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Holidays!!

October 3, 2021

Gone on a wee trip. October 3rd to October 10th. Reopening Monday October 11th, 12pm to 4pm.

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October 1st Hours

October 1, 2021

Open October 1st 12:30 to 4pm.

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Special Hours

August 15, 2021

Sunday August 15th Open 11am to 2pm.

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Fly Tying Demo with Jay Passmore

August 7, 2021

Join us Saturday August 7th. Jay Passmore will be demo tying Gamechangers, Crayfish and Flash Fibre Minnows. The event starts at 10am to 1pm. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing procedures.   

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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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Who gives a damn about half of an X??? 

March 24, 2015

An independent  gear review by Nick “Cool Breeze” Groves  When the Trouthunter tippets and leaders arrived at Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop, I have to admit that I was pretty excited. After all, I am a gear weenie, and I love new product. I did however cringe when I saw the price tag of […]

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News and Events from Grand River Outfitting

March 10, 2015

Spring is in the Air! Saturday & Sunday, April 18th & 19th Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop Spring Open House!! The Saturday before the trout opener is a perfect time for a get together and we would like to invite everyone for our 1st Annual Trout Primer and Open House.  This is the perfect opportunity to […]

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Hellgrammites

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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Pricing

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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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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