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Fly fishing bright chrome steelheads

From single hand casting for steelhead to swing spey flies with two-handed rods, this river is perfect for all types of fly fishing. • Credit: Colin McKeown


The fall is a time of change in Ontario. Beautiful coloured leaves, cooler days, and best of all -- steelhead time! Bright chrome rainbow trout, known as steelhead, migrate up rivers throughout Ontario. One wonderful place to catch them is the Maitland River in southwestern Ontario. This relatively large river is perfect for drift boat trips providing unparalleled access to walk and wade fly fishing.

The perfect guide for this river system is Mike Verhoef of Flyfitters Guide Service. Mike has been guiding in South West Ontario for nearly 20 years and understands the Maitland well. From single hand casting for steelhead to swing spey flies with two-handed rods, this river is perfect for all types of fly fishing.

Deadly flies include stonefly patterns, egg patterns and various spey flies in dark colours. Mike and his fellow guides are very familiar with dealing with all these types of fishing and know the best locations for locating steelhead as they migrate up the river.

Recommended Guide Service: www.flyfitters.ca or email mike.a.verhoef@gmail.com

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