Small Stream Fly Fishing

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Techniques and Tactics for small stream Fly Fishing Looking to hit some small streams or creeks this season? The effort you put into understanding how to fish creeks and small streams will pay off directly in your success with fishing these areas. Most of the small streams we have in Ontario see far less pressure than the larger, open rivers we have. Casting,  accessibility and frustration probably play a large role in why these streams see so little action from fly fishers. Generally, these streams will be about 15 feet wide at their widest, will have terribly overgrown banks and plenty of log jams to hang up on. It takes several trips and many, many lost flies to perfect your

Fish Where The Fish Are

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Fish Where The Fish Are! Steve Dobson gives some great tips on locating fish, and trying NOT  to toss a fly until you find what you are looking for!!! I had the chance to review some of last season?s fishing with Brad a while ago over lunch. It was not a very serious discussion but one thing he said has stuck with me. We had been talking about how busy we both were last year which meant we did not get out fishing as much as we used to. I said, “We still did alright though.” “Yes,” he said “but now we fish where the fish are.” In thinking it over, I know what he meant. In the years we

Using a Wading Staff

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A few years ago, I started using a stick when wading across brooks and streams. The first time it was because I had picked up a piece of Maple, gnawed by beavers… A few years ago, I started using a stick when wading across brooks and streams. The first time it was because I had  picked up a piece of Maple, gnawed by beavers into the perfect shape and length for a walking stick. Having it to hand  anyway I continued to use it as I walked across a freshet-full brook to get to a fishing spot. It made what would have  been a mildly treacherous adventure much less risky.  From then on, when walking into or out of favourite