Guides

If a unforgettable fly fishing experience is what you are looking for then On the Fly Fishing Co. has the right guides for you. They take pride in their knowledge of Northern Ontario rivers, as well as the behavior of the fish within those waters. St. Mary’s River is what our Guides consider to be their home water, and whether it be Steelhead, Atlantic salmon or Chinook Salmon they are very capable of adapting to whichever species is present.

On the Fly Fishing Co. guides realize their goal is to get their clients on to fish but never forget any of the other aspects, such as great customer service that also makes for a great guide. In addition to their mastery of various fly fishing techniques, OTFFC Guides are known as a strong advocates of fishery conservation and take pride in providing our customers with a rewarding experience.

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Pro Staff /Fly Fishing Guide/Owner

Rod Trudel started to fly fish at the age of twelve years of age and by the age of 16 he was fishing on the St. Mary’s river in Sault Ste. Marie.  Rod’s Passion and love for fly fishing are second to none as well as his customer service.  Rod was fortunate enough to work on Great Bear Lake for Plummer’s Arctic Lodges where he was able to hone his skills in which are needed to become a great guide in this very competitive industry.  Rod serves as Pro Staff for Simms as well as Air Flo Lines.  When starting this company he knew he would have to work hard in order to gain respect from the fellow anglers.  There is one thing Rod believes and that is competition forces his guides and himself to work hard and provide the best customer service possible for his clients.  That is why you will see Rod on the river on his day off, he will be the last guide off the water, he tries to hit every seam possible as well as every pocket on the river.  In doing so as many times as he sees necessary he feels he provides the best opportunity for his clients to catch fish.  Sure he may be exhausted at the end of every day but the one thing you will always get from him is 100%.

Jamie Greenwood
Pro Staff/Fly Fishing Guide

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Casting a 4 weight single hand for brookies on a dry fly or spey casting theBIGstick for Steelhead or Salmon, it doesn’t matter to me. I love it all.  I feel as if I have been chasing fish on a fly for decades as I have logged some serious time on the water. There’s not many days that go by without me spending at least a few hours on the water. The thrill of the chase and the anticipation of a fish smashing my fly is what keeps me coming back for more day after day. I also love sharing my passion and love of fishing with others. Let me help you turn your dreams into reality when it comes to fly fishing the St Mary’s River and Lake Superior tributaries. Tight Lines Everyone!!!

Matt Macgregor
Pro Staff/Fly Fishing Guide

matt4Matt Macgregor is the newest member of our Fly Fishing team who has grown up angling the waterways of the Algoma District.  He is an avid Fly Fisher who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise especially fishing with a two handed rod. This method of fly fishing has proven to be extremely effective in the world famous Sault Rapids.    Anglers from all over North America have fished the Rapids and have come to know Matt as a bright and knowledgeable fisherman that is eager to share his knowledge and skills.  With his commitment to customer service and fishery conservation, Matt has proven to be a valuable member of our team and is eager to give our customers life long memories of fishing the North.

 

Dylan Briggs
Pro Staff/Fly Fishing Guide

OTFFC (15 of 28)Dylan Briggs has 7 years of fly fishing experience in his 17 years. All of them on his home waters of the mighty St. Mary’s river rapids. Dylan is currently pro-staff for simms. Dylan’s knowledge and experience is far more than what is expected at his young age. Dylan lives and breathes being “On The Fly.” When Dylan isn’t on the river he is hard at work on the vice or developing his skills and knowledge through research. Dylan humbles himself on the river by respecting the river and those around it. He is a firm believer in conservation. Dylan’s biggest motivation is to make sure every client experiences the true north. Dylan will do whatever it takes to make your experience the best one possible with his never quit attitude.