Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Gearing up for a Sunday afternoon urban float!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 26°C, clear to partly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 18.

Bow River at Banff 69 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 136 cms
Bow River below Carseland 138 cms

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A Saturday family float. First time on the river for Mrs. and the boys!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 13, max 28.

Bow River at Banff 75 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 132 cms
Bow River below Carseland 151 cms

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Gearing up on Saturday morning.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 18°C, mostly cloudy w/mid-day light rain, wind avg 24, max 41.

Bow River at Banff 86 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 142 cms
Bow River below Carseland 182 cms


Vandalism at Johnson's Island/Carseland


On July 20, we reported a hazard that we had noticed at this boat launch. One source had described it as an accident that had resulted from a trailer axle hooking a concrete slab and flipping it up.

Shortly thereafter, a reader sent us this photo.

We think this is a more plausible explanation for what happened. And if so, this was not an 'accident'. We would call it vandalism.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 201

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

An afternoon launch at 22X.

TransAlta continues to manage the flow rate as only TransAlta can. At 3:30 pm this afternoon, the Bow River at Calgary flow dropped below 200 cms, and continued it's decent all the way down to around 104 cms by 6:00 pm.

The rainbows and browns must have wondered where all the water went. :-) 

At 8:15 pm, it's back up to 168 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 21°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 21, max 52.

Bow River at Banff 90 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 168 cms
Bow River below Carseland 193 cms

Bow River Fishing/Bug Report courtesy Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine - July 23, 2014

 
Bow River Fishing/Bug Report courtesy Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine - July 23, 2014

"... golden stones on the Bow (late eve to dawn)..." 
 
Big bugs are still on the water through Alberta. The Crowsnest green drakes continue (think dark conditions); golden stones on the Bow (late eve to dawn); golden stones on cutthroat waters (think sunny, summer skies); a few hexagenia mayflies; the ever-lasting brown drakes near the dam on the Red Deer; and hoppers are starting to grow up. It remains a good time to cast larger bugs.:-)

Calgary Folk Music Festival - July 24-27, 2014


Calgary Folk Music Festival - July 24-27, 2014

http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/
https://twitter.com/calgaryfolkfest

The 5 least folky acts at Calgary Folk Music Festival.
By Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald July 19, 2014
Read article here: http://bit.ly/1ujfock

Herald music writer Mike Bell’s Top 5 Calgary folk fest picks
By Mike Bell, Calgary Herald July 24, 2014
Read article here: http://bit.ly/Uvy5sF

World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2014 - July 27-Aug 02


Wyffc 2014 World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2014 - July 27-Aug 02

"On behalf of the Polish Angling Association and its Nowy Sącz District we have the honor to invite the youth national teams from all over the world to our country, to the beautiful Podhale region, to participate in the 13th World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2014, whose organization has been entrusted to us by the International Federation of Sport Fishing Fly Fishing (FIPS-Mouche)"
 
http://www.wyffc.pl/en/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A couple of clients finishing up their 12th annual trip with Fish Tales Fly Shop head guide Terry Johnson.

Sure wish we knew what was up with TransAlta. The Bow River at Calgary was bumped up to ove
r 200 cms at 4:30 am this morning.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 25°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 20.

Bow River at Banff 87 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 208 cms
Bow River below Carseland 206 cms

Tabestoon Festival (Calgary) - July 26, 201Cl

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Tabestoon Festival (Calgary) - July 26, 2014

http://www.tabestoonfest.ca/

The first contemporary Iranian Arts & Music Festival in Calgary.

In the eyes of most North Americans, Iran is not exactly a country associated with alternative rock music, folk-fusion rap, and fashion shows.

However, a vibrant and energetic underground youth culture centering the arts has been thriving in the Iranian plateau for years.

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

Orvis Trout Bum of the Week: Amelia Jensen

Photo, courtesy Jensen Fly Fishing/Orvis

Amelia Jensen of Jensen Fly Fishing (formerly Fly Fish Alberta) is officially an Orvis Trout Bum! 

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A Tuesday afternoon float trip.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 16, max 35.

Bow River at Banff 97 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 170 cms
Bow River below Carseland 177 cms

Conservationists hopeful with pending release of southern Alberta land-use plan

The stunning Castle Falls in the Castle wilderness area of southern Alberta.
Photograph by: Gavin Young , Calgary Herald

Conservationists hopeful with pending release of southern Alberta land-use plan

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald July 22, 2014

"....Kevin Van Tighem, a biologist and conservationist who sat on a committee that provided advice to the
province, said he’d like to see the eastern slopes — particularly the Castle — protected to better conserve the headwaters.

In addition, he’s hoping for “tangible measures” to protect what remains of the province’s native grasslands to help save endangered species such as the sage grouse in southeastern Alberta..."


Read article here: http://bit.ly/1p8IfrE

The Garden Party 2014


 
Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region was one of the charities who received funds from W. Brett Wilson 2014 Garden Party!

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/