Southwestern Alberta

July 18, 2019

Southwestern Alberta

Conditions on the streams of southwestern Alberta are starting to shape up! Water levels are starting to lower down and water temperatures are starting to warm up. Ultimately this is hopefully going to produce more bug life. With little rain in the upcoming forecast, conditions are only going to improve. Stonefly activity has ramped up and more and more grasshoppers are starting to emerge, along with the big bugs, PMD's, Mayflies, and Drakes are starting to pop up in larger numbers. If you are heading down to the streams of southwestern Alberta make sure you have a variety of dry flies but also bring your nymphing box. Because water temperatures are still a little chilly starting off nymphing in the morning has proven to be more productive with dry fly and streamer activity picking up closer to lunchtime. Look for seam lines or back eddies that are created in-behind rocks and log jams. If you are looking to head down to the southwestern streams this weekend, the forecast is not calling for rain.

If you are looking to head down to the crow this weekend, they recently received a decent amount of moisture and the Crowsnest has bumped back up to 6cms. That being said these levels should drop in time to produce some wicked fishing this weekend.

Flow Rate: 6.109

Visibility: 4'<

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Flies:

Streamers:

Galloups Dungeon Tan #2

Poodle Diver Grey/White #4

Coyote Clouser #4

Squirrel Leech Black #10

Nymphs:

BH Flash Prince Purple #14-#16

BH Rubber Leg Stone Tan #10-#12

BH Pheasant Tail #14-#16

Blooms Tungdart #14-#16

Dries:

Lime Trude #14-#16

PMD Thorax #14-#16

EFO’s Trifecta Emerger PMD #14

Chubby Chernobyl Goldenston Grey Wing #10

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