Fly Fishing Guide School


A reliable fly fishing school can launch a new career for you, and our Guide School will provide the necessary skills to help you become a fishing guide. This course focuses on guide skills, not necessarily fly fishing skills.

“I guide because there is no better feeling than teaching and sharing the excitement of being out there with someone willing to experience what fly fishing is all about.”

Andres Gonzalez – Founder and teacher of AFF, Guiding since 1994 (Patagonia, Chile – New Zealand – Canada)



Cost: $2750.- plus tax or 50% Off, if you work for the company the following season (Requirements applied)

-Limited Spots


Course Dates – 

– June 16th to June 22nd. 

– June 24th to June 30th.


What includes;

  • 7 days 60-70 hours of Instruction –  90% in terrain – and 10% in theory. 
  • Transportation to and from the River
  • Drift boats are provided 
  • Lunch Every day 
  • Course Materials 
  • Certificate of Completion 

Not Included:

  • BC Fishing (basic/classified) Licence. 
  • Accommodations or Food in Fernie.
  • Personal Fly Fishing gear.


Overview of the Guide School and what you will learn.

– Clear understanding of fly fishing theory (Basics/Advanced) Equipment-Casting-Technics-Knots-entomology-reading water- ETC)

– Performing the theory while teaching it to a novice WITH RESULTS. (.. you can BS a little and hopefully catch a fish.)

– Demonstrate in terrain how to row a boat FOR FLY FISHING. Example – Ferrying, boat position, anchoring, casting angles, reading the waters, obstacles, safety, ethics, ETC

– Demonstrate knowledge of driving a vehicle with a trailer. … backing up, dropping, and pulling the boat to/from the water.

– Clear understanding of what the business and objective of a fishing trip are all about. (it’s all about the client’s enjoyment, not how many or how big the fish you caught that day!)

– Clear understanding of the duty of a guide (Clients having fun while you row a boat or W&W while you teach them how to catch fish) 

– Demonstrate people skills, read the clients’ personalities, and navigate through the guiding day, especially with frustrated, angry anglers. (… don’t be an ashole or believe you know it all; it’s bad for your tips and my business)

– Be a Chef … clients and yourself need to feed properly out there!


Requirements to become a guide in our company;

– Must go over the course and pass a final exam with top grades and AFF evaluation.

– Valid Driver’s licence.

– Reliable Truck and drift boat (The truck must be comfortable and the drift boat for 2 anglers …  that floats)

– Experience angler – (No Bull shitters… maybe a little)

– Hard-working – (get the job done and a little more) 

– Right attitude – (no wining and being proactive)

– People skills – (no assholes and willing to help out with a smile)

– A place to live through the season in Fernie.


How to register – Email for deposit -Limited Spots


Important – If you are coming to this school to fly fish for a week, you are probably in the wrong school.