Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: S Ontario rivers plus various lakes for warm water species.
New member from Toronto, Canada
Greetings to all, on what looks to be an interesting and very informative forum.
I live in the west end of Toronto with Lake Ontario at the end of the street. I fish waters all around southern Ontario for all manner of species using many methods and various types of tackle.
I have made a few bamboo rods over the last (almost) twenty years (again) with various species in mind, matched with traditional and often suitably vintage reels, usually Hardy's.
Making many types and styles of rods for various methods and fish keeps the hobby of rod making interesting for me. Every two years we have a gathering at Belwood lake where like minded individuals from both the US and Canada share ideas and show and tell - Canadian Cane, which is very enjoyable.
Though I have been a fly fisher since the mid 70's, in the UK where I grew up, I have only tried the double handed approach for steelhead over the last two years, and what an exciting new challenge it has turned out to be. I have recently completed my second bamboo spey rod, this time a hollow, almost replica, of an 11' Hardy Wye, which feels very light in the hand, though I am waiting for the rivers around here to clear so that I can actually try it out.
By profession I am a graphic designer/ illustrator and college design instructor.
Last edited by MHC; 04-02-2016 at 11:57 AM.