St. Mary River Fly Fishing

The 11th most popular fly fishing river in British Columbia.

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The St. Mary River is popular with fly fishermen for its westslope cutthroat trout, cuttbows, bull trout and rainbow trout. The St Mary River starts up in the Purcell Mountains and runs downstream 50 miles to the Kootenay River confluence. You can expect to find cutthroat and cutbow trout up to 18 inches.

The best time of year for fly fishing the St Mary River is from mid-June through August.There are good hatches of caddis, stoneflies and midges.

Overall, St. Mary River is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 16 fly fishing spots in British Columbia.

St. Mary River (BC/CAN)

St. Mary River (BC/CAN)

St. Mary River (BC/CAN)

St. Mary River (BC/CAN)


Local Contact(s):  St. Mary Angler Fly Shop, Kimberley (800) 667-2311; Dave Brown Outfitters (520) 604-2729.

Recommended Book:  "Orvis Fly Fishing Guide" from Tom Rosenbauer

Best Season:  Jun.-Aug.

GPS:  49.176527, -113.1898

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  22719


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