Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday with Dave, and some Ontario Steel.

Monday I finally got into some of our Ontario Steelhead, or as myself and good friend Dave Allen have deemed them, "Migratory Rainbows". We discussed over lunch, that if we marketed these fish as migratory rainbows, they would be huge bows, instead of small Steelhead.
For everyone who doesn't know Dave, he's an extremely talented tattoo artist, who manages to live out both his passions, the first obviously tattooing and the second being fly fishing. His journey has brought him from BC to Kincardine to work at a friend's tattoo shop, The Sugar Shack.
We have been trying to wet a line together since we first met at the Toronto Spring Fishing Show. We managed to get out on Goderich's Maitland River, to swing some flies for steelhead. The lower end of the Maitland, was where we started and didn't find anything but small mouth bass.
We decided on moving farther up stream, and found ourselves fishing Benmiller Falls. The water levels are low, but we were basically sight fishing for bows, and it wasn't long before Dave showed his technique, and was into one of our gorgeous fish. There were two more landed by Dave and myself, as well as two more lost. The warm water made for exciting fights with lots of jumps. I am planning on being out again thursday morning.
Anybody who's going, see you there!!!

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