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Squatchy Waters Fly Fishing

Squatchy Waters Fly Fishing

Our mission is to earn your trust, respect and repeat business | Experience some of the best fly fishing for Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat & Bull Trout surrounded by our beautiful Rocky Mountains and Foothills

Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person
Alberta has some of the finest Cutthroat and Bulltrout fishing you can find and to top it off you are surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. With Squatchy Waters expect experienced & professional guides and a wide variety of options for exploring these beautiful & productive waters. Peter who is the owner & head guide has been fly fishing Western Canada for over 30 years and floating the Bow River for the past 8 years so he brings a wealth of experience & knowledge to your fishing adventure. Squatchy Waters offers two main trip options a Bow River Float Trip or a Mountain Walk & Wade. These trips include, lunch and/or snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, fly rods and flies, casting instruction, info on gear & knots used, reading the water, how to fight a fish on a fly rod, safe wading techniques, and you will also be introduced to different fly…
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Alberta is blessed with a multitude of streams and rivers that flow east from the Rocky Mountains onto the Alberta prairie along with a few amazing prairie spring creeks. Alberta consists of six main river basins; the South Saskatchewan basin is the main area of my guiding operations. My mountain walk and wade trips focus on three mountain watersheds, the Highwood River, the Oldman River and the Castle watersheds. Other options include the Waterton, Belly and St Mary’s rivers further to the south. Within these watersheds can be found some of the best Cutthroat, Rainbow and Bull Trout fishing anywhere in North America. With my focus on Southern Alberta the closest and most productive rivers I enjoy taking clients to are the Oldman River, the Livingston River, The Crowsnest and the Castle Rivers. These rivers flow through some of the most beautiful country in North America, making the scenery alone worth the trip.

The mountain walk and wade is $750/day for two anglers with transporation provided by Squatchy Waters. The mountain walk and wade will take between 8 and 14 hours (includes driving time) depending on the location chosen. This includes, fly rods and flies, lunch and snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, casting instruction, gear discussion, knots used, reading the water, how to fight a fish on a fly rod, safe wading techniques, you will also be introduced to different fly fishing techniques. Overnight mountain trips are available but you will require your own accommodation, food and preparation there of other than lunches, I can provide all cooking supplies.


Set away from the City life you won't believe the Incredible Fishery just down stream of Calgary. There is something for everyone. The Bow River is the place to be if you are looking to fly fish for trophy sized Brown Trout & Rainbow Trout...and it also contains Cutthroat, Bull Trout, Pike and the occasional Lake Trout. The river also contains an abundant population of mountain white fish along with Burbot and suckers. All species listed above have been caught on the fly, so you may end up with some surprises. In addition to world class fly fishing a multitude of bird species make the Bow River home and use it as a stopover during migration as well. It is not uncommon to see nesting pairs of Bald Eagles and Osprey and the occasional Golden Eagle, even in downtown Calgary.

The full day Bow River float trip is $600 for up to two anglers, the half day trip is $450 for up to two anglers in the boat. The Bow River full day float trip will take between 8 and 10 hours (including driving time) please let me know if you are not able to ride in a boat for this length of time, I can then plan stops accordingly. The half day trip will take between 4 and 6 hours. These trips include, lunch and/or snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, fly rods and flies, casting instruction, gear discussion, knots used, reading the water, how to fight a fish on a fly rod, safe wading techniques, you will also be introduced to different fly fishing techniques and flies used.

First Cast Last Pass - Fly Fishing Bow River

First Cast Last Pass - Fly Fishing Bow River

Half Day: $100 to $250 Per Person; $250 to $500 Per Person
Full Day: $250 to $500 Per Person; $500 to $750 Per Person
First Cast Last Pass fishes the Bow River in and around Calgary, Alberta. They welcome master fishers and those who are just learning how to toss flies. The Bow is a mystical river of renown and fishing here is an amazing experience. Guest of the service have access to big Trophy Trout in what is a catch and release environment.
Fish Tales Fly Shop

Fish Tales Fly Shop

Full Day: $250 to $500 Per Person; $500 to $750 Per Person
Fish Tales Fly Shop is the place fishers go to load up on gear, fish stories, find the current fishing information, learn about fishing and to sign up for a guided fishing adventure. The shop began in 1997 and has since become a cornerstone of the local fishing industry.
Hopper Stone Outfitters

Hopper Stone Outfitters

1 Review - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $250 to $500 Per Person
Full Day: $500 to $750 Per Person
Hopper Stone Outfitters fishes exclusively on the Bow River around Calgary, Alberta. Because of the amount of time they spend on the river, it is difficult to find guides who know the river better than do those at Hopper Stone Outfitters. This is a wet or dry fly fishing outfit that targets Trophy Trout on the Bow River.
Bow River Anglers

Bow River Anglers

Full Day: $500 to $750 Per Person
Bow River Anglers is Berry White a master fisherman and local legend. While the Bow River is world-renown it is not the easiest of rivers to fish. It's a big river and there are lots of fishermen here all guided to that "Secret" spot. There are plenty of great guides on the Bow but few of them rival Berry for his spirit or experience in guiding fishermen to Big Trophy Trout.
Streamside Outfitters

Streamside Outfitters

70 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $250 to $500 Per Person
Full Day: $500 to $750 Per Person
Streamside Outfitters makes your adventure all about you, and they focus on customized trips that tick off the boxes on your fishing to-do list. They are happy to guide fly fishermen or those fishers who use a rod and spin caster reel. This is also an outfit that offers nearly year-round fishing with summer fly fishing or spin cast fishing and late season and winter Ice fishing.
Trout Tracker Guide Company

Trout Tracker Guide Company

Half Day: $100 to $250 Per Person
Full Day: $250 to $500 Per Person
Trout Tracker Guide Company is a professional guided fly fishing company that is based out of the Calgary, Alberta area. This is the Bow River territory and one of the best blue ribbon rivers for fly fishing for Trophy Trout. This is a perfect outfit for those who know how to fish and for those who have never fished.
Iron Bow Fly Shop

Iron Bow Fly Shop

Full Day: $500 to $750 Per Person
Iron Bow Fly Shop is located in Calgary, Alberta and serves the fly fishing and angler communities with the best in angling supplies, flies, and gear. They also guide fishing trips along the Bow River and their guests have the option of booking Bow River Float Trips, Walk-in fishing Adventures and Wade Trips - all fully guided by expert guides who fish the same waters.
Clearwater Adventures

Clearwater Adventures

Half Day: $250 to $500 Per Person
Full Day: $250 to $500 Per Person; $500 to $750 Per Person
Clearwater Adventures provides top-notch guided fly fishing trips along the Bow River in the area around Calgary. The Bow River is world-famous and fishermen come here from the world over to fly fish for big Trophy Trout. In addition to the Bow River, fishers can opt to fish the Highwood River, Livingstone River, Oldman River, and the Crowsnest River - All along the Eastern Side of the Rocky Mountains and within Alberta.
Bow River Hookers

Bow River Hookers

1 Review - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $250 to $500 Per Person
Full Day: $500 to $750 Per Person
Bow River Hookers is a fly fishing and guided outfitter that fishes the Bow River in Calgary. This is a world-class and blue ribbon river that produces big Trophy Rainbow and Big Trophy Brown Trout. Guest of the Bow River Hookers fish from Hyde Drift Boats with an experienced and capable guide.

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