ABOUT THE NEW FLY FISHER
The New Fly Fisher is...
All about education. There are quite a few fishing shows on television, even some purely fly fishing series. The problem is few, if any, really help you learn. That is why this series was conceived.
The New Fly Fisher is truly designed to be an educational and instructional experience. It will teach you more about entomology and ecology. How a graphite or cane rod is designed and built. Why leaders are constructed a certain way and which cast will help you to compensate for difficult water currents. To explain why large Brown Trout are spooky in relation to other species or why small streams are such precious and fragile environments. Each week guests of the series will instruct us in something new and interesting about fly-fishing. These guests will include well-known fly-fishing celebrities, authors, regional experts as well as little-known fly fishers who understand a specific water system or tactic that we can all learn from. We are taking a 3-dimensional approach to education. Clear and concise instruction, animations to help explain a specific point or tactic, and stunning underwater videography.
Additionally, it is important to know that this series will provide information about fly-fishing for all species of fish in North America. Whether cold or warm water, or even salt water - we will bring you information that will help you to enjoy this sport to the greatest extent possible. Like the Federation of Fly Fishers mandate - All Fish, All Waters. Additionally, The New Fly Fisher will take you to new and exciting destination. Locations with incredible fishing for all species. Places you will definitely add to your "must-do" list!
We ask that you help us to develop and groom The New Fly Fisher by providing us with feedback about what you like, dislike and want to see. If it is feasible and obtainable, we will do our best to try and incorporate your ideas into the series. We sincerely thank you for watching our series and coming to our website.
Letter from the Producer:
When I started The New Fly Fisher in 2000 the motivation was simple, to help anglers learn how to fly fish. Like you, I was tired of fishing shows that taught me nothing. Generally it was just "big fish, big fish" and "look at me, aren't I great!" In speaking with fellow anglers it was apparent that there was a genuine need for a high quality fly-fishing series that truly instructs and teaches. A series that was formatted like something you would see on the Discovery Channel. This motivation was the catalyst for The New Fly Fisher. Right from the start the reception to this educational format has been overwhelmingly supportive and positive. Now entering its sixth season of production and with over 130 episodes completed, our creative team can honestly say it has been quite a unique journey. But the basic principles and format have never changed. To help teach both novice and veteran fly fishers. Today our production team is striving to make the series the best it can be. From unique underwater footage of feeding trout to 3D animations that detail a specific cast to taping each show in HD, each episode is focused on one central objective - helping you to learn and enjoy the passion that is fly-fishing. We welcome your comments and feedback as we continue to improve every aspect of the show. The New Fly Fisher is truly the art & science of fly-fishing. Thanks for helping make this series possible.
Ontario Fly Fishing Records Registry
The Ontario Fly Fishing Records Registry will collect and publish stats and photos of all listed species that meet the minimum standards for size. Submitting anglers will receive (via email) a certificate recognizing their catch. At the end of each year, the largest fish in each category will be published in this website and in other mediums. The winning angler will also receive in the mail a special certificate that recognizes them for catch & releasing of the largest fish in that species category.
To register please fill out all the required information listed in the online submission form here.