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Guided Fly Fishing Trip in Southern Alberta’s Bow River in Calgary, Canada

August 24th – 28th, 2023

2,800.00 per angler – tipping guide & transportation not included. 

The Bow River is a fly-fisher’s paradise. Within the city limits and downstream of Calgary, the river boasts a self-sustaining combined population of 3000 rainbow and brown trout per mile.
Combine that with an average size of 19 inches it’s easy to see why the Bow River Fly-Fishing experience is well noted for its BIG FISH, making Alberta’s Bow River one of the top producers and choices for anglers on the North American Trophy Trout circuit.
Self-sustaining combined population of 3000 rainbow and brown trout per mile.
Fly into Calgary International airport on August 24th. Fishing on Bow River August 25th – 27th. Depart from Calgary on August 28th.
Deli-style lunch on the water provided.
Daily hotel pick up and drop off – from The Glenmore inn, The Fairmount Palliser, and The Mariot Delta South.

Experience Fishing on the Bow River  

Make no mistake, you’re now in an angling situation that demands light tippets, small dry flies, a delicate presentation and, potentially, a battle with a very hot, above-average trout.You may also find yourself wading up a myriad of side channels, back channels, riffles, and high banks casting “Hopper-Dropper” or light-nymph rigs to big trout that your guide has spotted feeding. These fish – whether they are just beneath the surface or eating dries on top – provide a great blend of New Zealand sight-fishing and Rocky Mountain trout fishing in one river!

How to prepare for your time on the Bow River


  • Streamer rods – 9ft: 7wt or 6wt
  • Nymph rods – 9ft: 6wt or 5wt
  • Dry fly rods – 9ft 5wt
  • Reels – minimum 100 yards of backing on all
  • Lines weight forward floating lines for all, and a 10ft sink tip line for your streamer rod
  • Breathable waders
  • Rain jacket
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Wet wading gear (June, July, August)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Personal Items
  • Alberta fishing license


  • Flies
  • Leader
  • Tippet
  • Spare fly-rods
  • Deli-style much with drinks
  • Daily hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lodging


  • Alberta Fishing License 
  • Gratuities 
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast and dinner 

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