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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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September Salmon and Trout Guide Trips

Guide trips for Salmon

           What We Provide

We can provide everything you need for your trip out with us and most is at no extra charge to you. Please notify us in advance if you need us to provide anything for you. There is no charge for standard gear.

All Fly Rods and fly reels provided by Hardy and Grey's

All Centerpin and Float fishing gear provided by Raven steelhead products.

We Provide:

All safety gear, life jackets, phone, etc.

All flies, spilt shots, lines, tippets etc.

Rods and reels: if required

Waders: if required

rain gear: if required

Polarized Glasses :if required

(due to MNR regulations we can not provide fishing licences anymore)

Recommended Rods and reels.

BROWN TROUT : For brown trout and resident rainbow trout we recommend that you use rods from 4 weight to 6 weight in the 8.5' to 9.5' length with a suitably matched reel with a good drag system. We recommend weight forward floating lines. 9 foot leaders in the 4x to 6x (3 to 6lb) is recommended. We often run custom leaders for better success and may change your leader when you arrive.

Brook Trout : For brook trout we recommend that you use rods from 6' to 8.5 feet in 2 weight to 4 weight sizes with a suitably matched reel and a floating line. Leaders in the 5x to 6x is recommended. We often run custom leader for better success and may change your leader when you arrive.

Steelhead : For basic steelhead fishing any rod in the 9 to 10 foot length in a 6 weight to 8 weight will do but if you have it we recommend a 6 weight or 7 weight rod in a 10' or 11' length. A large arbour reel with a good sealed drag system is also recommended. For most of your steelhead fishing I recommend a weight forward floating line. We can provide Sinking tips and polyleaders if required. I prefer to use custom leaders in with a 8lb tippet.

Steelhead - swinging flies. If you prefer to swing flies for steelhead we recommend larger Spey or switch rods in the 7 or 8 weight range matched with a quality reel and line.

Salmon : Same as steelhead. Maybe go one size up on everything with slightly heavier leaders.


                  What to bring

These are things we recommend that you bring with you on your trip.

Spring and Summer guided trips

  • Bring what you would normally bring on a river outing, waders, vest, rods, etc.

  • Wear drab clothes in greens and tans to blend in to the surroundings

  • We recommend a bug shirt in spring and/or a long sleeved shirt

  • Before June the water can still be very cold so we recommend thermal underwear and extra socks. (at least bring them even if you don't wear them)

  • Valid fishing licence

  • Pack a light lunch and drinks (no Alcohol)

  • Bug spray

  • Sun block

  • Camera

  • Polarized glasses - amber or yellow lenses for overcast and darker grey lenses for sunny days

  • hat

  • rain gear - just in case

  • appropriate clothing for the weather forecast conditions

  • Change of clothes - in case you fall in or get wet in the rain

  • Bring the balance in CASH ONLY

   Winter, Early Spring and Late Fall Trips.

Check out these articles and links on how to dress for cold water fishing.  CLICK HERE

Recommended things to bring for a cold water trip.

  • Your rods and reels and any other gear you would normally bring for a day out on the river.
  • Insulated Waders - boot foot preferred .(if you have them) SEE HERE
  • 2 pair of Socks - first pair should be a thin liner sock and the outer pair should be a high quality thermal sock. See HERE for more details
  • Base Layer consisting of moisture wicking thermal under wear This are the best I've ever tried.- See HERE for more details
  • Thermal Pants
  • Base layer shirt with moisture management
  • Thermal shirt or 2 preferable with a hood
  • Breathable wading jacket or waterproof coat
  • 2 pair of gloves in-case one pair gets wet. we recommend mitts as well
  • Hat
  • Polarized Glasses
  • Change of close in case you get wet or fall in. or just a dry set of clothes for the ride home
  • Camera
  • Lunch, snacks, drinks (no alcohol)
  • Disposable heat packs for hands and feet
  • Valid fishing license

Staying warm link. CLICK HERE


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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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