Annie with a Bow River Rainbow

Montana Outfitter Jason Morrison (Missoula MT) with a very pretty 24 inch Bow RIver Brown Trout

The Bow River downstream of Calgary Alberta is highly regarded as one of the very best rivers  in North America to fish for large trout , namely browns .My last trip up there reinforces my and other Outfitter’s  verbal and written bullshit  propaganda ,at least to me anyway.Over the years I spent at lot of time on The Bow River , I pulled my first guide trip there in 1988 ( I apologize to those first  clients ) then spending countless days fishing and guiding  and now where due o my ever evolving life and circumstances I don’t spend as much time  Fly-Fishing and Guiding on The Bow River as I would like. Given a chance to sneak  up there and I am gone , August 7th was no exception. I joined Newlyweds Annie and Jason Morrison for a fun filled day of” Toad chasing ‘ specifically targeting big fish via Hopper- Dropper rigs and throwing Streamers going for quality as opposed to worming the middle of the river while staring at indicators .It was fun ! We floated the sometimes difficult city stretch ,switching it up between hopper and streamer fishing .The result was an awesome day on the Bow River with a very happy newly married couple .

Congrats Annie and Jason !

 

Brown Trout Head Study

Streamer Eater

 

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