Paula Shearer lives in Calgary Alberta Canada and is a guide on the Bow River, and southern Alberta streams. She started fly fishing at a young age, by joining her dad and uncles trolling flies on numerous lakes. At the age of 8 she had “learned” the basics of casting, as well as the patience needed to untangle lines. It wasn't long till she was rowing the boat out into the late in search of trout on her own. In her teens she started fishing rivers, which is where she found her passion. Over the years she has gained knowledge and experience through countless hours on the water and having the opportunity to fish with some very talented anglers.
In the summer and fall months, you can find Paula guiding clients on this world-famous river. When not guiding you can find her hiking into Alberta’s southern streams and lakes, or drifting down the Bow, casting to rising fish and throwing streamers to the banks in search of aggressive trout. When she’s not fishing the Bow River or mountain streams and lakes, she spends her time taking photographs and exploring new water in search of different species.
Paula enjoys sharing her love for fly fishing by mentoring those who are new to the sport. She has been fortunate to be a part of several TV shows and films as well as other shoots within the fly fishing industry. Paula is a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting instructor. She is a public speaker who has been hired to do presentations and speaking engagements.
Paula proudly represents SIMMS , G.Loomis Fly Rods, RIO Fly Lines, Hatch Outdoors, Costa Sunglasses, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Travel and Watermaster Boats as an ambassador.