A few weeks ago I received another amazing collection of handmade flies from Paul Mugo. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to take pictures of all of them until now. As with the last two packages Paul has sent me I am blown away by the quality and attention to detail he’s capable of putting into his work. Don’t forget to check out our other galleries of Paul Mugo’s fine fly tying skills! If you’re interested in purchasing flies from Paul please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario, one of the wildest weekends you’ll have on the river guaranteed. It’s not uncommon to run into huge lines of fishermen or even people sleeping on the side of the river the night before just so they won’t miss first light. I wasn’t able to get out on the first night, which is disappointing because the fishing and weather were outstanding, but I made it out yesterday and managed to have a fantastic day on the upper part of the Oshawa Creek. Tiny beads and stoneflies were the most effective lures in the gin clear water.
After a winter warming trend a few friends and I woke up early to travel east and fish some Lake Ontario tributaries. The morning’s temperatures were very low and the bitter wind froze up our guides and fingers. Once the clouds broke and the sun came out it wasn’t long until we discovered the pattern and areas where the steelhead were hiding.
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Hooked up with Dave and Rade out in Cobourg to search for some steelhead. The recent warm weather and precipitation have made for some amazing conditions. Just as first light started to creep over the horizon Rade was already hooked in to a fish and Dave soon after. Dave and Rade landed several more before the fish started becoming inactive. We took a walk downstream to look for other pools and caught a few smaller fish, but nothing noteworthy. We snuck back to our original spot, staying low for extra stealth, where we deployed beads and other single egg imitations triggering the action again and landing several more fish before heading back to the city.