Monthly Archives: July 2003

Grand River Caddis Pattern

Having now spent a great deal of time collecting samples and watching the caddis doing their thing on the upper Grand, I hit the tying bench with both live caddis samples and fresh memories of trout rising to within inches o my fly…..and NOT take it! That scenario is all too familiar to […]

Lamiglas Esprit Concept Review

The Lamiglas Esprit Concept Fly Rod Review
The workmanship and quality in every detail impress me every time I take this beauty out of the case. It’s a pleasure to hold in your hand, so light yet with incredible strength and power even beyond what you would expect in a rod of this quality.
I […]

PEI Trout

Well, after a little bit of work, I finally got my vacation time approved for last week. So I packed up my gear and made the quick (16.5hr) drive over to PEI. It would have been longer if I had stopped to fish half of the waters that I was tempted by on the […]

PEI Trout

Well, after a little bit of work, I finally got my vacation time approved for last week. So I packed up my gear and made the quick (16.5hr) drive over to PEI. It would have been longer if I had stopped to fish half of the waters that I was tempted by on the […]

Balsa Popper Pattern

Like usual, summer is "In like a lion" here in southern Ontario. As in the past, extreme heat and humidity has caused a great rise in water temperature in some of our favorite trout streams. There are two ways for ardent trout anglers to see this situation; Only fish the slightly more […]

Elk River B.C./ Sportfishing Museum

Just returned from two weeks in Heaven!
I traveled to Vancouver, where on Granville Island there is a little jewel by the name of The Canadian Sportfishing Museum. Privately funded and run by John Keith-King. You could not find a more detailed collection of gear new and old. The largest collection of Hardy reels […]