Whether you’re new to the world of fly fishing or a seasoned pro, Ontario OUT of DOOR’S experts share their know-how for every skill level.

Choosing the right fly rod

by Ryan Sparks | June 16, 2021

When I tried to buy my first fly rod, the salesperson bombarded me with jargon about rod weight and length, line types, leader taper, tippet material, and casting techniques.

Feeding trout flies to match the hatch

by Rob Heal | May 10, 2021

Trout fly selection can be a challenge, particularly during times when insects are less active, follow these strategies to stay on the fish.

Understanding river flow

by Gord Ellis | March 9, 2021

If you can properly read and understand the water of a river or stream, you are going to have a distinct advantage.

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Fly fishing lesson: track your way to better casting

by Rick Whorwood | February 8, 2018

During the years I taught fly casting, I noticed a common trait among learners. Most had a difficult time tracking a straight line with their arm outside their body. My simple test of this ability...

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Carp on the fly

by Ryan Sparks | July 24, 2017

Most people scoff at carp. Then again, most people have never caught one. To catch them on a fly is one of fishing’s greatest challenges.

The fundamentals of safe wading

by Dan Kennaley | June 22, 2016

I always try to exercise caution and good judgment when I’m wading. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up along the way.

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A season for pressure-free fly tying

by Peter Charles | December 15, 2015

An opportunity to replenish your boxes for the season ahead

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A Novice's Guide to Fly Fishing

by Ray Blades | June 26, 2014

It's much more than tweed jackets and ascots.

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Steelheading Ontario’s West Coast

by Dan Kennaley | November 13, 2013

Make the most out of Lake Huron’s tributaries.