Southern Alberta Cabin fever is almost at an end!

A little early season luck in the Tail waters of the Oldman river. It has been a long miserable @$#$#%$& winter in Southern Alberta but yesterday I managed to find just a little reprieve and a friend! I even found a couple of rainbows and Browns rising , but I had to call it when the snake guides on my rod iced up so badly that I couldnt cast! So soon, very soon the wonder that is our great outdoors will turn green again and restore life to the Oldman watershed of southern Alberta!!    ...

Early Season Patterns for Southern Alberta

Early Season Patterns for Southern Alberta Shane Olson of myflyguy.ca As much as an avid fly fisherman enjoys casting dry flies, in the early season this will put serious limitations on the fish you will be able to reach. The reason for this is basic entomology. This is not to say that you can’t fish dries early, but if we are to match the hatch our options will become extremely limited. Although there are some flies that will hatch in the earliest part of the Southern Alberta season, such as March Browns, most of the waters have not yet reached the temperatures needed to kick-start any sort of hatch that would get a dry fly nuts heart pounding. Keeping this in mind choosing the right flies for the early chilled Alberta days can certainly make the difference between successful fishing or just a great walk in the woods.  ...

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Alberta’s Free Fishing weekends 2017

As this long weekend approaches we have another amazing opportunity to spend time with love ones and introduce the next generation to the world class angling opportunities that abound in Alberta! You can find all the information one will need in order to partake in this the first of two weekends available to all Albertan’s in 2017 http://mywildalberta.com/Fishing/FamilyFishingWeekends.aspx Keep in mind that the “FREE” part of these weekends applies only to the licences. All other regulations are always in full effect. Play safe out there!!   Tight lines, Shane Olson....