Huge brown trout caught fly fishing with Hopper Stone Outfitters. Drift boating Albertaâ€™s Bow River with Hopper Stone Guides, Matt Barlow, Rich Schurer and Jim Brown. The Blue Ribbon Bow River is world renowned for being a productive trout fishery, as well as many other species of fish. Bow River species include: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Rocky mountain whitefish in abundance. Smaller numbers of Bull trout, Westslope Cutthroat trout and Northern Pike also inhabit the river.
Huge Brown Trout
Guided Drift Boat Fly Fishing for Trout Fly fish for trophy brown and rainbow trout on Albertaâ€™s world famous Bow River. Our guides are dry fly specialists and can put you into huge trout on the dry fly. At Hopper-Stone Outfitters fishing is more than just a sport or hobby: itâ€™s a lifestyle. We donâ€™t fish for a living, we live to fish. Hopper-Stone operates exclusively on the Bow River, so our guides know the water inside out and are up to date on current conditions, each and everyday.
The Guides Our guides are some of the best the Bow River has to offer. All of our guides have worked for Calgaryâ€™s most prestigious fly shops, and have over 40 years combined experience on the Bow.
Hopper-Stone Outfitters guides specialize in hooking big fish on dry fly patterns. Visit our website to view our online video and picture galleries, you wonâ€™t be disappointed!
The Bow River Albertaâ€™s Bow River originates from Bow Lake in Banff National Park. The river flows south through the majestic Rocky Mountains, until it reaches the city of Calgary, then flows further south through Albertaâ€™s Prairies. The Blue Ribbon Bow River is world renowned for being a productive trout fishery, as well as many other species of fish. Bow River species include: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Rocky mountain whitefish in abundance.
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, and can put you into trophy fish not just fishing steamer and nymph patterns, but also on the dry. Dry fly specialty techniques require intense devotion by both the guide and angler, but are rewarding beyond all recognition when successful. Catching rising fish on the dry is a definite must experience
The most efficient way to fish to the Bow is from a drift boat. Drift boat fishing allows the angler to cover more water, and enables access to water that otherwise cannot be reached by 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 offers fly-casting instruction for beginner, intermediate, and expert anglers. Personal casting or group sessions are available, depending on your needs. Regular fly casting instruction and spey technique instruction are both offered. The brilliant two-handed technique used to tackle big water efficiently, most famously used to catch Steelhead Trout, the spey cast. spey casting is only recommend for individuals with at least basic fly-casting experience as prior knowledge
Casting Classes and Instructions
Hopper-Stone Outfitters offers fly-casting instruction for beginner, intermediate, and expert anglers. Personal casting or group sessions are available, depending on your needs. Regular fly casting instruction and spey technique instruction are both offered. Rates are listed below. Personalized Fly Casting Instruction Personalized one on one instruction, just you and your instructor on the water from $45/hr CDN.