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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. 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!

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 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
    River etiquette
  • 5 Hours $250

Fundementals of Fly Fishing
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 (6hrs) Learn to fly fish: $495 2ppl / $295 1 person / $ 100 each additional person. (Includes lunch, drinks, flies, rods)
  • 1/2 day (4hrs) Learn to fly fish: $295 2 ppl/ $195 1 person / $ 100 each additional person. (Includes flies, rods, bring your own lunch)
  • Fly Casting Essentials: 1 Hour $50 per person / 2 Hours $85 per person
  • Family Fly Fishing (2 Adults and 2 Children under 14): Full day $595 (Includes lunch, drinks, flies, rods), 1/2 Day (4hrs) $395 (Includes flies, rods, bring your own lunch)
  • Groups/Corporate/Lessons (4 or More): Essentials of fly fishing 2 hrs $50/person, Fundamentals of fly fishing 4 hrs $100/person.
  • All lessons subject to 12% gst and do not include licenses

Kids on the fly

Fly Fishing is a sport that the entire family can enjoy and we have just the program to get kids started on the water.This program is focused on educating and teaching kids the pleasures of fly fishing, so they will be able to take the skills they have learned and fish with confidence in their own back yard.

  • What to expect:
    Introduction to fly fishing – What’s it all about
    Choice, Assembly and Care of Equipment
    Casting – How to get your line out there
    Knot Tying – 3 simple knots to get you on your way
    Entomology of a Stream – Learn about Bugs!
    Reading Water – Where fish live
    Leave No Trace Fishing
    Presentation of your fly
    Rules, Regulations and River Etiquette
    How to be safe beside the river
  • Full day (6hrs) Learn to fly fish $295 2ppl / $195 1 person / $ 100 each additional person.
  • 1/2 day (4hrs) Learn to fly fish $195 2 ppl/ $125 1 person / $95 each additional person.


  • 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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