Your Outfitter and Head Guide, Maxwell Robinson.
Max is one of the most fish-catching guides on the Bow River...just ask
our clients who have gone out with him, or any of the members of Fly Fish Calgary, an online forum he helps lead. The secret to his success? He pretty much LIVES on this river! Well, he actually hangs his
waders about 15 minutes from the Bow, but you'll find him on the river nearly every day exploring new runs, trying new flies,
observing bugs, getting reaquainted with old piscatorial friends...you get the idea. The result is he gets our clients into
fish when many guides working the river return empty-handed.
Max enjoys taking clients out on both float trips and walk-and-wade excursions on the bow and our
mountain streams. While the boat allows anglers to see more of the river, Max is an expert and stalking big rainbows and browns
along the shorelines of the bow or chasing wild cutthroat on the east slope streams.
He's also one of the pioneers of flyfishing the Bow with spey (double-handed) rods.
He is also a bull trout junkie, spending a good chunk of his time in the spring/summer hunting
these large and elusive char on our eastslope streams. so no matter where you want to fish in southern Alberta,
he's an excellent companion to help you get into lots of fish.
We are confident Maxwell's enthusiasm for fly fishing will rub off on you during your trip with us.
Mike has been guiding fly fishers of all ability levels in southern Alberta since 2004. His true love is the Bow River
but is just as keen to guide interested anglers throughout the majority of Alberta's fishy waters. He can be found on the
freestone streams of the Rocky's frontal range, alpine lakes or even the eastern Alberta slews hunting Large Northern Pike
in the early spring. He is an artist, photographer, fanatical fly fisher and is just as comfortable in the outdoors and the
back country as he is anywhere.
When it comes to fly fishing, he enjoys fishing new waters for all different species of
sport fish large and small. From the Atlantic salmon on the Miramichi River in eastern Canada to the Striped Bass of California's
Lower Sacramento River to fishing the flats of the Bahamas and the majestic rivers of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington
Mikes is constantly adding to his bag of tricks as a guide and is continually sharpening and fine tuning his skills more
and more each season. Though he is not a newcomer to guiding, his passion for the sport and the job continues to grow with
every day spent on the water. Mike is a modest, courteous, and confident guide who will always put the wishes of his clients
We are proud too welcome Mike Venhuis to our BowCrow Guide team!
Mike will be taking our clients on both Bow river float trip's and walk and wade trips on our mountain streams! Mike
is a well seasoned angler having fished southwest alberta his whole life and several places across Canada and the Carribean.
Mike started fishing when he was three years old. His dad, who enjoyed fishing mountain streams, introduced him to the
sport. Mike's favorite fishing is walk and wade fishing on the mountain streams, but he also spend's ton of time
fishing the Bow River on foot or in a drift boat.
Here at BowCrow Fishing Adventures we are excited too welcome Mike too our team and look forward too many great fishing
trip's and stories about our client's Mike guides this season!