Monday, September 30, 2013

Today along the Bow River - September 2013

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Monday morning on the Bow and the last day of September.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 14 °C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 17 max 44, gust 61

Bow River at Calgary flow: not available

Awards Banquet - Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships

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Host Committee Co-Chair Gerry Thompson opens the banquet




Jim McLennan provided entertainment for the crowd with a half hour concert that included tunes from his CD 'Six String Gumbo'.



Michelle Magotiaux, owner/operator of Bow River Shuttles with Donny Dixon. Donny was the lucky winner of the "Heads or Tails" game led by MC Don Pike (Director of Special Events, Trout Unlimited Canada). His prize was a set of DVDs of Confluence Films' first three films - Drift, Rise and Connect.

Michelle is organizing and hosting the upcoming 'World Premiere' of the latest offering from Confluence Films: "WAYPOINTS". That special event takes place in Calgary at the Cardel Theatre on Nov 08, 2013.



Randy Taylor, President, Fly Fishing Team Canada presenting medals to Team Dredgehogs, this year's bronze medalists.

Left to Right: Bret Walters (Calgary), Dave Forgeron, Marius Adrian Dumitra, Ian Troup, Shelly Dolezsar (Calgary)


See more photos from this event here

Wild Trout Symposium - Oct 1-4, 2013


Wild Trout Symposium - Oct 1-4, 2013

Wild Trout XI: Looking Back and Moving Forward
October 1-4, 2013
Old Faithful Inn
Yellowstone National Park, USA

The Wild Trout Symposium brings together a broad and diverse audience of governmental agencies, non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every three years, each symposium has led to innovative wild trout management approaches.

Learn more here: http://www.wildtroutsymposium.com/

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships (Breakfast TV)


Fly Fishing - Sept 24, 2013 Breakfast TV 

Watch news story here: http://bit.ly/16YQD7Q

Todd Oishi writes: “Here's a link to my Breakfast Television interview about the 2013 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships that was aired on City T.V. in Calgary, Alberta. The host was quite entertaining, and I even managed to help him catch his first-ever trout on the fly during my segment!”

Bow River Shuttles writes: We were unsuccessful in viewing this news clip using Firefox as our browser. The video would play for only a few seconds, and then show this message: ‘This player is unable to play this protected content at this time’. We switched to Internet Explorer, and the video worked just fine.

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium in The City of Calgary on the #BowRiver. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada and Fly Fusion Magazine. A Fly Fishing Team Canada event.

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Today along the Bow River - September 2013

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Sunday morning float on the Bow.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 16 °C, partly cloudy, wind avg 28 max 63, gust 80

Bow River at Calgary flow: not available

Medal Winners - Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships

Gold - Team Comorants  (Click on photos for larger images) 

Congratulations to all the competitors for a great effort this week! Special congratulations to these guys and gals who took home the top spots.

Medal winners at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium in The City of Calgary on the #BowRiver. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada and Fly Fusion Magazine. A Fly Fishing Team Canada event.

Silver - Team EnDiable

Bronze - Team Dredgehogs

Individual medals:
Gold - Rob Stroud
Silver - Dave Forgeron
Bronze - Terence Courtoureille

29 September is World Rivers Day - 2013


29 September is World Rivers Day - 2013

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our active involvement can we ensure their health in the years ahead.

http://worldriversday.com/

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships (Global Calgary TV)



Mon, Sep 23 : The Bow River is known around the world as a hot spot for fly-fishing. And some of the best fishermen in Canada are trying their luck on it this week. Here’s Gil Tucker with them warming up in calmer waters, inspiring others to try reeling in a big one.

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Today along the Bow River - September 2013

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#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 16 °C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 12 max 35, gust 44

Bow River at Calgary flow: not available

Day #3 at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships

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Day #3 at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium in The City of Calgary on the #BowRiver. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada and Fly Fusion Magazine. A Fly Fishing Team Canada event.




Alberta Culture Days - Sept 27-29, 2013

 
Alberta Culture Days - Sept 27-29, 2013

The three -day, nationwide celebration of arts and culture boasts hundreds of free, independently organized events throughout Alberta.

http://culture.alberta.ca/culturedays/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Today along the Bow River - September 2013

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It was 4 °C early this morning at the boat launch. Warm clothing and hoods up.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 10 °C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 14 max 28, gust 37

Bow River at Calgary flow: not available

Women step into competitive waters



Women step into competitive waters

Two women are competing in the national fly fishing competition being held in Calgary.

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium in The City of Calgary on the #BowRiver. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada and Fly Fusion Magazine. A Fly Fishing Team Canada event.

Day #2 at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships

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Day #2 at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium in The City of Calgary on the #BowRiver. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada and Fly Fusion Magazine. A Fly Fishing Team Canada event. Loch-style fishing http://lochstyleflyfishing.com/articles.htm

Calgary International Flamenco Festival - Sept 21-28, 2013



Calgary International Flamenco Festival - Sept 21-28, 2013

A week-long celebration of flamenco music, dance, passionate expression and innovative performances - this is the flamenco event of the year. Bringing together top Spanish artists with Canadian performers, the festival features workshops and concert events including the breathtaking dancer from Madrid, Manuel LiƱan.

Learn more here: http://www.calgaryflamencofestival.com/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day #1 at the Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium

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 Day #1 at the Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium in The City of Calgary on the #BowRiver. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited Canada and Fly Fusion Magazine.



Results after Session 2 - 2013 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships

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Here are the individual results of the 2013 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships, after 2 sessions. Full results have been posted in the Desert Palms room.

Courtesy, Todd Oishi

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Team results after 2 sessions. Full results are posted in the Desert Palms room...

Courtesy, Todd Oishi

Water Works (Calgary) - Frid/Sat Sept 27-28, 2013

 
 
Water Works - Frid/Sat Sept 27-28, 2013 
 
The CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and The City of Calgary’s WATERSHED+ program are excited to present Water Works.

This two-day screening series will showcase critically acclaimed documentary, short and experimental films about water at two outdoor locations along the Bow river pathway in downtown Calgary.

This free event aims to encourage the citizens of Calgary to interact with their water sources, and to engage with independent film in unconventional ways.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/16ASifq
here: http://bit.ly/1dHlyaH
and here: http://bit.ly/Mbp4Ae

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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Bow River in the background, behind the trees.

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Today along the Bow River - September 2013

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#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 14 °C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 11 max 24, gust 37

Bow River at Calgary flow: 103 cms

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships - Global TV News



Tue, Sep 24 : Calgary is home to a unique competition this week. It’s the Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships. Grant Pollock reports.

Volunteers at Canadian Fly Fishing Championships

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A number of them were 'on the job' yesterday afternoon, looking after all aspects of the registration process.



Alberta June floods costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history

The inner city community of Roxboro lies underwater east of 4th Street S.W. and adjacent to the Elbow River during June’s flood. Photograph by: Ted Rhodes Ted Rhodes , Calgary Herald

Alberta June floods costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history

Estimate of insured losses top $1.7 billion

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald September 23, 2013

CALGARY — The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the estimate of the insured property damage caused by last June’s southern Alberta floods is more than $1.7 billion — the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.

“It’s a staggering number that we expect will go even higher,” said Bill Adams, IBC vice-president, Western and Pacific. “While the monetary cost of the floods is huge, the emotional toll on Albertans is incalculable.

“We knew it would be large. We knew it would be in the billions.”

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

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

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LAST YEAR. July 2012 #bowriver #flyfishing

Ever wonder how they compete in fly fishing?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Today along the Bow River - September 2013

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Monday morning rendezvous on the Bow.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17 °C, scattered clouds, wind avg 21 max 37, gust 57

Bow River at Calgary flow: 102 cms

Conservation Symposium at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships


Conservation Symposium at Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium

The Canadian Championships got off to a strong start earlier this afternoon with the Conservation Symposium. Three very solid speakers, Jim McLennan, Lorne Fitch and Brad Stelfox anchored this impressive event. More info about the speakers at this link: http://bit.ly/16v1YIo


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Conservation Symposium MC Don Pike, Director of Special Events, Trout Unlimited Canada


Gerry Thompson, Co-Chair, Host Committee, Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships & Conservation Symposium welcoming members of the eleven teams who have come together for the event from across the country.


Jim McLennan, McLennan Fly Fishing – “The Bow River: an Angler's Perspective."

Jim’s presentation traced his history with the Bow River, which intersects with the development of the guiding/outfitting industry, the arrival of Trout Unlimited Canada in Alberta, and the growth of the river's reputation internationally.



Lorne Fitch – “Stumps, Sawdust and Sediment: A Legacy of Logging in the Headwaters?"

Lorne discussed the perilous prognosis for native fish in Alberta's headwaters resulting from habitat declines – a consequence historic and current land use. Timber harvest is a major cause of these declines but the effects are cumulative. How can we turn the situation around to rescue native fish species, improve water quality and restore watershed integrity?



Brad Stelfox – “Tracking the Effects of Land Use on Salmonids in the Bow River: Could the Bow River host the National Fly Fishing Championships in 50 years?

Brad explored how landscape activities and land use decisions made today will affect the Bow River fishery we leave to the next generation.