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By Wannabee
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Going in July. Any suggestions or recommendations?
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By fatman
#565231
Wannabee wrote:Going in July. Any suggestions or recommendations?
yes; take that ginger with you.
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By RaZ
#565233
from what i hear banff is pretty touristy, but plenty of seriously remote places within the area.
peetso will be your man.

ANDDDD that ginger should travel.
By Heero[CntRmbrPwd]
#565234
Banff is nice. The Upper Bow runs right through town. There are fish there, but its not the fishing of the Bow down through and below Calgary. The fishll be small. There are some good alpine lakes around if you have a vehicle and like hiking (a lot of hiking).
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By Wannabee
#565235
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote:Banff is nice. The Upper Bow runs right through town. There are fish there, but its not the fishing of the Bow down through and below Calgary. The fishll be small. There are some good alpine lakes around if you have a vehicle and like hiking (a lot of hiking).
I plan on spending the money for a guide for one day. leaning towards walk/wade vs. Lake. But if Lake is the way to go up there that would be fine too. might try on my own outside of the guided trip.

Any Guide Recommendations?
By Heero[CntRmbrPwd]
#565236
Not a one. If you are hiring a guide, youd be better served paying for a float on the trophy water of the Bow closer to Calgary. If you are just going to be fishing the glacial streams up there then dont pay for a guide -- just tie on a size 12 stimulator and go catch some fish.
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By Wannabee
#565237
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote:Not a one. If you are hiring a guide, youd be better served paying for a float on the trophy water of the Bow closer to Calgary. If you are just going to be fishing the glacial streams up there then dont pay for a guide -- just tie on a size 12 stimulator and go catch some fish.
we'll be sticking in the banff area, so this is good advice. thanks.
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By peetso
#565243
Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote:Not a one. If you are hiring a guide, youd be better served paying for a float on the trophy water of the Bow closer to Calgary. If you are just going to be fishing the glacial streams up there then dont pay for a guide -- just tie on a size 12 stimulator and go catch some fish.
This is extremely solid advice.
By Heero[CntRmbrPwd]
#565249
Another thing...

Avoid the siren call of the Tiemco 200r luring you in with its long shank and sexy curves. Its luscious lines are ever-enticing, helping you fool yourself into believing that the stimulator tied upon will be the fly of all flies that will lead you to glory as soon as it sets down gently upon the river. Yet, its feminine figure hides underlying flaws making its performance as a fishing hook subpar -- its small gape lacks the hooking efficiency of more traditional hooks and its curvature makes breaks at the bend a real probability which if unnoticed will cause further misses of takes adding unnecessary frustration.

I have been wronged by the 200r hook.
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By markl
#565367
The Bow around Banff is alright, but, as noted by many, pales in comparison to the Bow South of Calgary. There's not much solid fishing around there, though lots worth wading if you are there for other reasons. As a rule of thumb, the further towards Calgary you can go, the better it will be. I've fished around Exshaw, and it was not bad, but smaller fish.
But, I was there years ago, and you can surely get better and more current suggestions.
Now, as for off the water, though totally touristy, don't miss a chance for a drink in the bar at the Banff Springs Hotel overlooking the 18th hole. Pretty sweet. Though, the town has gone completely overboard for tourists. I'm not sure they still do it, but taking the lift to the top of Mt Norquay (Ski Hill about 5 minutes from town) is worth it for the awesome view, and they used to have a tea hut up there (years ago).
Enjoy!
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By marlo
#565380
[/quote] though totally touristy, don't miss a chance for a drink in the bar at the Banff Springs Hotel overlooking the 18th hole.
Enjoy![/quote]

↑ this.

I used to have a picture of my rig rocket, beat to shit pathfinder next to a lambo out front. Side windows done in tuk tape after being hit by a pissed off buck en route.

Also, dont trust the french chicks. Do trust the swedes.
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