Well it seems this spring season is going to be very short.......who would of thought that a month ago!!
Have had some great conditions for swinging for a fly, now only a week away until we can venture upstream on many of the Ontario rivers in pursuit of these gems!
Spring is in the air and rivers are opening up nicely, should be a great spring steelhead season around the Great Lakes!
We were very fortunate in Ontario with a full swinging season lasting right up to the end of the year! Now, spring just can't come soon enough!
Well, what can we say other then that was one heck of a spring for swinging a fly! It would be great if all springs came like that, long hard cold (normal) winter with a nice consistent spring melt with good flows of cold water temps right into June. The Spring steelhead run came early and stayed late with fish dropping back well into June. As a result all of the major spey rivers in Ontario fished very well this year! We should also see some excellent reproduction as conditions allowed the fish to travel far up into the cold water tribs for their migratory spawning run. With any luck we will have a normal summer for temps and rainfall and in 2-3 yrs we hopefully will reep the rewards that Mother Nature has given us this past season!
The Swing is the Thing......but the Tug is the Drug........ and
October cant come soon enough!
The Spring Spey Clinic is re scheduled for Sunday June 1st, there are 10 spots available and its from 9am-3pm with a BBQ lunch! See the poster in the previous post for Contact details or contact Mike@flyfitters.ca
Mike Verhoef -head guide and owner of FlyFitters Guide Service located along Ontario's West Coast.