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Beer & Beaver Tales

Closing Time

October 3, 2016

The final day of the Ontario trout season was a mix of frustration and excitement for this angler.  I typically spend at least part of the day ushering out the season but this year I was afforded the majority of the day and was happy that I did.  The morning was dedicated to streamers but […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Nymphing with Indicators, 101

August 4, 2016

Depending on who you talk to, somewhere between 70% and 90% of a trout’s diet is subsurface but learning to fish that part of the column is, to many new fly fishers, daunting.  It’s easy to determine what is going on when you can see the fish, but when they are not on or near […]

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For Art, Don and Leslie

November 11, 2015

(Originally posted November 11th, 2012) On any given morning in June or July at The Eddy below The Morgan’s Falls fish ladder on the Lahave River, the banter around the old guys would typically be about who got what planted or some other trivial event that only the retired can really appreciate.  Sometimes though in […]

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Smart Trout?

October 16, 2015

We humans have a tendency of seldom being satisfied with the status quo.  Bigger, lighter, brighter, faster, easier.   It matters not the reason for changing something or trying to improve it, we just go ahead and do it.  The old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” these days seldom applies when it […]

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

August 29, 2015

There is a lot to learn in this game of fly fishing.  From the athletic task of learning to cast to the science behind insects and fish behavior, fly fishing covers the gamut in terms of the skills required to be successful.  When you add to this equation, the attempts to implement the more advanced […]

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