2017 Fly tying

The first 2017 official meeting of the Sotto League members will happen in February 11th. The location is in Waterloo, Ontario. Address: Royal Canadian Legion 316 Marsland Dr, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z1

Starting at 11 am the meeting will have fly tying sessions, discussions about the 2017 season, and more.

The meeting is open for everyone who is interested in fly fishing and/or competitive fishing. Please let us know if you want to join us in order to give you more details and make arrangements on the site. You can contact us here on the website, on Facebook or speak directly with Dave Culver or Cosmin M.

Looking forward to seeing you there




Kudos to you

Congrats to all the participants in the OPFFC 2016!
I think everyone is a winner just by making the effort to prepare and making it to the events. I hope your time spent on the water with us was rewarded not only by having a good time but by taking with you a good chunk of fly fishing experience, learning new techniques and tips that will help you catch more in the next seasons.

I’ve had the pleasure to witness this year how some of the guys evolved from fly fishing enthusiasts to very skilled competitors in Ontario FF Championship. A very good example in this direction is David Culver. First time participant in OPFFC 2015 with a great background in steelheadding, he worked hard investing his time and energy in preparing for his second season as a fly fishing competitor and now he is a Bronze Medalist of 2016 OPFFC individual and teams! Congratulations Dave for your well deserved placing!

Also I’ve seen Alicia and TJ making a very nice and smooth transition from the conventional bass competitions towards the fly fishing competition scene. In the same category fall Gedas Cepinskas and Linas Slyka who showed us how it’s done on Nipissing Lake winning the “Spin vs Fly” Tournament as a spinning team ending up the season by participating in the last Lyndon Bank Competition as a fly fishing team. And the examples can continue with Rubin Sautzer, Bing Gan, Lucio, Pat Moreira, Larry Culver and so on, all very passionate fly fishermen who joined the Championship this last year.

So kudos to you all! Because of your passion and efforts the Ontario Fly Fishing Championship will continue to exist and here at Sotto Club we will try to make it fun and interesting so we can all enjoy it together.

Cosmin M.
OPFFC Tournament Director

From 2016 to 2017

Happy New Year everyone!
Team SFFC wishes you all the best for 2017!
We hope you had a good season in 2016 and that you’ll have an even better one in 2017 🙂
Until the official final results are posted we would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the 2016 Ontario Fly Fishing Championship. It was a great season, we had a ton of bank competitions and also some new and cool comp models. We had a new approach to other Leagues in the Province of Ontario and we will continue to do so in 2017.
In 2016 we organized competitions on new venues like Island Lake and Nipissing Lake. We are planning to continue this in 2017 and tackle new venues in Quebec and Ontario. Also new for the Ontario Championship will be the loch style comps that we have never had here for the simple reason of not finding the right venues.
We are also putting together some teams to participate in US competitions and European ones.
The increase in the variety of fly fishing competitions did not however translate into an increasing number of competitors. If in 2015 the Championship welcomed 60 competitors, in 2016 we had just 29. What is more, registration decreased dramatically for some events compared to previous years, and this is why one of the best river competitions, l Grand River 2016, had to be cancelled. We just hope that this will change in the new 2017 season to come.
As always, we are looking forward to hearing your feedback and comments on this matter so we can explain, discuss and improve things in order to find the best approach for this beautiful sport here in Ontario, Canada.

Thank you,