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Old 02-16-2017, 09:59 PM
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Default Multi day drifts

Since I got my drift raft almost a year ago I have done about 50 drifts in it all on the bow river. For this upcoming season I would like to do a few multi day drifts on some different rivers. Information on these seem far and few between. So I was wondering, other than the bow what are some rivers that could be drifted for more than a day trip?
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The Elk River.
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a short section of the oldman just below dam.
head to montana, lots of water to float there.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:29 AM
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The new regs in BC make it a little tough for us Albertans now but there is tons of water in the south east portion of BC that just seems to go forever. I'm sure you could multi day float a lot of it. Might be worth a look.

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a short section of the oldman just below dam.
head to montana, lots of water to float there.
I have never floated the Old Man before. Would you be willing to recommend a popular day trip?
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X2 on the red deer. Lots of access options, easy water, big fish. Take an 8 wt and lots of streamers, you can get some beautiful browns and a lot of gold eye, pike and walleye.
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Since I got my drift raft almost a year ago I have done about 50 drifts in it all on the bow river. For this upcoming season I would like to do a few multi day drifts on some different rivers. Information on these seem far and few between. So I was wondering, other than the bow what are some rivers that could be drifted for more than a day trip?
Thanks for any info
I'm curious about drifting rivers in small rafts, is it possible/easy to do solo?
I've always seen it done with someone at the oars.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:38 PM
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I have never floated the Old Man before. Would you be willing to recommend a popular day trip?
Below the Dam is a very short 3 hour float if you stop at the summer view bridge. Past that and you will likely run into a few of the boys from Brocket wanting something of value for being on their river.
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The Thompson river from Kootenay Lake (Savonna) to Ashcroft. Not rated Class 1 and 2 water (white water rating, not classified waters). Great dry fly fishing in late July early August.
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The Thompson river from Kootenay Lake (Savonna) to Ashcroft. Not rated Class 1 and 2 water (white water rating, not classified waters). Great dry fly fishing in late July early August.
You mean Kamloops Lake I think!
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:39 PM
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North sask has some great sections I have canoed. Have never done it in a drift.

From Rocky Mt House to Drayton Valley (Wiley West campground has a takeout) is about a 3-5 day trip IIRC. Drayton to Berrymoor bridge is 2 day float. Neither have rapids.

Red Deer is good, too, but last year levels were way way down and you could hardly canoe the thing. Low rainfall = low dam release.


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I'm curious about drifting rivers in small rafts, is it possible/easy to do solo?
I've always seen it done with someone at the oars.
I would think about bringing a good anchor or two and setting them upstream of or beside the holes you wanna fish. Dunno if that works or if its frowned upon by anglers. Otherwise eddy out and fish from shore!
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:42 PM
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Also, the paddling organizations have good river maps for most major rivers.
You can find them at any paddling store, and places like MEC.

Here's a website:
http://paddlealberta.org/paddling/paddling_database.asp
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