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  • Fly fishing for the whole family!
  • Family fly fishing adventures
  • Adventures on Michel Creek
  • Expert guiding services with Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co.
  • Spectacular scenery. World class fishing.
  • Fine, healthy fish in clear freestone rivers
  • Pure Strain West Slope Cutthroat Trout
  • A fine fall catch on the Elk River
  • Gear up before your fishing trip
  • Fernie Tightlines Lodge, located next to Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Company
  • Guided Fly Fishing
  • Guided Fly Fishing

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.

Learn to Fly Fish

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:

  • Instruction on fly casting
  • Fishing equipment use
  • Water safety
  • Environment of a trout
  • Proper fish handling & release

Choose your package:

Individual Instruction for 1 person: $199 + tax

  • This packages introduces you to the sport of fly fishing and will enable you to build a strong base knowledge about the sport. We’ll teach you the right techniques, equipment and flies within approximately 5 hours of hands-on training.

Family Package for up to 8 participants: $99 per person + tax

  • As a family, enjoy learning about the amazing sport of fly-fishing. You will learn about equipment, fly casting, bugs and more. This full-day activity provides hours of learning, fun and amazing fish stories to tell over the dinner table.

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:

$750 – Elk River
$750– Bull River
$750 – St. Mary’s River
$850 – Kootenay River
$750 – Oldman River
$750 – Columbia River

Included:

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

Walk & Wade Trips

$750 – Elk River & Tributaries
$750 – Michel Creek
$750 – Bull River & Tributaries
$750 – Skookumchuck Creek
$750 – Crowsnest River
$850 – Wigwam River

Included:

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

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. 

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
  • Contact By Email
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  • www.kootenayflyshop.com
  • 821 7th Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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