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Backwoods brook trout adventure

Posted by Steve Galea at

  Last weekend, I took a much needed break and made my way into the back country with a friend. Our goal was to camp, canoe, relax and find a few brook trout. I'm happy to say that we accomplished everything on that list. This little adventure took place on the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails, which sits on the site formerly occupied by the Frost Centre. Our route was fairly simple -- up St. Nora's Lake to the 813 metre portage that took us to Sherbourne. Another 20 minute paddle and we were at our campsite, which we used as a base. Once...

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Tying Tigers

Posted by Steve Galea at

With brook trout season drawing so near, I decided to tie a few Edson Light Tigers -- a classic brook trout fly if there ever was one. Here's one of a half dozen I tied. This one is in Size 6. Can't say I've ever been able to make mine look overly neat but it's certainly fishable.  The recipe is as follows: Thread: Yellow 8/0 Hook: Mustad 9672 or any other 3XL  streamer hook in sizes 6 to 10  Tag: gold tinsel Tail: folded barred wood duck Body: peacock herl rope Wing: yellow bucktail Overwing: red hackle Eyes:Jungle cock (optional)  ...

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