Friday, September 12, 2014

FISH ASS FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 12



This weeks issue of "The Ass". The next two months are a great time to catch very large specimens of this fish a ways south of here.

Go to our Facebook page and guess what species of fish this is to win.

Congratulations to Mark Rooney and Mary Zolmer, winners from last weeks ass.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fishing Reports-September 11

Bow River Report –September 11, 2014
We have to admit, none of us felt the compulsion to fish the last couple of days. However, we did send some folks who really wanted to fish to a couple likely dry fly spots. They found lots of fish rising on BWO mayflies every afternoon this week.

Even after the sudden pulse of winter, the river will likely continue to fish just fine. We have probably seen the last of the Tricos but if it warms up like they say, hoppers should fish OK again.

Water Boatmen are showing up in a big way in the lower stretches. This is one of our favorite hatches/events every year.

Long story short….lots of good fishing yet to come before winter sets in.

Fish Creek launch is closed until around September 19 for repairs. And with the rain of yesterday and today, you might want to avoid McKinnon’s for a day or so.


Hatches: Caddis, Pseudos (tiny little BWO), Baetis (saner size of BWO)

Streamers: Clouser-Brown/White, Geek Leech-Purple, Silvey’s Scuplin Leech-Olive/Black/White Head, Love Bunny, Circus Peanut.
Nymphs: Heavy Metal Worm, Atomic Worm, Tung Stud, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Tung Dart, Copper John-Black, Peacock Water Boatman
Dry Flies: Bloom’s CDC Caddis, Spent Partridge Caddis, Silvey’s Edible Emerger, Fat Albert, Two-Tone Para Ant, Berrett’s Cricket, Morrish Hopper-Tan, Point Guard Hopper-Tan, Parachute Adams

Crowsnest River Report – September 11, 2014
The Crow is back down to just under 5 cms, after jumping up pretty good last week after rain. With nice weather forecast for a while fishing down there should be good.

Hatches: BWO’s, Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers

Streamers: Bead Crystal Bugger, Crystal Bugger-Olive, Kiwi MuddlerNymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John
Dries: R/L Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Beetles, Morrish Hopper,
Point Guard Hopper-Tan, Parachute Adams

High Country River Report – September 11, 2014
Might not be a bad idea to give the high country a few days to return to more normal fall conditions. With average and above average temperatures forecast for next week they’ll start to fish just fine.
Some of the streams got a lot of snow in their headwaters so if it warms up quick there might be a little pulse of dirty water. Best to check with us before heading out.

Hatches: Caddis,BWO’s, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers

Streamers: Sleech-Olive, Silveys Sculpin Leech-Tan, Party Boy-Pink, Circus Peanut-WhiteNymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John
Dries: Parachute Adams, Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Morrish Hopper,
Point Guard Hopper-Tan



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Simms Packs

Received another re-supply of Simms Packs here at the shop.
They don't seem to last long.

Friday, September 5, 2014

FISH ASS FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 5


Week two of F.A.F.

Go to our facebook page, like to win, and guess the fish species to win as well.

Congratulations to Cory Edge and Greg Romeskie, winners of last weeks Ass Swag.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fishing Reports-September 3

Bow River Report –September 3, 2014
Decent numbers of rising fish in the last few days on Tricos, Caddis , and BWO’s.

Guided boats that have gone with San Juan Worm rigs have caught a lot of fish in the last week so if you want to get tugged a bunch, that’s the ticket.

Still getting a good number of eats on the Hoppers. Lots of refusals as well, good idea to try something a little different like a big ant, beetle, or cricket.

Fish Creek launch is closed until around September 15 for repairs. And with the rain of yesterday and today, you might want to avoid McKinnon’s for a day or so.


Hatches: Tricos, Caddis, Pseudos

Streamers: Clouser-Brown/White, Geek Leech-Purple, Silvey’s Scuplin Leech-Olive/Black/White Head, Love Bunny, Circus Peanut.
Nymphs: Heavy Metal Worm, Atomic Worm, Tung Stud, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Tung Dart, Hotwire Caddis
Dry Flies: Bloom’s CDC Caddis, Spent Partridge Caddis, Silvey’s Edible Emerger, Fat Albert, Two-Tone Para Ant, Berrett’s Cricket, Morrish Hopper-Tan, Point Guard Hopper-Tan

Crowsnest River Report – September 3, 2014
Crow is pretty typical for early September. A lot more technical fishing but if that’s what you like you can have a lot of fun.

Hatches: Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers

Streamers: Bead Crystal Bugger, Crystal Bugger-Olive, Kiwi Muddler
Nymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John
Dries: R/L Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Beetles, Morrish Hopper,
Point Guard Hopper-Tan


High Country River Report – September 3, 2014
Given the rainfall amounts they are calling for in the southwest corner of the province today, it will likely be the weekend before a lot of the high country streams get back into shape again. Don’t worry, it’s supposed to get nice again on Thursday so they’ll be fine in a day or two.

Hatches: Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers

Streamers: Sleech-Olive, Silveys Sculpin Leech-Tan, Party Boy-Pink, Circus Peanut-White
Nymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John
Dries: Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Morrish Hopper,
Point Guard Hopper-Tan



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fish Ass Friday!

Our first instalment of Fish Ass Friday!

A lot of what we see on social media today are standard, run of the mill face and side shots of fish. Well, for those who truly appreciate the tail, anal, and caudal fins, we introduce F.A.F.

Every Friday, we will post photos of the piscatorial posterior side of nature. All species of fish will be featured, with nothing ahead of dorsal in evidence.


Our first! And for those who use it, go to our Facebook page on Fridays.

If you like the Fish Ass photo you will be entered for a prize draw.

And if you guess what species of fish it is in the comments you'll be entered in a draw for a second prize.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fishing Reports - August 27

Bow River Report –August 27, 2014
Some pretty amazing dry fly fishing at times since late last week. Fish up on Tricos, Caddis, and on the cloudy days BWO’s

Hopper fishing has been good as well.


Hatches: Tricos, Caddis, Pseudos

Streamers: Clouser-Brown/White, Geek Leech-Purple, Silvey’s Scuplin Leech-Olive/Black/White Head, Love Bunny, Circus Peanut.
Nymphs: Heavy Metal Worm, Atomic Worm, Tung Stud, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Tung Dart, Hotwire Caddis
Dry Flies: Bloom’s CDC Caddis, Spent Partridge Caddis, Silvey’s Edible Emerger, Fat Albert, Two-Tone Para Ant, Berrett’s Cricket, Morrish Hopper-Tan, Point Guard Hopper-Tan

Crowsnest River Report – August 27, 2014
Lots of rain late last week that bumped some of the creeks up but things are getting back into shape now.

Hatches: Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers

Streamers: Bead Crystal Bugger, Crystal Bugger-Olive, Kiwi Muddler
Nymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John
Dries: R/L Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Beetles, Morrish Hopper,
Point Guard Hopper-Tan

High Country River Report – August 27, 2014
All the high country continues to fish well. Lots of dry fly stuff going on.

Hatches: Green Drakes, Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Hoppers

Streamers: Sleech-Olive, Silveys Sculpin Leech-Tan, Party Boy-Pink, Circus Peanut-White
Nymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John
Dries: Neversink Caddis, Neversink Green Drake, Marabou Emerger-Green Drake, JC Special, Ants, Morrish Hopper, Point Guard Hopper-Tan