Recent Blogs

The Rivers in the Kootenays are NOT blown out! July 19, 2016

By Paul Samycia on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:15pm
News Flash!!!!  Recent rains in Southern Alberta have wreaked havoc on the rivers there. This is not the case in The East Kootenay water shed. We did get some color to a few rivers the past few days but they remained very "fishable" and are improving daily.
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One Month Done! July 17 update

By Paul Samycia on Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
A Bug Parade and Dry Fly all the way!
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2016 .....Best Start to The Season Ever!

By Paul Samycia on Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:54pm
The Time to be on the River is Now!
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Elk River Stone Fly

Opening Day is June 15th. Expect it to be Great!

By Paul Samycia on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:08am
We have a great opening day lined up. Some pre scouting has shown us that the bugs are ready to explode and the cutthroat have had an easy spawn this spring. Expect fat fish eating on the surface as well as lunky Bull Trout in the dark corners of the rivers.
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Cutthroat on the Elk River

The 2016 Season Forecast

By Paul Samycia on Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:31pm
I’m sure everyone who is planning a trip to the Fernie area this season is interested to hear what we at Elk River Guiding think the rivers are going to do.  Keep in mind we are not professional river forecasters, but when some of our key guides have been around the valley for more than 20 y
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