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  1. It was a fabulous evening and we had a full house. Congrats to the incredible Lorene Shyba for getting this book across the finish line and hosting such a memorable launch party. Bravo! As of today, Wisdom River is the top selling fishing book in North America. Pick up your copy before it sells out. Also available on Audio book. https://www.durvile.com/books/Wisdom.html
  2. It's free to attend and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there. https://www.durvile.com/books/Wisdom.html
  3. Here's a peek inside! https://www.durvile.com/ARCS/Lookinside_Wisdom_Sample.pdf
  4. Our Signing Party and Book launch is coming up on Monday, September 25th, 7:00pm, at the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. Wisdom River: Meditations on Flyfishing and Life Midstream is a collection of stories, essays, poetry, photos, art and recipes that celebrate the wonders of flyfishing and the wisdom that can be gained from spending time on the river. Contributors from Alberta, Montana, and Nova Scotia each bring a unique perspective and voice as they share adventures and memories from times they have spent riverside and midstream. Local authors attending include, Jim McLennan, Larry Kapustka, Greg Allard, Chris Pibus and Greg Shyba. There will be music, readings, snacks, beverages, book sales and signing. Author/photo royalties and a percentage of book sales will be donated to the Oldman Watershed Council and Montana's Clark Fork Watershed. We hope you will join us in support of these great Conservation/Education organizations! Book Info: https://www.durvile.com/books/Wisdom.html
  5. dwday, no offence taken. Public discussion/education about these important issues, is always a good thing.
  6. dwday... Meaning, release mortality goes from 2% too 3.5% (at 73F, and it rarely gets that high), which will have zero population level impact on the fishery. And should we restrict angling in all of S. Alberta even if water temps are not high in the Alpine streams? Seems a bit much to me and quite frankly, ridiculous. Fishery conservation policy needs to be driven by scientific fact and evidence, not opinion polls.
  7. What does the science say? https://idfg.idaho.gov/blog/2022/06/some-perspective-trout-fishing-during-low-water-and-high-temperatures
  8. I fished the Bow yesterday. At 2:00 pm, the water temp was 63.7F and the fish were rising to the abundant spent, egg laying Caddis. The trout hooked in the previous hour (3), were rockets and next to impossible to land. The last trout hooked at 1:40 pm, a 18"-19" Rainbow, broke off 6 lb. tippet as it raced out to mid-river and upstream. Heat stressed trout were nowhere to be found. TOD restrictions are an unnecessary disruption to the short fishing season and have no conservation benefits. In fact, there are numerous scientific papers on the topic which clearly show that C&R angling has no population level effects. C&R angling in low flow, high water temperature also have no measurable population level impacts. So, would one of the "Hooters" please provide scientific evidence that TOD restrictions have population level benefits.
  9. These TOD restrictions have no conservation benefits and causes unnecessary disruption to the majority of anglers in S. Alberta. It also damages the Bow rivers long standing international reputation as a reliable Blue Ribbon trout fishing destination.
  10. https://www.fieldandstream.com/conservation/fishing-high-temps-doesnt-harm-trout/?fbclid=IwAR1z7Z1LNjPtfUpdoUyqFGS6dLKk7E-ojNfDUA5LRVotrxYsy9W6H6dK3S0 https://www.idahopress.com/emmett/sports/fishing-during-low-water-and-high-temps-does-not-harm-trout/article_c9617870-1898-11ee-a216-671027bf6636.html?fbclid=IwAR1z7Z1LNjPtfUpdoUyqFGS6dLKk7E-ojNfDUA5LRVotrxYsy9W6H6dK3S0
  11. Run off already came and went.
  12. Use an old floating line for sink tips because the extra mass will cause line stretch in the tapered end of the fly line causing cracks and your line will be kaput in no time. You can cut 10' or 15' off the end of an old floating fly line and make a loop to attach 10'-15' tips as well. Casts much better. As SilverDoctor mentioned, a Full sink type 6 for the boat is nice to have aboard for when the fish are not hugging the bank and are glued to the bottom, which is more often than not.
  13. Great photo's, thanks for sharing.
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