You guys are the best!

-William from Florida

“My trip was wonderful!  The Guides were knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to be with.  The scenery in Fernie was off the charts, and your hospitality was incredible.  Oh yes – The fly fishing was phenomenal!  I have every intention of returning to Fernie and you can count on the fact that when I do, I will be calling you!”

Bob from Denver

We appreciated all your help yesterday with the fly rods!  I used my new rod on the river today and it was the perfect fit!  I love it!  I always appreciate everyone’s help, time, and assistance at your Fly Shop.  The Shop Staff are awesome… and so patient with all my questions!  The Guides are amazing… I have been learning so much and I am having a blast!  Thanks for Everything!

  Sean from Calgary

“Fernie is an awesome place… thanks for making it that much better!  I really appreciate all the help over the last year getting our guided trips lined up, answering questions on flies, gear, and licenses.  You guys are awesome.  Thanks for going out of your way every time, it does not go unnoticed!  We cannot wait to see you guys again next year!”

Trevor from Idaho 

“Just a quick note to compliment you and your staff for the great job that you all do at Elk River Guiding Company. My husband and I were there this last weekend and fished with one of your incredible guides and had such a great day on your beautiful river. Dry fly fishing for native Westslope Cutthroat was the highlight of our trip. We truly enjoyed our time on the river. Our guide was so competent and entertaining with good knowledge of the river and surrounding area. He is a truly an asset to your operation, as is your shop staff who helped us set up our guided trip. From start to finish, your team does a fantastic job!”

Lynn from California

“Just want you want in a small-town Fly Shop, good people, great gear & fly selection, and the best guides around.”

– Brett from Montana

Get In Touch

1-877-423-7239

Location

791 7 Ave, Fernie,
British Columbia, V0B 1M0

Email

info@elkriver.ca

Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9am – 5pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thur: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: Closed

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