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 Your Casting Instructor & Guide

Rick demonstrating a spey cast

Rick demonstrating a spey cast

As a full time Guide & Casting Instructor, Rick is one of only two Master Single Hand and Two Hand Casting Instructors with the International Federation of Fly Fishers in Ontario. He has spent many years teaching the art of fly-casting by providing casting courses to novices and experts alike. Whether you’re just beginning or have been fly-fishing for years, Rick will help you improve your casting so that you can more effectively present the fly to the fish.

As a member of the IFFF Guide Association, Rick developed his guiding skills “first hand” by spending time with outfitters, guides and fishing shops local & International. Rick’s Fly Fishing and Fly Casting business specializes in walk & wade, as well as drifting many of the rivers in southern Ontario. Rick looks forward to sharing his passion towards the sport of angling with every client.

Rick’s piscatorial pursuits have taken him to some “world class” destinations; including, Atlantic Salmon in Norway, Canada’s Eastern Provinces, Steelhead in British Columbia and on the tributaries of the Great Lakes. Rick has saltwater fished the eastern seaboard from Kennebec Maine to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. His angling experience and knowledge has enabled many of his clients to fulfill their angling dreams.

Jock Scott Stamp

Jock Scott Stamp

As a member of the “hand picked” G.Loomis focus group Rick influenced the design of the G. Loomis Roaring River Two-Hand Rods, which were unveiled in September 2004 at the Fly Dealers Tackle Show in Denver Colorado. In 2012, he was also part of the NRX focus group field-testing the latest advancement in G.Loomis single hand and two-hand rod technology.

For over two decades, he has been an accomplished fly tier, fly fisher, and teacher. Rick has been profiled or published articles in: The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Hamilton Spectator, Fly Tyer, Fly Fusion and The Atlantic Salmon Journal, to name a few. A guest tier and speaker throughout Canada and USA, his flies have been highlighted in many books and periodicals. In 2004, Canada Post commissioned Rick to tie a Full Dressed Jock Scott. The reproduction was replicated and released on Canadian ¢.50 stamp in February 2005.

Rick's Office on the Lower Grand Rive

Rick’s Office 

My Services

Rick Wohorwood on a guide

Beginners Fly Fishing School

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Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

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Rick Performing Perfect Spey Cast

Spey Casting Lessons

Posted by fcsadmin on Jan 25, 20143
Drift Boat School

Drift Spey School

Posted by fcsadmin on Jan 25, 20144
Lower Grand River Bass

Guiding - Fly Fishing

Posted by fcsadmin on Jan 25, 20145
guide light tackle

Guiding - Light Tackle

Posted by fcsadmin on Jan 30, 20146
Buddy A Guided Day

Buddy Up A Guide Day ...

Posted by fcsadmin on Feb 4, 20147
Rick Wohorwood on a guide

Beginners Fly Fishing School

Rick Whorwood's Beginner Fly Fishing SchoolHosted By First Cast Fly Shop Guelph  Rick Whorwood is proud to announce that in addition to our 2014 ...

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Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

Single Hand Fly Casting Lessons

Single Hand CastingAll lessons will be based on an hourly rate and designed to meet your needs from beginner to advanced fly ...

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Rick Performing Perfect Spey Cast

Spey Casting Lessons

Spey Casting/Two Hand Casting LessonSpey casting lessons will be based on 4 hours and are designed to meet your needs, from beginner ...

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Drift Boat School

Drift Spey School

 Drift Spey SchoolA quick google search will show you that we are the only Outfitter in Southern Ontario to offer this program.Our ...

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Lower Grand River Bass

Guiding - Fly Fishing

 GuidingOur Guiding Program in Southern Ontario can be summed up as follows: The diversity of the cold water and warm game fish ...

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guide light tackle

Guiding - Light Tackle

It's Story TimeAbout 14 years ago I was invited to spend a week fishing Vancouver Island with my good friend Chris Seipio. ...

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Buddy A Guided Day

Buddy Up A Guide Day or Lesson

 BuddiesOne of the programs we've offered over the last few years, has been our Spey Drift School. Quite often we've been asked, ...

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Latest News

We are three days away from this years Grand River Spey Clave. As some of you may or may not know Randy Wilson, the clave's organizer has suffered a major health issue and will likely not be attending the clave this year. Randy has worked extremely hard for a number of years to organize this event, with no personal gain, he has done this because he is passionate about fly fishing, we as a fly fishing community have benefitted from his hard work and dedication. Please keep Randy in your thoughts. I would like to personally thank all of Randy's friends for stepping in and helping out and I'm sure the event will be a success and Randy will be proud, you know who you are !! http://www.grandriverspey.ca Dec Hogan Will be the featured presenter this year, many of his accomplishments include designing rods with Tim Rajeff http://www.rajeffsports.com as well as writing "A Passion For Steelhead". Please stop by the Echo, Airflo and Simms booth, we'll have his and our other two handers rigged and ready to cast. Here are some reviews about Dec's Book: A Passion For Steelhead This book is simply amazing. The title is absolutely perfect because Dec Hogan not only gives in depth and sound instruction on all things related to fly fishing for steelhead, he instills his own love for the sport into the reader. From the life history of a steelhead egg to his own history of how he became consumed with learnig everything he could. Excellent color photography accompanied with diagrams and instruction, this book is a must have. An excellent look at fishing for one of the greatest and most difficult fish to catch on the fly. Dec really does have a passion for steelhead and conveys that well to the reader. One of the best books on the details of how to approach the water and how the fish respond to the fly. I really have enjoyed this book and will use it as a reference for years to come. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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