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Proudly serving the Fernie and International Fly Fishing community for over 20 years!

Current Hours, updated June 2020: Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. 

The famous Elk River in Fernie, British Columbia, is situated in the East Kootenays of the Canadian Rockies. This is where you'll find Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co., which was established in 1995. Built to offer anglers a full service fly fishing shop and various Guided Fly Fishing Trips for some of the best fly fishing waters in North America.

Guided Fly Fishing with KFS

Pursue Cutthroat Trout on the dry as well as fishing for huge Bull Trout on the Elk River. Catch and Release fly fishing excursions from 1 to 5 days on the rivers, lakes, streams and creeks in British Columbia and Alberta. Float and wade the Elk River, or fish one of the many lakes, KFS fishing tours are designed to accommodate all types of angler. Trip options include:

1 Day Float Trip

This full-day guided float trip on the Elk, Bull, or Oldman River, includes: guide, boat, flies, transportation, and lunch for 2 people. Rental fishing equipment and wading gear is also available if required.

Enjoy your guided trip while fishing from a comfortable drift boat or raft. The Kootenay and Oldman Rivers can also be accessed by use of our jet boat. We operate a 16-foot jet boat designed to be rowed similar to a drift boat or raft. The jet allows us to access parts of the river where it would be almost impossible to get there by means of drift boat. You can fish out of the boat while drifting just as you would in a drift boat. We provide transport to and from the river, flies, and a good shore lunch.

Walk & Wade

This full-day guided walk & wade trip includes guide, flies, transportation, and lunch for 2 people. Rental fishing equipment and wading gear are also available if required.

1 Day Guided Lake Trip

Southeastern British Columbia has some of the best spring lake fishing to be found anywhere; experience them by traditional drift boat or with a Hobie Pro Angler 12' kayak. With many crystal clear lakes producing very large Rainbows, this is one side of fly fishing you don’t want to leave out of the equation.

See trip pricing and options.

Kootenay Fly Shop

Stockists of: Orvis, Simms, Sage, Douglas Fly Rods, Kast, Scientific Angler, Hatch, Islander Reels, Waterworks-Lamson, Dr. Slick, Fincognito, Black’s Flies, Rushton Nets, Fishpond and more. 

A variety of pontoon boats, drift boats and kayaks are available to rent


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  • 821 7th Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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