Guided Fishing


Guided Fishing

Fernie's Premier Fly Fishing trips

Fernie Fly Fishing  is your premier choice when it comes to guided fly fishing trips in the Elk Valley.  We love that we call the little community of Fernie, BC Canada our home year round and live, play and work within this little mountain town.  We have decades of combined experience in putting fly fishing trips together for small and large groups from guided trips to accommodation.

We take pride in the company values that we represent and the biggest asset to our company are the guides that represent us. We are proud to work with such a fun, diverse and passionate group of angling guides.

Fernie Fly Fishing  is a licensed and insured guide outfitting operation within the province of BC





Guided Float Trips

Elk River Day Trip – $695 CDN
St. Mary’s River Day Trip –$695 CDN

Walk & Wade Trips 

Elk River & Tribs- $695 CDN
Wigwam & Tribs – $850 CDN
Bull River & Tribs – $695 CDN
Crowsnest River – $695 CDN

Guided Lake Fishing Trips 

 Full Guided Lake Day – $400 CDN

Spring and Fall is prime time to be taking advantage of the great local still water fishery.

** Rates are for 2 anglers. 3rd Angler – Walk N’ Wade only add on $200 USD. Prices do not include local BC fishing licenses, tax or guide gratuity.**

All Fernie Fly Fishing Trips Include:

  • All flies for the day, tippet, leaders etc
  • Homemade Shore lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Plenty of beverages during the trip
  • Our expertise and experience in fly fishing the river, tributaries, and other local waters
  • Transportation to and from your vacation accommodation if you like
  • Full Day Float Trips on Mackenzie Style Drift Boats

Gear Rental is Available! 

  • Waders
  • Wading Boots
  • Fly Rod & Reel

What to Bring & Fishing Equipment Required:

  • Waders, preferably lightweight and breathable as it does get warm.
  • Felt soled wading boots, the river rocks are very slippery.
  • Sweatshirt
  • Rain Coat
  • Hat and Sunglasses (polarized if possible so you can see deeper into the water)
  • Fly rod and reel (4, 5, or 6 weight)
  • Dry fly line and some 5X leaders.
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Camera

**Booking Policy**- We require a 50% deposit at time of booking. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.  If you cancel 30 days prior to arrival; a full refund less admin fees are charged. Cancel less than 30 days; no refunds. We suggest purchasing travel insurance for any unseen emergencies that may result in cancelling your trip with us. All trips and lessons are subject to 5% government sales tax




Fly Fishing Packages 2017

With decades of local experience let us take the guess work out of booking your next Fernie Fly Fishing adventure. We are happy to plan it all for you; from accommodations, guiding to other local activities.

These are just a few examples of the packages that we offer and can easily customize to your budget and time frame. Remember; we cater to all group sizes and are happy to help you plan a trip that fits your specific needs and budget.  Just ask!

All packages listed includes: fishing licenses for your trip, taxes, and any gear rental needed.


Fernie Waters

Fernie Waters


Fernie, British Columbia, Canada has some of the most spectacular rivers and lakes in the world. The blue ribbon rivers and streams around Fernie include the the famous Elk River, Wigwam River and Michel Creek. These rivers are world renowned for Westslope Cutthroat Trout on Dry Fly, plus record class Bull Trout with Rainbow Trout in the lower reaches. The Lakes offer trophy Rainbow Trout. These Trout will really put fly fishing rods to the test. 

World renowned blue ribbon rivers, streams and lakes, internationally recognized guides, breathtakingly beautiful scenery, great fly fishing rods and tackle – we provide it all. Fly fishing rivers, streams or lakes for trophy Trout or just learning the ropes, our guides and pro staff are dedicated and committed to ensuring you enjoy an unforgettable wilderness experience. Walk and wade, drift or float, the choice is yours.


Our guides transport you away from any sign of civilization into the tranquil, pristine wilderness to fish secret creeks only known by a handful of our very own experienced fly fishing guides who have lived their entire lives in this local area.

Other rivers include:

The Kootenay River, Flathead River, Oldman River, Crowsnest River & Bow River.


Very few people know the secret to catching huge Rainbow Trout (fish over 10lb in this area). Our guides have lived in the area all their lives and know when, where and how to catch them. Most anglers come to this area during the summer months; in search of the popular river systems unknowing that just beyond the next ridge; hidden away within the nooks of the Elk Valley are many opportunities to fish some very productive lakes.

The BC freshwater society has a fantastic stocking program and we are fortunate enough to have the Kootenay Trout Hatchery supplying our local lake systems with a variety of trout. There are over 50 productive lakes in the Kootenays and you don’t have to travel far to find them.

Those who lake fish can say that there is a sense of mystery and adventure about it all. Those who haven’t fished many lakes, the Kootenays is a great place to learn! The anticipation of ice off every year never seems to fade and this year was no exception. As many of the lakes are at different elevations; ice off happens at different times; making weather the deciding factor of which lake to fish and when.

The internal questions circle of what to use, where to fish and past experiences lead you to use one technique over the other. Take the guess work out of the local lakes and spend the day with one of Fernie Fly Fishing’s guides.


Our Guides

Our Guides

Passionate Angling Guides

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work and we love what we do and can’t wait to share a fishery we adore so much with you. The biggest asset to our company are the guides that represent us and we are proud towork with such a fun, diverse and passionate group of angling guides.

We know the Fernie Fly Fishing Guides are incredible, spend a day on the water with any of them and you will agree!

Book with your guided day on the Elk River with confidence.