Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Christian Bilodeau

Christian Bilodeau is an avid fly fisher, fly tier and fishing guide with Grindstone Outfitters in southern Ontario. Spending most of his time on the Saugeen River, he enjoys casting a fly to anything that swims, but his favorite target is the Great Lakes steelhead. Christian spends much of his spare time behind the vise, tweaking or creating patterns to test on his local fisheries. When designing a fly, he focuses on ease of tying while keeping his patterns realistic and of course, effective.


Articles by Christian Bilodeau:

Skunk Leech

Posted on: 14 Dec 2020

The Skunk Leech is a slightly different take on the classic Green Butt Skunk, which was made popular by steelheaders in the Pacific Northwest. This fly is best fished on a sink-tip line in a traditional down-and-across swing. I always let this fly “dangle” a little longer at the end [...]



Grandpa’s Eggs

Posted on: 22 Oct 2020

The comically named "Grandpa's Eggs Fly" is an interesting "double take" on the ever-popular Nuke Fly. I use this fly primarily when fishing southern Ontario's Saugeen River. This river tends to get coloured in the spring, making larger flies easier for the fish to find. I find this fly particularly [...]