Friday, February 15, 2013

Mid-Winter Fly Fishing Trip

Nick and I managed to make the drive down to Calgary from Edmonton on Monday to fly fish the world famous Bow River.  We usually try and get down there at least a couple of times in the winter, and now that Andy lives down in Calgary, we will probably go even more.  We fished some old haunts, and managed to do quite well.  The day started off slow with Nick landing a few whitefish before I switched to a nymph rig from a streamer.  The air started to warm, and midges were coming off more frequently.  After landing a couple fat whitefish myself, we started to get into some trout.  Nick landed a couple of bows, and a couple browns.  I managed two almost identical browns as well.  We changed spots to end the day, but were less successful there.  All in all, it was a great day to get out and fly fish in February!  For a more detailed report check here: "The Importance of the Small Stuff"

Here are a few pics from the day:

Nick netting a Bow River Brown Trout

Nice end to a good day

Sweet colours as usual on a Brown Trout

Myself releasing a nice Brown Trout (photo by Nick Sliwkanich)