Monday, July 21, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
The high water side channel at Legacy Island

We thought the road down to Mac might be slippery after the early morning showers. However, it dried out pretty quickly.

The Bow River at Calgary has been steady at around 160 cms over the past 24 hours.


#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 20°C, light rain showers midnight to 6 am, then mostly cloudy, wind avg 8, max 17.

Bow River at Banff 113 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 162 cms
Bow River below Carseland 175 cms

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 21, 2014

Photo, courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 21, 2014

"We can usually come up with new happenings and such with every fishing report. But this week we just can’t! The Bow continues to fish very well! Fisherman are happy, guides are happy, everyone is happy!"
 

Read more here:  http://bit.ly/1n4LnZ5

Skeena Estuary: Heart of the River (trailer)


Skeena Estuary: Heart of the River (trailer) from SkeenaWild on Vimeo.

The Skeena estuary contains an abundance of life. It is among the most productive ecosystems in the world and home to a variety of unique plant and animal communities including wild salmon and steelhead. 

Today the Skeena estuary faces an uncertain future with the many industrial development projects taking place in the area. Designated as critical salmon habitat, this natural wonder requires special management, consideration and protection. We're working to understand the impacts and make sure it is protected.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A busy Sunday morning at 22X and Police. Less so at Glenmore and McKinnon.

A lot of fluctuation in the Bow River at Calgary flow rate. Back up to 190 cms by 4:30 pm. Now, back down to 163 cms. Banf
f back up over 100 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 20°C, mostly cloudy w/scattered showers, wind avg 11, max 41.

Bow River at Banff 124 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 163 cms
Bow River below Carseland 150 cms


Hazard at Carseland/Johnson's Island boat launch

 

We noticed this a couple days ago. A post by 'Fishingliven' on the Fly Fish Calgary forum said that "a vehicle caught its axle on the last concrete slab of the launch that was under water and flipped it up and exposed a huge piece of it". As you can see, only about half the boat ramp is usable, and it could be a challenge, taking out, as there is a noticeable current, from right to left, that would be pushing a boat towards the cement slab.

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
 
Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

International Fly Tackle Dealer IFTD 2014 - Best of Show


IFTD2014-bestof from AFFTA Admin on Vimeo.

International Fly Tackle Dealer IFTD 2014 - Best of Show

#‎IFTD‬ Awards ‪#‎ICAST‬

Men's Waders- Simms Freestone 2
Women's Waders- Simms Women's Freestone
Eyewear- Flex Spex
Chest Pack/Vest- Fishpond Delta Sling
Men's Outerwear- Simms G4 Pro Jacket
Women's Outerwear- Simms Women's Guide Jacket
Youth Product- Vedavoo Little Bugger
Fly Rod Freshwater- Sage Accel 590-4
Fly Rod Saltwater- Sage Salt 890-4
Reel Freshwater- Nautilus Silver King Silver
Reel Saltwater- Nautilus Silver King Black
Boat/Personal Watercraft- Outcast Sporting Gear Approach
Fly Line Freshwater- Scientific Angler Sharkwave Siege
Fly Line Saltwater- RIO Products Permit
Fly Box- Tacky Fly Fishing Fly Box
Fly Tying Materials/Equipment- Fly Men Fishing Co. Fish Skull Fly
Fly Pattern Freshwater- Angler Sport Group J. Son Match and Catch
Fly Pattern Saltwater- Umpqua Hudspeth's Huds
Accessory- Abel Zinger
Men's General Apparel- Simms Confluence Reversible
Women's General Apparel- Simms Women's Solar Flex
DVD- Confluence Films Waypoints
Book- Anglers Sporting Group "All Fisherman Are Liars"
Gift Item- Superfly International Superfly Combo
Luggage- Fishpond Westwater Large
Wading Boots- Simms Fishing River Tex
Best of Show- Sage Salt 890-4


List courtesy Gink & Gasoline

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Spending the day on the river with the 'legend' of "Blue Ribbon Bow" fame.

We spoke with two of my shuttle clients at different times at Mac this afternoon. Both parties, while not together, were on the river quite early. They reported excellent stone fly fishing until mid-morning. Activity dropped off for awhile, and then picked up again. They were very happy with their day on the Bow. 

The flow of the Bow River at Banff dropped below 100 cms for the first time since the runoff. That's undammed, natural flow.

The Bow River at Calgary seems to be having a bit of trouble making a decision over the past 48 hours. After being down around 130 cms last night, it's currently back up around 165 cms. 

‪#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

High today 26°C, haze/smoke/mostly cloudy, wind avg 13, max 28.

Bow River at Banff 95 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 166 cms
Bow River below Carseland 145 cms

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 18 2014

Photo, courtesy Blair Yerxa via Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 18 2014

With everyone getting ready for the weekend it's time for an end of the week update.... The Bow continues to offer as good of fishing as we have maybe ever seen. Lots of dry fly stuff, nymphing is silly, and streamer fishing is downright easy.

The Crow and High Country Streams are also offering up some excellent fishing with decent numbers of bugs. Enjoy, this is what some of us might remember as normal.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Traffic on the river was more spread out today, with a number of boats floating from McKinnon down to Legacy and Carseland. Glenmore to Police was also a popular choice.

The snippets of fishing repor
ts that we are picking up in recent days speak to a river that is in great shape, and is producing some very good fishing.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 21°C, haze, wind avg 12, max 26.

Bow River at Banff 101 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 135 cms
Bow River below Carseland 150 cms

Fiestaval Latin Festival (Calgary) - July 19-20, 2014

 Fiestaval Latin Festival (Calgary) - July 19-20, 2014

Fiestaval is a 2-day FREE multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians.

Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary.

http://fiestaval.ca/calgary/

- See more at: http://fiestaval.ca/calgary/#sthash.WYpU7exa.dpuf

CREEKFEST 2014 (Calgary) - Sat Jul 19

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CREEKFEST 2014 (Calgary) - Sat Jul 19

Celebrate Water at the 4th Annual Creekfest this Saturday at the BowValleyRanch in Fish Creek! Free & Fun for all!
 
http://friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Father and sons trip. 


Not many boats floating below McKinnnon today. Those who went would have had the river to themselves. Good choice!!

The Bow River flow rate at Banff is steady at just over 10
0 cms. However, at Calgary, it's declined a bit more to 143 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 25°C, smoke, wind avg 13, max 57.

Bow River at Banff 108 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 143 cms
Bow River below Carseland 174 cms

Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League - Competition # 4 Oldman River - Sat July 19

Photo, courtesy SAFFL

Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League
Competition # 4 Oldman River

Saturday July 19 at 8:00am

SAFFL writes: "Everyone is welcome to attend this. If your not interested in competing at least come out and watch and based on what you see. You very well might change your mind or not. But at least you will be informed first hand and your opinion will not be anecdotal or skewed by what you think you might know about competition angling. It is only fair to yourself to do so. All are welcome non competitors and competitors alike. Come see for yourself and base your decision on that alone."

This is an 8:30 start, meet you at the bridge.

For directions please go to Southern Alberta Flyfishing League or to http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1819.0

The link will be under the Western Canadian Events under SAFFL Competition #4

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

The hottest day of the year so far at 31°C. Our 'winter that would never end' is becoming a distant memory. :-)

The Highwood River at the Mouth has been on a steady decline for almost a month, and is do
wn to 36 cms. We've not heard reports of dirty water for quite some time.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 31°C, smoke/haze, wind avg 11, max 24.

Bow River at Banff 106 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 160 cms
Bow River below Carseland 174 cms

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Another sh*#%y day in paradise!

The snow pack at Sunshine Village, in the headwaters of the Bow, is now down to zero. However, the Bow River flow rate at Banff is holding steady at just over 100 cms
.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 27°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 32.

Bow River at Banff 106 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 156 cms
Bow River below Carseland 171 cms

ICAST - July 15-18, 2014


ICAST - July 15-18, 2014

Orlando, Florida

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show annually hosting 10,000 members of the global recreational fishing industry.

#‎ICAST‬ ‪#‎IFDT‬

Monday, July 14, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

It's Monday afternoon. What to do? Let's go fly fishing!

Smoke from one or more of the forest fires in BC, Alberta and/or the Northwest Territories obscured our view of the Canadian Rockies. Not that noticeable, yet, in the lower Bow River valley.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 26°C, clear with smoke, wind avg 15, max 33.

Bow River at Calgary flow 154 cms
Bow River below Carseland 179 cms

Bow River Fishing Reports courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 14, 2014

Photo, courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Reports courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 14, 2014

Fishing report in a photo ("You get the point"): See above

Fishing Report with text: http://bit.ly/1r0339i

#bowriver #flyfishing

And she thinks we're just fishing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Family fishing trip this morning!

The river is in great shape, with the flow rate continuing to drop. This evening, down to 162 cms.

Once again, we had shuttle clients floating most of the reaches of the lower Bow today. We stopped in at the boat launches at Glenmore Trail/Graves Landing, 22X/Fish Creek Park, Policeman's Flats, McKinnon Flats and Carseland/Johnsons Island.

Just a reminder that the silt has been removed from the boat ramp at Legacy Island and it's now in great shape!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 28°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 9, max 18.

Bow River at Calgary flow 162 cms
Bow River below Carseland 185 cms

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

These folks went late. A beautiful evening to be on the Bow.

Today saw the most river traffic so far this year. However, with all the boat launches now available, boaters were spread out from Glenmore all the way downstream to Legacy Island and Carseland/Johnsons Island.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 27°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 17.

Bow River at Calgary flow 170 cms
Bow River below Carseland 193 cms

Bow River Water Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - July 11

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop (from this week on the Bow)

Bow River Water Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - July 11

"If you haven’t started your 2014 fishing season yet make this your weekend to start. Rivers throughout the province are dropping and clearing."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1mU8dDv