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Is Your Fly Fishing Gear Ready for the Season?

March 28, 2021

With the Ontario trout season opener weeks away, now is a very good time to give your gear a thorough inspection. I came across this Hatch Magazine article that guides you through important steps in your gear preparations.

Hatch Magazine- Is Your Gear Ready for the Season

Also featured in the online edition of Hatch are some articles relevant for thé first hatches of the season. Here’s an article and accompanying video by George Daniel on tying some great early season flies for various stages of the BWO hatches, the Blue Winged Olive, or Baetis. The three patterns are Barr’s Vis A Dun, Puff Daddy Emerger and BWO Perdigon Nymph.

Tying BWO Patterns

Nymphing with Mike Metcalfe

March 4, 2021

Don’t know how I missed this segment from The New Fly Fisher with Mike Metcalfe on nymphing for Browns on one of my favourite spots on the Grand River. Mike describes how to grid the river and present your fly to as many fish as possible, all the while reducing drag and increasing your chances of success.

Another “Hot” Tip from Rob Heal

February 16, 2021

Rob Heale, from The New Fly Fisher, explains how to use “cold” to get a stuck fly rod apart.

Wet Flies, Swinging, Showing your Fly to many Fish and Line Management with Rob Heal

February 9, 2021

In this new video from The New Fly Fisher, Rob Heal, local Grand River guide, gives some great tips on swinging soft hackle wet flies, and how to better manage your fly line. Shot on location in Northern Ontario, Rob’s technique for showing your fly to as many fish as possible, by lengthening your line or taking steps up or down the river, is a strategy that pays off.

Tom Rosenbauer and Tim Flagler Tie Off!

February 1, 2021

The Lafontaine Caddis Sparkle Emerger

Here’s their recording of today’s livestream. Get your vise out and get tying!

If you see a copy of Gary Lafontaine’s legendary book “Caddisflies” in a used book store, grab it and add it to your library, or buy it and send it to me. I’ll pay!

Tom Rosenbauer on Orvis Facebook Live

January 17, 2021

Last week Tom Rosenbauer from Orvis did a Facebook Live on how to choose the feathers from various game birds for fly tying. It was really fascinating and so I post it here for followers.

https://fb.watch/33sH65eBG6/

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2020

Santa after working all yesterday and last night, taking it easy!

https://fb.watch/2BQ3EfzMUK/

Think Tank: Brook trout, brown trout and why they rarely coexist | Trout Unlimited

December 16, 2020

The trout in our virtual trout tank at the Trailside Museum are starting to feel the stress of the rising ammonia levels. Without a healthy bacteria colony in the tank, the nitrogen cycle will not work to neutralize the ammonia resulting in a high trout mortality
— Read on www.tu.org/blog/brook-trout-brown-trout-and-why-they-rarely-coexist/

Trout Offended Fly Fisherman Would Just Throw Him Back Like That

December 9, 2020

Hilarious post from The Onion for the fly fishing community!

HAMILTON, MT—Scoffing at the idea that anything about him was not perfect, local trout K’Lasp Slippins was reportedly offended Tuesday that a fly fisherman would simply toss him back in the river. “Look at my fins, look at my lips, any fly fisherman would be goddamn lucky to have me. Fuckin’ prick,” said Slippins, who claimed that every other trout in the river would kill to have his perfectly fatty, torpedo-shaped body. “What do those fish in his cooler have that I don’t? Those fish wouldn’t survive a day in my scales. It’s just brutal to be rejected like that with barely a second thought. Well whatever, that guy is an asshole. I wouldn’t want to be caught by him anyway.” At press time Slippins was questioning whether he was actually the problem after the fly fisher took a picture holding up some bony little nobody.

— Read on www.theonion.com/trout-offended-fly-fisherman-would-just-throw-him-back-1845836066

Tightline, Jensen, New Fly Fisher to Join Forces | MidCurrent

November 19, 2020

This is fantastic news and brings together three of the most prominent sources of fly fishing instruction, news and entertainment under one umbrella!

The wonderful people behind Tightline Productions, Jensen Fly Fishing, and The New Fly Fisher have decided to join forces.
— Read on midcurrent.com/2020/11/17/tightline-jensen-new-fly-fisher-to-join-forces/

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