Spring River Safety For Kids

Spring River Safety for Your Children   Early spring is the time of year us fly fishermen start getting the itch to fish real bad. With less than six weeks left until many Ontario Rivers open for the season there is lots to look forward to. One thing we need to keep in mind is just how dangerous blown or swollen rivers can be. I took a walk with my kids down for a look at the local trout river the other day and she was a raging force of water, mud and debris. The bridge in the park where we were is normally 2 feet above the average summertime water level. The other day it was fully submerged by

Black Stonefly Stimulator

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Around the end of March, black stoneflies begin to emerge on rocks in streams.  This is also the time that steelhead begin to enter rivers in the spring to make their annual pilgrimage to their natal, headwaters streams.  Although most fish won’t be looking up for their food just yet, often they can be teased with a well skated dry fly. Black stone flies will be present through June and even beyond in many places, so keep a few of these patterns in your fly box all season long. [singlepic id=40 w=500 float=center] Hook various sizes of stimulator hooks Thread black 6/0 Tail stacked elk hair Abdomen Hackle black dry fly hackle Ribbing gold wire Body black dry fly dubbing