Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Waterworks-Lamson Reels



Waterworks Lamson Liquid Fly Reel
Lamson's newest entry level reel.
Starting at $115

Waterworks Lamson Remix Fly Reel
Replaces the old standby Konic. Very nice upgrade!
Starting at $175


Now in the shop!

Friday, September 26, 2014

FISH ASS FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 26


This week's posterior pin-up for your end of the week perusal...

Congrats to Abe House and Greg Romeskie as winners for last week's F.A.F. draws. It was a tougher one for most to guess the species but three (that's right, only three) that guessed Bluefin Trevally got their name in the draw.
Greg is a second time winner now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fishing Reports - September 24

Bow River Report –September 24, 2014

The last week was a little devoid of insect hatches on a number of days, offering a lot less dry fly fishing. The last couple of days there have been more bugs, but more importantly, a bunch more rising fish. This weekend’s weather should bring on a lot more BWO mayflies.

Water Boatman numbers are way up in the last week, especially below McKinnon’s.

McKinnons Flats access is currently closed for road repairs. It is expected to re-open at the end of this week.

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

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 BoatmanDry Flies: Bloom’s CDC Caddis, Spent Partridge Caddis, Silvey’s Edible Emerger, Fat Albert, Two-Tone Para Ant, Parachute Adams

Crowsnest River Report – September 24, 2014
The Crowsnest is down to a very usual 4 cms and clear. Typical September technical fishing is on the menu for anglers who enjoy that.

Some cool fishing is available in the slower runs and tailouts at this time of year with Boatmen patterns, either fished blind or to sighted fish.

Hatches: BWO’s, Caddis, Ants, Beetles, Water Boatmen.

Streamers: Bead Crystal Bugger, Crystal Bugger-Olive, Kiwi Muddler
Nymphs: B/H R/L Hares Ear, B/H Pheasant Tail, Copper John, Peacock Boatman.
Dries: R/L Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Beetles, Parachute Adams

High Country River Report – September 24, 2014

A lot of the high country streams are still running a little high but have at least cleared up. Streams like Racehorse are fairly low, where the Oldman and Livingstone are still a little high. The cooler water from snowmelt hasn’t helped the dry fly fishing a bunch but there is still some decent fall fishing to be had.

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

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: Parachute Adams, Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Flood Tide Co.

Coming in a couple weeks to CP, the apparel line from Flood Tide Co.
T-shirts, sunshirts, hats, buffs/toobs, a lot of which feature the art work of the very talented Paul Puckett.

A Fistful of Clousers!

No Bow Hawgs!

L/S Sunshirt, featuring "Walter".

And lots of other cool stuff including hats, buffs, etc.

Friday, September 19, 2014

FISH ASS FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 19


This week's edition of F.A. If you can guess which fish it is on our Facebook page, you'll be entered to win.

Congratulations to Nancy Olfert and Ben Kroon , winners from F.A.F. last week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

HB Is Here....Howler Brothers, not Hell's Bay

Fishing Reports-September 18

Bow River Report –September 18, 2014

Other than an unexplained 60 cms bump at the end of last week, the river stayed in great shape after the week of winter. Below the Highwood has degraded since the weekend. It’s still fishable down there, it’s just down to about 18” visibility.

There have been good numbers of rising fish on the days with cloud, not as many on the sunny days. Kind of the usual deal.

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


Fish Creek launch is closed until around September 19 for repairs. McKinnon’s road will be closed to ALL access starting September 22 for road repairs. Sounds like it will be about a week.

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 18, 2014

The Crow is fishable after the snow and rain. It did not see near as much effect from last week’s snow.

Hatches: BWO’s, 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, Parachute Adams


High Country River Report – September 18, 2014

High country streams still dropping and clearing after large snowfall amounts in the headwaters. Many should be back into fishing shape for this weekend.

Hatches: Caddis,BWO’s, 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: Parachute Adams, Neversink Caddis, JC Special, Ants, Morrish Hopper,
Point Guard Hopper-Tan