Grand Opportunities 2010

After several successful years, the Grand Opportunities forum is continuing this year on Saturday June 5th at Belwood Conservation area. This event offers a look into the history of brown trout on the Grand River tailwater, as well as free seminars both on land and in the river. The seminars start out at about 10:30am, followed by a BBQ steak lunch and afternoon seminars. Details can be found below or by visiting the Friends of the Grand River website.

Grand Opportunites

Saturday June 5, 2010
Belwood Conservation Area

Seminar Schedule

FREE Dry Land Seminars (Hampton Barn Area)
10:30 Grand Volunteers = A Grand Fishery
11:00 Fly Casting For Success
11:30 Selecting Flies to Match Grand Hatches

BBQ Steak Lunch
12:00 – 1:30 (only $10 for FOGR Members)

FREE On-River Seminars (Grand River Station)
1:30 Surface Success with Dries and Emergers
2:00 Championship Nymphing Techniques
2:30 Think Like a Trout… Or a Biologist
3:00 Big Flies… Big Fish Tactics (Ken)
3:30 The Secret to Success (drag and mending)

FREE Women’s Only Fly Fishing Course
1:00pm – 3:30pm
To register for the Women’s Course please e-mail or call Larry McGratton at (519) 843-3102 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (519) 843-3102 end_of_the_skype_highlighting before June 1, 2010.If you have equipment to use bring it, if you need equipment let us know.

Used Equipment Sale

Friends of the Grand would be happy to help you sell your used fly fishing equipment. Preregister the equipment by June 1, 2010. Friends ofthe Grand River will take care of the sale and a 20% commission will be donated to a good organization and a great river!

Directions to Belwood Lake Conservation Area
Belwood Lake Conservation Area is located on Wellington County Road #18
about 4km east of Fergus. For further directions visit

Used Equipment Registration Form

Belwood Lake Conservation Area is located on Wellington County Road #18
about 4km east of Fergus

Grand Opportunities postcard [pdf]

Fly Fishing Starter Kit, Fly Tying Starter Kit, Recommended Back Road Map Book

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