Sunday, July 5, 2015

Specials On Howler Brothers Stuff

While supplies last....30% OFF selected Howler Brothers shirts.

 Howler Brothers Aransas Longsleeve
The short sleeve Aransas Button Up is your all around, 24 hour shirt. Except for maybe funerals and your cousin’s wedding, it’s equipped to handle nearly everything. Its poly-cotton blend is virtually wrinkle free and dries quickly in the face of sea spray or the deep soak of a humid Gulf Coast afternoon. With a straight hem that hits just below the waist, the Aransas is designed to be worn untucked. It is equipped with a handy welt pocket at left chest that is lined with sunglass cleaning microfiber.
30% OFF

Howler Brother Livingston Longsleeve
The Livingston Longsleeve is simple and without excess. But, don’t confuse its clean countenance with an inability to mix it up. Made of soft cottonpoly with Howler-fied features like a drop-in sunglass cleaning pocket, angled left chest panel and Howler Monkey icon embroidery at left chest.
30% OFF 

Howler Brother Technician Shortsleeve
The Technician possesses the required resume for the everyday grind. Made of cotton-poly oxford that has been garment-washed for added softness. Features include a contrast chest pocket, sunglass-cleaning fabric at bottom hem, and Howler Monkey embroidery on the rear yoke.
30% OFF

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Prime Steelhead Spot Just Became Available

Just became available due to a cancellation, one spot in super prime week with Nicholas Dean Lodge, September 27-October 3.

Contact us for more details.

Fishing Reports- July 2

Bow River Report – July 2, 2015

After last week’s heat wave, Mother Nature came through in a big way. A few substantial rainfalls and cooler temps have gotten the water temperatures back down to less alarming levels.

With the exception of the mid-portion of the very hottest days over the last week, the river has been fishing very good, There’s a good number of rising fish on Caddis and PMD’s through the day, particularly on the shadier banks.
Stonefly dry shenanigans on each end of the day has been pretty darn good as well.

They’re calling for coller temperature this weekend, and some moisture next week. This should mean some pretty stellar fishing.

Hatches: Golden Stoneflies, Caddis, PMD’s

Dry Flies: Chubby Chernobyl-Orange, Jake’s Hi-Vis Caddis,
                Silverman’s Stacker Cripple-PMD.

Nymphs: Jimmy Legs-Green/Black, Tung dart, Rubberleg Hares Ear,
               Tiger Worm-Tan

Streamers: Gartside Leech-Black, ¼ Pound Bugger-Olive #6,
                   Bloom;s Sculpin Bugger

Crowsnest River Report – July 2, 2015

Reports continue to be very good from the Crow. Lots of dry fly action, including the mind-numbingly picky fish on PMD’s here and there.

Hatches:  Golden Stoneflies, Caddis, PMD’s, Green Drakes.

Dries: Berrett’s Barred Leg Goldenstone #8, Furimskys Flutter Caddis,
           Trina’s Carnage Green Drake, Spun hair Dun-PMD.
Nymphs: Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone - Golden, Jimmy Legs-Peacock #8

Streamers:  Medusa-Fleshy, Circus Peanut-Tan,
                    Conehead Rubberleg Bow River Bugger-Black.

High Country River Report – July 2, 2015

Good fishing in the high country already, more indicative of late July than early July. Lots of dry fly stuff with the Cutties.

If you are going to the high country, it’s REALLY dry up there. Please take every precaution to prevent fire. Including where you park your vehicle!

Hatches:  Golden Stoneflies, Caddis, PMD’s, Green Drakes.

Dries: Swishers PMX, Comparadun-PMD, Berrett’s Emerging Green Drake.

Nymphs: Jimmy Legs-Peacock #8, Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone -Brown,
               Rubberleg Copper John

Streamers:   Sleech-Pink, Circus Peanut-Tan, Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-White

Gear Review - Simms Dry Creek Z Backpack

Here's what Simms has to say about their waterproof (really it is) backpack:

Set sights on multiday maneuvers down the Gunnison Gorge. And navigate pressure-washer weather en route to Skeena steelhead with the stay-dry confidence of Simms’ bomber, fully-submersible Dry Creek™ Z Backpack. Powered by impenetrable TPU-coated fabrics and brick-wall radio frequency welds, these guide-tested bags blend waterproof and lightweight performance with uncompromising durability. Considered features include: submersible TIZIP® zipper for cavernous access to all your gear; interior stretch-mesh storage pockets for intuitive organization; exterior lash points and stretch cording for wet storage; and roll-up strap retainers that annihilate line-catch points. Fully loaded with waypoints on lock, source plush comfort from cushioned shoulder straps and a no-sweat back panel with breathable, water-resistant foam.


  • Fully waterproof welded constuction with submerisible TIZIP® zipper to give you full access ot your gear
  • Interior stretch mesh storage pockets, exterior lash points and stretch cording for wet storage
  • Fully cushioned shoulder straps and back panel with breathable, water-resistant foam
  • Roll-up strap retainer reduces line catchers on all adjustment straps

Here's what we have to say:

Simms finally has a truly waterproof backpack that doesn't rely on a roll-top. This is a great design as far as features go for use out in the field. The zipper is the best waterproof design we know of out there and last, but not least, it's about $75 cheaper than the equivalent (almost) from Patagonia.
Great for a Steelheader's day pack, in the boat, or really good for rafts.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Canada Day Hours

We'll be open from 8 AM until 4 PM on Wednesday for Canada Day.

All Hail the Monkey

Don't forget to get your new Howler hat for your summer fishing. We are the place to get 'em.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fishin's Good

The fishing is good out there, but we're already seeing water temps on the Bow up around 68 Fahrenheit.
Please handle the fish quickly and carefully.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Field Review - FlyAgra

Have to admit, for the last year or so, my attitude when people raved about FlyAgra was kind of "oh good, another floatant product". Kind of thought we had things covered with the array of products already out there, mostly from Loon Outdoors. I finally broke down and tried it this past week and I must say, it's fabulous. It's first test was a completely fish chewed, ratty,waterlogged Chubby Chernobyl that sunk like a stone. Dropped the fly into the Fly Agra for a second and started fishing again. The fly was like new! Floated like a dream and stayed that way for a long time. This stuff is really good. Couple of things you should know when using it though, don't pre-treat your rubber legged flies with it. It will make the rubber legs very brittle. Just apply and fish immediately. The only other thing, don't spill it in your pack or vest, it's like rocket fuel. It does, however, evaporate in a short time. Try it, you'll like it.