Alberta Fly Fishing

Shallow Water Drift Company: Is a Fly Fishing, Outfitter/Guide Company, offering the widest variety of Guided Fly Fishing Trips Throughout Alberta. Shallow Water Drift Company holds: * Alberta Registered Company * Licensed and insured * CPR Certification * Alberta Public Lands Guide Permit: 3 locations. Hell Trips. * Alberta Provincial Park Guide Permit: 10 Locations. Float Trips, Walk and Wade Trips. Wether your a Hardcore Fly Fishing Angler or a new comer into to the World of Fly Fishing, we that that trip of a lifetime designed just for you. Alberta Fly Fishing: A Rod Bending, Reel Screaming Adventure!! Trips Run: 10-12Hrs, Start to Finish. Trips include: All Gear, Rods, Reels, Flies, BBQ Italian sausage shore lunch, non alcohol drinks for the day, transportation from meeting location and river shuttle.


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


Trip Includes
Pick-up service

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license

Catch & release
Protecting our fisheries now and into the future. Catch and Release only.
No alcohol


Deposit non-refundable.
Deposit refund, if I cancel due to weather or unsafe conditions


Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout
Cutthroat Trout

Types of Fishing
River fishing
Bow River Float Trips: Ranked top 3 Trout Rivers in the World. Big aggressive Rainbow and Brown Trout that will challenge any Angler.
Backcountry fishing
Walk and Wade Trips into the pristine area of the Foothill’s of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Livingstone River, Oldman River
Lake fishing
Helicopter Trips into the high altitude lakes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Michele Lake, Lake of Falls, Landslide Lake

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing
Alberta, Canada: Ranked #1 Fly Fishing Travel Destination.
Drift fishing
The Bow River. Three sections, 68Km of River. A Fly Fisher’s Paradise.

Tackle box
Providing clients all the Flies needed for the day.
Rods & Reels
Providing clients the best gear on the market: loop Fly Rods, Hatch Fly Reels.
16 Ft WILLIE Drift Boat. Holds 2 anglers and Guide.

Boat Specs

Willie Drift Boat

Our 16Ft, Drift Boats hold two anglers and guide.



Gene Aquilini

Operator since 2011
Join me Gene Aquilini, on a Guided Fly Fishing Trip of lifetime. I’ve been guiding over 20 years and operating Shallow Water Drift for 11 years. I was introduced to Fly Fishing over 30 years ago. Instantly I became infatuated with this. My fist experience was a hike to a lake in the Canadian Rockies. The water was crystal blue. You could totally watch the trout swimming. I stood on top of this big boulder, trying to cast this new stick. I saw a group of trout swimming near me. I started aimlessly trying to cast the fly, when all of a sudden my fly hit the water and this Cutthroat Trout turned from the group, came up from the depth and BAM!! took my Fly!! This is the day my passion for Fly Fishing began.

Gene Aquilini

Operator since 2011

How to get there

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Book with 10% deposit

Once the fishing guide confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the outfitter

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