Drift Outfitters & Fly Shop’s River Reports
Information & Disclaimer
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Waterways are dynamic, conditions change suddenly, and can become dangerous quickly.
Keep aware of your surroundings and take the necessary precautions to stay safe
and out of harm’s way.
Our river reports are designed to give you an honest look at our shop staff’s angling successes and decision making process, and to predict what you may encounter as you head out to your local rivers, streams, and other water bodies to fish. We believe in open and honest communication & education and building competent anglers; anglers who can make their own decisions, evaluate conditions, and plan accordingly. The days of secrecy and the 'boys club' of fly fishing are over, you will never hear us say "If you know, you know" or anything to that regard.
We will never publicly name access points, or specific pools, runs, or other predominant features. The rivers we name have collectively many hundreds of kilometers of water to explore, we have more than plenty of room to spread out. If you are looking for more specific information that what is listed in our newsletter, or posted online, please contact the shop directly.
The reports are generated from first hand knowledge of our very experienced, and expert, shop staff. We do not pay for reports or barter for them, we do not provide information that others have shared to us in confidence. The fly patterns and techniques we use are either popular and tested, or ones we developed ourselves.
Errors in predicting: we’re not perfect. We will accurately report on what we experienced in the days previous to the report (the past). Predictions on upcoming conditions are made on our best guesses, but could be very well be incorrect as weather patterns change quickly, or unforeseen
events take place.
Please note: when we report on migratory species it is important to know that, by nature, they are migratory – they are on the move. If we report on catching fish in one river, they may not be present in the same place the next day, the week after, the month after, or year after, or more. We all start out days fishing water well, adjusting tactics, and move areas (or entire rivers) to locate and catch fish – easier said than done.
Resources such as Environment Canada’s weather forecasting and the publicly accessible water flow monitoring through the Government of Canada’s Water Office website are incredibly useful tools and we encourage you to monitor conditions using those resources, as we do, to make your own decisions on where to spend time in the outdoors, including near water, and always air on the
side of safety and caution.
You are ultimately responsible for your own safety.
Water Flow Monitoring
Tip: do not just monitor the weather over the particular area that you are fishing, monitor the weather for the entire watershed as it effects overall water level and flows.
Monitor water levels up-stream using the Water Office website to keep up-to-date on what
happening upstream of you.