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Bow River Casting Clave May 6&7

Join us at our first annual casting clave on May 6th and 7th. The goal of our casting clave is to bring Alberta's fly fishing community together to share knowledge and forge relationships, while testing some of the best gear on the market.



May 6 - 10:00 AM to 4:00PM and May 7 - 10:00AM to 4:00 PM



Carburn Park, Calgary, AB

Check out seminars, demo gear and get casting tips over the course of a weekend at Carburn Park. The clave is completely free and will feature seminars on single and double-handed casting all oriented towards fly fishing here in Alberta. 

Test out our selection of rods, reels and lines on thebanks of the Bow River and at the Carburn Ponds while having the opportunity to receive casting tips and instruction. We'll have a large selection of R.L. Winston and Loop Tackle rods, Rio Products and Airflo lines to cast, along with many reels to pair them with. If you are interested in seeing any products in particular, please send us a message or leave a response below.

Seminars will cover everything from the fundamentals of making nice single-hand casts, to advanced techniques in single and double handed casting and fishing. Stay tuned as we release our seminar schedule and further information about the event.

Schedule of events:

casting clave 2017 schedule


Special Guests:

Scott Baker-McGarva

From Whistler Fly Fishing: The wise old man of the group, SBM usually has some well thought out point to add to any discussion, fishing or otherwise. Wanna talk fishing?, Scott is always willing to share his considerable knowledge of all things piscatorial. He has two decades of guiding experience(Mexico,Alberta,QCI ,northern BC) in his back pocket and also has experience as a fly shop manager,fly casting and fly tying instructor,commercial tier,outdoor writer,television personality,movie consultant, motivational speaker and all around fishy dude. Scott has served as President of the Steelhead Society of BC and has a good understanding of environmental issues and fish politics. An ‘angler’ in the true sense of the word, he spends winter Steelhead season in Whistler, guides the Dean in the summer, the Bulkley in the fall and still finds time to chase Tarpon in Cuba and Bonefish in the Bahamas. You could say that Scott lives to fish, certainly the month long saltwater trips and never ending Steelhead season support this.


Willian Holmes

From Loop Tackle: William Holmes has been fishing for over 30 years, for the past 17 years he has been owner/manager of Moorbrook Lodge Angling park and a full time guide and instructor for over 12 years. He holds the GAIA, APGAI advanced qualifications in both single and double handed casting/fishing techniques and is also a qualified marker and assessor he also holds IFFF MCI and THCI qualifications and is a level three examiner for the IFFF. Nowadays William spends his time in Ireland and the other half in British Columbia he specializes in Atlantic Salmon while in Ireland and Steelhead while spending the winter in BC. 


We're extremely excited to be providing this opportunity and we hope to see you there!