Fly Fish SW Alberta's Finest Trout Streams with Road Scholar

Natural history education meets flyfishing on the premier trout streams of southwest Alberta. Discover the biology of a trout stream, learn to read a river, refine your casting techniques, and practice fly tying. Learn about varieties of trout and the fine art of catch-and-release angling. Species of fish include: rainbow trout, brown trout, speckled trout, and bull trout. Take in the serenity of Canada's southern Rockies and what have been described as the country's most picturesque and bountiful trout streams.

This 6-day package adventure includes field trips to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Bellevue Mine, Crowsnest Museum and optional mountain hikes. Lodging will be at Country Encounters in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.

Road Scholar, former known as Elderhostel, has been North America's non-leader in educational travel since 1975. Discover nearly 8,000 educational tours across North America and more than 90 countries with Road Scholar. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

For more details visit: Fly-Fishing Alberta's Finest Trout Streams.

Host: Country Encounters and Road Scholar

Appropriate ages of experience: 50+ 

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Location

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Latitude: 49.6036183 Longitude: -114.424367 Elevation: 4428 ft

Sample Itinerary of Experience

Daily Schedule


Day 1: Independent Arrivals/Orientation
Dinner: Dinner at the B&B. 
Accommodations: Country Encounters
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Mechanics of Fly­Fishing/Fishing Crowsnest River
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8:00 am ­ 9:00 am.                                                                                        Morning: PRESENTATION: Mechanics of Fly­Fishing. A morning instructional session will cover the mechanics of fly­fishing including: rod preparation, fly­tying, and casting. HANDSON

EXPERIENCE: Dry land practice. Securing of fishing licenses, and time for handson dry­land practice.
Lunch: Bag lunch in field.
Afternoon: FISHING: Afternoon fishing session on one of the local streams with personalized instruction. Fish tales to follow in late afternoon to share experiences and ask questions.
Dinner: Dinner at B&B 
Evening: HANDS­ON EXPERIENCE: Fly­Tying. An evening session will focus on fly­tying. Instruction and practice lead by a fly­tying expert; includes hands on experience.
Accommodations: Country Encounters
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Fishing Continues/Crowsnest Museum
Breakfast: Breakfast from 8:00 am ­ 9:00 am. 
Morning: HANDS­ON EXPERIENCE: Skills & Techniques. Depart for fishing site to practice skills and techniques learned. Guide/instructors are always available for more one on one help to improve your skills. 
Lunch: Bag lunch in field. 
Afternoon: FISHING: Continuation of fishing field trip; fish tales lounge information sharing.
Dinner: At the B&B. 
Evening: EVENING ACTIVITIES: Fishing on Crowsnest river or interpretive trip to historical sites.
Accommodations: Country Encounters
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fishing Continues/Underground Coal Mine
Breakfast: Breakfast at B&B. Breakfast from 8:00 am ­ 9:00 am. 
Morning: HANDS­ON EXPERIENCE: Fishing. Field trip to fishing site to continue practice. Guide/instructors are always available for more one on one help to improve your skills.
Lunch: Bag lunch in field. 
Afternoon: Continuation of fishing session. FIELD TRIP: Underground Coal Mine. 
Dinner: Dinner at B&B. 
Evening: EVENING ACTIVITIES: Crowsnest Museum or guest speaker.
Accommodations: Country Encounters
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Fishing Continues/Farewell Celebration
Breakfast: Breakfast at B&B. Breakfast from 8:00 am ­ 9:00 am. 
Morning: HANDS­ON EXPERIENCE: Fishing. Departure to fishing field trip site to continue practice Guide/instructors are always available for more one on one help to improve your skills.
Lunch: Bag lunch in field.
Afternoon: FISHING: Continuation of fishing practice session; return to for fish tales and info sharing.
Dinner: Dinner at B&B. 
Evening: FAREWELL EVENING: Farewell celebrations and group photo. Late evening fishing option following celebration.
Accommodations: Country Encounters
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Morning Fishing/Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at B&B. Breakfast from 8:00 am ­ 9:00 am. 
Morning: HANDS­ON EXPERIENCE: Fishing. A morning fishing session on Crowsnest River with our guides (optional). One last chance to polish your new skills or ask questions.
Lunch: Bag lunch provided.

Afternoon: INDEPENDENT DEPARTURES: Independent departures from Coleman; check­out           is 12:00 noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Costs and Fees

Prices starting @ $894

Seasons Open and Departure

7/10/2016 ­- 7/15/2016

7/17/2016 ­- 7/22/2016

9/4/2016 ­- 9/9/2016

9/11/2016 ­- 9/16/2016

Accessibility Notes

Good physical condition and a desire to meet new people.

Comments

Great idea….that Road scholar business. Got my attention.

michael lamb, 1/29/2014

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