Downstream – Testing Trout

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There is an underground cult of hardcore fly anglers in Ontario obsessed with chasing wild trout in virtually untouched waters. For many, the only way to experience these streams is vicariously, through stories and myths passed down from generation to generation. Those who know these streams keep them secret and hold them close. Most of these anglers are as tight lipped as the fish that swim in these streams. Follow us chasing huge brown trout with streamers in some of Ontario’s finest trout streams. Hatch Addicts obsessing over mayfly hatches and spinnerfalls while casting to colourful brook trout and weary browns in tiny streams. Coming from Madfisher Media, a new film exploring Fly Fishing in southern Ontario DOWNSTREAM Drifting pristine

Identifying Spawning Redds

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Spawning Redds – Avoid Trampling Spawning Beds In the spring and fall here in Ontario, several species of fish make their way into tributaries of the great lakes to spawn.  In the fall, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, brown trout & rainbow trout make up the bulk of the runs.  In the spring, its mainly rainbow trout with the exception of a few tributaries that have spring salmon runs. Although there are stocking programs in place for these species in Ontario, there are also naturally reproducing populations of all of the above species.  One of the key factors in ensuring these natural stocks are able to continue on is the ability to identify, and avoid trampling the areas in which they

Egg Fly Materials – Steelhead

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  Great Lakes Steelhead Flies – Egg and Yarn Flies By far, one of the most effective fly patterns to use for great lakes steelhead is the egg fly. There are many different materials, and colours to choose from when tying up egg fly patterns. Watch this video to find out what materials to choose for different great lakes steelhead egg flies. Watch More Great Lakes Steelhead Tutorials: Fly Rod Selection – Selecting the right Fly Fishing Rod for great lakes steelhead, salmon and migratory brown trout. Terminal Tackle – What you should be sure to have in your vest when targeting great lakes steelhead. Everything from strike indicators to split shot are covered here. Indicator Setup for Great Lakes