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Beer & Beaver Tales

Closing Time

September 30, 2015

When I was younger on the east coast, sun down on closing day was a tough one.  I remember one particular day on the Stewiacke River at the Glen where I was all alone and working my way to the tail.  I had landed a lovely little grilse early in the day so it was […]

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Fly Fishing Guides

September 24, 2015

The province of Ontario, despite its population and revenue generation capabilities through sport fishing, has no provincially recognized program for fishing guides.  This means that any person with a fishin’ pole and a boat can call themselves a guide and charge whatever they want.  However the potential ramifications of this are many and can be […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Covering Water (Part III)

September 5, 2015

OPEN MORE WATER Working streamers for bass or trout is one of the most effective ways to find big fish and one of my favorite ways to spend a morning is to cover a long stretch of water with just a spool of 8lb test tippet and a box of streamers.  One of the problems […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success. Covering Water (Part II)

September 2, 2015

THE CAST AND STEP This is probably the easiest and yet most effective way to cover water.  Although it is most effectual while swinging flies for steelhead or salmon, it’s also a great way to cover vast stretches of river for trout or smallmouth bass with streamers. For salmon or steelhead, you need only to […]

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