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Special Video Post: Experience World Class Fly Fishing in Fernie, British Columbia

Image of Westslope Cutthroat Trout

The Elk River Tributaries in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, offer some of the world’s finest drive-to fly fishing. Check out the monster trout I caught:

In This Video You Will Discover:

  • The Picturesque Fishing Opportunities in Fernie, BC
  • The Beauty of a Westslope Cutthroat Trout
  • The Fierceness of a Bull Trout

Forget Montana. Forget Patagonia. Forget New Zealand.

When it comes to fly fishing for trout, Fernie, British Columbia beats them all. My friend, Frank, flies halfway around the world from his home near Melbourne, Australia, just to wet a line in Fernie. He claims there is nowhere else like it. I agree.

Fernie, located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, in the province’s Kootenay Mountains, is defined by the Elk River Valley. The Elk River and its tributaries are strictly managed fisheries that offer world-class fly fishing for massive bull trout and hard-fighting cutthroat trout. Watch the video below to see for yourself:

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Getting There

  • Nearest Major International Airports Are Calgary (YYC) and Vancouver (YVR)
  • Regional Airport: Cranbrook (YXC)
  • Driving: Fernie is located on Highway 3, roughly 3.5 hours southwest of Calgary and 11 hours east of Vancouver

Eating Out

  • I like Rip’n Richards (250-423-3002). The view from the patio alone is worth it.

Going Guided (recommended if you’re new to the area)

For more information about Fernie, CLICK HERE.

About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

2 comments… add one
  • weighty Sep 26, 2010 Link

    gonna send this to my mom

  • the Success Ladder Aug 1, 2010 Link

    Very interesting article, thanks. Keep up the good work.

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