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  The BOW RIVER "Great Canadian Rivers"
In the beginning, the Bow is a mountain river-with the steady, ice-cold drip of the Bow Glacier, the frosty trickle of Rocky Mountain streams, the breathtaking aqua blue of Lake Louise, the whitewater of the upper gorge, the aspen parklands of the foothills.
In the middle, it is a transition river, with rolling foothills to the west, treeless grain fields to the east, criss-cross bridges, pathways and trails, the towering skyline of Calgary, wide, green valleys and grassy banks lined with cottonwood and spruce.
In the end, it is a prairie river, bordered by endless fields of wheat, barley and canola stretching across the wind-swept plains.
greatcanadianrivers.com /rivers/bowriver/bow-home.html   (284 words)

 Bow River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bow River is a river in the (A river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma) Canadian province of (One of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals) Alberta.
The river's source is in the Bow Glacier and Bow Lake in the (The chief mountain range of western North America; extends from British Columbia to northern New Mexico; forms the continental divide) Rocky Mountains.
This river is an important source of drinking water, water for ((medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution) irrigation and (Click link for more info and facts about hydroelectric) hydroelectric power.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bow_river.htm   (200 words)

 Fly Fish Alberta ~ Bow River Alberta Fly Fishing ~ Fly Fish Alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bow River has a city and an international community full of adoring fans and intimate friends who have tales and stories of days spent adrift with fish emptying their reels, screaming away from its pursuer.
There is no other river quite like the Bow: one would be hard pressed to think of anywhere else in the world that you can enjoy a gourmet meal in one of Calgary's many fine restaurants and within an hour be catching some of the finest and wildest trout available anywhere.
Successful Bow River fly fishermen aren't closed~minded to new tricks or new methods; adaptability and willingness to change will see dramatically different results: when the fish are rising it is dry flies; when they aren't it's time to chose from an accepted set of nymphs or streamers chosen by guides from their years of experience.
www.flyfishalberta.com /rivers/bowriver.htm   (2024 words)

 Bow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bow (weapon): An archery weapon that uses elasticity to propel arrows
Bow (human): Bowing is the act of lowering the head or the upper body
Bowing (social): a bending of the waist used as a respectful greeting
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bow   (178 words)

 Bow River Guided Fishing Tips - Hanson's Fishing Outfitters
The Bow river flows through the city of Calgary, Alberta where the fishing is truly legendary and is considered world class by many who have fished it.
A day drifting the bow river is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences that any fisherman could imagine regardless of their experience.
The river is a large freestone river with small stream characteristics with lots of riffles, pocket water and excellent dry fly water.
www.hansons-outfitters.com /bowriver.htm   (738 words)

 AllRefer.com - Bow, river, Canada, Canada (Canadian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Bow[bO] Pronunciation Key, river, 315 mi (507 km) long, rising in the Rocky Mts., S Alta., Canada, and flowing SE through Banff National Park.
It emerges from the mountains in the Bow River Pass and continues past Calgary southeastward across the plains to its junction with the Belly River to form the South Saskatchewan River.
Several dams have been built along the Bow, most notably the Bassano or Horseshoe Bend Dam (built 1912).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Bow-1.html   (181 words)

 FlyFish.com | Library | Canada's Bow River: An anglers perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bow River is a food factory, resulting in healthy, quick growing trout that rival the famous rivers of the American west.
The river is also a perfect spot for terrestrials, with large fish lying very close to the grassy banks waiting on a wind blown hopper.
For all practical purposes fishing the river starts near the tourist town of Banff, where the river is very clear with a slight blue tint brought on by the glacier silt.
www.flyfish.com /library/editorial.php?id=345   (1959 words)

 Bow River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bow River, 587 km, rises in Bow Lake, fed by glacial meltwater from the Bow Glacier (Wapta Icefield) in the Waputik Mountains in Banff National Park, Alberta.
It flows south and east from the Rockies through BANFF townsite and CALGARY to join the OLDMAN RIVER, forming 2 main tributaries of the South SASKATCHEWAN RIVER in Alberta.
Calgary, the Eastern and Western Irrigation Districts and the Bow River Development are important beneficiaries.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /PrinterFriendly.cfm?ArticleId=A0000927   (156 words)

 Bow River Fly Fishing Guides - Rocky Mountain Drift Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bow River begins high in the Columbia Ice fields of Alberta Canada as relatively lifeless solid water.
The river changes from a fast downcutting river to a slower and more stable river exhibiting large meanders, areas of smooth current, and banks covered in history.
The lower Bow River presents itself as an ideal river to float in with a driftboat.
www.rmdc.ca /Fishing_bowriver.htm   (537 words)

 Bow River Fly Fishing Guides in Alberta
The lower Bow averages 100 to 150 feet in width, with a very slow decline in elevation on its path to the eastern Alberta border.
The rainbows in this river are a very special type of trout, known for their fight, flight, and strength.They have been compared to Steelhead by some worldly fly fishermen over the years, along with some of the local old-timers who believe the genes were there when they transplanted rainbows into the Bow in the 1930's.
Bow River brown's can grow to sizes upwards of 30 inches, lurking in the shadows of fallen debris and undercut banks to the long flats of the Bow on cloudy days where they can be found rising to small dry flies.
www.albertaflyfish.com /pages/bowriver.htm   (803 words)

 Fly Fishing the Bow River, Calgary to Carseland
Under normal conditions, experienced Bow River anglers expect to catch 18 to 22-inch rainbow and brown trout on nearly every outing, and 24- to 28-inch trout are caught weekly.
The Bow between Calgary and Carseland is open to angling all year, but only the upper portion of that section remains ice-free through the winter.
Perhaps the only bad part of the Bow River experience is that it causes some anglers to exclude other waters from their plans.
www.flyfisherman.com /westerncanada/jmbowriver   (3321 words)

 Alberta's Upper Bow River, by Jim McLennan
The upper Bow River is a fine trout stream that would be more highly regarded were it not overshadowed by its own reputation downstream.
The Bow improves near the town of Banff where warm water and nutrients enter the river from both the town sewage treatment facilities and the Cave and Basin Hot Springs.
So the upper river is at its best in the reach between the town of Banff and the Seebe dam--not coincidentally the section that has the best combination of stability and abundant aquatic life.
www.flyfisherman.com /westerncanada/jmupperbow   (1049 words)

 Bow River. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Bow River (BO), 315 mi/507 km long, Alta., W Canada; rises in the Rocky Mts., S Alta., W Canada; flows SE through Banff Natl.
in the Bow R. Pass and continues past Calgary SE across the plains to its junction with the Belly R. to form the South Saskatchewan R. at Medicine Hat.
Several irrigation, or diversion, dams have been built along the Bow, most notably the Bassano or Horseshoe Bend Dam (built 1912).
www.bartleby.com /69/8/B09408.html   (116 words)

 Alberta Bow River Fly Fishing
Fly fishing in Alberta especially Bow River fly fishing is an experience not to be missed.
The Bow River and Bow River fly fishing is deserving of an award as it is set apart and unique from all the other streams and rivers in Alberta, Canada, perhaps even North America.
Generally the shoreline is easily waded and the river is an excellent stream to fly fish from a drift boat.
www.albertabowriver.com /main.htm   (375 words)

 The Bow River
The Bow river is Calgary's claim to flyfishing fame..
The bow is a large river with a gentle flow at most times.
The river runs through a beautifull cottonwood valley and the river itself has many islands and side channels.
bowcrow.tripod.com /flyfishing/id4.html   (417 words)

 Accommodation near Denmark and Walpole in Western Australia - BOW RIVER COTTAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bow River Cottage is nestled in private gardens near the banks of the beautiful Bow River.
In Western Australia's south, Bow River Cottage accommodation situated near the beautiful banks of the Bow River, among traditional gardens, a true paradise among the surrounding pristine old-growth forest.The cottage is a friendly family environment,with private grounds and a relaxed atmosphere.
Spacious living area and private grounds near the banks of the Bow River create the ideal relaxing environment, nestled in well developed gardens near the old growth karri forests.
www.bowrivercottage.com.au   (713 words)

 Alberta Game Warden Magazine - Spring Features 1997 Bow River Blues
At the river's edge, as they crawled through the grass, they could hear the voices of their prey.
This fish story is true and the setting is the Bow River in the special regulation area between the Hwy.
This section of the Bow River, one of the world's finest rainbow and brown trout fisheries, is protected by these regulations for the continued enjoyment of future generations.
www.gamewarden.ab.ca /archive/archfs10.htm   (1098 words)

The Bow River is a world famous trout fishery harboring some of the biggest river run trout you will ever catch.
The Upper Bow River near Banff and Canmore is a pristine, wild, untouched fishery with cold, fast moving, gin clear water.
The Lower Bow River is the Blue Ribbon section of the river and is host to 2500 fish per mile.
www.bowriverflyfishing.com   (251 words)

 Bow River Fly Fishing Alberta ~ Bow River Alberta ~ Fly Fish Alberta's Bow River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alberta's Bow River is certainly the place for fly fishing when traveling abroad.
The Bow River is located in southern Alberta at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Trophy trout is what Alberta's Bow River is all bout ~ rare is the day you don't land a 20+" Bow River trout.
members.shaw.ca /bowrivercalgary   (101 words)

 glacier recession & Bow River
The Impact of Glacier Recession on the Flow of the Bow River Upstream of Banff, Alberta,
Using air photos it was possible to calculate the volume of glacier wastage within the Hector Lake region of the Bow Valley for the time period 1951 to 1993.
However, considering that glacier extent in the Hector Basin has reduced by between 10 and 15% since then, it would not be unreasonable to hypothesize that the glacier augmentation ability within the Basin has reduced by at least a similar amount.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/hopkinson/GLAC_BOW.HTM   (722 words)

 Bow River Fly Fishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Southern Alberta’s Lower Bow River is a Fly fisher’s Paradise, Located inside and downstream of the City of Calgary this big Tailwater River boasts a self sustaining combined population of 3000 Rainbow and Brown Trout per mile that average 18 inches.
During August the river drops and the fish are much more selective than they were earlier in the season, Trico Spinner falls in the morning usually entice Bow River Trout to look up.
Although The Bow River is open year round, we do not start guiding until late April and our season runs thru to the end of October.
www.elkangler.com /bow_river.shtml   (748 words)

 New Mexico Ranches - Medicine Bow River Ranch - 77,630 +/- Acres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Medicine Bow River Ranch is located approximately 5 miles south of the small town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming and approximately 45 miles northwest of Laramie.
Through the ranch the river is a meandering gravel bottom prairie stream with numerous switchbacks and old oxbows that have been cut off as the channel evolved, forming wetland areas for water fowl and wildlife.
The river is easily waded and quite conductive to fly-fishing tactics with numerous riffles and pools.
www.txnmranches.com /new_mexico/featured-2.cfm   (1130 words)

 Fishing the Bow River Alberta Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alberta, the Bow River and the slopes of the Rockies
It was during one of my Spey casting and fly fishing schools in New Brunswick that I first heard tale of the Bow River, a ribbon of blue that threads its way from the Rockies north of Banff and heads southwards through Calgary before eventually turning north and draining into Hudson's Bay.
The Bow is a large river and the best fishing is reached by using a boat to drift downstream and reach otherwise inaccessible places.
www.letsflyfish.com /alberta.htm   (422 words)

 Bow River Boosted by Man's Influence
Before TransAlta dams appeared on the Bow system, the lowest recorded flow for the river at the Calgary station was 3.48 cubic meters per second.
Now, with the dams, the river’s minimal water flow is 30 to 40 cubic metres per second through Calgary, creating a positive impact for overwintering fish.
The Bow between Calgary and the Siksika Nation is a cold-water fishery, but further down the river the warmer waters support pike, walleye, ling, sturgeon, suckers and goldeye.
www.gowalleye.com /text16.htm   (613 words)

 Bow River Fly Fishing Experience - Trout Chasers River Company Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Section of the Bow River flowing between Calgary and the Carsland Weir supports one of the World's Greatest Trout Fisheries.
The fact that this trout river runs directly through the center of a city with a population nearing a million, amazes most Calgary visitors.
The primary angling season on the Bow occurs from mid April to mid October.
www.troutchasers.com /bow_river_experience.htm   (321 words)

 river fishing Bow River Alberta Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bow River is a large freestone stream that has spring creek characteristics, lots of riffles and pocket water for the nymph or streamer fisherman, and long flats for the dry fly enthusiast.
The river averages 400' in width, offering a great amount of water to be explored.
The most productive section of the Bow, is the 50 miles of river downstream of the city of Calgary.
www.adventures.ca /gasnet/9-1.htm   (411 words)

 fishing lower Bow River Calgary Alberta Canada
The "Blue Ribbon" Bow River is world renowned, and for a good reason: rainbow trout and brown trout growing to sizes upwards of 28" and 30" in length.
The lower Bow averages 350 feet in width, with a very slow decline in elevation on its path to the eastern Alberta border.
The Crowsnest River is divided into 2 sections along this stretch, because of the Lundbreck Falls.
www.adventures.ca /gasnet/1424-1.htm   (692 words)

 Canoeing in Maine - Moose River Bow Trip - Jackman Maine
The outlet to the river can be tricky to find sometimes but keeping in mind that you must travel underneath the railroad to get to the river makes it easier.
Depending on the time of year traveled, the water in the river can be very quick or it can be quite placid.
During the morning the next day is a garden of boulders in the river that present a great spot for a snack and a rest.
www.cryoftheloon.net /bowtrip/bowtrip.html   (1472 words)

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