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Izaak Walton Videos

February 7, 2020

Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club  video link

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Video: River Brown Trout (The New Fly Fisher)

August 16, 2017

Join us and The New Fly Fisher on the Upper Grand River fishing for Brown Trout. See some spectacular footage of the river and the guides that call it home.  

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Understanding Behavior

February 24, 2015

Spring Steelhead (Part 2) Like any fish that we chase, there are several primary factors that affect behavior. Where migratory fish are concerned, it’s safe to say that at the top of the list is locating them. As suggested, migratory fish migrate which means they move. They can be here today but gone tomorrow and […]

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Wedding Season and Grand River Outfitting

February 19, 2015

Say Whaaaaat? That’s right, all of us at GRO are sensitive slobs and appreciate the season of love as much as the next. With Valentines Day behind us, we are thinking that maybe a lot of special ladies got the question proposed to them and to that, we say “Congratulations!” Now gentleman, you have some […]

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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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Grand River Outfitting Product Review: Winston 6116-4 BIII TH Rod Review

February 7, 2015

As we edge closer to the spring steelhead season, penned up anglers will be thinking about new gear.  As our first “Fly Rod” review, we’ll let you in on what we look at “Performance”- We have several high level casters on our team and all of the rods will be fished or cast at varying […]

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February 4, 2015

The name suggests something evil and sinister and I’m sure that the people responsible for the common name had that in mind. They are big, ugly and just plain mean looking but the fish love them and anyone that doesn’t have at least a couple of these patterns in their tackle box or fly assortment […]

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Fly Tying and Seminars at GROF

January 30, 2015

The world of fly tying education has never been more mainstream or high tech than it is right now. There are literally thousands of patterns with tutorials available on the internet which opens the world up to the creative minds of the industries best dressers. The need for “how too” books has diminished as video […]

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GRO Product Review: Howler Brothers

January 23, 2015

It is safe say that every great clothing brand begins with a cool name and that becomes the driving force behind the company. The name alone though is usually not enough as the product needs to stand up. Ralph Lauren for example had a great name and logo in the ‘Polo’ brand but the quality […]

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December 14, 2014

There is a prevailing belief at the consumer level that specialty shops like Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop are, on average more expensive than box stores or the ever popular “cross border” shopping.  This can be true in some cases and with some isolated product but if your local fly shop is doing a […]

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Product Review – The Fishpond Vaquero Vests

December 1, 2014

The world of personal fly tackle storage has never been more convoluted than it is presently. Sling, chest and hip packs, vests, lanyards, satchels and more occupy shelves in fly shops and it has reached the point that anglers will go through two, three or more before finding one that suits their needs. Vests and […]

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Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop

November 29, 2014

No BS, no long winded, deep explanation as to why we opened.  We opened because we love fly fishing and we love to help other people in their fly fishing lives.  Is there any other reason to get into a business like this?  Let’s face it, there are a good number of fly fishing professionals […]

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