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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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What is Too Warm?

July 23, 2015

We get a lot of questions at this time of year regarding the state of the fishery.  Most want to know what kind of shape the Grand River tailwater is in given that it typically maintains its temperatures well into July, but in a season like this one, it stands to reason that conditions will be […]

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The Value in Fly Rods

July 7, 2015

Can a more expensive fly rod make you a better fisherman?  The answer is, “yes”…and “no”.  We all know guys that can both cast very well and get the job done fishing.  We also know guys that aren’t the best casters but catch fish like hell, and those that cast like a pro but catch […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

July 2, 2015

  Golfers hit balls at the driving range to loosen up or work on their game.  Baseball players do the same in batting cages.  I played ball until I was 35 and even in the ol’ beer league, I would spend a few hours hitting balls out of a machine just to get back into […]

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Trout Reels

July 1, 2015

It has been said of trout reels that they are merely a devise to store fly lines.  If that were the case we could all get by nicely with a stripping basket on our hips instead of one of the many models of light reels available in our Shop.  Although trout reels are seldom pushed to […]

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