The Bow River through the Sik Sika Blackfoot reserve has no public access. The River Ranche is, quite simply, the only access to over fifty miles of virtually untouched Bow River. The result is world class adventure just 30 minutes from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is what the lower Bow fished like 20 years ago. The fish are plentiful and uneducated. Fishermen still have an opportunity to cast dries to fish, throughout the duration of the day, even on bright sunny days. It’s the same Bow River, the same Bow River fish quality, except there’s probably more fish, and no angling pressure to speak of. This is truly a fishermen’s dream; monster rainbows, big bruiser browns, and no pressure.
The unbelievable floods of 2005 created more incredible fishing structure then any fishermen can handle in one float. You’ll be floating through so many incredible seams, buckets, runs and troughs that you won’t know where to cast next! Luckily our guides will be there to help you through these decisions.
Six different boat launches have been newly constructed, which allow us to offer 12 different floats to our customers. This is truly the ultimate Bow River float trip experience.
From May to October, the River Ranche provides guests with a unique opportunity to experience the natural surroundings and First Nations culture through guided flyfishing, hunting, birding and more. This season guests will stay in authentic Siksika Teepees in combination with local hotels. However, next season we anticipate the opening of a timber framed lodge.
As an authorized booking agent of the River Ranche you can join Out Fly Fishing outfitters Ltd. for this truly memorable experience. River Ranche booking can be made by contacting Josh Nugent at 403-710-3114. Alternately, see www.riverranche.com check out the contact page and request Josh as your guide.