Guides & Shop Staff
Gord is the owner and operator of Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Co. and the head guide. In 1995 Gord opened Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Company in Fernie, British Columbia. After 20 years, the adventure and excitement of owning and operating a successful thriving fly fishing business continues each day. Gord’s addiction to the sport of fishing started while growing up in Northern Alberta as he was surrounded by excellent lakes and rivers that provided Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch, Whitefish and native Athabasca strain Rainbow Trout.
Josh grew up in Fernie and has been spending the past 13 years fishing the local rivers and getting to know the surrounding water. At the age of 13 he started working for Kootenay Fly Shop and has continued to work and guide for us for the past 12 years. Josh is an avid angler and enjoys the art of fly fishing.
If Josh isn’t guiding or in the Fly Shop, you can guarantee he will be on the water searching for the next big catch.
Spencer has been guiding trips on many streams and rivers between Fernie and Alberta. He spent his early years of fly fishing on the Bow River in his hometown of Calgary but felt the need to get a little closer to the mountains and made the move to Fernie where he’s been thriving ever since.
Spencer’s love of the sport is pure and his commitment to his clients deep. He is definitely one of the most competent and effective guides in the Elk Valley.
Alex’s witty personality and great customer service skills make him the best shop clerk that one could ask for (aka, shop rat). His love for fly fishing has already landed him many big fish. I mean he has already landed the fish of a lifetime in almost all species of trout by the ripe age of 14. Being born and raised in Fernie, Alex’s knowledge of the area is excellent. His enthusiasm and knowledge for fly tying is evident when you see his huge Bull Trout flies.
After working in the shop for a number of years, Alex received his Assistant Guide Licence this year (2017) and he now guides others, taking them to his secret fishing locations.
Since 1987 Alan Brice has been guiding South Western Alberta’s rivers and is experienced in all facets of fly fishing. Alan’s avid enjoyment of the sport is easily communicated and his dedication resulted in the creation of Alberta Flyflshing Adventures in the Crowsnest Pass where he has lived since 1997.
Alan’s business is located in the Fisherman’s Cafe and Fly Shop which he and his wife Susan have operated since 2000. Al’s love of fly fishing and gourmet food is evident every day on the water…so pass Al’s salsa and tie on a caddis!