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"Graham is one of only a handful of independent fly fishing guides in Ontario who we recommend at our store. "

Jim Wilson, Wilsons Fly Shop


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Welcome to A Perfect Drift

Ontario's Premier Trout and Steelhead Guide Service

Who We Are: We are Southern Ontario's top full time independent river guide service. We eat, sleep and breath fishing 12 months of the year and we have dedicated our lives to sharing the passion and our knowledge with others.

Where We Are: We are based in Orangeville Ontario which is known as the "Hills of the Headwaters" and is centrally located minutes from 4 of Southern Ontario's best trout and steelhead rivers. The Grand River, The Credit River, The Humber River and the Nottawasaga Rivers are all located within a 15 minutes drive. We're also close to other great rivers like the Saugeen river, the Beaver river, the Pine river, the Bighead river and many more.

The Fishing: With plenty of brown trout and brook trout in the headwaters and lots of Steelhead and Pacific Salmon in the middle and lower sections of many rivers this is what many anglers consider to be the best river fishing in Ontario. River smallmouth bass, musky and pike are also available in good numbers during the summer months.

Our Experience: Your head guide and owner Graham Bristow has over 30 years of fly fishing and float fishing/centerpin fishing experience on the local rivers and over 13 years of guiding and instructional experience. Graham has fished with and trained with many great anglers and shares that knowledge and that experience with his customers.

What We Offer: We offer our customers professional, friendly and educational guided river trips by drift boat or by foot. Our goal is education and catching more fish so to help our customers become better anglers we specialize and teach the most modern and most effective methods that are not yet used by most Ontario anglers and other guides services. We also offer guided trips to rivers that no one else guides including some private access water. We can meet your individual needs by customizing every trip based on your personal expectations and skills and we are patient and understanding so even the absolute beginner will benefit from time on the water with us. We also offer lessons on fly fishing, Spey fishing and centerpin fishing.

Fly fishing, centerpin fishing, or spin fishing: what ever fishing style you prefer or species you want to target we can provide you with a fun filled and educational guided river trip. We can also provide nearly everything you need for your trip out at no extra charge. Click HERE to see what we can provide and what you should bring.

If you want to learn more, catch more and be a better angler contact us for your day on the water.

To Book : Contact Graham at 416-937-4911 or ontarioguide@gmail.com

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Watch Us On TV

The New Fly Fisher Show

 You Tube link to New fly fisher show

Aug 4, 2012 - Uploaded by newflyfisherontario
Bill Spicer from The New Fly Fisher joins Graham Bristow of Perfect Drift Guide Company to search for chromed ...


Guided With Mark Melnyk

Guided With Mark Melnyk


Watch us on the hit show Guided with Mark Melnyk and good friend Matt Rimmer from Fishbum Outfitters

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Fishing the Credit River with Colin

Graham guides Colin from the New Fly Fisher on the Upper Credit river and gets a big 20" brown trout.

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   Some Highlights from the past!

Eds Big Brown Jeff with a good one Ron with 1 of 3 over 20 inch Hatim with his biggest so far

1 of 2 over 20 inches for Scott Andrews biggest and most landed in one day... Noce one from the Grand River Doulbe header for Pete and Myrium

Click any picture in our website for a better view

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Beginner and Advanced Lessons

Nothing beats a good coach! You can read all the books and watch all the videos you want but having someone stand beside you teaching you and coaching you is the best way to learn and improve your skills quickly. Check out our Advanced and Beginner lessons.

Advanced Nymphing Class - click for details

Beginner Fly Fishing Class - click for details

Fly Fishing for Steelhead Class - click for details

Centerpin Lessons - click for details

" After 10 years of fly fishing I didn't realize how much more there was to know. Graham is a skilled guide and instructor and after sharing his knowledge with me I'm catching more and bigger trout then ever before... Rich M.

Graham got me out of my rut and stopped me from doing the same thing everyone else does and I know catch trout and steelhead more consistently and have a few more tricks up my sleeve when I hit the water. John D.

If you want to up your game and catch more trout then Graham's you man.. Ken M.

Unbelievable how many different and productive ways to nymph and dry fly fish.. Graham gave me the tool and knowledge to help me improve a lot. Dave P

Graham taught me more in one day then I learned in 20 years myself. Kevin B

Graham's flies and skills are vastly different then what I've used and seen before. Some of his patterns and methods have helped me consistently and almost daily hook brown trout over 20" which was something I didn't think was possible. I hooked more brown trout over 20" in one season after training with Graham then I have in 9 years. Bob K.

"Most anglers that know me know I love to teach and guide and with over 30 years of fly fishing experience and having had the opportunity to train and fish with hundreds of skilled anglers, competition anglers and even fly fishing coaches I know I can help both advanced and beginner anglers catch more trout and steelhead. So if you've ever wanted to learn how to catch more fish you should consider joining our classes or book a guided day on the water and see what the others already know."   Graham Bristow

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  Check out our Photo Gallery and Testimonials pages  
  Tony with a fresh run steelhead   Steelhead fishing   A really big Brown Trout from the Credit river
            Tony with 1 of over 12 Landed                  Martin with 1 of 30 Landed                Huge Resident Brown Trout
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