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  • Fernie Tightlines Lodge, located next to Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Company

Proudly serving the Fernie and International Fly Fishing community. Now booking for summer/fall 2023.

Open Daily from 9am - 5:30pm. 

For over 20 years, Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Company has been providing customized fly fishing adventures to clients from around the world. Each year KFS welcome new and return clients to fish the beautiful Elk River, Wigwam River, Michel Creek and other waters of the East Kootenays and Alberta.

Incredibly talented guides and friendly and helpful shop staff offer a great experience for the first time angler and the experienced angler alike. Creating amazing memories while providing the best equipment with latest river updates, and beautiful accommodations in Fernie at Fernie Tightlines Lodge is what Kootenay Fly Shop and Guiding Company is all about.

Guided Fly Fishing

Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. provides the discerning angler with their choice of amazing guided fly fishing trips. You can choose a 1-day trip or we can customize multi-day trips to include guided floatwalk & wadelake fishingriver camps and fish & stay packages. All trips are quoted in Canadian Dollars.

River Rates (excluding tax) in a Drift Boat, Jet Boat or Raft:

$850 – Elk River
$850– Bull River
$850 – St. Mary’s River
$950 – Kootenay River
$850 – Oldman River
$850 – Columbia River


  • Cataraft, drift boat, or jet boat
  • Life preservers + safety supplies
  • Fishing equipment
  • Wading gear
  • Transport to and from the river
  • Lunch

Walk & Wade Trips

$850 – Elk River & Tributaries
$850 – Michel Creek
$850 – Bull River & Tributaries
$995 – Skookumchuck Creek
$850 – Crowsnest River
$995 – Wigwam River


  • Fishing equipment
  • Wading gear
  • Transport to and from the river
  • Lunch

Lake Fishing Trips from $600 for two anglers

Trip pricing and options

Kootenay Fly Shop

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

Free shipping on orders over $200!

If you are looking to get into kayaking, we are a Hobie Dealer offering the i11 Mirage Inflatable Kayak, Pro Angler Kayak, Adventure Island Kayak and more. We also supply Hobie accessories.

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

  • Contact Information
  • 1-877-423-4483 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-4483
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  • 821 7th Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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