Menu
Cart

Click on titles for full blog posting. — olive beadhead woolly bugger

Last chance brook trout

Posted by Steve Galea at

September is drawing near and with it comes the end of brook trout season where I live. These are the days of fine colour and wonderful cool air. Waters are easier to wade and the general feeling is one of serenity. I'll be heading out to one of my favourite brook trout lakes this week. I'll take fly rod and inflatable pontoon boat. Later, I'll visit a cherished river and make a day of it. This month hunting season begins in earnest. Soon, I'll trade fly rod for bow, rifle and shotgun. Time is running out to pursue those last...

Read more →

My favourite moments on the water

Posted by Steve Galea at

....always look like this these days. There is something about working hard for the fish you catch that makes angling seem even more worthwhile. Trolling from spot to spot, fishing the water with long casts and deep retrieves and feeling the hook up from a perch on an unobtrusive platform in the middle of a quiet lake, all these things add to the experience and make these summer days even more memorable.    

Read more →

Underwater bass release.

Posted by Steve Galea at

This is some footage I took with my GoPro camera of a smallmouth bass we released.

Read more →

Tying the black mohair leech

Posted by Steve Galea at

Here's my latest fly tying tutorial of a great pattern that is very useful for smallmouth bass and lake fishing in general. This rivals an olive woolly bugger as a bass catcher in my neck of the woods.    

Read more →

Brown trout and my go-to fly

Posted by Steve Galea at

Yesterday, members of the Haliburton Highlands Fly Fishing Club, of which I am a proud co-founder and current President, visited a trout farm and fly fished as a group. A trout farm like the one we visited is great fun because it allows a group to fish together, have a laugh or two and learn from each other. We went there knowing they are not wild fish. But we looked upon it as a great opportunity to teach new members and try out different techniques. Oh, and scout it out. You see, the place we visited has not been open...

Read more →


info AT example DOT com