Rob Smith

Rob joined us in 2023, coming from working in retail horticulture for many years. His customer focused approach and vast knowledge of dry fly fishing and chasing steelhead on single hand rods are an asset we're glad to have. Rob fishes the Bow most weeks and has been writing our weekly river reports since the beginning of 2024. He builds careful research and suggestions for anglers into accessible advice on the Bow River, bolstered by his technical background.

How long have you been fishing? Since I was 4 with my gido in Saskatchewan.

How long have you been fly fishing? Since I was 12

How did you get started in fly fishing? My dad took me to the Sheep when he figured that I may be able to focus enough

Favorite species? Trout. Kind does not matter

Favorite water? Bow River

Favorite technique? Dry fly

Favorite flies? Stimulator, Brown Wooly Bugger

Favorite fishing book or DVD? Blue Ribbon Bow by Jim MicLennan, Alberta Trout Highway

Favorite Vise (as in the tool)? Stonfo Transformer

Favorite pattern to tie? Stimulator

Most interesting (remote, distant, crowded, etc.) location you’ve fished? Skeena River – second favorite river

Your destination/species wish list:
Cuba – Bonefish, Costa Rica – Rooster Fish, Sail Fish

Given the opportunity who would you choose to fish with? Or someone who has inspired you as an angler/tyer/teacher/guide? Beginners, to old friends, I like to fish with them all. I can gain something from a trip with anyone.

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