Thursday, April 22, 2010

Things I'm Doing, Things I have to do.

This is getting down to crunch time.
I am finishing up my last few weeks at the bar I work at, and things are beginning to get busy. I had to sit down and make up my list. My list usually consists of all the important things I have to do before I go. Deal with my cell phone, gym membership, let the bank no why they'll be no account activity over the next 4 months, pack, and that's just a fraction of the list. The funniest part is that with all the things I have to do, I always still get out for the opener. This year I am fishing with LOOP Pro Staff, and good friend, Mike Barrand. We will be swinging for steelhead on the Grand. I have been tying for a few days, and can't wait for saturday.
My mind however, with my departure date fast approaching, starts to wonder to Northerns and Brookies, anxious to take any flies I'm willing to give. We have a exciting season this year, we are expecting FISH TV, coming up to fish Big Esnagami Northerns, and The New Fly Fisher, coming up to chase brookies. Hopefully the weather, and fish will cooperate and the shooting will go smoothly, only time will tell.
For anyone fishing the trout opener this weekend, Good Luck.
And for everyone here reading, they'll be more posts to come!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fly Footage Productions

Welcome to Guide's Perspective!!

For everyone in their life, there is something they love, or are extremely passionate about. For me, in my life, that passion is fishing. I did not find fishing at a young age, I was heavily involved in competitive sports, and really never did any fishing that didn't include a bobber and a worm. In my early teens, I began to camp and fish more and more with some of my very good friends and it wasn't long before i knew this was something i wanted to do for the rest of my life. Shortly thereafter, I applied, and was hired at Esnagami Wilderness Lodge in Northern Ontario. This for me was undoubtedly a life-changing experience. I work there still to this day, and it will be my fourth year as head guide. I have been guiding on the lake for Walleye and Northern Pike for my previous 5 summers, and been running guided days down the Esnagami River for trophy Northern Ontario Brook Trout for the last 4. I have managed to meet a ton of amazing and extremely helpful people along the way, and continue to hone my networking skills, hence this blog I have decided to start.
My purpose for starting this blog is to keep a day to day journal of the life of a Fishing guide. For myself, for my writing skills, as well as for anyone who wants to support me by reading it. I will be keeping it updated on a daily basis, and will include photos and videos of myself, and guests. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you back here soon, or better yet, Hope to see you out on the water. Tight Lines.