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Elk River Guiding Company - Day Trips

#3 of 4 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Fernie Features Animals
791 7th Ave, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
+1 877-423-7239
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Great store

So much to choose from. Excellent selection and great brands. Staff was very helpful. The dog was... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Pincher Creek, Canada
Poor Service, Closemouthed people

I've been meaning to write this review ever since we dropped by in the summer. We were on our big... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Finn S
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The Elk River Guiding Company is the premier outfitter in Fernie for float trips and walk n' wade fly fishing and has the most professional and experienced guides in the Elk Valley - The service and reputation are second to none - The year round Fernie fly shop has the largest fly selection for the Elk River and tributaries as well as the big names such as Sage, Simms, Patagonia, Abel, RIO and G Loomis. Make the most of your fly fishing vacation with the Elk River Guiding Company Ltd. Now taking bookings for the 2016 season!
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  • Very good12%
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30 Apr 2017
“Great store”
5 Jan 2017
“Poor Service, Closemouthed people”
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791 7th Ave, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
+1 877-423-7239
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

So much to choose from. Excellent selection and great brands. Staff was very helpful. The dog was friendly and happy too.

Thank simonsage
ElkRiverGuiding, Front Office Manager at Elk River Guiding Company - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Elk River Guiding, come back any time !! Cheers Paul, Jess, Leah and Boomer!

Reviewed 6 January 2017

I've been meaning to write this review ever since we dropped by in the summer. We were on our big yearly road trip to go fly fishing, as a DIY trip. My buddy's wading boots had blown out and we were in need of new...More

Thank Finn S
ElkRiverGuiding, Owner at Elk River Guiding Company - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry your experience was not what you were looking for and unfortunately I don’t know all the details as it was last summer and this is the first I am hearing about it. I do know staff can...More

Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended by everyone at town, we headed there to book a guided fly fishing trip. They where full and pointed is to another shop. Very helpful people.

1  Thank Simon Z
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Had the opportunity to hit the water with the guys from Elk River Guiding Company and what a treat it was. We had a party of 4 with skill levels ranging from beginner to intermediate and myself being a fishing guide in Pemberton BC. The...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Love this fly shop. They always have what we need. The guides are great, and you can buy or rent your gear. They even have some shuttle services available for moving your car down the river for you. We always use these guys.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We booked 4 days of guided fishing ahead of time on the Elk River. Then the worst floods they'd had in BC and Alberta for ten years stirred up the rivers and left us with a bunch of YUK. The guides were fantastic here though...More

2  Thank Renee R
Reviewed 4 December 2012

If you want a full service Fly shop and guiding company for the Elk River and it tribs you can't go wrong. Paul and his crew are the best in Fernie, BC Their shop is fully equipped with gear and flys to catch those beautiful...More

2  Thank Msmith4998
Reviewed 27 September 2011

For a great day of fishing try the Elk River Guiding Company. The office staff were really helpful, and our guide constantly went the extra mile for us. I lost count of the times she rowed back upstream so we could fish the good runs...More

4  Thank wmax
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I am considering coming to Fernie to fish the region's waters in August. However, I am a little unsure about the classified waters opportunities. All of the waters I a hoping to fish are classified waters and require a daily rod fee and I am Ok with that. however, I am curious how available these opportuniies are. As I understand, they can sell out and then you can't fish those areas on those days. I don't want to travel 2,000 miles to find out I can't fish the waters I wanted to. And I am a strictly a DIY angler. Can you tell me how likely these rods will be available to US anglers for last week of July through first week or two of August? I know it is variable from year to year, but I am really just trying to understand the potential availability AND I will also need to know how early we should buy days. Thanks!
5 March 2017|
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Response from ElkRiverGuiding | Property representative |
Hello Finnaddict, We sent you a message in regards to the questions you had about classified waters licenses. If you have any other questions feel free to call the Fly Shop toll free at 1-877-423-7239. We hope to see you... More