To camp out on an unfamiliar reach of Lake Nipigon with my friend Rob, and to explore entirely new waters would have been cool enough of an experience all on its own. But, then to add the exciting challenge of guiding a respected fly fishing T.V. show to the best Lake Nipigon has to offer, the imagination ran wild. It had to be done.
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Specks are a top choice for most visiting Ontario’s immense and beautiful Lake Nipigon. It was with a friend some years ago that we first visited the lake and it’s been impossible to not return once, twice or even three times a year since. The water and fishery is magnificent, and considering it lies solely within Ontario, much is so uninhabited and pristine one could think by comparison that they’re experiencing some remote arctic lake.
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The region is home to the one very long standing world record brook trout, a 14-pound trophy caught more than a century ago. Obviously a tough fish to best, today anglers can still expect beautiful brookies averaging about three pounds but, if lucky, sometimes a fish nearing ten. It’s the pursuit of those brutes along the endless scenic shorelines, which provides anglers an opportunity to peer through Nipigon’s looking glass waters and into quite a “speck”-tacular world.
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Come the end of our days, Rob, myself, host Bill Spicer and camera man Max of the “New Fly Fisher” T.V. show all enjoyed an exceptional time. The wind and weather cut our five days down to three and a half but, the fishing was so good that instead of one episode, the show managed to shoot two. From our first hours together Bill could not believe how incredible the fly fishing for pike was, and even I had never seen it that good on the lake. As for those dreamy speckles Nipigon is famous for, our solid efforts had us consistently plucking fish throughout the full stay.
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One thing I learned through Bill and this whole experience was, when traveling to Nipigon in future, it would be best to never leave my fly rod at home again. Now I want to catch ’em like he does, on the fly!
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To view “The New Fly Fisher” brook trout episode in it’s entirety click on the pic below…
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For the full written and picture loaded report about my week on Nipigon follow this link…
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A SOLO ROADY NORTH III. “The New Fly Fisher.”

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And for more about Onaman River Resort on beautiful Lake Nipigon check out…
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http://www.onamanriverresort.com/
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