Fishing Report, September 21st, 2019

Although we are now well into the month of September, most of us are still refusing to concede the fact that our summer is coming to a close. There are still a couple solid months of regular fishing left before the number of fishable days decreases and we have no choice but to don our waders and warmest pair of long johns for a chance at a fish. For trout in Alberta, the coming weeks will be a last ditch effort to pack on as many calories as possible before the beginning of winter brings a major decrease in temperature and food availability. 

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The Winston BIII-X 596 and Galvan Rush 6 with an Airflo Streamer Max Short makes for a fun light-streamer rod.

(Matt Hodgson photo)

ES2 – AKA Central Alberta

Nymphs – Anderson's Bird of Prey, Tungsten Salvation Nymph

Streamers – Gartside Leeches, Wooly Buggers, Zonkers

Dries – Blue-Winged Olives, Grasshoppers, Ants, Caddis, Tricos


Bow River

Nymphs – Anderson's Bird of Prey, Tungsten Salvation Nymph, Boatmen, Backswimmers

Dries – Tricos, Caddis, Fall Caddis, Sedges, Grasshoppers, Blue-Winged Olives

Streamers – Gartside Leeches, Wooly Buggers, Zonkers, Sex Dungeons, Sparkle Minnows


Southern Alberta

Nymphs – Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear, Pseudo Prince, 

Streamers – Gartside Leeches, Wooly Buggers, Zonkers

Dries – Blue-Winged Olives, Ants, Beetles, Fall Caddis, Grasshoppers


Helpful Tips:

-When the fish are eating very small flies that can be difficult to see in low light, like tricos, try fishing them behind a more visible fly in a double dryfly setup. 

-We have some great fall and winter gear in the shop now, so come by and check out the new base layers, mid layers, and other insulating gear from Simms. 

-For tips on layering and how to be as comfortable as possible when things get cooler, have a look at our blog on Winter Layering Tips 

-We are still booking guided trips for the 2019 season! Don't miss out this year. Trips can be booked here on the BRT site.

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