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Fly Fishing The Bow River 2010

An old friend, Aaron Caldwell, put this fun video together – thought it might lift some of the winter blues. Some fun catch and release fly fishing on the Bow River. Aaron has created a few other great fly fishing videos including a nice saltwater fly fishing video based in Cuba.

So much of the river […]

By |March 9th, 2011|Fly Fishing Canada, Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments

Fly fishing the Canadian Rockies & Bow River, Alberta

Well, its been almost 2 weeks since my WestJet flight back to Toronto touched down. Calgary was a cool 11C when I left, Toronto delivered its 32C, 100% humidity promise. Its hard enough to leave Calgary because of the fishing....the weather here had me wondering why I didn't misplace my boarding pass.

Fly Fishing The Bow River In Alberta

By |August 25th, 2007|Canada Fly Fishing Reports, Fly Fishing Canada|0 Comments

It’s Not About The Fish?

Saturday's steelie outing with Mikefishestoomuch and his fishing buddy Papa Joe was the most adventurous day I have had in years! The weather was overcast and a little chilly, the wind was cool, and the water was awesome!

Steelead fly fishing

By |April 4th, 2007|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments

Spring Fishing on the Bow River

After a few jumps and runs I started getting a little concerned - depending on the hook placement and which fly the fish had there was the risk of popping the hook.

Fly Fishing The Bow River In Alberta

By |March 28th, 2007|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments

Dry Fly Alberta Grayling

Early in the afternoon a group of us ditched the Bow river for some stillwater action in the mountains. The previous day had high winds - we were happy to see this had calmed down by the early morning.

By |June 12th, 2006|Canada Fly Fishing Reports|0 Comments