Southwestern Alberta

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The Streams of southwestern Alberta were hit pretty hard with some heavy rain earlier this week. This caused the southwestern streams flow rates to skyrocket in a 24 hour period. Because of this, the water levels down south are still running pretty high but they are starting to drop consistently. With little rain projected in the forecast, these rivers should return to average water levels by the weekend. Stoneflies are still hatching and grasshopper activity is starting to ramp up. Along with the big bugs, PMD's, Mayflies, and Drakes are starting to pop up in larger numbers. If you are heading down to the streams of southwestern Alberta make sure you have a variety of dry flies but also bring your nymphing box. Because water temperatures are still a little chilly starting off nymphing in the morning has proven to be more productive with Dry Flies and Streamer activity picking up closer to lunchtime. Look for seam lines or back eddies that are created in-behind rocks and log jams. If you are looking to head down to the southwestern streams this weekend, the forecast is not calling for rain.

Flow Rate: 6.109

Visibility: 4'<

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Flies:

Streamers:

YFG Mini Dragon White #2

Galloups Dungeon Tan #1/0

Coyote Clouser #4

CH Sparkle Minnow Sculpin #8

Nymphs:

BH Rubber Leg Stone #10

AJ’s Bird Turd Tan/Black #6-#8

Blooms Tungdart #14-#16

Tungsten BH Hares Ear #14

Dries:

Goulds Half Down Golden Stone #6

Micro Frank Yellow Sally #18

Dornans Micro Gold Member #14-#16

Purple Haze #16

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Connor Ingstrup