Bow River, Alberta Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Bow River, Alberta Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Some really big fish being caught on streamers.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Bow River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Fortress Lake Retreat

Water flow: 63 CMS

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon and evenings

Best stretch: Police to MacKinnons

Best access point: Fish Creek

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Tricos, Few Caddis, Hoppers

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: July 1 - October 31)

Nearest airport: Calgary International Airport

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Bow River, Alberta, Canada Description

The Bow River downstream from the City of Calgary is well known as one of the premier blue ribbon trout streams in the world. The forty miles of river Between Calgary and the hamlet of Carseland is home to wild rainbow and brown trout, some of which are of very large size. The river has somewhat limited access to the pedestrian angler and it is often floated to get access to waters that cannot be reached by ...

Techniques & Tips

Bow River Report - August 25, 2016 Water conditions are much different than in the past weeks. Levels down in the low 60 CMS range, and lots of visibility. Started to get some Hopper eats last week. It's not fast and furious, but we have gotten some nice fish in cool places on the foam bugs of late. The nymph fishing continues to be good. A small Leech pattern is a good idea as part of your nymph rig. Still getting some very nice big fish on streamers. One interesting item of note. A few people have been catching a good number of fish on Boatmen already. Seems a little early, but nothing has been quite on target this summer. Remember #KEEPEMWET Hatches: Tricos, Few Caddis, Hoppers, Water Boatmen Dry Flies: Chewbakka Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper- Tan or Peach, Quigley's Flag Ant, Flying Ant-Black or Cinnamon, Parahcute Caddis Nymphs: Tung Stud-Olive #14, B/H Pheasant Tail, Hotwire Caddis, Prince Nymph, Chamois Leech, Crystal Bugger, Peacock Boatman #14 Streamers: Taupe Leech, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger, Wooly Bugger, Near Nuff Sculpin, Kreelex Minnow.

7-Day Forecast

Cooler days for the next while.

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