Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oh, the Bow!

Now you know while I was in Calgary I couldn’t let the Bow River rest without ripping on the mouths of a few trout!
Check out our trip and short teaser of our new show Fly Nation!
The Bow River at a distance.
If you’ve read my previous blog entry, you’ll know that I was in Calgary at the Bass Pro Shops opening several weeks ago.  Between the hoards of people and countless fish stories, I had to clear my mind with a little angling.
Ape ready to do a little angling (Josh Nugent photo).
The river was blown, but the fish were still somewhat game, so we loaded into Josh Nugent’s boat (Out Fly Fishing Outfitters and began our long drift.
The Clack (Josh Nugent photo).
We were alongside good friends Nick Pujic and Paul Castellano, and between the three of us, we shared a combined sleep of three hours.  Needless to say, it was a deliriously fun day.
Ape and Castellano enjoying the drift (Josh Nugent photo).
Paul hooked and landed several trout, and I stupidly popped the hook out of my first monster brown (that was a sick feeling).
Gonna get you.....
It didn’t take any of us long to realize that Josh was an unbelievable guide, as he patiently rowed out our snags, put us into fish, and made me practise my bladder control with his witty humour.
Our guide Josh doubled as a comedian for the day (Paul Castellano photo).
Josh showing us how it's done (Paul Castellano photo).
It was an awesome day with some of the best people I know, and I’m chomping at the bits to get back……
Me kicking Pujic's ass (trying to anyway)........
For more info on fishing the Bow River, contact Josh Nugent at or
He is truly one of the best guides I have had the pleasure of fishing with, and I sincerely recommend him.
See you on the water,