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Welcome to Bryan Went Fishing

"The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning." 

- Theodore Gordon

The same can be said about any type of fishing. It is always good to learn new things about our favourite sport. I decided to start this blog to document what my friends and I have learned over our fishing careers and share useful information that we may obtain along the way.

We wish to help answer questions around fishing you might have such as:
  • How do I get started in fishing or fly fishing?
  • What gear do I need to fish?
  • Where do I get a fishing license?
  • What fly or lure is the best?
  • Is it safe to eat wild caught fish?
  • Why practice catch and release?
  • And much more...

Where did Bryan fish?

My first memory of fishing was on a small in-land lake with a volcano in the middle in the Philippines called Taal Lake. This photo was taken in front of my late godfather's lakeside house on a windy day. This is also the same spot where I had my very first cast using a long bamboo stick, a thick sewing thread as fishing line, a small hook, and snail guts as bait, similar to the Tenkara Rod setup. A few casts later, a small Tilapia was at the end of my line and I was hooked from then on.

Taal Lake - Philippines(2014)

After moving to Canada in my teens, I've develop a stronger interest in researching the local fish species Ontario has to offer. We first started fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike on conventional tackle. A few years later we were introduced to Fly Fishing and started targeting Trout and Salmon on the fly rod.

We love to connect and know how you got started fishing. Please let us know what you would like to see in the blog in the future by commenting below. You can find us on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube

Thank you for your time and we wish you Tight Lines.