Equipment List

Elk River Hook -up

Elk River Hook -up

Elk RIver Fly-Fishing Enthusiasts should have the following equipment  for their Elk RIver Fly-Fishing Trip .

  • Rods -8.5 ft  -9ft 4 weight –Perfect for fishing dry flies on The Elk River or small streams (tributaries)
  • Rods -9 ft 5 weight –The prefect all around Rod for Fly-Fishing  The Elk River  and other area Rivers .
  • Rods  9ft 6 weight – A great all around rod , perfect for casting streamers for Elk River Bull Trout and a great hopper Dropper Rod  to use in Alberta
  • Reels –Decent reels that hold a minimum of 50 -100 yards of backing  are perfect for Fly-Fishing The Elk River 
  • Lines –Weight forward floating lines for all the rods , and have a 10 ft sink top for the 6 weight
  • Leaders -9 ft 4X Leaders are perfect for Fly-Fishing The Elk River near Fernie British Columbia
  • Waders – Bring Breathable Waders and Wading Boots
  • Wet Wading Sandals  & Gear  -Are needed for those warm days on The water
  • Rain Jacket 
  • Fleece Top and Wind Stopper Fleece -Daytime Temps can be warm but it does cool off in the evenings
  • Polarized Sunglasses 
  • Fishing Shirts -Long Sleeved
  • Shorts & Light Weight Wet Wading Pants
  • Ball Cap 
  • PassPort -Required if you are not a Canadian
  • Toiletries 
  • British Columbia Fishing License   -You need a General License for your trip duration and a  Classified Waters License for The Elk River.List Dave Brown as your Angling Guide.
Small Stream Cutthroat

Small Stream Cutthroat

 

Dave Brown Outfitters – Alberta & B.C.  Basic pattern List 
The patterns listed below have proved successful over the course of several seasons consult our hatch Chart for more information and timings of hatches.

Dry Flies Imitates
Elk Hair Caddis (Tan) #14-18) Caddis, Stone Flies, Hoppers
C.D.C. Caddis   (tan) (14-18) Caddis Stone Flies, Hoppers
Parachute Adams #10-#18 All Mayflies & Midges
P.M.D Compara Dun #16-#18 B.W.O., P.M.D. and Red Quills
H&L Variant #10-#18 All Mayflies
Royal Wulfs #8-#18 All Mayflies
D.B.O Emerger #12-#18 Mayflies & Midges
Parachute Green Drake #10-#14 Green Drakes & Flavs
Fat Alberts (tan &Black) #8–#14 Terrestrials & Stoneflies
Noble Chernobyl (Tan &Red) #8-#14 Terrestrials, Stoneflies & October Caddis
Chernobyl Ants   (Yellow, Gold, Black) Terrestrials, Stoneflies & October Caddis
PMX (yellow, olive, lime)  #10—-#16 Terrestrials, Stoneflies & October Caddis
Stimulators   (Royal, Yellow, Orange) #10-#16 Terrestrials, Stoneflies & October Caddis
Red and Black Flying Ants #14 -#18 Ants, Caddis Small Stoneflies
Foam Beetles  #14-#18 Beetles & Caddis
Foam Ants #14-#18 (Black) Ants, Stoneflies & Caddis
C.D.C. Ants #16-#20 Ants, Caddis, small Stoneflies &Midges
Foam Hoppers #8—#10 Hoppers &Stoneflies
 Chubby Chernobyl #6-#10  Hoppers and Stoneflies
Nymphs & Emergers Imitates
Olive floating Nymph #10-#18 All Mayflies including Green Drake
C.D.C. Olive Emerger patterns #14-#18 All Mayflies
San Juan Worms #8-#14 Aquatic Worms
D.B.O. Super Brassy #14-#16 Midge &Caddis larvae
D.B.O Y2K Bug     #14-#16 Caddis Pupa
B/H Pheasant tail   #12–#18 Mayfly and Stonefly Nymphs
Copper Johns (Red and Black) #10-#18 Mayfly &Stonefly Nymphs
Sawyers Pheasant Tail #16-#1 B.W.O and P.M.D Nymphs
Streamers Imitates
Black & White Marabou Clouser #4 -#6 Leeches & Baitfish
Pink and White Marabou Clouser #4-#6 who knows! They love it
Big Horn Buggers  #4-#8 Sculpins & Leeches
Bow River Buggers (Black, Brown, Olive,& White) #2-#4 Sculpins
Cone Head Yellow Yummies #4-#6 ??????
Black Slumpbuster #4-#8