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Nick Groves Fly Tying Demo

November 6, 2021

Join us November 6th for a Demonstration fly tying with Nick Groves. More information to follow.

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Scott Tomblin Tying Demo

October 23, 2021

This is a complimentary event. Scott will be tying some Pike and Musky Flies.

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Beginner Fly Tying Lessons- now full

October 16, 2021

Learn to tie with Glenn Abbott. Beginner session, six students, $50 per person, supplies included. Please call 226-383-3474 or email info@grof.ca

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Tuesday September 28th Hours

September 28, 2021

We will be Open Tuesday 12:30pm to 4pm.

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Sunday September 19th Hours

September 19, 2021

Sunday September 19th hours 10am to 1pm. Gone fishing in the afternoon.

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Online Store Launch

September 3, 2021

It’s official. Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop has launched our online store.  We are still populating of course but feel free to call the shop if you don’t see what you need. We carry Simms, Sage, Echo, Rio, Airflo, Winston Rods, Dr. Slick, Fishpond, Jay’sFlies…and the list goes on.  

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Hours for July 20 2021

July 20, 2021

Opening hours July 20 2021 10am to 2 pm

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Jay’s Flies

June 26, 2021

Jay Passmore, a tier for over 40 years,  has delivered again this year.  New to our repertoire are Game Changers, featuring: “Game Changer Hex”  and the “Olive Cock Gamechanger”.      The “Near Enough Cray”, “Baby Cray”     and “Murdich Minnows”.   Also we have a new variety of carp flies including “Flo Orange” and […]

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GROF Product Review: The Sage X

September 6, 2016

Sage has done it again with the recently introduced X.  The latest in Sage’s line up promises to be a winner and may be the best fly rod they have ever produced.  Now this is just one anglers review but the X is a completely different feel from anything that Sage has done in a long […]

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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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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success

June 18, 2015

Being Safe and Comfortable in the Heat With July approaching, we are reminded of how important it is to react to the coming heat by covering up while practicing outdoor activities.  For most people on most days, a quality sunblock is sufficient but ask any landscaper, surveyor or fishing guide that works under these conditions […]

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Grand River Outfitting Product Review: Redington Classic Trout Rods.

May 31, 2015

There seems to be bit of a resurrection of vintage actions in the fly rod world which adds to the idea that much of the industry has gone full circle.  If you look at just about any magazine article in any current publication, much of it is the same stuff that many of us did […]

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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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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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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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