About Trout Chasers
Trout Chasers River Company Ltd. is owned and operated by Dee, Sherri and Matt Chatani. We are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and offer guided fly fishing float trips on the lower Bow. In 1998 we officially incorporated the company, although our experience on the Bow dates back to the early 80's. Dee began fly fishing the Bow River in 1978 and in 1988 he began guiding anglers full time.
You can be certain to not find Dee, Matt, or our other guides at home during the season, every spare moment is spent fishing the Bow. Our guides intimate knowledge of the river's constantly changing moods helps to ensure that each and every day spent on the Bow is truly a memorable one.
Dee is Trout Chasers owner/operator. With more than 35 years of experience as a guide, you'll be hard pressed to find a better guide on the Bow River. Dee pioneered multiple fishing tactics, and introduced trout flies that are now common on the Bow. During his long career in the industry, Dee worked as the western Canada sales representative for Sage, Rio, Redington, Loon, Waterworks Lamson, and Scientific Anglers just to name a few. He's also been featured on numerous fly fishing TV shows that visit the Bow. As a certified fly casting instructor, Dee taught Sage's fly fishing schools through the early 2000's, and now represents Sage as a member of their Elite Pro Staff. He stood as the Vice President of the Angling Outfitters and Guides Association of Alberta, and was a founding member of the Bow River Trout Foundation.
Born in Calgary and raised on the banks of the Bow, it was a matter of time before Matt followed in his Dad's footsteps. After a long soccer career ending with the University of Calgary Dinos, Matt shifted all focus to the Bow River. A successful first five seasons have established him as one of the busiest guides on the water. Matt represents Sage on their Elite Pro Staff. He co-teaches an intro to fly fishing course and worked with Alberta Environment and Parks, where he had a key roll in monitoring fish populations. He has also been featured on podcasts, T.V. segments and presented fly fishing seminars. Matt spends the off season working in Fish Tales Fly Shop, where he stays up to date with all new developments in the fly fishing world. Matt has a passion for the visual aspects of fly fishing, rising fish, sight fishing, and fishing big streamers close to the surface. At 24 years of age, he is looking forward to a long career as a full time Bow River guide.