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.  





Sean Patterson

Sean Patterson

A great attitude?  You bet!

There is always a positive vibe coming from Calmwaters’ Guide Sean Patterson. This is exactly why even on the toughest days on the water Sean will never give up until you have had a fun filled exciting day. Full of knowledge, stories and an uncanny knack of finding fish, your day with Sean will definitely bring you back to the water! Although walking and wading is always an option, Sean loves to guide in his Clackacraft drift boat on our fish filled Ontario rivers.

Keith Blair

Keith Blair

Such a enjoyable guide to spend time with.

Either walking & wading or spending a day on Keith Blair’s Osprey drift boat you will quickly realize that you made the right decision to spend 6-8 hours on the river with him searching for our Ontario gems. Keith’s easy going attitude gives you the chance to relax and enjoy the day ahead of you.  Not only will you increase your skills as a fly fisherman but you will also expand your passion for your surroundings around you. 

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.


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.