Your Casting Instructor & Guide
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.
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.