Our guiding and outfitting credentials in Alberta and B.C. enable us to offer unparalleled fly-fishing experiences on a multitude of rivers in both provinces. No other outfitter or lodge in the area has this capability. During your stay at Seven Rivers Fly-Fishing Lodge we’ll target rivers that are five minutes- to an hour away. This gets you on the water pronto − enabling you to target your fish species of choice: rainbows, browns, cutthroats, cuttbows or bulls. We also take full advantage of the three miles of private-access water that flows thru the ranch property. And from there it’s just a short hop to B.C.’s magnificent Elk River near Fernie, widely considered the most consistent dry-fly fishery in North America.
While fly-fishing in Alberta, your days will be spent floating the middle- and lower (tailwater) sections of the Oldman River, where we generally dry-fly and streamer fish for all the above-mentioned trout species. We conduct guided walk-and-wade trips on the Crowsnest River, a user-friendly freestone teeming with rainbow trout. Another option for fitter anglers is wade fishing the upper Oldman River, a mountainous gem with stunning backdrops and native wild bullies and cutts. South of the lodge, flowing thru foothills and some of Alberta’s cowboy frontier, is the Waterton River. Finicky at times – fantastic at others – the Waterton, like any trophy brown trout water, rewards the persistent and patient with fish over 24 inches taken on dry-flies. The Castle River is another floatable freestone that’s home to bull, cutthroat and rainbow trout.
North of the lodge are several streams offering great dry-fly fishing for wild trout – notably the Livingston and Highwood Rivers, and certain creeks too small and precious to mention publicly. And of course, if you fly in- and out of Calgary, we also suggest spending a day or two fly-fishing Alberta’s legendary Bow River.