Sunday, September 8, 2019
Floating the Bow River on a Big Blue Sky Day
It felt like summer. A warm breeze; the river in perfect shape and our friends, Steve and Taryn, inviting us to float the blue ribbon Bow! Steve has been guiding for Out Fly Fishing (OFF) this year. He knows the river well and today maybe his last day to float. His regular work responsibilities are now going to take up a lot of the next 6 weeks!
The day was not to be wasted. We floated from Police Flats to Mackinnon Flats. We decided to fish hopper dropper looking for the big eats that an aggressive rainbow or brown can make when they see a succulent meal.
Well the boat had the 4 of us. That was fun in itself! We visited, enjoyed the sunshine and had lots of laughs.
The fishing? Excellent. Lots of eats by rainbows in fantastic shape. A break off by a biggie, jumping rainbows and hitting Mackinnons Flats in the dark.
The hoppers were everywhere and we saw lots of October caddis as dusk decended upon us!
We got home late but that big blue sky day with our friends was perfect.