SMOOTH RIVER GUIDING CO.

A day on the water should be smooth

Welcome to Smooth River Guide Co. We are a guiding business based out of Southern Ontario, Canada. Specializing in the education required to increase your success on the water, and become a better angler. Fly, float, spin, we do it all!

Owner and guide Matt Martin, is an avid multi species guide and is just as happy introducing his clients to our resident trout, as he is wading our clear water flats for giant carp, pike and hefty smallmouth!

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SMOOTH RIVER GUIDING CO.

 A day on the water with Smooth River Guiding Company promises a relaxing, educational experience that will truly allow you to disconnect, inspire and re-energize yourself. All while wading, or floating Southern Ontario's most productive and beautiful rivers and lakes. 


Whether you're interested in learning all about silently stalking our wild trout with a dry fly or nymph rig, casting big streamers for bass, pike and muskie, learning how to cast and rig your center pin, or what lure is best for the situation at hand, Matt will guide you to become the best angler you can be. 


Clients often follow up stating how a day on the water with Smooth River Guiding Company, speeds up their learning process, by acknowledging and eliminating the bad habits of most self taught fly anglers. Skills that would regularly take years to learn, are taught in a day or two. 


Book your private guide day now. I'm excited to get out there with you!


Matt Martin


 

TRIPS OFFERED

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INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING

Up to two anglers- $350-Want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing.

This is the perfect place to start for all aspiring fly anglers. In this 4 hours lesson, you will learn to read the water, how to choose the right fly, tie knots and cast! We will spend the day focusing on education that will help you along your fly fishing journey. 

All the gear can be provided, so no need to invest in all the gear right away. 

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WALK AND WADE GUIDE DAY- TROUT, 

$450 up to two anglers-Want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing.

Are you interested in dry fly Brook Trout? Or euro nymphing for Browns? Don't forget about chucking big streamers! If so a full day with our guides will greatly increase your chance at a successful day. As always, our guides focus on the education components, we want you to be just as successful after your guide day, as you were with our guides.

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STEELHEAD AND SALMON

$550 up to two anglers-Want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing.

Steelhead and Salmon might just be some of our hardest fighting fish in Ontario. Aggressive eats followed by line screaming runs. These fish are a true pleasure to target. Float trips and walk and wade options are available all over southern Ontario.

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WALK AND WADE/FLOAT TRIPS- WARM WATER SPECIES

$550 up to two anglers-Want to bring another friend or two? We can do that! Inquire below for pricing. 

As the water warms up, so does the fishing! Come experience a day on some of our great lakes "flats" chasing smallmouth bass, freshwater drum, carp, spotted gar and northern pike. 


If the wind kicks up, or the clouds come in, we also have some fantastic river smallmouth bass close by. Cant think of a better way to fish then to toss surface flies for big smallmouth!


Boat trips available on our larger rivers, cost of a float is $550 for up to two anglers.

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CORPORATE TRIPS

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Looking to change up your client meetings? Or how about staff events? Golfing is great, but imagine how memorable a morning on the water would be for your prospective clients and staff! Contact for availibility and rates.

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INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING

$30 per hour

If you spend a day on the water with Matt, you will definitely get many glimpses into his fly box. If you would like to learn everything about tying flies that catch fish, schedule a tying session with him! let him know the target species, style of fishing, or even a list of patterns you would like to learn. Matt will send you material lists for each pattern, and we will get to tying! Even better, this is a virtual meet up, so you don't even have to leave home!

 
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"Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good (fishing) guide can't is write prescriptions"

 

CONTACT ME

Get in touch today to schedule a day on the water with Smooth River Guiding Co.

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