Smallmouth bass, or “bronzebacks” as they are affectionately known by some of us, are a favourite target for a lot of Ontario summer fly fishers. There are many good reasons why they are so popular. Being a warm water species, they are readily available and always eager to eat a well tied fly throughout the “dog days” of summer; both in moving and still water environments. Because their food sources are so diversified, smallmouth bass can be taken by fly fishers using top water or sub surface tactics with flies that represent anything from a noisy surface frog imitation to a bottom dwelling crayfish pattern. Any successful presentation style is always exciting when you hook up with one of these
In the fall of 2009, the Bingo Bango fly fishing crew were out on a number of streams stalking migratory trout and salmon in tributaries of the Great Lakes. This is a short video of one of those days we were out. This video takes place on Bronte Creek, just outside of Oakville in the GTA.