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“Great Guides Aim to Deliver”

Elk River Guiding Company - Day Trips
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Owner description: 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!
Ashland, Oregon
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14 reviews
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“Great Guides Aim to Deliver”
Reviewed 10 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 and tried to occupy us with stream and lake fishing. They were knowledgeable and the lunches were the best we have ever had on a fishing trip, full of fruit and salad and edible sandwiches.
Paul set us up each morning and was generous lending stuff like wading boots and a belt for my waders. Leah was a steady, friendly female presence, which I appreciated. Louis was a good guide and had lots of stories to tell. Aubrey was really easy to be around and relaxed, even when we didn't catch anything. On the last day, my husband finally caught some bull trout so all is well. I was impressed with how effectively Elk River Guiding Co. dealt with the tough situation Mother Nature had brought earlier in the month. These guys try really hard to please and they know what they are doing. Though this was probably the most expensive guided trip my husband has ever done, the scenery and the friendliness made it worthwhile.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Renee R
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Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Fly Shop & Guding”
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 Cutthroat Trout and their guides are the greatest and the Elk River is breathtaking to float down.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Msmith4998
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Medina, WA
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is a First-Class Operation”
Reviewed 26 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 than once. She also knew her stuff and found the right flies for us to catch the big ones. I'd go back to Elk River Guiding in a moment.

Visited August 2011
4 Thank wmax
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