Important Fly Fishing Resources & Links

Find useful fly fishing resources for your next guided trip or float on the Bow River.

Bow River Alberta Flow Rates - a guide for Fly Fishing near Calgary.


The Bugs…

The major trout food groups and approximate feeding schedule is below. Of course, this varies as Mother Nature sees fit on any given fly fishing trip on the Bow River. There are so many flies to choose from, but some of our staples are listed. Keep in mind trout feed BELOW the surface 90% of the time. Read our latest blog post for beginners who want to learn how to fly fish.

BUGFly and Hook Size
Caddis (May-Sept) Elk Hair Caddis, #14,16,18
BWO (Apr-May, Aug, Oct)Adams, BWO, #18-20
Pale Morning Dun (June-July)PMD Parachute #16-18
Tricos (Aug-Oct)Trico Spinner, Black Cripple #18-20
Midges (All Season)Griffiths Gnat #16,18,20
Stoneflys (June-July)Big Foam with rubber legs #8,10
Terrestials (July-Sept)Daves Hopper, Fat Albert #8-10,
Nymphs (All Season)Prince, Copper John, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, Evil Weevil #10-20, San Juan Worm #2-8
Streamers (All Season) Wooly Bugger, Double Bunny, Clouser Minnow, Geek Leech #2-6

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