The Bow River - Alberta

The Bow River is a blue ribbon fishery and is recognized as one of the finest Rainbow and Brown trout streams in North America. With its headwaters located in the Rocky Mountains the river flows eastward towards the Central Plains bisecting the city of Calgary, Alberta. The stretchs of river below Calgary are the home to significant numbers of hard fighting, acrobatic wild Rainbow and Brown trout which hold in big river buckets, pockets and banks throughout the length of a days float. The river is characterized by a variable streambed interrupted by intermittent islands which braid the stream channel. The predominantly grassy banks and long riffle runs provide ideal habitat for trout. When hooked these fish will test the mettle of the fly-fisherman and provide a challenging objective to a great day spent outdoors. Elk River Guiding Co. can provide the fly fisherman who flies into Calgary with this unique fishing opportunity.

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