Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Chicones' Crusher Legs


Looking for some of the most brilliant colours for your salt, Steelhead, and Trout patterns? Check out the Chicones Crusher Legs. Available in micro, regular, or wide.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Toys!

Ran across these, tried one out, liked it, and now have them in the shop.
The Fly Badge from Umpqua Feather Merchants
Micro Slit Foam and magnetic Panel, attached to vest/pack with either caribeener, Pins, or supplied Velcro Panels. Check 'em out.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Getting Ready For Saltwater?


It's getting to be that time of year....time to head off for some warmer places to do some flats fishing.
We have a super smoking deal package for you!

Orvis Recon 910-4  9' 10 weight, 4 piece, Waterworks Lamson Special Edition Speedster 3.5HD reel, your choice of a WF10F salt or fresh water fly line, and gel spun backing.
$849.95
Regular price on this package would be $1220.
Stop by or give us a call if you want to take advantage of a great deal on a new setup for Permit? Tarpon? Snook? Jacks? etc.
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend


From all of us here at CP, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.
The shop will be open 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and then closed Sunday and Monday. We'll be back at it Tuesday morning.

Friday, September 29, 2017

January Special at The Palometa Club




Book 5 Guests & the 6th Comes for Free! 

Or 


20% Discount off Published Rates

This promotion is based on shared room / guides and is applicable for the weeks of 
January 5-12 & January 12-19.

Far too many anglers are missing out on the awesome fishing that can happen in 
January! Ascension Bay is a ghost town with most lodges and guides, and we have 
had some of our BEST fishing of the season in January the last several years 
(other than El Nino in 2016). As a rule of thumb, you don’t often see the larger 
schools of permit like you do later in the spring and summer, but you do get 
your shots at solitary fish and smaller groups that are completely unpressured 
and happy to eat the fly. We also see and catch some of the largest permit of 
the season in January and February. Yes, there might be concerns about drawing 
the short straw with a cold front, but these events usually don’t last long, and 
odds are that the vast majority of January sees very mild temperatures and our 
typical southeasterly trade winds. The lack of activity on the Bay, the opportunities 
for the big boys, and limitless chances for bonefish, baby tarpon, and the best 
Snook fishing of the year make 
January very appealing. Now is a chance to jump on board at a discounted rate! 

Contact us at (403)271-1016 or info@countrypleasures.com for more info

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fishing Reports-September 21



Bow River Report –September 21, 2017

The weather in the last couple days has brought the BWOs on big time and there’s fish eating them!
A mid-afternoon text from a guide on Wednesday says “Most heads I’ve seen since the flood”.
There is also a lot of October Caddis kicking around so a big bug will work as well. Don’t be afraid to twitch and skate them a little.

As for the streamer and nymph fishing. other than a little dropper action using boatman type stuff under the big caddis, who cares! There’s rising fish and foam bug action out there people.

More and more Boatmen kicking around as well.

Hatches:  October Caddis, BWO’s, Water Boatmen

Dry Flies:  Trina’s October Caddis, Smoke Jumper-BWO #18,
                  CDC Winged Emerger-BWO #18, Parachute Adams #20

Nymphs:   B/H Prince Nymph, Morrish Anato-May, Tungsten Soft Hackle,
                 Tung Dart-Black

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger,
                   Clouser Minnow           
 
@salty_mykiss photo


Crowsnest River Report – September 21, 2017

Low and clear. With this cooler weather one should expect some stellar BWO and Boatman fishing.

DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS OR DITCHES!

Hatches:  Hoppers, Ants, BWO’s

Dries: Smoke Jumper-BWO, CDC Winged Emerger-BWO,
          Quigleys Flag Ant, Point Guard Hopper

Nymphs:  B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-Blk/Olv/Wht., Circus Peanut.

High Country River Report – September 21, 2017

The forestry closure south of Hwy #532 was lifted a couple days ago so you can now go back into the Livingston and Upper Oldman. There are still closures in Waterton Park and the South Castle.
for map and closure details.

As for a fishing report, no one has been up there since September 4 so stay tuned.

Hatches:  Terrestrials, BWO’s

Dries: Parachute Adams, Point Guard Hopper,
          Quigleys Flag Ant

Nymphs:   B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Ice Pick-Tan/Pearl, Silveys Sculpin Leech-White