Monthly Archives: June 2004

Griffith’s Gnat Pattern

A fly that has always found a home in my fly box is the Griffith’s Gnat. Created by one of the founding fathers of Trout Unlimited (George Griffith) the pattern imitates tiny midges, midge emergers, midge clusters..even tiny mayflies. Its a simple pattern, but very effective.
This fly has saved the day for me more […]

Building A Custom Cane/Bamboo Fly Rod Step By Step

Welcome to this series on how to make your own custom cane or bamboo fly rod. In this series we will cover all the basic steps needed to build a cane rod. Everything from turning your own custom grip to the final finishing.

Before we start making our rod, we should first know at […]

W.W. Grigg Fly Rod Review

W.W. Grigg 4/5 wt. 4 pc. Rod Review
When Rob asked me to try out a 4 piece 5/6 weight W.W. Grigg I was pumped. The rod was tested out Alberta style and it did not disappoint. The 9′ IM 6 graphite Grigg is advertised as a 5/6 weight but it fishes more like […]

Nice Day On The Grand River – Canada

The weather was great today so I decided to go out to the Grand River for the afternoon/evening at the last minute…After about 30 minutes out on the water I noticed Rob O’Reilly out of the blue. We were fishing an upper section of the river and seemed to have it -almost- all to […]

SLT Re-Union On The Grand River

All 4 pieces of my SLT were reunited this week – they were itching for action. I met up with my buddy Sam(a person) along with Comparadun for some action on the Grand river.

Sam and Comparadun working a run

The forecast suggested it might be cooler, and that it might be a little windy. Both […]

Northern Alberta Rivers Daytrip

The wife and myself took advantage of a beautiful fore cast and ventured west for a little river adventure.(warning- large pics.)From Edmonton we headed west to Edson and then south west to the Embarras river. The water here was high and dirty from the spring runoff. It may be a couple of weeks before […]

Wind River Stillwater Vest Review

Wind River Stillwater Vest Review
Unlike many fly fishing enthusiasts I see on the water these days I’ve never felt the need to bring my entire closet along with me. So when I look for systems to carry my gear I look for products that seem to carry what I need (i.e. not want) and […]

Fly Fishing Nymphs – Deep Nymph

Getting into medium to large water nymph fly fishing might call for different tactics. Here are few ideas on how to get the nymph fly down fast using split shot….Rod, in my opinion, should be a 9′ 5 or 6 wt outfit.

Image shows a simple split shot setup. It works, but when your […]

Grand River Fly Fishing Ontario

Today was a great day to be out on the Grand river – everything was provided: sun, bugs, big fish!,I’m completely exhausted after today. I made it out to the river at an upper section by just after 6. My plan was simple – start out fly fishing streamers, then as soon as there […]

Friday Night Upper Credit River

Mosquitos and Coffin Flies everwhere!!! Those are the highlights for me on the credit river tonight. Fridays always take a long time to pass by – sitting at work its hard to concentrate on much else except the time when I can get up and take off to the river. Tonight saw beautiful clear […]

Green Drake Emerger

I was fortunate to get some green drake education on my trip to Pennsylvania last year. Until then, i’d only really tuned-in when I saw the dramatic-looking coffin flies (green drake spinners) appear. As the most anticipated hatch of the year, they have the patterns to match them. The B&B I […]