Whirling Disease Update

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Many folks reading this likely already know that Alberta’s first case of whirling disease was confirmed in August 2016. We’ve been following this issue closely and have had many conversations over the past six months with biologists and others about what this means to us as business owners and anglers. We’ve also been following social [...]

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Bow River Rainbows 2016…. It was a great year!

We’ve been going through some pictures the last few weeks and couldn’t help but notice the quality of the fish that were caught last season on the Bow. Here’s a glimpse. We’re looking forward to the upcoming season. Fish Tales Fly Shop – 2016 Bow River Rainbows from Fish Tales Fly Shop on Vimeo.

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Fly Tying Videos

Although Jeff Harrop has moved on from the shop, he’s left a collection of fly tying videos for us all to remember him by. When Jeff isn’t busy in the steelhead country he now calls home we hope he’ll continue to help us out with some occasional fly orders and more videos for this collection. [...]

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Bow river techniques with Jensen Fly Fishing and Fish Tales

Since 2015 we’ve enjoyed some time on the water with Dave and Amelia Jensen (Jensen Fly Fishing/Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine.) These days are spent with video cameras in tow and result in some good information for anglers of all ages and abilities. Here are the videos from 2016….

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Fishing with the Jensen’s

Since 2015 we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a day (or two) per season on the water with Dave and Amelia Jensen (Jensen Fly Fishing/Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine.) These days are spent with video cameras in tow and result in some good information for anglers of all ages and abilities. Here are the videos from [...]

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Fish Face Friday compilations

Fridays have been “fish face Fridays” for all of us at Fish Tales since March of 2012. Each week we choose a picture from our files to share on our social media sites – Facebook and Instagram – with the tag “Fish Face Friday.” At the end of each 52 week period we put together [...]

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Bow River Report – January 28, 2017

Bow River Report January 28, 2017 Good news for those who’ve had cabin fever lately.  The recent warm temperatures have given folks an opportunity to head to the river and try out that new Christmas gear or trusty old companion. Recent chinooks have brought temperatures consistently above 0 for the past few days and throughout [...]

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Fishing Forecast – September 29, 2016

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With a myriad of colors along its edges and big, feisty fish beneath the surface, the Bow continues to beckon. We love this time of year on the river.  Stories of boatmen emergences earlier in the week and reports of the odd fish landed on dry BWO imitations make it challenging to focus on the [...]

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Fishing Forecast – September 8, 2016

Hard to believe the first week of September is already gone! Kids are back to school which may free up time for some. Take advantage of it if you can as there is some very good fishing to be had. Bow river fish continue to be in prime condition. Rainbows are fat and feisty and [...]

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Bow River Forecast – September 1

September is upon us. It’s one of our favourite fishing months of the year. However, it does seem a bit early for the leaves to be changing color and starting to drop. Bow river fish continue to be in prime condition. Rainbows are fat and feisty and beautifully-coloured at the moment. Browns are hunkered down [...]

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