Stoneflies were coming off in big numbers earlier in the day, with massive Mayfly hatches in the afternoon followed by Caddis hatches in the early evening. That's not unusual, but the Mayfly hatches were exceptional.
The rivers opened on June 15 after being closed since April 1 to protect the spawning season for wild Westslope Cutthroat Trout, for which the Elk Valley is famous. July is the month that fly anglers from all over the globe start to descend on Fernie to enjoy a truly unique and incredible dry fly fishery. The rivers streams and lakes around Fernie provide fly fishing opportunities that are simply as good as it gets.
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Wow, take a look at the busy and impressive lineup Shred Kelly has planned this summer! And it all starts in just a few weeks. We are stoked to see Fernie's favourite band at Wapiti this August. Enjoy their most recent project, the official video for "The Bear" shot in Fernie this winter by Green Couch Productions.