Guided Fly Fishing on the Bow River

Free cancellation
RiverPeople Guides is a small, guiding business that runs guided fishing trips in Calgary, Alberta, and Patagonia. With Captain Osman Hamzic as your guide, you can look forward to a memorable time in places that include the Rocky Mountain streams as well as the upper and lower Bow River, truly sights to behold. You will find available packages for both regular drift boat trips, as well as jet boat and wading trips. RPG consists of 5 guides who have decades of fishing experience and we can guide up to 10 people. While Bow River is certainly beautiful, as you can see from the photos, nothing compares to actually seeing the landscape in person. The upper Bow River is an especially scenic part filled with wildlife and breathtaking vistas. The lower Bow River, on the other hand, is the place to go if you’re looking to catch some world-class Trout. Captain Osman is a passionate fly fisherman and will be happy to exchange tips and tricks with all his guests. The price of any given trip includes fly fishing gear, PFDs, coaching, snacks and non alcoholic drinks and shuttle service. You will need to bring a standard province license, as well as a pair of polarized sunglasses and a hat. If you prefer using your own gear, feel free to bring your own fly fishing gear or spin casters and artificials (a strict ‘no live bait’ policy is in force). You will be served a delicious hot lunch on the riverbank on full day trips and, if requested, on jet boat trips.


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Captain before booking your trip.


Trip Includes
Pick-up service

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license

No alcohol
Catch & release


Free cancellation (3 days in advance).


Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Northern Pike

Types of Fishing
Lake fishing
River fishing
Backcountry fishing

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing

Fishing chair
Rod holders
Rods & Reels
Tackle box
Fishing Pole

Boat Specs

Drift Boat

Our 16' Superbly Stealth Craft Drift Boat is considered to be the Cadillac of all the drift boats. Plenty of room for 2 anglers but can accommodate a third one as well, safe and comfortable clover casting braces and the stability of our boat is unmatched to any of the competitors. We don't just make sure you are safe and comfortable in our boats but we make sure you look cool while fishing from our boats.

Power Drifter

The Beaty of power drifter is that you have the option to run a productive section of the river endless times with the help of the jet motor and you can also drift down the river like you would in a drift boat. The high position of the casting platform helps with sighting trout or its also amazing for pike fishing.



Osman Hamzic

Operator since 2015
I have been fishing before I could walk according to my parents. My dad is to this day an avid angler and needles to say he was solely responsible for passing over the fishing bug on to me. I stopped fishing for a short period through out my college and Canadian Army years. However as soon as I graduated and retired from the army (in good standing) the beauty and the energy of the Rocky Mountain glacial rivers and the size/beauty of the fish living in it, reignited my passion for fishing. Additionally the art of fly fishing and everything that comes with it which brings me to realize that I will never stop learning about it i.e the fish, reading the water, insects, tying flies, rowing the boat is another reason why I am an avid fisher and like to spend my time with family and friends on the river hence the name RiverPeople Guides.

Osman Hamzic

Operator since 2015

How to get there

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Book with 15% deposit

Once the fishing guide confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 15% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the fishing guide on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: