Small Streams of BC

1-2 Guests • No Lodging • Public • Guided


Wigwam River, Fording River, Michel Creek and Alexander Creek

Base Price is per day based on double occupancy. Fishing license and other incidentals are extra. Certain waters have an additional fee, please inquire for details.

British Columbia’s small streams are prolific fish and scenery producers; it’s not uncommon to catch 20-inch plus cutthroat, rainbow and bull trout in the small streams we fish. The Wigwam River, Fording River, Michel Creek and Alexander Creek are Elk River tributaries that are very accessible from Fernie, B.C. and The Kootenay Fly-Shop.

The Kootenay region of B.C. is blessed with countless small streams, and for the small stream aficionado the fishing is like the “good old days” if not better. Wild and native species of trout including cutthroat, rainbow and bull trout are stringently regulated to ensure healthy populations and trophy sizes; a number of our clients compare the aquamarine water and fishing experience to New Zealand – just not as far! Our small streams are a perfect fit for cane rods or 2- to 4-weight graphite, and dry flies proliferate through the hatch-filled season.

Our small streams are easily wadeable but typically demand a lot of walking in a day; the fitter you are the better. Fly-fishing the small streams can be added on to a trip to Fernie B.C. and The Elk River.

Hatches vary by month and elevation, often overlapping and often quite different from those taking place on valley-bottom rivers. For example, in late August it’s not uncommon to find Green Drakes (which hatch in July at lower elevations) hatching alongside October Caddis. Dry flies are the norm, but fishing streamers to giant bull trout that your guide has spotted is also on the plate.

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Your Host

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Dave B

A full-time Fly-fishing and Wing shooting Outfitter with operations in Calgary AB,Fernie BC, Cabri SK and Patagonia AZ.the first fly-fishing guide service on BC's Elk River ,the first Multi River Guide service in Western Canada and the only Outfitter on the Canadian Prairies to use Pointing Dogs ...our motto "we lead others follow". We are an Orvis Endorsed Fly-fishing Guide Service and an Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Guide .We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure into the great outdoors!

from $660/Experience

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$660.00 Per Experience


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Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Expert Local Guide
  • Flies
  • Leaders
  • Tippet
  • Spare Fly-rods
  • Deli-Style Lunch
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off



Gear List

  • Streamer Rods - 9ft: 7wt or 6wt
  • Nymph rods – 9ft: 6wt or 5wt
  • Dry fly rods – 9ft 5wt
  • Reels – minimum 100 yards of backing on all

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Rules & Guidelines


We have a variety of accommodations in the area, ranging from large spacious vacation homes to regular hotel rooms. Contact us to book your lodging of choice:

  • Fernie Best Western + -Our Clients have nothing but good things to say !
  • Tight Lines Lodge – An excellent choice for intact parties or corporate groups
  • Vacation Homes -Great for Families or Groups

Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking.

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