Walk and Wade the Small Streams of Southern Alberta
For this tour, we travel down the historic Cowboy Trail. This beautiful landscape is situated within the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies and offers awe-inspiring vistas and streams with gin clear water. This is fly fishing at it's best.
These are some of my favourite fishing destinations, and I would love to share my knowledge and experience of these areas with you.
Some destinations offer more of a challenge for experienced anglers, while others are great for beginners. Let me know what you are looking for and I can accommodate your needs.
I will meet you at your hotel/accommodation in Calgary where we will review and sign the liability waiver and medical form.
After a quick safety briefing, equipment and fishing licence check, we will depart for our tour. Please note that distances and driving times will vary depending on location.
We will have lunch on the water.
Return to your hotel/accommodation at the end of the tour.
*Itineraries may vary depending on the time of year and location (Please note, tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather, road conditions, or animal advisories. I will do my best to find a viable alternative destination).
**Guests are expected to be able to walk for several kms on uneven terrain, in wet/slippery conditions.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel/accommodation in Calgary.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel/accommodations or at another convenient location at the conclusion of the tour (must be discussed prior to commencement of the tour).
Duration: 8 hours
Please note that this tours starts in Calgary so travel times can be up to 2 hours in duration (each way), plus the time spent on the water. So expect a full day.
Transportation includes travel by car to and from your hotel/accommodation.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel/accommodation in Calgary.
Transportation provided is in a Mazda6 Sports Wagon, with all the options required in order to have a pleasant journey.
A Deli-style lunch (please inform me of any dietary restrictions or allergies at the time of booking).
Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Use of fly fishing rods, reels, flies and tackle (if required).
Fly fishing instructions (if required).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 CAD - Please bring some cash ($30) with you in case we stop in for a bite to eat on the return home.
A Non-Resident 1 - Day Sportfishing Licence is $26.63 plus $8 for a WIN (Wildlife Identification Number) Card.
Estimate of cost if guests require rental equipment (must be confirmed prior to commencement of the tour).
Fishing Waders - $10/day + GST per person
Wading Boots - $10/day + GST per person
Shell Rain Jacket - $10/day + GST per person
Shell Rain Pants - $10/day + GST per person
All anglers 16 to 64 years of age are required to possess a valid Alberta Provincial Fishing Licence (Licenses can be purchased online at www.albertarelm.com or locally at WalMart, Canadian Tire, Mohawk and Husky gas stations, and the numerous fly shops in Calgary).
Any additional food, snacks or (non-alcoholic) beverages that are not included in the tour package.
Quick drying Hiking pants or Waders are required (for wading) depending on weather and water temperatures (waders can be rented for extra cost).
Wading boots (can be rented for extra cost).
Neoprene socks or heavy wool socks.
As an ACMG Hiking Guide, I am restricted to only guide in terrain that is free of any alpine hazards. Alpine hazards include:
- Areas of extensive rockfall hazard.
- 3rd/4th/5th class terrain.
- Snow avalanches.
- Glacier travel.