Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Saturday Seminar - April 11

Everything Pike Fishing
Kevin Peterson will go over everything you need to know for spring Pike fishing. Flies, tackle, where to go, you name it, he’ll cover it.
 All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required. Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Palometa Club Tourney

3rd Annual Tournament starts Friday with anglers from all over creation. Look for updates on Palometa Club facebook and CP Facebook.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

No Seminar This Saturday!

With it being Easter weekend, there is no seminar this Saturday.

But we get back to it next weekend!

Also, we are closed this Friday for Good Friday but re-open Saturday for regular hours.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fishing Report-April 2

Bow River Report – April 2, 2015

Before this cooling trend hit, things were starting to shape up pretty good. Once things warm up again we should be in great shape.

Stonefly nymphs are becoming more effective and small midge larva patterns are working well. The ubiquitous San Juan Worm has also been effective.
There are zillions of Water Boatmen around this spring so a Boatman pattern or balck Copper John will work as well.

The big news is that, over the last week, there have been a good number of rising fish very late in the day on midges and in the last couple of days there have been BWOs and fish eating them.

Hatches: Midges, BWOs, Water Boatman

Streamers: Clouser-Brown/White, Geek Leech-Purple,

Nymphs: Conestone, Jimmy Legs, Wire Worm

Dry Flies: Stacker Flag Dun-BWO, Transitional Midge,
Quigleys Cluster-Peacock.

Crowsnest River Report – April 2, 2015

We haven’t been hearing much from the Crow for some reason and haven’t had a chance to check it out ourselves. Given the spring conditions, and the fact it normally fishes quite well around now, it might be a good idea to check it out.

Hatches:  Midges, BWO’s

Streamers:  Bead Crystal Bugger, Crystal Bugger-Olive, Kiwi Muddler
Nymphs:  B/H Pheasant Tail, Jimmy Legs

Dries: Parachute Adams, Neversink Gnat

High Country River Report – October 16, 2014

The High Country Streams are closed until June 16.





Stuff We Unpacked Today

New styles for 2015 from Maui Jim

Spring edition of Drake Magazine

Evan unpacking the Orvis Waterproof Fly Boxes in 3 sizes.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palometa Club, March 20-27 Trip Report

 Our first hosted trip since January, we just finished up a week at The Palometa Club in Ascension Bay.
We had a varied group, with 5 of us from Calgary and area, 6 from Montana, and one from Alaska.
The Northwest portion of the continent was well represented.

Dave I. with a nice fish.
The weather gods treated us as well as I've seen in a long time. We had perfect winds (8-12 knots) all week, with pretty much great light. A little cloud crept into a couple mornings, but only for a few hours and only about 50% of the time.

Chris D. with a piggy of a Permit.
As usual, everything at the lodge was top notch. A couple of switches to the dinner menu turned out to be amazing. Dinner changes are certainly highlighted by Sunday dinner now being pasta, meat balls, sausage, and caramelized carrots to die for, all prepared by our favourite Italian lodge owner, Kaye Cameron. Sunday night was very similar to many Christmas dinners, where everyone retires to a soft place to wait out being incredibly full. 
The crew went and watched the town soccer game on Tuesday night, always a lot of fun. Other than that, most evenings are spent enjoying the sunset, having a few cocktails, and telling stories of the day.

A lot of Permit caught this week. One of the big days saw 8 flags on the pole.
Sammy, who started as a guide 3 years ago and then went back to finish University, is back full time working as a fill-in second guide. We are all glad to have him back, I'm sure he'll be full time next year.
Everybody loves the guy, he's getting very good and he's one of the nicer guides you'll ever meet.
Steve, one of the Montana guys, with a very awesome first Permit.
A good number of Permit were landed this week. OK, actually it was a lodge record 29.
A truly amazing week but even more impressive given that there wasn't a huge number of Permit around. As good as the weather was, at this time of year, there would normally be a lot more Permit around. But this group made good on their chances and caught a bunch of fish.

Alonso and Fili with happy faces. This as the second of four fish in their boat that day.
they were positively giddy.
The weather was so nice that a lot of the guides spent an hour or so on the beach in front of the club, some with their families, having a couple cerveza and enjoying the beautiful evenings.

The biggest day of the week, Wednesday needed up with 10 flags on the pole.
That's right, 10 Permit landed in one day.
Like all good things, the week came to an end with our departure on Friday morning after 6 days fishing. No one seemed to be too happy to leave.
As a final note, a big thumbs up to the guys who got their first ever Permit, 
Andy, Steve, Drew, and Dwizz. 

Great job to the people who make us comfortable and well fed, Fina, Rosie, Maribel, and Gloria. 

There isn't enough to be said for the guides, Charlie, Julio, Gerardo, Aron, Big Julio, Sammy, Koreano, Pedro, Alonso, Fili, Jorge, Jonathan, Carlos, and last, but not the sanest, Heysler.

And of course, Dick and Kaye Cameron, who make it all happen, Thanks!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Second Phil Rowley Seminar This Saturday

**Phil Rowley-Bugs for Stillwater**
Phil will explain all of the insects and food items relevant to stillwaters in this part of the world. Caddis, mayflies, boatmen, you name it. Should be a great seminar! Might want to get here a little early if you want a chair.
All seminars start at 10:00 am and will end between 11:00 and noon. There is no charge and no pre-registration required. Simply drop by the shop and enjoy the seminar.