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Beer & Beaver Tales

Fly Fishing in Southern Ontario

October 18, 2016

Perhaps the most endearing feature of fly fishing in southern Ontario (for that matter, fly fishing in Ontario) is that it’s tough to get bored of the same ole’ same ole’. On any given day in July for instance,  one could be hunting for smallmouth bass on the Saugeen River or Maitland River, trout on […]

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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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Bassin’!

July 27, 2015

I was a trout snob. That’s right. In fact, I regarded just about any other fish that I caught outside of the trout and salmon realm as incidental inconveniences that were merely wasting my time. That was until about 15 years ago when I discovered smallmouth bass fishing along the rivers in southern Ontario. After […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Understanding Behavior

February 13, 2015

Spring Steelhead (Part 1) There is some controversy over what constitutes “spring” steelhead in the Great Lakes. Historically we have broken the migration up into two separate runs, suggesting two distinct strains; fall steelhead, which typically begin in late September and continue until they are prohibited by conditions, and spring steelhead which typically begin after […]

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