Rick Whorwood and Switch Rod Smallmouth

This is a photo of my very good friend and excellent fly tyer, Rick Whorwood, with a client from a drift fishing trip yesterday. Rick resides in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and has lived in the same area ever since he was a child. Rick is now retired from a career in the Steel industry, and just bought this raft. Rick is the only person in Ontario who possesses all three Federation of Flycasters Certifications: Certified Casting Instructor, Master Casting Instructor, and Two-Handed Spey Casting Instructor. Rick is a very good tactical fly fisherman, and an excellent caster with any type of fly rod. He is enjoying his “retirement” by teaching casting classes, personal casting and fly fishing instruction, float / wade guide trips, and he might even do some fly tying instruction. Rick tied the full-dress Jock Scot salmon fly that Canada Post used as part of their second release of their Fishing Fly postage stamps in 2004.

Rick has his own web site, currently being updated, to promote his retirement. It is in my list of favorite links on the right side of the screen. I highly recommend Rick to anyone considering casting lessons, or a guide trip in Ontario. The bass in the photo was taken on a switch rod.

Rick Whorwood (left) with client and smallmouth bass taken September 30, 2011 on a switch rod.