The Elk River flows right through Fernie and most of the other rivers are within an hour’s drive of the fly shop. Some reaches we go to may be further depending on where we want to access them.
The Elk River is known as one of the most pristine and premier dry fly fisheries in the world. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Elk River originates from the Elk Lakes, located in the most South Eastern part of British Columbia.
Located deep in the back country, the Wigwam River is one of the most beautiful rivers in existance. This amazing river gives anglers a lesson in balance between nature and beauty.
Michel Creek is probably one of the finest walk n’ wade cutthroat streams in North America. A small and intimate tributary of the Elk River, it is well known for having a healthy population of surprisingly large cutthroat.
To those that have fished it, the Fording River is known as the magical river that flows into the Elk. The Fording is situated in a tight valley with a cold mountain river running through the middle of it.
St Mary River
The St.Mary River is located only about an hour away from Fernie and this beautiful stream is a perfect combination of spectacular scenery and great fishing. The fishing on the St.Mary is generally best in July and August throwing dry flies to the hungry cutties.
The Crowsnest River is a classic Rainbow Trout river located along the contintenal divide in SW Alberta, only a 45 minute drive from Fernie, meandering through the eastern foothills of the Canadian Rockies