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

Fly Fishing the Maitland River

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I can still remember the excitement rising up alongside the morning sun as I pedaled my homemade bicycle, affectionately nicknamed “the swampcycle”, over the loose gravel concession road to where it ended at the Maitland River for a morning fish. In the last couple of decades I’ve been blessed enough to have found many rivers throughout Ontario that have captured a piece of my heart, but the Maitland will always be weighted with significance. The Maitland River was my introduction to river fishing; a bi-weekly escape for a city boy longing to be a country boy. The Maitland River is a large & complex meandering river that changes faces a number of times throughout its entirety. From the almost stagnant

The Ottawa River

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One of the larger rivers, and a prime destination in Eastern Ontario is the Ottawa river. A multitude of species inhabit this river, including musky, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass, brown trout, walley, perch, carp….the list goes on. If you happen to find yourself in the eastern sections of Ontario, don’t pass up the opportunity to try fly fishing the Ottawa river.

Fly Fishing The Speed River

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Information on The Speed river. This river was once known as a prime Brook Trout stream in southern Ontario. That all changed over a century ago when the river was abused and polluted. Today the river is mainly a warm water fishery playing host to pike, bass, carp and various species of pan fish. Some of its tributaries and its upper reaches may still hold populations of Brook trout. The Speed River is a river in southern Ontario which flows from the centre of Southern Ontario near Erin, Ontario to empty into The Grand River, an tributary of Lake Erie. The River flows through the man made Guelph Lake resevoir north of Guelph, Ontario. Until the late 1800s, the Speed

Fly Fishing With Dry Flies – Three Methods Appraised

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Fishing with dry flies can be quite intimidating for the beginner. It takes years to perfectly master dry fly fishing and to accomplish what you set out to do. Here we’ll look at three dry fly fly fishing techniques to employ out on the river. Perhaps one of the most identifying aspects of fly fishing is a trout taking a fly from the surface of a stream. With that said, one of the most daunting tasks that a fly fisher will have to accomplish when embarking on the mission of trout tempting is presenting a dry fly properly. Presentation has much to do with how you place the fly where you intend to put it, but has much more to do with