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    Pics from the 2016-2017 Season

    Beautiful Fish.
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    Country Pleasures

    Not really surprised on the closing. Great people but over the years whenever I would go in there no one else would be in the store. It always felt so empty with customers. Not like going to Fish Tales or Out fly shop etc. You going into those shops and there was always other customers in the store. The other thing as well with a struggling economy that were in I can't see the need for the amount of fly shops we already have here in Calgary. And you hear in the news that we are coming out of this slump. Bull *hit we are with stores like Wholesale, Sears, CP, etc. closing doors. And not to mention oil companies still laying off. In the end it is still very sad to see because I did like to venture that shop every so often and staff with great knowledge and helpful.
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    Korker Boot Bow Out

    Garbage boots. My buddy has gone through 2 pairs and they've done what you've shown. Stick to Simms in my opinion.
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    First Time In Cabelas

    I agree. I was in there not to long ago and felt the same. I always support the local fly shops instead of the big box stores.
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    What Length In A 4Wt Rod To Get?

    Didn't fish the main portion of the elk river but yes I did notice how busy it was with boats just lined up at the fly shops every morning. My favorite area to fish by far and worth $20 bones a day in my opinion. 4 days of fishing and never saw another person and that's the way I like it. Cheers.
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    What Length In A 4Wt Rod To Get?

    So in the end I got a 4wt 8' St Croix Imperial with a lamson liquid reel. Used it on a four day trip down in the Fernie area and just loved it. Thanks for the advice everyone. Cheers.
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    Float Times Bow River

    I can tell you that we just did it on Friday from policemans to Carsland and it took about 13hrs with minimal stopping.
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    What Length In A 4Wt Rod To Get?

    Yeah, in a couple of years I may pic up a 3 but for now I'll try the 4 and see how it goes. Thanks again everyone.
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    What Length In A 4Wt Rod To Get?

    Thanks Peter. Hopefully this 4WT 8' imperial will do the trick. Like I said I also have my 5WT 9' that I will carry with me as well. So I was out on the West Castle a week ago or so and was using my 5WT and really felt the need for a smaller rod. On the bow or elk or rivers like that I will still use my 5WT.
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    What Length In A 4Wt Rod To Get?

    Awesome and thank you all so much for the information. So I just called and cancelled the 7'6" and split the difference from what you all have mentioned and went with the 8' rod. This way I can also use it back in Nova Scotia for brookies when I go home to visit. And yeah, I didn't want to go with a 3wt as that is a little to small in my opinion for the river/streams that I mentioned. I don't think I'd want to get a common 19" to 20" cuttie on that rod. I know you could probably get it in but that's too much on the fish. Cheers and thanks again everyone. I really appreciate the feedback.
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    What Length In A 4Wt Rod To Get?

    So here's my dilemma. I have right now a 5WT that I use on most rivers around Alberta and in the Fernie area for fishing dry flys. However recent outtings to some of these rivers I've been finding my 5WT a little big for them. Rivers/Streams that I'm talking about would be like the South and West Castle, Livingston, Highwood, Michelle down near Sparwood, the Wigwam, upper Oldman etc. So I'm planning on picking up a 4WT but I'm not sure what length to buy in that. The rod I'm getting is the St. Croix Imperial and I was leaning more towards the 7'6" length. Does anyone have any insight or recommendations if this length of 4WT would be good to go with or would a 8' be better. Keep in mind that this rod would only be used for dry fly fishing only. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
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    Switch Rod For Large Bull Trout?

    Thanks so much for the response Bcube. I really appreciate it. As a matter of fact I do have a Sage Smallmouth Bass rod. What type of sinktip have you put on yours? Do you use a sinktip line with a 15 foot sinking head or do you just put a piece of 5 to 10 foot sink tip onto the end of your existing line? As well will that rod be enough to bring in some of the 30" plus fish that the Elk can produce? Cheers.
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    Switch Rod For Large Bull Trout?

    I'm not arguing with you I'm just trying to figure it out. The lower elk where I said I'd be using it is quite wide. And I've watched many videos of guys hiking on smaller tribs with spey rods out in BC. I just didn't get the comment. Not trying to rub you the wrong way at all. You've helped me out in the past and I appreciate it. And I don't have a switch or spey but looking at possibly getting into it and just want info from people that have applied this technique to fishing bulls. I see that they fish this method on the Pitt River and other BC rivers. Cheers,
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    Switch Rod For Large Bull Trout?

    They do that for fishing out west for Steelhead and Salmon. What's the difference?
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    Switch Rod For Large Bull Trout?

    I'd I'd beg to differ on that. I've hooked into many bull trout over the past 3 years with that method as well. Not saying your wrong but it's worked for me. I've used a hand full of different methods and they all seem to work.
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