Southwestern Alberta

June 27, 2020

Southwestern Alberta


Fishing to the south of us sounds like it has been nothing short of stellar. Currently, the core four (Highwood, Livingstone, Oldman and Sheep) are all getting back to their averages for this time of the year. And visibility seems to be in tip-top shape. Fishing conditions have picked up and the fish are really starting to look up consistently.

From the sounds of it, there are tiny BWO's, PMD's, Caddis (more in the evenings), yellow and lime sallies, and buttloads of terrestrials! with the big addition of the hoppers to the cutty's meal plan, we definitely suggest either fishing hopper dropper or even going with a beetle and ant trailer fly. Other than that make sure you are packing a good amount of streamers as the bulls are on the move and the opportunity to hook into a big one is there.

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  • Streamers: Jointed Urchin Tan #4, Coffey's Sparkle Minnow JJ #4-8, Doc's Articulator Olive #4, Dornan's Chicklet Olive/White #4
  • Nymphs: Jakes RubberEgg Stone #6-8, Brassie #14-20, Tungsten Peacock Peridon #14-18, Dirty Hot Pink Pheasant Tail #12-16, TJ's Hooker Brown/Black #6, Jimmy Legs Brown/Orange #6-10
  • Dries: Gould's Half Down Stone Fly #6, Jake's Hi-vis Caddis Tan #12-18, Smoke Jumper Black #18-20, H & L Variant #16-18

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