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Hit the Bow last week with the fly rod just upstream of Fish creek, unfortunately the river was completely blown from the torrential rains that they had there.

Fish cr was like chocolate milk, and the bank was caving in at a ridiculous rate. The main part of the Bow was like spring runoff, but still fishable. If I was to do it again I would have brought a spinning rod and a couple of 1/2 oz spoons, but I won't be up that way until later this summer.

I did catch and release a small brown (7") on a variation of an egg sucking leech (tied it on a streamer #6 hook with black and grey marabou, 8 strands of silver tinsel @ the midsection, and a round of peacock hearl behind the red wool) and saw a few rainbows surfacing in the slack water (probably smashing caddis/nymphs).

Saw a few other people out there with kroc spoons in silver and blue, and some with bronze. As per usual there is a bait restriction for maggots only (sorry for the powerbait lovers XD).

It looked like a nice area to drift down if you had a boat, and you would probably have a lot of success if you hit the slack water on the upstream side of Fish Cr.; however, shore fishing is also very possible as is wading in the shallow areas.

Tight lines!
 

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When the water starts to clear up with 2'-3' visibility at the bank streamer fishing can be amazing when you drift and cast at the shore. Big lead eye Bow River buggers 3"-4". My favourite time the hits are hard and the big fish come out. After the water clears up the dry fly starts getting pretty good.


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