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Dave Brown


Dave Brown

Dave Brown  – Patagonia AZ.

Dave served for 5 years as a Paratrooper in the Elite Canadian Airborne Regiment and 3 years in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (of Afghanistan fame). His infantry leadership experience has carried over into the development of Dave Brown Outfitters. This is evident in his “hands on” approach to outfitting, his ability to lead and empower his team members, and his determination to always be on the “cutting edge” of developing new venues for his clients. The result is the largest outfitting operation of its kind in Western Canada.

Dave is a true “Trout Bum” He ventured into Fly-fishing and Fly-tying at age 13,since then Dave has  Fly-fished  on numerous rivers, streams, lakes and flats in 5 Canadian provinces, Arizona,California, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, New York State and in Cuba.

Dave began his Guiding Career in 1988 on The Bow River .Since then  has been active in the Western Canadian fly fishing industry in a variety of capacities including: Fly shop manager, head guide, fly fishing instructor and, for the last 15 years, as a fly shop/guide service operator and full-time outfitter and lodge owner.Dave is a past -President of The Jumping Pound Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada and is the Vice President of the newly formed Southern Arizona Chapter of Quail Forever.

Dave and his pursuits with a fly rod and double-gun have been profiled in leading publications such as Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field and Stream, Outdoor Canada, Shooting Sportsman, Pointing Dog Journal, the book Due North of Montana and many of John Geirach’s books and columns. Dave himself has contributed articles and photographs to Fly Fisherman Magazine, Frontiers Travel, The Oklahoman, and the book Angling in the Shadow of The Rockies.

Dave is a Federation of Fly Fisher’s (FFF) certified casting instructor and is on the Clackacraft Drift Boat advisory staff. Since immigrating to the United States Dave and his very patient wife Lisa call Patagonia, Arizona home; together they operate Dave Brown Outfitters U.S.A. L.L.C. – Dave’s Orvis-endorsed Arizona quail hunting guide service, and the booking agent for both the fly fishing and wing shooting Canadian operations. During his brief ‘off-season’, Dave can be found at numerous fly fishing shows, fly shops, and fly fishing clubs across North America presenting slide shows on fishing in the Canadian Rockies, or chasing upland birds behind his 12 pointing dogs and his yellow Lab. Dave is a licensed B.C. angling guide and outfitter, a licensed Saskatchewan bird hunting outfitter ,a licensed Arizona hunting guide , and a licensed
Montana fishing guide.