It’s been snowing lightly in Crowsnest Pass this morning. It doesn’t appear we’re going to get much of the white stuff, though, and the forecast is calling for mainly sunny conditions, with +5°  Celsius temperatures by Monday. All of the trout streams in SW Alberta, with the exception of portions of the Crowsnest and Oldman rivers, closed last Saturday. As I mentioned in my previous post, you’ll need to stick to the sections that remain open to fishing during the winter months, should you decide to head out. As of today, all of the trout lakes in the area are ice-free, but it probably won’t be too long before they freeze.

There’s not a lot of anglers around these days, which is expected, and we’re seeing more customers in the shop that are coming by to stock up on fly-tying materials. You know winter is just around the corner when people start coming in with their tying material shopping lists. We’re already preparing for next season and are busy working on placing orders. We’ll be carrying a few new product lines and will pass on more info as the 2010 season approaches. Sage Manufacturing has discontinued their Launch Series fly rods and we have put our remaining stock on sale – 30% off the regular price. If you need more info, send me an email at: or call 1-800-267-1778 .

Another reminder that we’re on winter hours. We’re open 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.