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Beer & Beaver Tales

Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Being Versitile

June 23, 2016

If we had our way, everyday on the river would be rich with large mayflies and eager, rising trout but in the real world, trout and trout fishing is just not like that.  For those who live near a river and have the luxury of timing hatches or spinner falls, it becomes rather easy to […]

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Fly Fishing in Southern Ontario

April 6, 2016

I had a conversation recently with a gentleman that walked into our shop looking for guns and ammo.  After I explained to him that we didn’t deal in that category, the conversation shifted to fishing.  He indicated that he has lived in the area for the better part of 20 years and lamented rather matter […]

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January 22, 2016

Should the upper Grand River be open to a year-round fishery?  It’s a question we anglers have been asking ourselves for years.  There are two camps here: the “Protect spawning fish” group and the “There’s not enough natural reproduction to worry about it” group.  I will always endorse the protection of spawning fish and if […]

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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: RISE FORMS (Part III)

May 20, 2015

SPINNERS The most under fished stage of the mayfly is the spinner fall. It is also the most misunderstood stage, yet if you talk to anyone who regularly looks for it, they’ll tell you it can provide the most exiting fishing of the day.  Unfortunately for anyone who has to travel to fish, it can […]

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