Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Along the Bow River 2015

#bowriver | #flyfishing | #KeepEmWet | #yyc

The Orvis Company Guide Rendezvous 2015 - April 23-25

The Orvis Company Guide Rendezvous 2015 - April 23-25

Block out the dates on your calendar—the Orvis Guide Rendezvous (open to all guides) and the Down the Hatch Fishing Festival (open to all fishy folk) is returning to Missoula, Montana.

More info here:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Down The Hatch

Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day Canada ! April 22, 2015

#‎EarthDay‬ | ‪#‎EarthDayEveryDay‬ |

Here's a story we thought worthy of mention on Earth Day. 

A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in.

She is the North America winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world's largest award for grassroots environmental activists.

For more information about Marilyn and how you can help, visit


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Calgary Hook and Hackle Club 2015 Annual Auction

Calgary Hook and Hackle Club 2015 Annual Auction

Wednesday April 22nd
Doors Open 6:00 pm. Auction 7:00 pm
1975 26th St. S.E. Calgary

This event is open to everyone in the Calgary fly fishing community.

- Police Outpost Lake Fishing
- Midnapore Lake Fishing
- Local Small Stream Walk and Wade
- A Day out with the Prez on the Highwood -Crowsnest Walk and Wade -North Raven walk and Wade -Elbow River Walk and Wade -Bow River Float -Guerilla Fly Fishing Adventure -Private Fly Tying Lessons -Casting Instruction from an FFFF Certified Instructor

Click on posters for larger images

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Cost of Trout Fishing

The Cost of Trout Fishing

 By Douglas M. Thompson, New York Times, Apr 10, 2015

"... But my rod will be collecting dust at home. I reluctantly gave up fishing 10 years ago after I saw what a century of stocking nonnative fish was doing to the landscape I love."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Along the Bow River 2015

The weather in April can be a crap shoot. It's great to be able to get out midweek to catch what good weather there is. That what these folks did this week.

 #‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬ ‪#‎yyc‬ ‪#‎KeepEmWet‬ ‪#‎driftboat‬

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Woods Canada looks to hire Canadians to camp across the country

Bow River Shuttles writes: Nowhere does it say that you can't take along your fly rod. :-) 

Woods Canada looks to hire Canadians to camp across the country

Outdoor gear company offering $20K salary, travel and meals for 5 months

CBC News, Apr 07, 2015

Read more here:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

McKinnon Flats Reopens

We reported back in March that signs had gone up announcing that McKinnon would be closed in the future from Nov 01 to April 15.

The gate was then closed and locked on March 14.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

National Volunteer Week 2015 - April 12-18

National Volunteer Week 2015 - April 12-18

'Volunteers are part of the ripple effect'

A volunteer action is like a stone thrown in a lake: its effect has a direct impact. At the same time, like ripples, volunteer efforts reach out far and wide to improve communities. Undeniably, volunteers rock.

Michelle Magotiaux, Owner/Operator Bow River Shuttles, would like to say 'thank you' to all of the volunteers who have helped us over the years at our various events, including our "Back Cast Fly Fishing Film Festival” and our "Blue Ribbon Bow River Cleanup".

Most of these volunteers have come from Casting for Life, Calgary Women's Fly Fishers Club, Calgary Hook & Hackle Club, Trout Unlimited Canada, Fly Fishing Team Canada, Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada, Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League and Western Sky Land Trust. 

You know who you are! Many thanks! 

Volunteer Canada | ‪#‎volunteer‬ | ‪#‎NVW2015‬