FAQ's

Q. What will the weather be like when I book my trip?
A. This region is in the southeast portion of the province and has marked contrasts in climate. The valley bottom localities are semi-arid with warm summers and cold winters. Cranbrook has an average maximum of -3°C (27°F) in January and 26°C (79°F) in July, with 383 mm (15 in) of annual precipitation. Upslope, and on the windward slopes of the Monashee, Selkirk, Purcell and Rocky Mountains, much higher precipitation and cooler temperatures are evident.

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Maximum
-3
1
7
13
18
22
26
25
19
12
2
-2
Minimum
-12
-8
-3
0
4
8
11
10
5
0
-4
-10
Rain (mm)
4
4
7
22
43
51
32
34
31
15
15
7
Snow (cm)
38
23
12
7
1
0
0
0
2
3
23
40
Sunshine (h)
73
108
163
221
253
282
322
291
211
165
80
60

Q. Is that in Canadian dollars?
As we are located in Canada, all of our business transactions are quoted in CDN funds. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards, Traveller’s Cheques and cash. US dollars are welcome at the current rate of exchange.

Q. What are the average size fish?
A. The West Slope Cutthroat Trout average size is between 16-18 inches in length and the Bull Trout average anywhere from 18-24 inches in length.

Q. When is the best time of the year?
A. There really isn’t a “best time” of the year as the changing of the seasons brings different fly-fishing conditions, all of which can be excellent. Late summer and fall is the preference for many anglers as the waters are low and clear providing easy wading with exceptional hatches.

Q. What fly rods should I bring?
A. Fishing the Elk River you should have at least a 4 or 5 weight and a 6 weight is also recommended for larger species such as Bull Trout.

Q. What flies should I tie?
A. Dries ~ Royal, Grey & Ausable Wulffs, Light Cahills, Adams Parachute, Caddis, Golden Stonefly and Blue Wing Olives are a good start.
Nymphs ~ Prince Nymph, Golden Stone, Caddis Pupa, Green Drake and Copper John.
Streamers ~ Black, White and Natural Zonkers, Wolly Buggers, Black Nose Dace and Clousers.