Ive been fishing for over twenty years. Kind of thought i knew it all actually! I learned so much in a day with Dana on the river. Felt like he was a fishing buddy that I had known for years. We had lots of laughs, especially when I couldn't land 1 of the first 10. I now make it my yearly trip to come to the Bow River to fish with these guys.
Ron Duggin - Bakersfield, California
First Cast Last Pass sets a new benchmark for outfitters and holds my highest recommendation. Dana Lattery provided my Dad and I the best day fly fishing on a river we have ever had. The Bow river has an unreal hatchery, and Dana knows it like the back of his hand. Customer service and communication was outstanding, Dana always going above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable trip. By making the choice to fish with fly fishing bowriver you will leave Calgary with a new friend and a reliable high producing outfitter you can trust.
Brad Hulbert - Las Gatos, California
Someone asked me how I chose First Cast Last Pass over all the other guides, as the market is so competitive on the Bow River. I guess I just got lucky. Had another outfitter never call me back , so I chatted up with Dana and was really glad the other guy never called me back. He makes sure every trip is memorable and puts us in the best situation to catch fish. This summer will be mine and my husbands fourth season floating the Bow River with Dana. We highly recommend Dana and his group any day of the week!
Elizabeth Sue - East Lansing, Michigan
My husband and I booked a trip with Fly Fishing Bow River after following them for a while on Instagram. I found them through the Hashtag #5050onthewater. This was exciting for me, because I knew as a company, they are promoting getting more women into the sport, and that I wouldn't feel intimidated by hiring a guide. My husband and I had a day to remember. We were just in Calgary for a wedding, and it was our first time there. We are already planning our trip back, and Can't wait to get back on the water with this crew! Ya for women and fly fishing.
SARAH- Aspen, Colorado
An incredibly memorable day on the Bow with my beautiful lady and a great guide and friend Dana. A perfect summer day with a couple good souls
Jared - Cochrane, Alberta
When we were looking at booking a trip to Calgary to float the Bow River, we made sure to take our time in finding the perfect guide. We talked to a few fly shops, only to find that the experience didn't seem very personable. Dana came recommended to us from a local fly shop in our hometown of Bozeman, MT so we thought we would check his group out. Unfortunately when we booked the trip, Dana was already booked, but he had Tim available, and he assured it Tim was as good as they come, so we decided to trust Dana and book. Tim was more than we could have asked for. He treated us like we mattered both days, worked with our skill level, and knew where all the fish were hiding. HIGHLY recommend these guys, if you're new or highly experienced, you won't regret your decision to book with Fly Fishing Bow River. Can't wait to come back next season.
Rick & Jess - Bozmean, MT
The last day I went out to the same foothills region, but to a different stream with Dana. I quite possibly had the best day of fishing to date in my entire life. The location was epic...quiet and secluded like the day before. Not only did I catch the largest brown of my career...it felt like each and every cast that landed a fish was scripted. We sought out good water where Dana knew fish would be holding. We matched flies perfectly to what we saw around us. As a first timer with a 4wt in hand Dana directed my casts right on target. We caught them with nymph rigs, foam stonefly, drakes...you name it. Just an epic day of fishing.
And If I find my way back to Calgary I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to give them a call. Heck...I still call them now anyway. 100% endorse these guys as A+ guides and outfitters.
Carlos Escobar - New York