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Bow River


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When you call to book your Bow River float or
southern Alberta wading adventure. I will go through everything in detail
  • A 4 or 5 weight rod will do nicely for dry flies and a 6
    or 7 weight for nymphs and streamers is ideal
  • A floating line will be used 90% of the time.
  • A fast sink tip is an asset on the Bow River and for going after big Bull Trout on the Oldman River.
  • Breathable waders are ideal but not necessary and I do recommend felt soled boots because the river
    rocks can be quite slick.
  • Shorts or quick dry pants for hot days when waders are not required.
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Rain Jacket with a hood.
  • Hat or hats (it can get windy)
  • Fleece jacket (I’ve seen snow in August on the Bow!)
  • Mosquito repellent/sunscreen
  • Camera (your friends will never believe the fish stories your going to tell without pictures as proof)
  • A535 deep heating rub (after fighting fish all day you are going to need it!)

Patterns required: bring your favourites (I have seen redfish patterns work on the Bow). I will give you a detailed list for the time of year when you book as hatches can vary from year to year.

Fishing Pole uses Sage Fly Rods

"I thought I knew how to fly fish until I floated the Bow River with Mark. . . His knowledge and expertise are second to none. . ."

Mike Lombardo, Connecticut