Bow River Fishing
Drift Boat Fishing Charters on the Bow River.
Experience Fly Fishing in Calgary, Alberta for world class trout, amazing scenery and wildlife.
Welcome to Hooked Fly Fishing Charters, offering guided drift boat tours on the Bow River in and around Calgary, Alberta. Come and enjoy a day with us fishing from the comfort of our 16 foot guide boat on the famed Bow River, known as a blue ribbon fishery.
We’ll be targeting the infamous ‘Silver Bullet’ Rainbow Trout and feisty Brown Trout. Named for their renowned fighting and aerial acrobatics, Bow River Rainbow Trout have earned the nickname of Silver Bullets. Not to be outdone, resident Brown Trout aggressively take streamers, nymphs, and dries and give you a fight to remember. These wild fish on the Bow River average 18-22”, definitely worth a photo!
Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, fly fishing on the Bow River provides an incredible sense of adventure and connection to nature. It's a place where technique, patience, and appreciation for the wilderness intersect, leaving anglers with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for this remarkable fishing destination.
Born and raised in Calgary, Matthew has been fishing the Bow River and streams in southern Alberta for 15 years. Running a fly fishing guide boat has allowed Matthew to share his passion for fishing with guests who are eager to see Calgary and the Alberta foothills from a different vantage point. Matthew is keen to teach beginners the basics of casting and reading the river, as well as hosting experienced anglers find their trophy trout.
Matthew rows a 16 foot aluminum drift boat that provides a stable and comfortable platform to fish the Bow River. It is fully outfitted with rods, flies, and a big net!