Fishing Report – June 15, 2017

We know folks are anticipating opening day for the Eastern slopes and anxious to get back to fishing the Bow. From all reports, conditions are about where they should be for this point in the season; rivers are running a little high and slightly off color, but dropping and clearing. The quality of upcoming fishing [...]

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Fishing Report – June 5, 2017

The Bow is high and dirty. This is a good thing and quite normal for this time of year. Admittedly it’s a little earlier than historically, but high water is an important part of our season. It helps flush the river from weed growth, moves debris, and triggers conditions for bugs to hatch. Since the [...]

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Fishing Report, May 12, 2017

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Fishing options have opened up this week with the start of pike season. Pike fishing enthusiasts have been taking advantage of the warm temperatures and enjoying a great start to their season. Haul out the slightly heavier gear if you’re headed after these toothy critters to minimize stress and allow you to release the fish [...]

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Bow River Report May 5, 2017

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Fishing on the Bow has been somewhat inconsistent lately…. Although midges are abundant, fish aren’t really keyed in to them. There has been some action on BWO’s in the latter part of the afternoon but you need patience, perseverance and a willingness to put in time to capitalize on dry fly opportunities. Streamer fishing has [...]

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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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