Canadian Fly Fishing Services is located in Fernie,
British Columbia. Russ Trand is the owner and he and his crew specialize
in drift and wade fishing the waters of Southeastern BC and Southern
Alberta. His home river is the Elk. With an estimated 5,000+ fish per
mile, the Elk River system
has a tremendous population of indigenous Westslope Cutthroat Trout. A
combination of the number of fish, the aggressive nature of the species
and the guiding approach, provides beginners and experts alike with
some of the best dry fly fishing in Canada! The Elk provides seven
separate days of drift boat fishing and countless walk and wade
tributaries to explore. Two of his other favorites are the Oldman and
the Crow. Through Russ we also offer customized itineraries throughout
the greater Banff area and the Bow River.
There is no set "fishing lodge" in the area however we have
numerous options ranging simple hotels to eco lodges with fully catered
meals. This is great trip for couples and hardcore trout hunters
alike. Peak months are from mid-July through September.
Canadian Rockies Travel:
Elk River trips are based out of Fernie in Southeastern British Columbia. To get to Fernie you will need to fly into Cranbrook,
BC (1 hour drive), Calgary, Alberta (3.5 hour drive), or Kalispell,
Montana (2.5 hour drive). Guests will need to rent a car in one of the
above towns and drive to Fernie and their selected accommodation. Once
there Russ will arrange to have guides pick up anglers at there
accommodation each morning.
Canadian Rockies Documentation:
A valid Passport is needed to enter Canada and also reenter
the United States. Note: Passports need to be valid for at least 6
months past your travel date.
Canadian Rockies Climate:
Temperatures typically range from the mid 50's to the mid 90's.
In the summer it is usually quite warm during the day and cool in the
evening. However, it is important for guests to be prepared for cold
rainy conditions throughout the season.
Canadian Rockies Pricing:
Call office for details.