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The Elk River Guiding Company is the premier outfitter in Fernie for float trips and walk n' wade fly fishing and has the most professional and experienced guides in the Elk Valley - The service and reputation are second to none.

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Whether you are learning to fish for the first time or looking to get your own drift boat, Elk River Guiding Co. has a clinic that is right for you!

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Learn to row a drift boat

Rowing a drift boat is a fun and rewarding skill that opens up endless miles of waters to fish. Even experienced rowers can get into trouble without the proper knowledge and skills.

This 4-hour class can be tailored to participants needs and topics include:

  • Boat launch and take-out skills and etiquette
  • Drift boat and trailer basics and equipment
  • Basic rowing skills including ferrying, boat positioning, anchoring and casting angles
  • General water reading and navigation skills
  • Obstacles and unexpected dangers
  • Basic recovery skills
  • Rule, Regulations, and River etiquette

Fundamentals of Fly Fishing - Learn to Fly Fish!

A philosopher once said "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself" Let one of Elk River Guiding Companies professional guides help you discover the art of fly fishing within yourself.

What to expect:

  • Introduction to Fly Fishing Equipment and Gear
  • Casting and Techniques
  • Knots and How to Tie 'em
  • Entomology of the Stream - Bugs and how they relate to trout
  • Reading Water and Fly Presentation
  • Rules, Regulations and River Etiquette

Full Day Lessons will be a mixture of Dry Land and River fishing

Includes: lunch, drinks, flies, rods & reels. Does Not Include: BC Fishing Licenses & Guide Gratuity

Half Day Lessons are taught on dry land only

Includes: flies, rods & reels. Does Not Include: Lunch

Fly Casting Essentials - We offer 1 hour sessions

  • Contact Information
  • 877-423-7239 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-7239
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  • 791-7th ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
  • Details
  • Open
    Tues from 10:00am to 6:00pm
    Wed from 10:00am to 6:00pm
    Thurs from 10:00am to 6:00pm
    Fri from 10:00am to 6:00pm
    Sat from 10:00am to 6:00pm
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