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The river still has plenty of water and has not dropped to normal flow rates. I suspect the Bow will begin drop soon which will continue to improve the dry fly fishing. Stoneflies are providing some good dry fly episodes, but rising fish is spotty with the high water. Nymphs are working well, stoneflies and small beheads are producing some reel knuckle dusters, a hot Bow river trout are a breed of their own, lots fun!!!!

A nice rainbow that eat a stone fly.


Updated: Jul 20, 2019

The Bow has settled and fishing in now getting good.Still plenty of water in the system but it will begin to drop as the forecast calls sun and hotter weather, 30C on Tuesday July 23rd, maybe the first day this year we have had 30C. Oh well the fish are happy which is always a good thing. Streamer fishing has been good and nymphing is productive. We have began to see some dry fly action and as the river drops this should improve and the trout will look up. Plenty of caddis in the evening, some PMD's and the Stoneflies are migrating in places.. Finally, the Bow is ready to fish.... Tightlines

Graham looking at Adam's Rainbow on a stonefly!

Looking at Bow and its tributaries of the Sheep river and Highwood we are a ways away from Fly Fishing. Southern Alberta is better with fishable waters which is nice for our long weekend of Canada Day. The weather is looking better for later in the week giving the rivers time to settle and hopefully its sooner than later. Early July is my guess, then look out the Bow River 2019 season will kickoff.... Big Browns eating Big Bugs...... I'll keep ya posted.

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