Evening Fishing is back for another season.
Originally started as way for OFS members to meet informally over the summer fishing season, it has evolved into an event in which anyone regardless of their ability can come out and enjoy an evening on the water. For novices, it is a chance to pick up tips, techniques, etc. from more seasoned anglers. For those that are new to the region, it provides an introduction to the various fishing opportunities that are readily available around the NRC.
If you have ever wondered what fly fishing is all about - this
is your opportunity to find out!
- The Sport - the equipment: how and why it works
- The Flies - types of flies: how they're tied - try your hand
- The Cast - learn the basics & get some practice
- The Fish - let's go fishing!
Each part will be about four hours in length:
Parts 1&2 - Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:15am to 5:00pm, conference room at
With fishing just around the corner now is the perfect time to break out all of your reels that have been in storage all winter and give your line a good cleaning. For everyone that took advantage of the Winter Casting sessions, this will be even more relevant. Keeping your fly line clean will not only extend the life of your fly line, but will also improve your line's castability.
Novice to Advanced Casting with Instructor Bill Spicer,
F.F.F. Master Certified Casting Instructor & Host of The New Fly Fisher Show
Novice casters, Bill will teach the basic overhead cast along with the roll cast.
Intermediate casters will learn the five essential rules to casting to obtain more distance. This will include introduction to the single haul and double haul.
The Ottawa Flyfishers Society is proud to be hosting the 2017 edition of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival
April 9th @ The Chambers 101 Centerpointe Dr, Ottawa, ON
Full details and ticket prices available on the Official IF4 Event Poster.
Details and tying instructions for this past week's Fly Tying Night pattern that Julian Romeski demonstrated has been uploaded to the website and can be found using the following link:
Balanced Leech Fly patterns
After a couple hiccups we have the winter casting nights (and location) squared away with the school board. The dates remain as previously announced (with the addition of an April 13th date) but the location and times have changed as follows:
Well with fresh snow on the ground, it can only be a sure sign that Winter Casting is around the corner. A special thanks goes out to Catherine Donnelly for coordinating the acquisition of the necessary gym space for the sessions this winter.
Full details can be found on the Winter Casting 2017 page.
Based on all of the emails that I have been receiving, a lot of people are itching to get out fishing. That being said the 2016 edition of the popular Evening Fishing program, which started 10 years ago kicks off at Dow's Lake. Full details will be maintained on the forum, though I will try to keep the calendar up to date.
Well it's that time of year again and if you're like many of us you simply put your gear away at the end of the season after your last outing. If you're were ambitious you might have made it out to some of the Winter Casting sessions. In either case, your fly line is probably in need of a good cleaning before you put it to use this season. For those of you that are new to fly fishing, Rio provides a couple of instructional videos on how to properly clean your line.