"Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly fishing guides... excellent equipment, good food, great scenery and willing fish. That's why I return year after year."

Dennis C., Seattle Washington

We are now booking days for the 2017 season.

Because of the high demand for guides during the fishing season, we suggest that you book your trip well in advance to secure your dates.

The earlier you call the better the chance you will get your desired dates as the calendar fills up fast!

50% of the trip price is due on date of booking. The balance is due 30 days before the start of your trip. Inside of 30 days there is no refund for cancellations.

We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance. This is offered through 3rd party insurers. We recommend contacting the Travel Guard Insurance company for residents of Canada or U.S.). They offer trip cancellation insurance at very reasonable rates. It is inexpensive insurance to guarantee your trip costs will be refunded if you have to cancel.

We accept VISA, Mastercard and cash.

As the season unfolds the available days for fishing change. Therefore, we recommend keeping in touch with us via 1-800-667-2311 or email to confirm the availability of the specific dates you are interested in.

Please make all inquiries and deposits to:

401 Cranbrook St. N
Cranbrook, B.C. CANADA
V1C 3R5
Toll Free 1-800-667-2311



boat on river



• breathable waders
• felt wading boots (no studs in boat)
• rain gear (no golf jackets)
• polar fleece jacket or sweater (a must)
• hat
• polarized sunglasses
• camera
• sunscreen

Equipment: St.Mary, Elk and Bull rivers.

• 5 or 6 weight fly rod
• 9 foot, 4x or 5x leaders
• 3x, 4x and 5x fluorocarbon tippets
• vest with your tools (optional)

Equipment: Columbia River.

• 6 or 7 weight fly rod
• 9 foot, 2x or 3x leaders
• 2x and 3x fluorocarbon tippets
• vest with tools


Our fly shop carries a large selection of the flies we use on the Elk, St.Mary, Bull and Columbia rivers. Flies of choice vary throughout the season. If you wish to tie your won flies, call us in advance of your trip for a list of what is working.

Don't worry if you don't get a chance to stock up in advance of your trip as we have all the equipment you will need in our fly fishing pro shop.

Download a pdf of this Booking Information

scenary shot of bull river

Some useful links to review in advance of your trip:

B.C. Fishing Regulations

On-line fishing licences

Real time water levels for B.C.

cutthroat in hands

huge bull trout

Driving instructions to Kimberley, B.C.


"The fishing on the Elk and St. Mary rivers rivals any river at any time.
The possibility that there are rivers that consistently fish any better is hard to fathom."

- Mike M., Denver, Colorado

This page was last updated on April 3, 2017

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