Located in Canada, the fly fishing in Alberta is known for three cool flyfishing spots. The best Alberta fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Bow River, Oldman River, and Red Deer River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Alberta fly fishing river or stream below.
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.
Southeast of Calgary and southwest of Lethbridge, the Oldman River is a popular fly fishing river that is known for its four species of trout. The fly fishing on the Oldman River is usually divided into three sections: the upper Oldman River, the middle Oldman River, and the lower Oldman River.
Near Red Deer, the Red Deer River is known by local fly fishermen for its brown trout. The Red Deer River is a large spring, freestone creek. You can expect to find brown trout over 20 inches.