Guided Fly Fishing

Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. can offer the discerning fly fisher with their choice of fishing vacation experiences. These may include 1, 3 or 5 day guided float trips in our comfortable drift boats or rafts on such rivers as the St Mary, Elk, Bull, Flathead, or Bow Rivers. For a change of pace, you may also enjoy a Walk and Wade on the Crowsnest or Wigwam Rivers or many other tributaries too numerous to mention. We also provide Heli-fishing trips into crystal clear alpine lakes and river camp trips along the Bow River. The choice is yours! Custom design your next holiday to include one or all of the above activities. Read on for itineraries and rates.

Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. shall provide the most experienced and knowledgeable local guides for your fishing holiday. These guides are experts in the art of the dry fly. Their experience and information will be valuable for the fishing vacation of a lifetime.

We will customize your fly-fishing experience to accommodate your needs from arranging airport transfers to accommodations, rentals and your multi-day fishing package.

All of our guided fly-fishing trips start right from Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. For those who are new to the sport, we work with you to improve your casting at our casting pond prior to embarking on the river trip. By teaching you the basics at our pond this will develop your skills so you will really enjoy your float trip that day.

Policies & Procedures

All prices are quoted in Canadian funds and do not include 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Gratuities are not included.

A 50% deposit is required to guarantee your booking. You may reschedule up to 60 days prior to your booking and if canceled, your deposit will be retained.


We offer full transfer service from Calgary International Airport, Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook and Glacier Park International Airport, Kalispell, Montana. Please contact for pricing and availability. As Fernie is a small mountain town, shopping, restaurants and other activities are within walking distance from Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. and Tightlines Lodge.