Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fishing Reports - August 25




Bow River Report – August 25, 2016

Water conditions are much different than in the past weeks. Levels down in the low 60 CMS range, and lots of visibility.

Started to get some Hopper eats last week. It’s not fast and furious, but we have gotten some nice fish in cool places on the foam bugs of late.

The nymph fishing continues to be good. A small Leech pattern is a good idea as part of your nymph rig.

Still getting some very nice big fish on streamers.

One interesting item of note. A few people have been catching a good number of fish on Boatmen already. Seems a little early, but nothing has been quite on target this summer.

Remember #KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Tricos, Few Caddis, Hoppers, Water Boatmen

Dry Flies:  Chewbakka Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper- Tan or Peach,
                  Quigley’s Flag Ant, Flying Ant-Black or Cinnamon, Parahcute Caddis
   
Nymphs:   Tung Stud-Olive #14, B/H Pheasant Tail, Hotwire Caddis,
                 Prince Nymph, Chamois Leech, Crystal Bugger,
                 Peacock Boatman #14

Streamers:  Taupe Leech, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger, Wooly Bugger,
                    Near Nuff Sculpin, Kreelex Minnow.

Crowsnest River Report – August 25, 2016

The Crowsnest is very low, clear, wadeable, and technical here and there. The terrestrial stuff (ants, hoppers) are in full swing. This is the most user friendly way to catch fish there right now. If you find rising fish, prepare for small flies, light tippets, and maybe a number of fly switches.

Remember #KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Yellow and Lime Sally Stones, PMD’s, Caddis, Hoppers, Ants.

Dries: Purple Haze, E/C Caddis, Yeager’s Foam Caddis,Helen Keller PMD,
          PMD Stacker Cripple, Chewbakka Hopper, Point Guard Hopper,
          Quigley’s Flag Ant.

Nymphs:  Tung Stud-Olive, B/H Pheasant Tail, Holo Prince, Prince of Darkness
  
Streamers: Medusa, Ice Pick Streamer

High Country River Report – August 25, 2016

All of the high country streams continue to fishing very well. Lots of dry fly stuff going on.
Still Green Drakes around, as well as Caddis, PMD’s, and terrestrials.

If you find fish being a little picky try a small BWO pattern like the
Film Critic-BWO or a small Parachute Adams

Remember #KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Chewbakka Hopper, Point Guard Hopper,  Elk Hair Caddis, 
          Neversink Caddis, PMD Thorax, Neversink Green Drake,
          Parachute  Adams.

Nymphs:  Prince of Darkness, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail
  
Streamers: Ice Pick Streamer, Medusa.

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Hard As Hull Products


Finally, from Hard As Hull, Hard As Hull Thinner
Keep your H.A.H. at just the right consistency.

Also, from H.A.H., Hard as Hull Penetrator, for when you don't want a gloss finish but want the cement to soak and bond materials. Perfect for all your nymphs and works great for bonding the hair and eyes on Clousers.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fishing Reports - August 18



Bow River Report – August 18, 2016



The river continues to clear over the last number of days. Other than a radical drop in flows earlier in the week to allow for debris removal the flows have been fairly stable.



The big news of the week would be that we are aware of, and have proof, of fish being caught on dries. Instances of rising fish on Tricos and the few Caddis still around have occurred in the last few days. The really big news is that there have been some fish caught on HOPPERS! Hopefully the Hopper fishing continues to improve.



The nymph fishing continues to be good. A small Leech pattern is a good idea as part of your nymph rig.



Still getting some very nice bg fish on streamers.



Remember #KEEPEMWET



Hatches:  Tricos, Few Caddis, Hoppers



Dry Flies:  Chewbakka Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper- Tan or Peach,

                  Quigley’s Flag Ant, Flying Ant-Black or Cinnamon, Parahcute Caddis

   
Nymphs:   Tung Stud-Olive #14, B/H Pheasant Tail, Hotwire Caddis,
                 Prince Nymph, Chamois Leech, Crystal Bugger



Streamers:  Taupe Leech, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger, Wooly Bugger,

                    Near Nuff Sculpin.



Crowsnest River Report – August 18, 2016



The Crowsnest is very low, clear, wadeable, and technical here and there. The terrestrial stuff (ants, hoppers) are in full swing. This is the most user friendly way to catch fish there right now. If you find rising fish, prepare for small flies, light tippets, and maybe a number of fly switches.



Remember #KEEPEMWET



Hatches:  Yellow and Lime Sally Stones, PMD’s, Caddis, Hoppers, Ants.



Dries: Purple Haze, E/C Caddis, Yeager’s Foam Caddis,Helen Keller PMD,

          PMD Stacker Cripple, Chewbakka Hopper, Quigley’s Flag Ant.


Nymphs:  Tung Stud-Olive, B/H Pheasant Tail, Holo Prince, Prince of Darkness
  
Streamers: Medusa, Ice Pick Streamer



High Country River Report – August 18, 2016

All of the high country streams are fishing very well. Lots of dry fly stuff going on.
Still Green Drakes around, as well as Caddis, PMD’s, and terrestrials.

If you find fish being a little picky try a small BWO pattern like the
Film Critic-BWO or a small Parachute Adams


Remember #KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Morrish Hopper, Point Guard Hopper,  Elk Hair Caddis, 
          Neversink Caddis, PMD Thorax, Neversink Green Drake,
          Parachute  Adams.

Nymphs:  Prince of Darkness, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail
  
Streamers: Ice Pick Streamer, Medusa.