Ever wonder what it would be like to be among the first to throw a fly at trout that have rarely, if ever, seen a fly before. While this may sound like it should be at some remote fly-in wilderness setting somewhere; it is not! Less than a two hour drive from Calgary, Alberta, in the heart of some of the best trout country in Canada, lies a stretch of the Oldman River that has basically been inaccessible to recreational anglers until now.
Within the Piikani First Nation reserve, there’s a 40km (25 mile) stretch of prime water that has barely been touched. In conjunction with Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp multiple float options spanning 30+ miles of floatable water, including a portion outside the Piikani Reserve, are available. These floats highlight the tremendous diversity this area contains. This extremely unique fishery situated below the Oldman River dam includes an impressive selection of species. The cold water upper reaches have Bull Trout, Cutthroat, and Rainbow Trout, with the odd Brown to round out the mix. The middle section hosts primarily Rainbows and Browns. The lower section contains primarily Brown trout with the odd Rainbow. Scattered throughout are also some large apex predators: the Northern Pike.
“Let your adventure begin!” For more information about guided floats within the Piikani First Nation reserve including overnight stays at Buffulo Rock Tipi Camp – contact Fish Tales Fly Shop.