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Old 09-16-2017, 09:32 AM
Fishislife1 Fishislife1 is offline
 
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Default Bow river advice ?

Going to the bower river for the second time this season and hopefully I don't get skunked. A lot of people have been telling me it's pretty decent this time around. Any one have a suggestion on where to go either then fish creek ? I don't have a boat that's good enough for the bow so I'm going to be doing some wading. I have bought a bunch of streamers and nymphs so I will be trying pretty much everything to not get skunked again.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:53 AM
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Go literally anywhere, and if you aren't bouncing off bottom with your nymphs you're not deep enough.
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:54 AM
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Fish the seams and don't worry about trying to hit the middle of the river.
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:58 PM
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Going to the bower river for the second time this season and hopefully I don't get skunked. A lot of people have been telling me it's pretty decent this time around. Any one have a suggestion on where to go either then fish creek ? I don't have a boat that's good enough for the bow so I'm going to be doing some wading. I have bought a bunch of streamers and nymphs so I will be trying pretty much everything to not get skunked again.
Most people get skunked at least the first 3 times they fish the Bow. Do not hit yourself if you get skunked.

The river is low right now, but the fish are behaving appropriate to the water temperature. Prime holding water is fairly easy to find, but you will have to search a little. The water is cool enough they do not need to sit in the faster current for oxygen. Look for current seams and breaks with water deep enough that only a very enterprising and skillful osprey could get it. (never had an osprey yoink a fish on you---count yourself lucky).

Make sure you keep moving. In a double nymph rig, make sure one of your flies is small (sz16 or sz18). Good luck
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:35 AM
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Thanks a lot guys very helpful indeed


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