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5 hot spots to fly fish for trout in Saskatchewan

Fly fishing Saskatchewan: 5 hot spots for trout

The owner of the province’s top fly shop reveals his secret spots for brookies, browns and ’bows

In 2012, Colin Regier took over The Northern Fly Fisherman in Martensville, Saskatchewan, which has equipped prairie fly angers since 1987. To many, Saskatchewan fly fishing means big pike, Regier says. But in 20 years of fishing here, he’s also had some amazing trout fishing on spring creeks, northern rivers and lakes. Here are his favourites.

More info: The Northern Fly Fisherman, 1-877-759-2316, www.thenorthernflyfisherman.net

CYPRESS HILLS INTERPROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA/SASKATCHEWAN

GPS: 49.643, -110.064

FISH: Brook, brown and rainbow trout

HIGHLIGHT: Beautiful small spring creek nestled in a lodgepole pine forest

WHEN: May to September

GEM LAKES, SASKATCHEWAN

GPS: 54.191 -104.806

FISH: Splake, trout (brook, brown, rainbow, tiger)

HIGHLIGHT: Five lovely glacial potholes, along a five-kilometre hiking trail

WHEN: Spring and fall

JUNCTION LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN

GPS: 53.818, -102.431

FISH: Brook and brown trout

HIGHLIGHT: Cool dark water prompts aggressive takes in the shallows

WHEN: May to September

NARROW HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK, SASKATCHEWAN

GPS: 54.106, -104.680

FISH: Northern pike, splake, trout (brook, brown, rainbow, tiger), walleye

HIGHLIGHT: Some 50 fishable lakes within or near the park

WHEN: May to September

TED’S LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN

GPS: 54.226, -107.420

FISH: Rainbow trout

HIGHLIGHT: Crystal-clear lake stocked annually with 10,000 trout

WHEN: Spring and fall

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Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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