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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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Fly Fishing in Southern Ontario

October 18, 2016

Perhaps the most endearing feature of fly fishing in southern Ontario (for that matter, fly fishing in Ontario) is that it’s tough to get bored of the same ole’ same ole’. On any given day in July for instance,  one could be hunting for smallmouth bass on the Saugeen River or Maitland River, trout on […]

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Closing Time

October 3, 2016

The final day of the Ontario trout season was a mix of frustration and excitement for this angler.  I typically spend at least part of the day ushering out the season but this year I was afforded the majority of the day and was happy that I did.  The morning was dedicated to streamers but […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Nymphing with Indicators, 101

August 4, 2016

Depending on who you talk to, somewhere between 70% and 90% of a trout’s diet is subsurface but learning to fish that part of the column is, to many new fly fishers, daunting.  It’s easy to determine what is going on when you can see the fish, but when they are not on or near […]

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GROF Fly Tying: Articulated Streamers for the Grand River

January 9, 2016

The Grand River produces some trophy trout but also can be a great challenge as conditions very.  Join Nick Groves for a master class in tying big water streamers and how to fish them.  This class is guaranteed to extend your fishing days when everyone else is home cutting the lawn.

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: To Swing or Not To Swing

December 7, 2015

Like many of our articles, this one began with a conversation with one of our customers while discussing late season tactics for Great Lakes steelhead.  As many of you know, the past 10 years has seen a big shift in our philosophies when it comes to angling methods for Great Lakes steelhead and more and […]

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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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