Southwestern Alberta

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Due to the good weather these past couple weeks, the southwestern streams of Alberta's water levels have dropped and the season is finally starting to ramp up. Fish have started to key into dry flies of all shapes and sizes. Anglers have been having good luck using caddis, hoppers, drakes and caddis dry flies. Nymphing techniques are producing good numbers of fish, hopper droppers are a great tactic to use this time of year especially when you are fishing lots of riffles and shallower pools.

If you are heading down to the streams of southwestern Alberta make sure you have a variety of dry flies and nymphs but don't forget your streamers either. Flashy brighter streamer patterns have proven to be more productive during the day while darker natural colored streamers tend to be more productive in the mornings and evenings.

The forecast for the next couple days is calling for rain, however, don't let that deter you from heading down south as summer rainstorms can produce good fishing before and after all the action.

Weather/Flow Rates

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Flies


Streamers:

Jointed Urchin White #4

Mcclures Kill Whitey White #1/0

Art Sparkle Minnow Purple #4

YFG Depth Charge Olive #4

Nymphs:

BH Pheasant Tail FB Red #16

BH Birds Nest Olive #14-#16

Bloom’s Tungdart #14-#16

Tung Prince Nymph #14-#16

Dries:

White Cloud Hopper #8-#10

Goulds Half Down Skwala #12

S.Swishers Dancing Caddis #16

Parachute Green Drake #10-#12

Connor Ingstrup