Fly Fishing Excursions in Ontario

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Fly Fishing on Call Misty Lake










The best part of a fly-fishing excursion, aside from the trophy fishing, is where you choose to stay. Some prefer camping but in recent years fishing lodges in Ontario have become popular and with good reason.  Whether you prefer a remote location that can only be reached by air, boat or train or you’d rather be closer to civilization you can find a lodge that suits your needs and price range.

There are many advantages to staying at a lodge, not the least of which is a comfortable bed instead of the cold, hard ground of latter days.  Many lodges have maid service and central gathering places for socializing and telling fish tales. They serve meals and will even pack a shore lunch for you. There are cabins with full, modern kitchens if you don’t wish to take advantage of food service. Most lodges provide boats that are modern and comfortable. 

You can choose a lodge that caters to many guests or only a few. Quite a number of them have been in business for decades and are intimately familiar with the surrounding country. Some smaller lodge outfitters are often enjoyable as well and can provide professional services in line with bigger operators and outfitters.

One of the best advantages of many northern Ontario lodges is their guide service.  The guides are often locals who know the land, the hot spots for best fishing and can even advise you which lures to use. As you will find out through others experiences staying at a lodge with American Plans will allow you to spend less time on chores and more time fishing. 

Many lodges are in the isolated Ontario wilderness areas, surrounded by pristine beauty. The fly-fishing in such places is superb and unsullied with the noises of civilization.  Some of the resort-style lodges have other activities, which make them perfect for families.

One of the things you should consider when choosing a lodge is the type of fish you like to catch. If you like to fish for trout, you’ll be very disappointed if the area specializes in walleye or pike. You will also want to check their policies on what to do with your catch; some outfitters allow only catch and release while others offer packing and freezing services to bring your tasty catch home.

Choosing to stay in a fishing lodge can make your fly-fishing vacation a little piece of paradise.  And isn’t that what fishing is all about?


This article was written by the
contributing staff of OFT and its
group of amateur and pro Ontario anglers.

Copyright 2008. Ontario Fish Trips .

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