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Old 02-13-2009, 01:29 PM
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Default Grand River.

What flies are people finding as productive searching patterns on the Grand River tailwater for brown trout. Also, when is your favourite time on the Grand(what time of year)?
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:31 PM
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Check out this article from Fly Fisherman by Ian Martin, Ontario's Grand River, by Ian Martin (check out the hatch guide). Ian is also the author of the definitive guide to the Grand River, well named "Fly Fishing the Grand River: The angler's vest pocket guide". It is spiral-bound and co-authored with Jane E. Rutherford (Ian's wife). As well Ian wrote a series of articles on The Seasons Of The Grand in The Canadian Fly Fisher last year. Certainly worth getting. There are also several local fly shops with great websites full of info -- check out the First Cast fly shop in Guelph, Hook Line and Sinker & The First Cast Fly Shop - Guelph, Ontario, and Grand River Troutfitters in Fergus, Grand River Troutfitters - Ontario's Fly fishing guiding and instruction store. Hope that helps.
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mikeo, advice is right on. I stayed in Fergus last summer and found the Troutfitters Outfitters Store a big help. They offered great advice on flies, access and methods. Access is well marked and river a pleasure to fish! Good luck!
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Grand River.

Thanks for the response with all the great detail. Do you fish this river by chance? If so what type of streamers do you suggest and in what size?
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:56 AM
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Yes I fished it for few days. I had a guide from Troutfitters and had a good time. There was hatches while I was there but my best fish was on a #8 muddler. Small drys and nymphs were the norm but I found myself tieing on a muddler on some of the water. Pike took the streamer patterns when offered in deep pools, so I lost a few streamers. In the runs streamers worked for me but not as well as drys. Hope this helps!
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