Oldman River Fly-Fishing

Upper Oldman River

Upper Oldman River

Located in SouthWest Alberta The Oldman River is the major drainage for this area of The Province of Alberta.The Oldman River can quite easily be divided up into three stretches,which  are the Upper,Middle and Lower or Tailwater stretch.Anglers planning an Oldman River Fly-Fishing Trip will find excellent Trout fishing for a variety of species throughout the Oldman River’s length.

Oldman River Cutthroat

Oldman River Cutthroat

The Upper Oldman River is an Alpine/Freestone stream that flows out of the Rocky Mountains and into The Foothills.Anglers who fly-fish this stretch of The Oldman River will enjoy great dry fly fishing for Cutthroats and Rainbows.For those that want to Fly-Fish for Bull Trout fishing streamers works best.

The Middle stretch of The Oldman River

The Middle stretch of The Oldman River

The Middle Stretch of The Oldman River fishes similar to the upper river,however this stretch has more nutrients and incases larger fish.Due to the Grassland eco system which the river flows through.Fly-Fishing with Hopper patterns on The Oldman River can be excellent.

Hopper eater

Hopper eater

The Oldman River Tailwater is not at all like the upper stretches of river.It has its own character which is that of a flat floatable  Prairre River that can be challenging.Primarily a Rainbow Trout fishery,Cutthroats,Browns and Bull Trout are also present in this stretch.

Oldman River Rainbow

Oldman River Rainbow

The Oldman River Tailwater witnesses spectacular hatches of P.M.D.’s ,Caddis,B.W.O.’s and Hopper fishing can be off the charts.During non-hatch periods Streamer fishing or fishing Hopper patterns blind from a drift boat produces great results.

Hopper fishing The Oldman Tailwater

Hopper fishing The Oldman Tailwater

When considering a trip to Fly-Fish The Oldman River the best timeframe is July-September as the flows are consistent and so it the weather.The Oldman River is a great add on to either a Bow River or an Elk River trip.Dave Brown Outfitters has been guiding on The Oldman River since 1995.We can competently guide parties of all sizes on this great fishery.

Alberta Snout Hunter was filmed on The Oldman River

To Book your Oldman River Fly-Fishing Trip Contact Us   800-453-3991