I had a client several years ago who asked me, after not catching a steelhead for his third year in row, “How many (Expletive) times do I have to hire you guys before I actually catch a fish?” With my back to him, I thought that his tongue was firmly implanted in his cheek but […]
Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: The 4 Things You Need to Know About Fall and Winter Steelhead
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 […]
Ontario Fly Fishing Guides Secrets to Success: Stripping Flies For Steelhead?
Most of us that hunt for steelhead through their entire season (Sept to late May) will tell you that there is an opportunity to strip streamers with some success. Post spawn fish, upon vacating redds will quickly return to eating voraciously after feeding very little for several months and can therefore, become extremely aggressive. Traditional trout […]
I once caught an Atlantic salmon that moved to or at least showed interest in the first cast for 10 consecutive fly changes. I finally hooked her 60 minutes later on the 11th, which oddly enough was the fly that I originally found her with, a silver doctor. That was about 25 years ago on the […]
Fly Fishing in Southern Ontario
I had a conversation recently with a gentleman that walked into our shop looking for guns and ammo. After I explained to him that we didn’t deal in that category, the conversation shifted to fishing. He indicated that he has lived in the area for the better part of 20 years and lamented rather matter […]