Paul Morrell retired from the Canadian Army in 1996 after a career as a “Soldier” first and “Supply Tech” second. He was honored to have the pleasure of serving with the 1st Battalion PPCLI, LDSH (RC) and 1 Service Battalion in Calgary.
During a 5 year posting in Edmonton heI worked closely with the BAMEO as IOR Coordinator responsible for the C130 Herc’s, 408 Sqn Helicopters and 440 Sqn Twin Otters Spare Parts.
His interest in fishing started in Wabush, Labrador where he fished with his dad, he carries and shares these memories to this day as he fly fishes with his son Geordan.
His love for fly-fishing started on the Bow River in the early ’80s. In the beginning he felt it gave him solitude and peace of mind offering a lifetime of learning that sees no boundaries or discrimination. With each cast there is eternal hope for what he or his clients may be awarded with, and most importantly he shares this passion with his wife Linda.
As a fly fisherman and “Damn Fine Guide” on the Bow River, he has the opportunity to pass on the wisdom he has gained from so many fly-fishing people that have shared his life of fishing adventures. His involvement with PHWFC started when he was redesigning his dory for wheelchair accessibility and received a call from his Junior High School friend Ray Fairweather – the rest is water under the bridge. Paul has a history of working closely with Brain Injury Survivors through www.arbi.ca since the early 80’s. Paul currently operates a guide service on the Bow River in Calgary Alberta. You will find him at the oars of his custom made McKenzie dory well after dark on the water he loves – The Bow River.
Remember to take a child fishing today!!