Walking 2 - 4 miles on trails; exposed roots, uneven terrain, slippery rocks. Shores and river bottoms in the mountains are rocky (not sandy like in the south). Van transfers 20 - 60 minutes depending on river choice. Participants should bring their own fly-fishing gear: rods, reels, flys, vests, boots, waders. Bring rain gear, sun hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, appropriate footwear. All of our programs are catch and release.
Breakfast from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. A typical breakfast buffet would include a hot main course item such as fresh made waffles and apple chicken sausage, fresh fruit, home baked muffins, yogurt, fresh fruit juice, and a selection of dry cereal. Toast and hot instant cereal are always available. Coffee, a selection of teas, fresh juice and non-alcoholic drinks are available from early morning and throughout the day.
A morning instructional session will cover the mechanics of fly-fishing including: rod preparation, fly-tying, and casting. We secure the fishing licenses, and have some time for hands-on dry-land practice. Participants will notice that our daily fishing trips start later than what many feel is the "appropriate" fishing times. The reason for this is our water is very cold in the early hours compared with points further south and at lower altitudes. With the warming of the sun the bugs hatch and the fish become active; more likely to bite. As we say " Crowsnest Pass fish sleep late". There are several places to grab some gear/flies here, and we will be stopping at one for any last minute items on the first day as we head out. Limited on site sales are available.
Bag lunch in field. Each morning a selection of breads, meats, cheeses, vegetables, fresh fruits and baked goods are presented for each participant to build their lunch just the way they like it. Take as little or as much as you like and then pack it in our eco-friendly thermal bags ready for the day's adventures.
Afternoon fishing session on one of the local streams with personalized instruction. With a guide to participant ratio of 5:1 there is always an opportunity to get extra help or ask a question. All our main guides/instructors are local and well versed in the ins and outs of fishing our local streams. Fish tales to follow in late afternoon to share experiences and ask questions.
Dinner at B&B
Fly-Tying. An evening session will focus on fly-tying. Instruction and practice lead by a fly-tying expert; includes hands on experience.