We're serious about making fly fishing awesome for you! For a start, here are the typical flies you will be casting on our Algonquin Park brook trout trips or the Petawawa or Madawaska River drift boat float fishing days (either 1 day or overnight!). Check out what we have to offer!
Carry as many nymphs as you want, but 90% of your Algonquin Park brook trout catch will be on a Prince nymph. There are many variations; go brighter colour for our tannin water; sized to the size of the water, from 8 down to 14. Fish on a dropper on 6x or 5x fly fishing leader.
When brook trout are interested in coming to the surface to feed (spring and fall in fly fishing Algonquin Park), you can really put anything over them, as long as it is presented well. If I have to pick one, I go hare's ear for its liveliness and parachute for visibility. Size 10 down to 20.
The muddler minnow was originally tied for brook trout, and it still works. Stream across the current at the outflow of an Algonquin Park creek, or strip on stillwater. Cone or beadhead gets it down. Size 4 and 8 fly fishing lines.
The woolly bugger is all you really need for Algonquin Park small mouth. Brown and olive, bead and conehead. Streamed or stripped, rivers or lakes. The go-to fly. Sized 0 to 10, depending on how ambitious you are. You will need a 6 or 7wt fly fishing rod to throw these.
Ottawa Valley and Algonquin Park rivers have these wonderful calm pools between rapids ideal for fly fishing. Cast a popper to the shore and strip to the middle. Prepare to get smashed. Best done from a drift boat! Go with the weed guard variation.
Ahh, fall musky in Algonquin Park. Fly fishing big, noisy streamers on a big rod, with a steel leader. It is heart stopping to see a musky emerge from the depths and sulk behind your fly. Keep stripping! Size very big, like 4/0. White and black highlights.
We'd love to hear from you. We will set you up with whatever you are looking for when it comes to Algonquin Park and Ottawa Valley fly fishing.
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