Category Archives: Ontario Fly Hatches
Typically, beginning in late April, when the days begin to warm up, an incredible event occurs that both the winter weary fly fisher and the hardened, lethargic animals below the waters surface wait for. The first hatches begin to come off the water. Mayflies dance their dance in the twilight and fall to the water to lay eggs and begin the cycle once again.
The Grand River in southern Ontario is often boasted as being one of the best brown trout fly fishing rivers in Ontario. Many of us would beg to differ on that point, but it remains a very popular destination for fly fishers. The flow of the Grand River is regulated by the Shand Dam. There [...]
Under the surface of the water is an entirely different universe than above. Down here is where much of the lives of important flies to fisherman begin. The nymphs, or larva are considered to be an imitation of any aquatic insect in a stream or lake, or on its way to the surface to hatch [...]
This simple hatch chart for the Upper Saugeen river is particularly useful for resident brown and brook trout fly fishing on the Saugeen river and its many tributaries.
One of the most abundant flies in Ontario is the Caddis fly. This fly goes through 3 basic stages in its life: Pupa, Larva and air borne fly. Caddis are very important to the fly fisher because they are a staple in nearly all species of fishes diets. Caddis Flies of Ontario Caddisflies or sedge-flies [...]
The Upper Credit River is truly an anglers dream. Situated in southern Ontario, this stream holds resident populations of giant wild brown trout, as well as native brook trout populations. The river has special regulations throughout which makes it one of Ontario’s premiere trout fly fishing destinations. This is a simple but very useful hatch [...]