The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.
Most of the hike will take place throughout western Canada (in the 'rough' Rockies).
Wish I was tagging along...
You don't really want go into bear country with somebody that much younger. He wouldn't have to outrun the griz, only you. :)