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Old 01-10-2020, 07:19 AM
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How many of you have rented a drift boat in Calgary. Iíd like to rent one this summer but didnít find many people that just rent the boat. Not looking for a guide as Iím not really into that.
-what company?
-cost?
-would you do it again?
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:00 PM
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How many of you have rented a drift boat in Calgary. Iíd like to rent one this summer but didnít find many people that just rent the boat. Not looking for a guide as Iím not really into that.
-what company?
-cost?
-would you do it again?
Looking for the same info. Was thinking of floating the Bow this summer.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:20 AM
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I prefer guided trips, rather fish than row, but if you search on Google for Bow River drift boat rentals you'll find a couple of outfits. One says $240 per day (weekdays) and I think both include your vehicle shuttle.

They may ask for experience on handling a river drift boat!
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:51 AM
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Try Fish Tales Fly Shop, Dave and Nancy might have something not sure they definitely have guides there.

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Old 02-08-2020, 02:44 PM
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:53 AM
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What about reaching out to any of the guides that regularly float the bow. They might be inclined to take you and a buddy out for a discounted price if everyone has a turn on the oars. That way they can help teach you how to handle a boat properly as well as some advice for catching fish. Then they can have a turn wetting a line too.

I have a hard time seeing many people rent out a drift boat without seeing how the person handles the boat. Lots of obstacles that could ruin a boat if not familiar with the bow or being on the oars.

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Old 02-10-2020, 02:27 PM
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Saw a rental company picking up a boat when I was taking out last year.

Did a quick google search: first one that came up.

https://www.calgarydriftboatrentals.com/

Not sure if they are still going, but as far as I saw from last summer they were still a thing.

If it is your first time, I would recommend bringing someone who knows how to row. It is something that looks easy, but doing it well so that your buddies catch fish is a completely different thing.

And....dont make Policeman's Flats your first take out.

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Old 02-11-2020, 10:18 AM
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Following also. I have 2 sons aged 13 and 16 and we fish the crow and livingston a lot. I used to fish the bow often and have a pontoon but that doesn't help 3 of us!!!! The bow is tough enough but for kids it is really tough.
Have floated the bow and elk and from driftboat and took my turn on the oars so looking at a rental a few times this year also.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:49 AM
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Look on kijjj thereís a company with drift boat rentals.there is also one for sale that I offered the guy 1500 and he said come get it.i have one so I really donít need the other one it might be a bit of a fixer upper.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:26 AM
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Look on kijjj thereís a company with drift boat rentals.there is also one for sale that I offered the guy 1500 and he said come get it.i have one so I really donít need the other one it might be a bit of a fixer upper.
Did you get a look at that boat ? Condition?
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:46 AM
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Did you get a look at that boat ? Condition?
Thanks
No just email back and forth I was going to buy it just to fix it up and sell it.I have a Hyde but like to buy boats and make some cash.
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:03 PM
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Thanks . Was wondering if it would be decent shape for bow floats.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:34 PM
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I know of that boat.
It is a Clacka Clone made in Calgary by Fibrefix.1990 ISH
It is a heavy old tank..Pretty much indestructible.
It was sold by a friend to the new owners for about $1500 ish.
They want $240 for it per day.
I guess it would get the job done but it is really a pile of crap...
Just saying..
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:16 PM
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Call Gord @ the Kootney fly shop in Fernie. Pretty sure he rents rafts etc. for fly fishing.
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