Downstream Vol. 1 ~ Testing Trout

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There is an underground cult of hardcore fly anglers in Ontario obsessed with chasing wild trout in virtually untouched waters. For many, the only way to experience these streams is vicariously, through stories and myths passed down from generation to generation. Those who know these streams keep them secret and hold them close. No Video?  CLICK HERE Most of these anglers are as tight lipped as the fish that swim in these streams. Follow us chasing huge brown trout with streamers in some of Ontario’s finest trout streams. Hatch Addicts obsessing over mayfly hatches and spinnerfalls while casting to colourful brook trout and weary browns in tiny streams. Coming from Madfisher Media, a new film exploring Fly Fishing in southern

Parachute Sulphur

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“Sulphur” is the generic term used when we talk about the species of yellow mayflies that hatch in Ontario.  These tend to be smaller mayflies, but due to their abundance when hatching, trout will key in on them and gorge on the duns and emergers.

VIDEO – Drift Boat Guide Ken Chandler Profile

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Mad Fisher Media (http://www.madfisher.net) put together this short promo video for Ken Chandler Fly Fishing Adventures. Ken is based in Markdale, Ontario.  He was one of the first guides working with Grand River Troutfitters in Fergus.  Since then, he’s become an established, independant drift boat guide in southern Ontario. Ken guides nearly year round for resident trout, bass, pike, musky, carp and steelhead. Read an article about him here:  Ken Chandler Fly Fishing Guide Visit his website here:  Ontario Drift Boat Guide ~ Guided steelhead, trout, bass and musky trips

Downstream – Testing Trout

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There is an underground cult of hardcore fly anglers in Ontario obsessed with chasing wild trout in virtually untouched waters. For many, the only way to experience these streams is vicariously, through stories and myths passed down from generation to generation. Those who know these streams keep them secret and hold them close. Most of these anglers are as tight lipped as the fish that swim in these streams. Follow us chasing huge brown trout with streamers in some of Ontario’s finest trout streams. Hatch Addicts obsessing over mayfly hatches and spinnerfalls while casting to colourful brook trout and weary browns in tiny streams. Coming from Madfisher Media, a new film exploring Fly Fishing in southern Ontario DOWNSTREAM Drifting pristine

Identifying Spawning Redds

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Spawning Redds – Avoid Trampling Spawning Beds In the spring and fall here in Ontario, several species of fish make their way into tributaries of the great lakes to spawn.  In the fall, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, brown trout & rainbow trout make up the bulk of the runs.  In the spring, its mainly rainbow trout with the exception of a few tributaries that have spring salmon runs. Although there are stocking programs in place for these species in Ontario, there are also naturally reproducing populations of all of the above species.  One of the key factors in ensuring these natural stocks are able to continue on is the ability to identify, and avoid trampling the areas in which they

Egg Fly Materials – Steelhead

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  Great Lakes Steelhead Flies – Egg and Yarn Flies By far, one of the most effective fly patterns to use for great lakes steelhead is the egg fly. There are many different materials, and colours to choose from when tying up egg fly patterns. Watch this video to find out what materials to choose for different great lakes steelhead egg flies. Watch More Great Lakes Steelhead Tutorials: Fly Rod Selection – Selecting the right Fly Fishing Rod for great lakes steelhead, salmon and migratory brown trout. Terminal Tackle – What you should be sure to have in your vest when targeting great lakes steelhead. Everything from strike indicators to split shot are covered here. Indicator Setup for Great Lakes

Steelhead and Brown Trout Flies

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Best Flies for Great Lakes Steelhead and Brown Trout Proper fly selection for fly fishing great lakes Steelhead and migratory brown trout. Watch More Great Lakes Steelhead Tutorials: Fly Rod Selection – Selecting the right Fly Fishing Rod for great lakes steelhead, salmon and migratory brown trout. Terminal Tackle – What you should be sure to have in your vest when targeting great lakes steelhead. Everything from strike indicators to split shot are covered here. Indicator Setup for Great Lakes Steelhead – Two highly effective steelhead fly fishing indicator setups. Best Flies for Great Lakes Steelhead – An excellent assortment of flies that should be in every great lakes steelheaders fly box. Egg Fly Materials for Steelhead and Brown Trout

Steelhead Indicator Setup

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Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing Two very simple, and highly effective steelhead indicator setups for fly fishing great lakes migratory steelhead. Watch More Great Lakes Steelhead Tutorials: Fly Rod Selection – Selecting the right Fly Fishing Rod for great lakes steelhead, salmon and migratory brown trout. Terminal Tackle – What you should be sure to have in your vest when targeting great lakes steelhead. Everything from strike indicators to split shot are covered here. Indicator Setup for Great Lakes Steelhead – Two highly effective steelhead fly fishing indicator setups. Best Flies for Great Lakes Steelhead – An excellent assortment of flies that should be in every great lakes steelheaders fly box. Egg Fly Materials for Steelhead and Brown Trout –

Terminal Tackle – Steelhead

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Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing Ensuring you have the proper terminal tackle for Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing is key in having a successful day on the river. Check out this video to find out exactly what you need to have at all times. Watch More Great Lakes Steelhead Tutorials: Fly Rod Selection – Selecting the right Fly Fishing Rod for great lakes steelhead, salmon and migratory brown trout. Terminal Tackle – What you should be sure to have in your vest when targeting great lakes steelhead. Everything from strike indicators to split shot are covered here. Indicator Setup for Great Lakes Steelhead – Two highly effective steelhead fly fishing indicator setups. Best Flies for Great Lakes Steelhead – An

Fly Rod Selection – Great lakes Steelhead and Browns

Fly Rod selection for Great Lakes Steelhead. In the fall and spring, steelhead, brown trout and salmon head into tributaries of the great lakes en masse. This provides some excellent fishing for several months through the winter and into the spring. Selecting your fly rod for great lakes steelhead is key in ensuring you’ll be able to battle, and best these magnificent creatures! Watch More Great Lakes Steelhead Tutorials: Fly Rod Selection – Selecting the right Fly Fishing Rod for great lakes steelhead, salmon and migratory brown trout. Terminal Tackle – What you should be sure to have in your vest when targeting great lakes steelhead. Everything from strike indicators to split shot are covered here. Indicator Setup for Great