General Information
The guides at Dave Brown Outfitters focus mainly on the Bow River but do have a vast amount of water to choose from all throughout southwestern Alberta for anglers that are up for the travel. Specific fishing areas will be decided based upon current conditions at the time of your trip.

The Bow River, Alberta
The river boasts a self-sustaining, combined population of 3,000 rainbow and brown trout per mile. Combine that with an average fish size approaching 19 inches, and it’s easy to see why the Bow River is rated as one of the best big-fish rivers in North America. The Bow is a glacial river that originates in the mountains of Banff and flows directly through downtown Calgary, making for a unique backdrop while angling.

The Crowsnest River, Alberta
Primarily a rainbow trout fishery, located in southern Alberta two hours from Calgary. The best time to fly fish the “Crow” is from late June through October. If the Bow River enjoys the reputation of being the number one fly fishing destination in Alberta, the Crowsnest is a close second.

The Oldman River, Alberta
This scenic river starts in the mountains, spills out of the foothills, then flows over the prairies before eventually joining the Bow River. The tailwater stretch of the Oldman is home to brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and bull trout, and has superb hatches resulting in outstanding dry fly fishing.

The Waterton River, Alberta
Located in extreme South Western Alberta, the Waterton is a brown trout stream best suited for floating. The Waterton is primarily a dry fly fishery, but streamers can also produce some arm-tearing strikes. Dave Brown Outfitters makes use of private access, which allows them to float two stretches of this river.

Boats and Equipment 
Float fishing on area rivers is done via McKenzie-style drift boats.