Due North of Montana: A Guide to Flyfishing in Alberta by Chris Dawson

By Chris Dawson

Are you uninterested in flyfishing these brand-name U.S. trout streams that promise giant fish yet produce commonly gigantic crowds? Then a visit to Alberta is the appropriate resolution, and "Due North of Montana" is the guidebook you’ll want. a number of hours’ force from the most recognized trout waters within the reduce forty-eight will take you to rivers you’ve most likely by no means heard of before—rivers just like the North Raven, the place you’ll locate colossal browns emerging in a spring creek; or the Elk River, touted as might be the simplest westslope cutthroat move in North the US. 11 of Alberta’s most sensible southern and important trout streams are coated during this booklet, from the metropolitan Bow to the precipitous gorge of the Highwood River. Alberta local Chris Dawson tells you the place to fish, whilst to move, and what flies to take advantage of. Maps assist you find the rivers and their entry issues. With "Due North of Montana" you may make your individual discoveries in waters which are as uncrowded as America’s rivers 20 years in the past.

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Predictably, a lot of novice Calgary flyrodders seem to take the Bow for granted. " as if they've paid their dues and better things are in store. When you try to convince them that better things are not in store, that the Bow is just about as good as it gets, they roll their eyes, giving you a "Yeah, sure, whatever you say" sort of look. I should know; my wife's that way. Page 11 Christine has been flyfishing for a couple of years now, but she usually gets out on her terms, which basically means when the sun is shining and the nearest bear is fifty miles away.

Freshwater license. For more information, see the "Special Regulations" heading in the Elk River chapter. Anglers trailering their own driftboats or rafts to Alberta should note that vehicle shuttles are readily available at some rivers and non-existent at others. For example, while you won't have any trouble arranging a shuttle along the lower Bow, the same service is hard to come by on the upper river. The best bet is to check with the nearest fly shop or outfitter, because most of the shuttle services book through the shops anyway.

The cottonwood and poplar leaves are a burnished gold, the sky so ceramic blue that it threatens to shatter and rain down upon the unsuspecting valley. This is also a good time to cast streamers. Use a sinking or sink-tip line and strip weighted Woolly Buggers through deep holes, where the trout are once again congregating as winter approaches. Special Regulations There are a number of special regulations on this section of the Bow (most within the city and pertaining to seasonal closures), so carefully read the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing included with your license.

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