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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Indications for Indicators

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Nymph fishing is one of the most popular and effective fly fishing techniques. Nymphing techniques vary but one key component that causes all sorts of “too-many-choices-stress” is the strike indicator. Here is a summary of what I would consider the pros and cons of various strike indicators. Style: Corkie: Pros simple and relatively inexpensive has [...]

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Warm water temperatures and fishing…

Seems this is the summer of hot temperatures and low river flows. These two trends combine to mean increased water temperature. We’ve been very lucky to date because we’ve been experiencing enough rain and temperature cool downs to offer some reprieve – but the most recent spell of hot weather means that water temperatures are [...]

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Pike leader setup.

Here’s a quick video we put together to help folks with setting up their pike leaders. Happy Fishing!

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“Quick ‘Cuda Rig”

Quick Cuda Rig from Fish Tales Fly Shop on Vimeo.

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Video – Quick ‘Cuda setup

Terry Johnson takes you step-by-step through creating a quick ‘cuda rig which will increase your chances of a tousle with these toothy critters on the flats.

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Walking with rods….

We ventured to Kananaskis Country last week for a family outing. This was one of our first hiking/fishing trips with the kids ages 8 and 5. They’re both keen fishers and have floated the Bow numerous times but had never had to carry rods through the bush. One tip we shared with the oldest – from a [...]

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Iphone/Ipod Apps

I don’t consider myself much of a techie but am learning to appreciate how worthwhile handheld technology can be. Two good apps I’ve uploaded to my Iphone are “Animated Fishing Knots” (John Sherry - $0.99) and AB Fishing (Orbital Marketing - free.) The Animated fishing knots application features a selection of knots for line to line connections, loop connections, [...]

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10 Things i would never go on a fishing trip without – Aaron Caldwell

1. Duct tape – It fixes so many things and I have never been on a trip where I didn’t use it for something. 2. Crazy Glue - From repairing broken tip tops to making repairs on crushed sunglasses. It is a must 3. UV Knot Sense - This UV cure epoxy can be used in many ways; fly repairs, [...]

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Remember – Alberta is barbless.

Ok so it’s not news…. Alberta’s been barbless for years. This suggestion focuses on the process of de-barbing or pinching the barbs on your flies. Lots of folks will sit down and de-barb their flies en masse while watching a favorite TV show or NHL playoff game. This is great for the flies you have now but could mean you [...]

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