Proudly serving the Fernie and International Fly Fishing community for almost 25 years!
COVID-19 Update: 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.
Enjoy learning about the amazing sport of fly fishing with a day of fly fishing introduction. Great for individuals or families and is the perfect way to learn the basic fly fishing techniques, equipment, bugs and fish food, flies, habitat and how to catch and release a fish.
Each day includes:
Choose your package:
Individual Instruction for 1 person: $199 + tax
Family Package for up to 8 participants: $99 per person + tax
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 float, walk & wade, lake fishing, river camps and fish & stay packages. All trips are quoted in Canadian Dollars.
River Rates (excluding tax) in a Drift Boat, Jet Boat or Raft:
$750 – Elk River
$750– Bull River
$750 – St. Mary’s River
$850 – Kootenay River
$750 – Oldman River
$750 – Columbia River
Walk & Wade Trips
$750 – Elk River & Tributaries
$750 – Michel Creek
$750 – Bull River & Tributaries
$750 – Skookumchuck Creek
$750 – Crowsnest River
$850 – Wigwam River
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.
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.