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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.
  14. Many thanks, gents. Keep it coming folks!
  15. Thanks again to everyone for their ongoing contributions to our Citizens Science Water Temperature Survey. I am making an urgent appeal to anglers who are fishing the Bow river in the Cochrane and Canmore area's over the next week, to take water temperature readings and send them to me, or post their results here on this post. The early data from our Survey has yielded some surprising and important results, which is directing some areas of our investigation and data collection. Spread the word and get involved. We need temperature data from all of the flowing waters in the ES1 Zone. Your participation and effort is vital and greatly appreciated. Greg
  16. A primary goal of any Citizen Science project is, and should be, getting the community involved in Conservation through participation.The results of our Survey will be useful in future community engagement with Fisheries managers to foster the best policy decisions, in the best interests of our fisheries and fishing community. Data will be shared publicly and with any other organizations who have an interest. We might bring this data to the Scientists for examination including Fisheries biologists, Hydrologists, Academics and see what trends or anomalies they may find and why. It may point to area's that need further investigation. We're excited to find out!
  17. Excellent and many thanks. I'm receiving some interesting temperature data from many of our S. Alberta streams. Keep it coming folks. Dig out your thermometers. (or go buy one)
  18. Excellent. Thanks guys. Keep it coming folks. We're counting on your participation. Tell your fishing friends.
  19. Mike Mailley is an excellent fly tier and has proven patterns that catch trout.
  20. Bow river today at Ivor Strong bridge. 2:30 pm - 63F
  21. Forgot to mention that you can also post your water temperature readings here as well. Ultimately, the goals of any Citizens Science project is to foster community engagement, so get involved, dip your thermometers and send us your data. .
  22. We are conducting a Citizens Science project to collect daily Water Temperature data from our rivers. If you are out fishing in the ES1 or ES2 Zone, in the next 10 days, please take a water temperature reading and send it to me via forum message or email to: gregats@live.com. Please include your Name, Water Temperature, Name of stream/river/creek with a general location and date/time of day. Spread the word to all of your fishing friends so that we can record as much of this valuable data as possible. Your cooperation and contributions will be greatly appreciated. Greg Allard
  23. These "options" have already been discussed and are being considered by AEP. As mentioned, restrictions on types of tackle for ES1 for next year and they were/are looking at closing several streams, as mentioned in the global news link.
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