Story by Tim Smyth Photos by Mike Verhoef Many of us who have taken to the sport of fly fishing in Ontario have probably also become well aware of some of the guides to our craft that service our waters. One of the first that came to my attention, partly because he specializes on one of my favourite rivers, is Mike Verhoef. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet with Mike on the Maitland itself, for a brief meet and greet with some fishing thrown in for fun. I planned to meet Mike on the river at a creek mouth we both knew. As I approached from downstream, I found Mike already engaged with a fly-fisherman clearly
September 17th, Fall Steelhead Primer Fall steelhead, for many anglers are enigmatic and out of reach. If standing in 3 degree water, making a few hundred casts and maybe getting a bump on your fly for your efforts is the idea of a good day, than you’re ready for the fall steelhead course. The truth is though, steelhead are not difficult to fool and we’ll make the puzzle come together, along the way explaining the many why’s. This course will highlight: Timing the run and the signs to look for to time the highest percentage fishing within the run. Why and when they move and why and where they hold. Main stream techniques, advance techniques and the casts used to
Saturday October 15,2011. Bean Park,Paris ,Ont. 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Spey casting demos and instruction from fellow speyniacs. Free BBQ lunch with refreshments provided. …Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org cell:519-497-9731 http://www.grandriverspey.ca/ The Grand River Spey Clave originated in 2007 and over the years had become one of the biggest Claves in North America. Top instructors from around the world have attended and shown their skills in Traditional, Skagit, and Scandinavian Spey techniques on the banks of the picturesque Grand River (Lower Grand Water Shed). Scott Mackenzie and Gordon Macleod where the highlights of last year’s Clave coming all the way from Scotland. A group of 250 plus people will gather along the banks of Bean Park, located in beautiful town of Paris.