Tuesday, April 30, 2013

'Thai One On' Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) The F3T Canada - Calgary - April 30, 2013


Thai One On (Official DVD Trailer) from Cinema Digital Productions on Vimeo.

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) The F3T Canada - Calgary - April 30, 2013. THIS EVENING! DOORS OPEN 6:00 PM, SHOW 6:30 PM.

"Thai One On" was produced by Travis Lowe of Kelowna, BC. Travis is the founder, and current President, of the Trout Unlimited Canada Okanagan Chapter.

Brought to you by The Fishin' Hole Canada (Calgary)

Details & ticket purchase info here: http://f3t.thefishinhole.com/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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May 2012

Monday, April 29, 2013

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) The F3T Canada - Calgary - April 30, 2013


Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) The F3T Canada - Calgary - April 30, 2013

Brought to you by The Fishin' Hole Canada (Calgary)

Details & ticket purchase info here: http://f3t.thefishinhole.com/

YYC Burger Week - May 3-10, 2013 (Calgary)


YYC Burger Week creator Sabahat Naureen with the Dirty Burger from Market.   
Photograph by: Colleen De Neve , Calgary Herald

YYC Burger Week - May 3-10, 2013 (Calgary)

Belly up: YYC Burger Week mixes new creations with charitable giving

By Gwendolyn Richards, Calgary Herald April 28, 2013

When it comes to burgers, Sabahat Naureen gets cravings.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/188TiM9 and here http://www.yycburgerweek.com/


Looking back along the Bow River - Season 2012

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Bow River Shuttles' driver checking drift boat trailer before the move. May 2012.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

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The take out for a Sunday morning father/son trip with a very early start time (at 3 °C) and finish time (at 6 °C)

Eventual High 16 °C , mostly cloudy, wind avg 18 max 37 gusts to 54

Co-op ups its takeout game (Calgary)



Co-op ups its takeout game 

By John Gilchrist, For the Calgary Herald April 19, 2013 

Large Le Creuset braising pots (in the bright cherry colour) are set out on hot pads to keep their contents warm. They’re filled with braised short ribs, slabs of thick and shiny meat loaf, hunter chicken in a creamy sauce, mashed potatoes and more. A chef opens an oven door and the rich scent of applewood-smoked bacon issues forth. A second chef pulls long, hand-stretched pizzas from a different oven and loads them onto stylish maple cutting boards. Along one side, an international array of salads provides a tempting display, while at another station, a curry bar offers butter chicken, tikka masala and chicken vindaloo. Meanwhile, Simple Simon soups steam in large pots and fresh-boiled and baked bagels wait, ready to be made into sandwiches. Across the room, a huge coffee roaster dumps a batch of hot Colombian beans into its cooling bin, the aroma of roasted beans doing battle with the smoked meats. 

What is this? A new restaurant or deli? A funky joint on 17th Avenue perhaps? 

Nope — it’s Fresh To Go, a new dine-in and meals-to-go concept from Calgary Co-op. 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/ZWslol

Grass fire along the Bow River

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On Friday afternoon, around 4:00 pm, we had just turned west off the McKinnon road, onto 22X, when we noticed a significant amount of smoke to the west.

We recognized the smoke as a grass fire, and it looked like it was on the eastern outskirts of Calgary. However, the closer we got, the more we realized it was in the city.

This dramatic photo of two helicopters with water buckets, scooping from the Bow River, is courtesy Dan Jackson, a Calgary fly fisher.

Looing back along the Bow river - 2012 Season

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May 2012

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

 
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From top to bottom, fly fishers were out along the entire length of the 'Blue Ribbon' Bow River today.

High 18 °C , partly cloudy, wind was an issue, avg 22 max 56 gusts to 74




 

'Calico Syndicate' @ The F3T Canada (Calgary) April 30, 2013


Calico Syndicate from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) The F3T Canada - Calgary - April 30, 2013

Calico Syndicate is a surefire crowd pleaser at this year's F3T!

Brought to you by The Fishin' Hole Canada (Calgary)

Details & ticket purchase info here: http://f3t.thefishinhole.com/

TUC Bow River Chapter 'Tackle Swap' 2013

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The 20th annual 'Tackle Swap' was a huge success. Volunteer Event Coordinator Craig R. said that this was the highest number of tables purchased by sellers since switching to the 'garage sale' format over ten years ago. 

In fact, while he said he might have been able to squeeze in another table, for all intents and purposes, it was a sell out!

He also stated that the number of buyers may have been at an all time high. Often times, come 11:30 am, most buyers have come and gone. Not so this year.


 View more photos (total 16, all larger 1024 px size) HERE

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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May 2012

Friday, April 26, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

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Finally! Today we hit a high of 21°C by around 5:00 pm. That's our warmest temp since 2012. Mostly cloudy, wind avg 24 max 48.

We moved vehicles into McKinnon Flats for drift boaters for the first time this season.


 

George Jones (1931 - 2013)

Scientists to monitor fish spawning at Harvie Passage


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Scientists to monitor fish spawning at Harvie Passage

Electrofishing uses direct current to temporarily stun fish

CBC News, Apr 26, 2013

Scientists were on the Bow River Friday to catch and tag fish as part of an effort to monitor spawning activities around Harvie Passage.


The area, downstream from the Calgary Zoo, was redesigned between 2009 and 2012 to make the passage less dangerous. 

Now, researchers are tagging and monitoring fish to make sure the changes won't impact their spawning activities in the Bow River.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/182TYTj and here: http://bit.ly/124T5G1

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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May 2012

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

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Can't complain too much. Our high of 17°C was above the long term average! What a nice change from recent days/weeks/months.

Skies were mostly cloudy. The only downside was a bit of wind avg 19, max 44, although that didn't seem to be bothering the drifters in this photo.

2012 Latornell Pioneer Jack Imhof from Trout Unlimited Canada


"The Latornell Pioneer Conservation Award award is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated life-long, outstanding contributions to the field of conservation. The 2012 Award winner was our own National Biologist and Director of Conservation Ecology, Jack Imhof. Congratulations Jack." - Trout Unlimited Canada

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium - Sept 23-27, 2013



Check out the new Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium ad running in Fly Fusion Magazine, official magazine partner to the 2013 championships!

Coming to The City of Calgary and the Bow River September 2013.

'Urban Lines' @ The F3T Canada (Calgary) April 30, 2013


Urban Lines - Fish Where You Are from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) The F3T Canada - Calgary - April 30, 2013

Brought to you by The Fishin' Hole Canada (Calgary)

Details & ticket purchase info here: http://f3t.thefishinhole.com/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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The colour of mauve.  May 2012

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

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Has spring finally arrived? Maybe.

Today's High 14°C, cloudy, wind avg 12, max 30.

You're invited ... to Country Pleasures Fly Fishing 'Customer Appreciation Day' - (Calgary) Sat Apr 27, 2013

 You're invited ... to Country Pleasures Fly Fishing 'Customer Appreciation Day' and Orvis Demo day on Saturday April 27, 2013

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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May 2012

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

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Another 'spring' day on the Bow. Drifters who got an early start encountered weather that was a bit different than those who put on in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy in the am, we hit our daytime high of 8°C by 2:00 pm.

By 3:00 pm, it had dropped to 2 °C, and we had a 'light snow' storm move through. By 4:00 pm, it was back up to 7°C.

Just after 4:00 pm, we had a rain shower and a bit of hail!

1 in 5 fly fishers…



1 in 5 people will experience mental illness. 


Fly fishers are not immune

'Of Two Minds'


Globe Cinema Calgary, April 22, 23 & 25
 

More info here: http://bit.ly/XVC9Bw
Movie review here: http://bit.ly/YDJAgh

You're invited ... to the Simms 2013 ICE OUT Guide Olympics - April 26



You're invited ... to the Simms 2013 ICE OUT Guide Olympics in Bozeman, Montana on Friday, April 26.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/12dkllK

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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Anchored.  Some instruction going on.  May 2012.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Today along the Bow River - April 2013

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Early morning sunshine got the day off to a glorious start, despite an overnight low of -7°C. Several drift boats were on the Bow, along with a number of walk & waders.

It got up to a high of 9 °C, wind avg 9, max 20.

DAMOCRACY The Movie


Happy Earth Day! Healthy rivers = healthy planet. Dams can destroy rivers. Dams can destroy cultures. This doc is worth a watch

Calgary Hook & Hackle Club - Auction Wed April 24, 2013

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Click directly on poster for larger readable image

Tailout - Down The Hatch Film Festival

Tailout - Down The Hatch Film Festival from scumliner media on Vimeo.

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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Bow River fisherman & Canada Goose. May 2012

Sunday, April 21, 2013

McKinnon Flats Boat Launch Update - April 19 2013

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We did our first 2013 shuttle to McKinnon Flats on Friday April 19. Our shuttle client had an aluminum boat that he was able to drag across what remains of the ice shelf at the upstream end of the gravel bar that fronts the parking lot.

View more photos (total 6, all larger 1024X size) HERE

Canada quietly pulls out of UN anti-droughts convention

Photo: The federal cabinet last week ordered the unannounced withdrawal of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere on the recommendation of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, ahead of a major scientific meeting on the convention next month. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press)

A few weeks ago, Canada announced that it was withdrawing its support of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.  In doing so, we become the only country in the world that is not part of this agreement.  Here is a column on that subject  that appeared in the Calgary Herald.

The grim human toll of desertification

By Craig & Marc Kielburger, Calgary Herald April 8, 2013

Nora Busienei closed her eyes and smiled as she remembered years past when her small farmhouse burst at the seams with sacks of maize, beans, millet and pumpkins.

"I would stare at our harvest. I was so happy, so confident in my children's future," she said, before her smile faded. "That feels like another world now."

Today, her mud hut in Pimbiniet, Kenya, is full of nothing but choking smoke from the cooking fire.

Read more here: 
http://bit.ly/17GIBxi