Proudly serving the Fernie and International Fly Fishing community for 25 years!
Open Daily 9am - 5:30pm.
The famous Elk River in Fernie, British Columbia, is situated in the East Kootenays of the Canadian Rockies. This is where you'll find Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co., established in 1995 by Gord Silverthorne. Built to offer anglers a full service fly fishing shop and guided fly fishing trips to some of the best fly fishing waters in North America.
Kootenay Fly Shop stocks Orvis, Simms, Sage, Douglas Fly Rods, Kast, Scientific Angler, Hatch, Islander Reels, Waterworks-Lamson, Dr. Slick, Fincognito, Black’s Flies, Rushton Nets, Fishpond and more.
A variety of pontoon boats, drift boats and kayaks are available to rent.
Pursue Cutthroat Trout on the dry as well as fishing for huge Bull Trout on the Elk River. We offer Catch and Release fly fishing excursions from 1 to 5 days on the rivers, lakes, streams and creeks in British Columbia and Alberta. Float and wade the Elk River, or fish one of the many lakes, our fishing tours are designed to accommodate the diverse angler.
KFS offers float trips, walk & wade, lake fishing and instruction. See trip pricing.
Fernie Tightlines Lodge is located next door to the Fly Shop and sleeps up to 10 anglers in comfort.