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    And Neanderthals such as your self who think that violence is the correct form of action in a situation like this is the definition of being an idiot.
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    What a trip!! I'll keep it short..... The Bow was not so good; all the boats on the 10th Sept seemed to struggle that day, but a good day getting to know Maxwell. 3 days total on the Oldman and the Livingstone with Maxwell and the weather got colder and colder until on the Friday we had a high of 5 degC or so, but the fishing (and fly hatches) were brilliant. Fished a dry pretty much all the time and got lots of Cut-throats and some hybrids, all (compared to home) of a good size, largest probably 18 inches, smallest around 10 inches and all lovely plump, fit fish. Missed almost as many as I caught, lost quite a lot, including some big'uns! When you read reports and watch youtube videos, you get the idea it's easy and for some it may be so, but I had to work hard as 1) I'm not used to these wonderful 'gin clear' mountain streams/rivers with odd flows, back currents etc, 2) I'm of average ability, and without Maxwell, I would have spent 2 days just getting used to what's going on, but with his 'tutelage' I was able to do 2 afternoons on my own catching a few more to brag about when I got home! Fantastic trip although I'm sad to say I didn't get up to RMH (and Prairie Creek), in fact over the weekend of the 15th I went down to Montana to get warm, and back up on the 17th to fish the Livingstone and Oldman again. British Airways's performance on the way home was dreadful, but there you go; s..t happens. I'd love to say I'll repeat next year, but International flying is no fun (especially through time zones), but hopefully that memory will recede and the fishing memories will hold on. Cheers fellas! Thanks for advice and comments, and just one last aside; I passed through Okotoks and Black Diamond on the way back to Calgary; 2 really nice looking places, BD providing me with a lovely sausage roll and cup of coffee at a bakery. Best regards, Del (I didn't keep it that short did I?)
  4. 3 points
    Suggest and encourage you to take a beginner course from one of the local fly shops. Iron Bow Fly Shop in Dalhousie Station is your closest. It will be money and time well spent
  5. 2 points
    Hi Adams, The morning of my last day with Maxwell, the scenery was even more visually stunning with a dusting of snow on the trees and hillsides and after 10 mins of fishing around 10.45 am or so, I could scarcely feel my fingers; it was b....dy freezing. We had a couple during this very cold period, which made the day as it was the only encouragement we had to continue. By 2.30, it was a balmy 3 degC, and all was forgotten with the fish waking up. By 4.30, a halcyon day had been had (had been had??). As I'm typing, my juices are getting going and I'll be checking flights pretty soon, but not BA. Last thing, in case any 'outsiders' are reading this; apart from the fishing, The Crowsnest Pass has plenty to keep you interested besides the fishing including some great cafes (Gary; the Morning Bagels from the Fly Shop Cafe are outstanding as is Susan's welcome), at least 1 excellent pub, (Rum Runner) and some interesting and tragic history. Not forgetting the hiking, although at between 4000 and 5000 feet, I did get a bit breathless on occasion. Cheers all. Del
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    If you want to fish the Bow, Fish Creek Park is a good place to start.
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    Hi professori; many thanks for your suggestion, but it came in on the day i left so I wasn't able to follow it up (only checked mails when away), and in any case with the weather change that occurred around the 12th, 13th 14th (depending on where you were), I stayed in the South anyway. Only just got home after another Brit Airways 'balls up'. A wonderful time was had in your beautiful province, Maxwell was both great company and guide, and I'll do a more complete report when my head recovers. Cheers all, Del
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    Hey all, with the cold weather (and even sun gloves imo) please consider taking them off before handling fish. Quite frankly, I don’t know why You wouldn’t want to keep your gloves dry, but seems Iike quite a few like to leave them on. Only Takes a second to rip them off with your teeth and throw them at the bank or stuff down the front of your waders. Cheers bron
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    Gotta get them likes tho!
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    This time of year i don't touch'em if I can help it.... quick release tool comes in handy with the small dries.....
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    Del, Good on you for such a positive attitude. You fished through some of the toughest and strangest weather I've seen for this time of year. However, I expect you had the place pretty much to yourself as not many would bother to venture out in those conditions. September usually has very good weather for fishing but you hit it at a very bad time unfortunately. Glad to hear you had a good time regardless. Adams
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    It really is this simple. I would probably fish a black-n-white clouser minnow with a backswimmer dropper.
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    Walk three blocks north and go fishing
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    I run Kenwood in my trucks and Motorola for a handheld. You need a radio that can Tx/Rx 136-174 MHz. You also need one that can hold at least 100 channels, Alberta hasn't got with the program of streamlining all resource roads like BC to get everything down to 40 channels. I work all over western Canada and my radios probably have 300 channels in them, and I've had to use nearly all of them. Communications shop purchase, program, and setup will run you around a grand. My suggestion would be to find either a kenwood, icom, or motorola mobile unit on kijiji that can hold quite a few channels for 3-4 hundred bucks and get a place like sundance comm in calgary to program it for you and install it/give you whatever accessories you need.
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    Taco, could you send me a email with the errors. regards, Don
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    That is one screwed up map. Along with waterbodies with no fish in them I see they have translocated a lake from the Waiparous to west of Twin Butte
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    In addition to winter operations, trap lines need to be maintained in the summer for winter use. Brush removal, trees cut, new lines cut. Not an easy job. Looks to me like he is following the rules. Primary Structure must not exceed 576sq ft. Must not occupy more than 1 acre, shed should not be larger than 12’ x 12’. https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/66f7d3b9-2af4-4970-9bb3-1a09462adfbf/resource/ec35975c-06f7-4568-aa0f-2157a8141a31/download/5005551-1994-trapper-cabins-a-policy-for-use.pdf Looks like he puts pride into the property to make it look good. Nice cabin. I would spend time there, as I’m sure most who love the area would. He probably paid a hefty price for those trapping rights. I find most trappers to be salt of the earth types, with a plethora of info about the area. Stop in and say hi next time, I’m sure he will chat your ear off.
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    Don, I don't believe there was large browns in that stretch, but I can't help but wonder if there were some moving in trying to spawn in the affected area. Chlorine is pretty toxic to microbes and invertebrates.
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    This was on the Nordegg river SW of Lodgepole and happened 10 days ago. 4000 m3 of chlorine, definitely nuked the Nordegg and Braz tailwater.
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