Free Range

A goodbye to my favourite waders

by Gord Ellis | May 17, 2017

I’ve been realizing that a long-time part of my steelhead fishing life is about to be retired. My favourite waders have finally passed their best before date.

buck hunt

A buck hunt that worked

by Gord Ellis | February 15, 2017

I stopped dead, and stared at the deer. It was a buck with the curl of its golden antlers visible. It had locked onto my position, but I didn’t move a muscle…

Late Fall Muskie Magic

by Gord Ellis | January 17, 2017

Gord Ellis reflects back on late fall days on the water & one of the very best times to catch a giant fish.

three bucks - elk buck

Three bucks that bested me      

by Gord Ellis | September 26, 2016

The advent of trail cams has changed the hunting game, here are three short stories about bucks that have eluded me…

Gord - joy of spring

The joy of spring

by Gord Ellis | May 12, 2016

To most anglers, spring is the best time of the year. The air is fresh, the rivers are flowing, and fish are on the move.

Planking on the ice

Planking and other good things

by Gord Ellis | January 19, 2016

Finding time to sleep when you’re out on the ice

remember - Ripped hunting blind

A bear hunt to remember

by Gord Ellis | October 27, 2015

Extra motivation for going after a big bruin

Broker prop

Full ‘props’ to my boat mechanic

by Gord Ellis | September 1, 2015

You never know what’s lurking beneath those waters


Row boat bassin’ in the Muskokas

by Gord Ellis | July 14, 2015

The kind of reset we all can use from time to time