The Elk River meanders through the Elk Valley of the Kootenay Rockies before meeting Lake Koocanusa, on the Montana and British Columbia border. This mighty freestone river is fed by the ancient Petain Glacier, nestled on the British Columbia and Alberta border. It's gaining in popularity as a dry fly fishing mecca. Don't worry, with 220 kilometers (140 miles) of river there is plenty of water to cast a line in while you float or walk/wade. This river offers ideal habitat for native Westslope Cutthroat and robust Bull Trout. Between the epic Rocky Mountain views, idyllic river and feisty fish beckoning to be caught on a dry fly you may find it difficult to leave.
Fernie, BC is an ideal adventure hub. You will find several fly shops eager to share their home water with you.
Nonresident license: $80 Annual plus $20 per day on classified waters. Note: All the trout streams around Fernie are classified waters. - See more at: http://tourismfernie.com/blog/fishing-the-elk-river#sthash.yJewq3Pf.dpuf
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