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Gulff UV Resin Tying Demo with Jake Vanderweyden

March 30, 2019

Join us on March 30th for a game-changing tying demo, featuring Gulff UV Resins.  UV resins are not necessarily new but the Gulff line takes it to a new level.  Jake will walk us through the various types of clear and coloured resins, show us how to apply it and where it can be used […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: The 4 Things You Need to Know About Fall and Winter Steelhead

November 28, 2016

Steelhead are the glamour fish of the Great Lakes and while they are not indigenous, they have been around long enough that they have been raised to the elite level of game fish.  Although they take second fiddle to other species in terms of their popularity, (it would be hard to argue that walleye and […]

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GROF Product Review: Echo OHS Fly Rods

October 25, 2016

I had the opportunity recently to get my hands on the new Echo OHS (That’s ‘One handed spey’) and am convinced that this is a very innovative and fresh idea for Great Lakes steelhead.  While rods in the 10′ to 10’6″ range are not new, this 10’4″ OHS and its action, the brainchild of  Tim […]

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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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Steelhead Season

August 15, 2016

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 […]

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Late Season Steelhead Opportunities…

January 6, 2016

It’s not every year that we get the chance to fish for Great Lakes Steelhead in fair condition this late in the season. The long range forecast is looking very favorable for the next two weeks or as far as we can see on all of the weather sites available. If at this point, you […]

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Eating Great Lakes Steelhead

December 5, 2015

Yesterday, while steelhead fishing with my friend Jason King, we got into the old conversation about killing steelhead.  Now anyone that knows me will tell you that I’ve never been a preacher when it comes to catch and release and recognize fully that it was originally put in place as a management tool.  In most […]

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Grand River Outfitting Product Review: Sage Accel

March 17, 2015

We live in a world where people can’t get enough of “better”.  Our computers, cars, bicycles and sporting equipment we are told, no matter how current, can always be improved on and we buy it up.  I for one however, upon finding something that I like, often stick with it and use it until it’s […]

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Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Understanding Behavior

March 11, 2015

Spring Steelhead (Part 3) As mentioned in the previous articles, there are some differences between spring steelhead and fall steelhead that need to be addressed by anglers and recognizing and understanding these differences is sure to                                    increase your […]

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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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