Spey casting has been one of the fastest growing aspects of fly fishing in Ontario over the last several years. Entering into the realm of spey casting can be a daunting task for the beginner. There are countless videos, DVDs and books available related to spey casting, but your best bet when getting into it is hands on instruction from an experienced spey caster. Check out some of these great Ontario casting instructors to get started in Spey Casting. Spey Casting Lessons in Ontario Ken Chandler Fly Fishing Adventures This course is 6 hours in duration and takes place on the Lower Grand River or Saugeen River. We will cover basic casting techniques and fishing methods to get you started
Story by Tim Smyth Photos by Mike Verhoef Many of us who have taken to the sport of fly fishing in Ontario have probably also become well aware of some of the guides to our craft that service our waters. One of the first that came to my attention, partly because he specializes on one of my favourite rivers, is Mike Verhoef. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet with Mike on the Maitland itself, for a brief meet and greet with some fishing thrown in for fun. I planned to meet Mike on the river at a creek mouth we both knew. As I approached from downstream, I found Mike already engaged with a fly-fisherman clearly
Ken Chandler’s wit and humorous personality are exactly what many folks look for in a good friend and fishing buddy. Being a fly fishing addict, he knows what the difference is between a good day and a bad day on the water. From his point of view, there are no bad days out there, especially when he’s hosting your guided adventure in southern Ontario. His character and his passion for fisheries management through independent actions make guided adventures with him feel more like you are out with a good buddy on your favourite piece of water rather than on a guided trip. I’ve had the chance to fish with Ken on a couple of occasions and on one
Neil Houlding, FFF Certified Casting Instructor for single hand and spey casting. A true expert in his field, Neil presents his casting demonstrations in a relaxed and informative way.