Bow River Fly Fishing

The 6th most popular fly fishing river in Alberta.

West of Calgary and northwest of Bragg Creek, the Bow River is a popular fly fishing river for rainbow trout and brown trout. The best section for fly fishing on the Bow River is the lower 40 mile stretch from Calgary to the town of Carseland. Most fly fishermen float the lower Bow River since wading access is limited.

The Legacy Island launch point is popular, but requires a 4WD vehicle to access. Both of the Carseland launch points are easy to access.

Overall, Bow River is the 6th most popular fly fishing river of all 9 fly fishing spots in Alberta.

Bow River (AB/CAN)

Bow River (AB/CAN)

Bow River (AB/CAN)

Bow River (AB/CAN)

Bow River Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; McLennan Fly Fishing (403) 938-6493; Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures (403) 470-3474.

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  21311

Bow River Fly Fishing Map


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