Fly Fishing For
Ontario Steelhead

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Fly Fishing For Ontario Steelhead

Fly fishing for Ontario Steelhead is about as good as it gets around the great lakes. Ontario is surrounded by the great lakes and nearly every river that flows into Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Southern Georgian Bay will get some type of steelhead run. Some runs may be as big as 40,000 steelhead some years and other might be under 100, but I’d guess that on average a river of 20 feet or more at the lake would get a 1000 fish or more.  NOTE – THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED

Spring run steelhead from the Credit River


Fly fishing for Ontario steelhead includes fly fishing methods such as Nymphing, streamer fishing, and Spey fishing. The most productive method would be Nymphing with indicators which can be done on both large and small rivers. For more information on fly fishing methods check out the fly fishing for steelhead page on A Perfect Drift Guide companies page


There are hundreds of steelhead rivers and streams that anglers can try. We list some of the best ones on our rivers page


Some years i’ll put over 300 steelhead in my net just in the fall with my clients. It can be that good, but it’s not uncommon for me to hear guys tell me they well go 10 days and only catch one steelhead. If that’s the case you are missing out on key information, doing something wrong or using the wrong things. That’s why I decided to do this page, to hopefully provide you with enough information to get you catching a few more fish weather you a beginner or an advanced fly angler. Unfortunately, as I write this, I’m just started my busy guide season so i won’t be able to complete it but I will be updating more to this page,  more pictures, best flies, leader set-ups, spey fishing advice, best methods, and more tips and advise and hopefully soon, as soon as we stop fishing long enough to do it. Until then, there is more in at our guide website HERE . . .

A nice fall steelhead

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