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 […]
Grand River Essentials: Nymphs, Larvae and Pupae
When the trout aren’t looking up… it pays to go deep.
Where did trout season go? It seems like just last week I was standing on the river with GROF Guide Nick Groves on opening day, drinking a coffee and waiting for the light. Giddy as a couple of school kids. But what an extraordinary trout season we had on the Grand River tailwater. Not since […]
Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Being Versitile
If we had our way, everyday on the river would be rich with large mayflies and eager, rising trout but in the real world, trout and trout fishing is just not like that. For those who live near a river and have the luxury of timing hatches or spinner falls, it becomes rather easy to […]
Should the upper Grand River be open to a year-round fishery? It’s a question we anglers have been asking ourselves for years. There are two camps here: the “Protect spawning fish” group and the “There’s not enough natural reproduction to worry about it” group. I will always endorse the protection of spawning fish and if […]
What is Too Warm?
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 […]
The Grand River Tailwater in Review
The last couple of years have seen a very strong resurgence on the Grand River Tailwater with some of the best fishing anglers have experienced in over a decade. This past 2013 and 14 not only yielded an unprecedented number of trophy trout but also saw the return of the mid range fish or what we […]