Tyler grew up fishing Southern Ontario rivers since he was five. Drawing on extensive experience having lived and guided in various Canadian fly fishing hot spots. Tyler has guided on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick for Atlantic Salmon and in British Columbia for Trout including Vancouver Island Steelhead. As well as having lived and guided in Argentina & Chile for the famous Patagonian Trout, and Tierra Del Feugo's Sea Run Browns. When not scouting or exploring on the river he spends time spinning flies for the next fishing opportunity. You will find his drift boat handling skills and experience is sure to provide an unforgettable week of fly fishing.
Fly fishing is more than a job or a sport to Tyler, it is a passion. His love (obsession) for it comes through in all the little touches that makes his guiding the finest you will encounter. Now located on banks of the Middle Grand River, Tyler endeavours to incorporate all the best attributes of the fantastic places he has been privileged to work, to creating the best fly fishing experience possible here in Southern Ontario.
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Adam has been passionate about fishing since he was old enough to stand. He has a true passion for steelhead and trout fishing and continually finds ways to challenge himself finding new water. Spending countless days on Southern Ontario rivers and lakes, Adam is a wealth of knowledge when it comes Steelhead and all the questions the hunt for them brings. He has travelled all over the West Coast and fished for steelhead, cut throat and native bull trout. Adam has a passion for teaching and developing anglers and looks forward to sharing his passion with others.
Tyler is knowledgeable and personable. Perfect combination for a great day on the water!
Ty thanks for a great day on the Saugeen! I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the water with you. Your patience is commendable. I greatly appreciate the individual time you gave coaching me on the art of Spey casting and swinging the fly. Under your guidance I was able to land some remarkable steelhead. The thrill of hooking these large trout on the swing will not be soon forgotten I can assure you. Landing steelhead so fresh from the lake that their chrome sides have just a suggestion of pink is one of life's greatest experiences. Those fish were hot!
It is just icing on the cake when the fish are caught on one's own flies, so I must thank you again for your colour and fly suggestion prior to the trip. The pink intruder that provoked the first fish of the day was tied at my bench just the night before thanks to your tip!
Tyler, you remained up-beat from sun-up to sun-set under very trying conditions. Your positive determination throughout an overcast and rainy trip assured me that my fishing success was of utmost importance to you. We both recognized that we had lucked onto ideal steelhead weather. Despite the cold and rain we worked together to make the most of our chances. That teamwork is how I define a great guide.
Tyler, thanks again for a memorable float trip and be assured that I will be booking another adventure with Fly Water guiding in the very near future.