Posts Tagged ‘Fly fishing’

fingerling fish being released into a waterway
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Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

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Different fishing styles have time and place

We all know anglers who fish the same waters religiously and consistently catch big fish.

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Choosing the right fly rod

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.

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Target river staging areas for spring steelhead

Fishing lower-river staging areas in early spring is where you can find pre-spawning steelhead looking for a tasty snack.

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Understanding river flow

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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Examining fly line design and function

To understand what fly lines suit your needs, here is a breakdown of a typical fly line, its purpose, and how it will help you present a fly.

Man holding tangled fishing line and lured in his garage
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Organization great use of off-season downtime

In the fall, and the hunting bug bites, my tackle gets tossed aside. The quick transition means balls of lures and line scattered about.

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Merckel’s Camp: A fly fishing adventure

Fly Casting for Wabigoon Bronze – I’m casting a popper fly from a boat towards a rocky shore lined with big pines. Seconds after it lands, a green shape appears from below and engulfs my fly…

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Fly fishing lesson: track your way to better casting

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…