Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Conservationist calls on province to manage eastern slopes for water

A young female grizzly feeds near the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Banff National Park on June 11, 2014.
Photo, Leah Hennel / Calgary Herald

Conservationist calls on province to manage eastern slopes for water

by Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Feb 25, 2015

Alberta needs to stop managing the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies for timber and start managing the landscape for water, says a well-known local conservationist, biologist and author, noting it would also improve the habitat for grizzly bears.

Kevin Van Tighem, who retired as superintendent of Banff National Park in 2011, will speak Friday night at Wild Soiree: Bears & Water, hosted by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society in Calgary.

 Read more here: http://bit.ly/1ESpqCH

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

European Nymphing with John Nishi - A Look Back

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Fish Tales Fly Shop - Sun Feb 22, 2015


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Monday, February 23, 2015

Today along the Bow River - Feb 23, 2015

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

High today 12°C, Scattered Clouds, wind avg 13, max 30

A good day to float 22X to Police. The gate at 22X is locked, so you need a boat that you can carry to the water - pontoon boat, fishing raft, canoe, etc.

Official Trailer - Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean



A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris along the Alaskan coast. Their goal: to create art from the trash they find and raise awareness about its impact on oceans and wildlife.

Watch full video here: http://bit.ly/1Gd3mUh

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ocean waste hits home: Plastic-filled fish guts ruins Chilliwack man's catch

The chunks of plastic Jordan Butt found inside a steelhead trout he caught on the Vedder River.
Photograph by: Nic Procaylo , PNG

Ocean waste hits home: Plastic-filled fish guts ruins Chilliwack man's catch
 

By Nick Eagland, The Province February 19, 2015

A Chilliwack fisherman thought the steelhead he hooked last week on the Vedder River would make a fine supper bef
ore he cut it open to find its body stuffed with garbage.

Jordan Butt, 32, said he felt “disgusted” by what he found Feb. 13: Shards of blue, orange, black and white plastic, some the size of a loonie, perforating the fish’s stomach and shredding its anus.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1DH8Ern

Friday, February 20, 2015

Adventure Movie Night: Last Paradise (Awesome!) - Feb 24

 

Adventure Movie Night: Last Paradise (Awesome!)
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“I’ve watched the short version of this film in New Zealand and it is AWESOME! A must see for any adventurer, ecotourism student/professional, or concerned global citizen.” – Don, Executive Director, Calgary Area Outdoor Council http://caoc.ab.ca/

Here’s the rundown:

In the extraordinary wilderness of Australia and New Zealand a bunch of daredevil kids experimented with something that would change the world of adventure travel. Through 45 years of the most stunning original footage we join the original extreme sports pioneers in an epic journey of adrenaline seeking. Their global quest for adventure takes us on the road less traveled during the 60’s and 70’s to witness firsthand the discovery of amazing paradises that few ever knew of – before they tragically disappeared. Yet the very same pioneering spirit provides the answer to turning it all around.

ORDER TICKETS ONLINE:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/last-paradise-film-the-worlds-greatest-story-of-adventure-and-innovation-tickets-15014635178?aff=efbevent

View Trailer > http://lastparadisefilm.com/

This is a fundraising event in support of the Calgary Area Outdoor Council.

Parker's Top 50 Favorite Things about Northwest Rivers


 

This fun new video celebrates the best things about Northwest rivers, from a kid’s perspective. From sun rain, to waterfalls, to wild salmon, to time with mom, it’s the rivers that make the Northwest such a special place to live. 

Explore more about Northwest rivers at www.AmericanRivers.org/Northwest

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A little love from Twitter fans & supporters

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A little love for Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival from our Twitter fans & supporters.  :-) 

#bowriver #flyfishing #backcastfilmfest

Today along the Bow River - Feb 19, 2015

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

High today 10°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 19, max 39

As we were finishing up at Policeman's Flats, an eagle flew past over the water, heading downstream. He eventually doubled back, and landed near the top of a very tall poplar tree, just a few metres from us.


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, Speaks To End Children's Mental Health Stigma In Rare Video Appearance


Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, Speaks To End Children's Mental Health Stigma In Rare Video Appearance

By Louise Ridley, The Huffington Post UK, Feb 16, 2015

Read more here: http://huff.to/1DjaT5z

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Trout Streams of Alberta


Trout Streams of Alberta

(Revised and Updated 2014)
Signed by Jim McLennan

Donated by McLennan Fly Fishing for raffle at 2015 Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival

Benefitting Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team

The Perogy Boyz at Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival - Feb 18, 2015

 
The Perogy Boyz at Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival - Feb 18, 2015

The Perogy Boyz will be on hand tomorrow afternoon at the Cardel Theatre at 5:00 pm to serve the masses at our SOLD OUT Back Cast FFFF!

#bowriver #flyfishing #fytying #calgary #yyc
— at Cardel Theatre.

Supporters of Back Cast Fly Fishing Flim Festival 2015


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Garments for your every outdoor adventure



Shirts & Pants (5 sets) & Pro-Style Caps

Donated by Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing for raffle at 2015 Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival

Benefitting Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team

Custom ordered for size, men’s or women’s
Company founders Daniel and Joanne Berezan will be at Back Cast FFFF

http://www.dollyvardenoc.com/

Watch Bill Murray Sing Bob Dylan's 'Shelter From the Storm'



Bow River Shuttles writes: "We rarely, if ever, talk movies on our sites, with the notable exception of fly fishing movies. However, we really enjoyed the flic St. Vincent over the weekend. The very last scene had Bill Murray singing along with one of our favourite Bob Dylan tunes - 'Shetler from the Storm'.

Read Rolling Stone's comments here: http://rol.st/1A1mpjn

Monday, February 16, 2015

'River Talk' by Mike Crosby (signed by author)


'River Talk' by Mike Crosby (signed by author)

Donated by https://www.facebook.com/pierowayrods for raffle at 2015 Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival

Benefitting Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team

River Talk is a compilation of stories, fishing tips and information on flies, by Mike Crosby. Mike has spent the better part of the past 37 salmon seasons wandering the rivers of Atlantic Canada and the Gaspe Coast of Quebec. As a novice angler, Mike began to make a record of each salmon he caught and these records now serve as the basis for “River Talk”.

Dee's Favourite Bow River Flies & Flybox


Dee's Favourite Bow River Flies & Flybox

Donated by Iron Bow Fly Shop & Outfitters for raffle at 2015 Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival

Benefitting Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team

Eight million tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year...

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Eight million tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year...that's five whole bags-full for every foot of the world's coastline

- China topped the league, accounting for up to 3.5 million tons a year
- Other main offenders are Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka
- United States contributes just 77,000 tons, which is less than 1%

By Fiona Macrae, Daily Mail, Feb 12, 2015


So much plastic is dumped into the sea each year that it would fill five carrier bags for every foot of coastline on the planet, scientists have warned.
Around 8million tons of plastic bottles, bags, toys and other plastic rubbish ends up in the world’s oceans each year.
The ‘staggering’ total is much higher than previous estimates – and enough to leave an area around 25 times the size of Manchester ankle-deep in plastic waste. 

Read more here: http://dailym.ai/1A09Ncq

Simms Fishing Products - Headwaters™ Taco Bag

 

Simms Fishing Products - Headwaters™ Taco Bag

Donated by Country Pleasures Fly Fishing (2 bags) for raffle at 2015 Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival

Benefitting Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team

The ingenious Headwaters™ Taco Bag takes wet waders and boots and sandwiches them in waterproof fabric to keep your car or house floors mud free. Bags house up to two stockingfoot waders and two pairs of wading boots for headache free transport to and from the river.

Sunday, February 15, 2015