Fly Tying Mondays Resume on November 26th, 2018

We will get another season rolling on Monday November 26th at West River Fly Shop. From 7 pm to 9 pm. members are always welcome.

Check out Brian and Phil's New Fly Fishing App! on the banner above to head over to the Brian Chan's and Phil Rowley's App!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Getting Ready for Another Adventure to the North

The anticipation is amazing. We are heading back to Plummers Arctic Lodge for a week. Two years ago we had an outstanding trip to the north to catch monster lake trout, arctic grayling and beautiful arctic char. The trip starts off with a flight from Calgary to Yellowknife. The 6 of us will then catch a charter to Great Bear Lake and then the real adventure begins. Our fly boxes have been filled and we are ready to go. We have gone through our notes from the last trip and that should help us to be well prepared.

The pictures below are from the trip two years ago.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Excellent Day on the Bow River

My buddy Dave and I floated the Bow River today! The Bow was still high, fast and off colour but we still decided to float! We set up dry fly rods with big tan foam chernobyls, set up a streamer rod with a heavily weighted dark streamer and a nymphing rod with a San Juan Worm and a large Jimmy Legs, size 6! The first brown trout of the day was on the dry fly. We nymphed with a lot of success but streamer fishing was a bust. The day included a larger rainbow on the dry and a large brown near the end of drift on a San Juan Worm.

Today was the first summer like day that we have had in a while. My buddy Dave knows the Bow intimately. He has guided and now spends a great deal of time on the river. Dave spent a lot of the day on the oars. He is an excellent coach on the water. 

We had a lot of fun. I certainly enjoyed his company!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Some Fly Fishing Images from Steve Luethi

Lots of rain in Central Alberta has taken away some of the usual opportunities to fly fish. There are still options available but you will have to get out to some lakes, hike or head north or south! Check river flows if you are targeting certain rivers just to be sure they are fishable or safe to cross/be around!

My buddy Steve Luethi has been busy. Steve guides for Out Fly Fishing(OFF) and in his spare time, loves to hunt browns, camp and hike into the backcountry!

Steve sent these neat images of some of the action. Two images catch my eye. The picture of Taryn casting and the ice still on a lake in Banff National Park. 

Great shots Steve.