Guides – Ontario Fly Fishing

Calmwaters wants to be your Fly Fishing Guiding company, no matter your level of experience.

Fresh to Fly Fishing?  Experienced angler? Somewhere in between?  Calmwaters loves to guide all levels and ages of people.

Our Learn to Fly Fishing courses will create enough technical know how and confidence to enable the new fly fisher to venture out on their own on our wild Ontario Rivers. That is our goal. We want you to enjoy the learning experience. We want you to feel confident about your new knowledge and skills.

Experienced angler? Looking for a trophy Brown Trout or a fresh Steelhead? We know the rivers and have the experience to hook you up.

Corporate Fly Fishing Days  are a specialty of Calmwaters. We love to see a corporate day come together and be part of your team building experience with colleagues or customers on the Grand River in Fergus Ontario.

We will go anywhere for fish!

Calmwaters guides on all rivers of South Central Ontario and spends many a day on the Grand River Tailwaters for Brown Trout, the Maitland River and Saugeen River for Steelhead, Trophy Smallmouth Bass and Musky.


Jeff Parks

Calmwaters’ Lead Ontario Fly Fishing Guide

Jeff is a full time Fly Fishing Guide. This is not just his hobby, he is passionate about getting you out fly fishing on the beautiful rivers of South Central Ontario, and he feels privileged to do it for a living.  He has been running Calmwaters Fly Fishing for 8 years and has been guiding professionally for more than 10 years.  He picked up a fly rod early in his life and has been casting flies for almost 40 years now.

Senior Calm Waters Guide Jeff Parks

Calm Waters Guide Jeff Parks

Making people feel comfortable and relaxed is how Jeff brings out the fly fisherman in his river guests.

Jeff teaches single handed as well as Spey casting.

Jeff’s ability to impart his knowledge of fly fishing to his guests is second to none but he believes the experience of being on the river is as important as the technical portion of the day.


Calmwaters’ Fly Fishing Guide, Jeff Parks, can be found on Twitter (@ParksJeff).


Randy Maclean

Randy MacLean

Mr Outdoors.

As a lead technical mountain rescue instructor Randy MacLean has spent much of his time chasing rainbow and cutthroat trout in the back country of Alberta.

Randy has an incredible knack for instructing our clients about the great sport of fly fishing. His knowledge of the upper Grand in Fergus and other Ontario rivers such as the Maitland and Saugeen is second to none.  





Jim Boni

Mr Steelhead.

Coaching and teaching are Jim’s game. He spent his career as a hockey coach overseas but has now turned his sights back home to our Ontario rivers. Jim has been fly fishing for over 30 years. Although he has been casting all over the world his knowledge of Ontario Steelhead on our local waters is unmatched. Whether you are a beginner fly fisher or an expert, your day with Jim will be one of the best guide experiences you can get. Come learn to swing a fly with Jim.

Alyx Parks

Alyx Parks

Youthful energy.

Whether you’re looking for an intro to fly fishing, or to chase some Smallies and Steelhead – Alyx Parks is your FlyGirl. 

FlyGirl brings infectious, youthful energy to the Calmwaters Fly Fishing team. Her passion and dedication for this sport radiates to those who are curious about the world of fly fishing, and all that it has to offer. FlyGirl is both technical and outgoing. Alyx’s calm approach quickly allows people to relax and focus on the main goal – believing in the River.

Alex Ginther

Client service is Alex Ginther’s top priority. Whether you’re looking for make your first cast, hook your first trout or land your first trophy, he can’t wait to help make it happen. 

Alex’s obsession with fishing started 28 years ago on Ontario’s lakes and has taken him to the province’s rivers and beyond. When he isn’t helping you land brown trout or steelhead, Alex guides for lake trout, grayling and arctic char in the N.W.T and Nunavut at a premier fly-in lodge. 

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Book your fly fishing experience with Calmwaters today!


Calmwaters’ Fly Fishing is Langdon Hall’s fly fishing adventures provider.


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Calmwaters is dedicated to the preservation of Ontario’s rivers and waterways.  Please check out Friends of the Grand to see what is happening with work for the Grand River.