Fly-fishing Rockin’ in Southern Alberta

Frequent readers of this blog will know that I’m rarely at a loss for words. But all this driving to and from Alberta lately – all the great fly-fishing with stellar clients – has left me with little to say but lots to display.

River X rainbow trout ate super-sized foam

In short, we’ve been rockin’ it on a handful of rivers in Southern Alberta. Golden stones, caddis, green drakes, PMDs – all have featured prominently. Even better, little baby hoppers are everywhere along the grassy banks; which means, of course, stellar August fly-fishing when they’re all growed up and feeding hungry trout.

Can you spot the brown trout? Can you say “BIG”?

Thankfully, Swami Dave revoked my Alberta credentials today and put me on the Elk River. For the first time this season, I could see the end of my oar blades in the water, which is now officially blue instead of brown. Clients Dick and Luther landed more than a dozen cutties on dries, and just as many light nymphing. ‘Nuff said – enjoy the pics … Chris

Alberta Rocky Mountains – Eastern edge


Nice brown trout


Nice scenery


Yellowish rainbow means cutthroat trout genes. Very pretty.


Derek the Dude – D.B.O. guide extraordinaire


This Dude can fish! Very happy D.B.O. client with River X brown.


Carol can fish, too. She plies her craft on River Y.


Fish on! Again.