Dates Open :
May to October
Lake or Area Name :
Bow River, Calgary, Alberta
The Bow River is world famous for itís big trophy trout, and is a popular destination for anglers from all over the world.
The Blue Ribbon Bow River is world renowned for being an extremely productive trout fishery, as well as many other species of fish.
The most efficient way to fish to the Bow River is from a drift boat. Drift boat fishing allows the angler to cover more water, and enables access to areas that would otherwise be unreachable walking or wading. Guided drift boat trips are offered in full, half and multiple day excursions. Multiple day rates are negotiable depending on the number of days required. All trips include client pick up and drop off at requested location and fly fishing instruction for beginner anglers.
Hopper-Stone Outfitters is locally owned and operated in the Calgary area. At Hopper-Stone Outfitters fishing is more than just a sport or a hobby. Itís a lifestyle! We donít just fish for a living, we literally live to fish. Hopper-Stone operates exclusively on the Bow River so our guides know the water inside and out, and are up to date on current conditions each and everyday.
Hopper-Stone Outfitters is dedicated to fulfilling every aspect and element of Bow River drift boat fishing for our clients. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides are dry fly specialists. Our guides can put you into trophy size trout not just fishing streamer and nymph patterns, but also on the dry.
Dry fly specialty techniques require intense devotion by both the guide and the angler, but are rewarding beyond all recognition when successful. Catching rising fish on the dry is a definite must experience for any serious angler, especially when they are big!
Fishing Gear - If you wish to bring your own gear the following is recommended Please recognize that drift boat storage space is limited.
-5 or 6 weight rod and reel with floating line (Dry fly and Nymph fishing)
-6 or 7 weight rod and reel with sinking line, or sink tip line (Streamer fishing)
-Waders and bootsAny additional flies and tackle you might want to use