From Mid-June until the end of October we help people with selecting patterns for going to the mountain streams. These higher elevation rivers and creeks hold multiple species (Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook, and Bull Trout) of fish that offer some of Alberta’s most memorable and beautiful angling opportunities. The Eastern Slopes of the Canadian Rockies hold Alberta’s most precious resource (clean cold water), which is critical to these fish species life history. Hiking up these mountain streams is worth the trip in itself! These “must have” flies will cover you for a multitude of situations and the chance to connect to one of these wild trout.
Nymphs: Doc’s Summer Bug, Bead Head Pheasant Tail, Hot Spot Soft Hackle, Copper John (a very effective way to fish these is under a larger dry fly (hopper-dropper).
Streamers: Red Leech, Skiddish Smolt
Dry Flies (the classic way to fish the mountain streams. Watching a fish move up through the water column to eat your dry is truly the best!): H&L Variant, Fat Albert, Bloom's Para Ant, Big Foot Beetle, Rusty Spinner, Ant Acid