Matt Dort

Nova Scotia, Canada

WATERS YOU CALL HOME

East River, West River PC, Barneys River, French River, Sutherlands River, James River, West River Antigonish, South River, Pomquet River, Margaree River and Dickies Brook

BIO

My earliest fishing memories were created at 4 years old. My Grandfather would take my twin brother and I to our Family camp but always made sure to stop at the little Brooks along the way. My first setup was an alder with a piece of string attached with a single hook tied to it. We would use that to catch native Brook Trout. After every trip we would stash the “rod” in the bushes so we could use it for their next time we returned. Those trips laid the foundation for my love of the outdoors and fishing. I started to fly fish around 12 years old and still have and use my original fly reel on occasion.

PERSONAL BELIEFS ON FLY FISHING

Fly Fishing is an escape; A reprieve along the river bank from the stresses of life. Teaching people how to fly fish can be considered an important event in their lives. It provides them an avenue to reduce stress and equips them with the knowledge, love and respect for Mother Nature to help sustain and protect it for generations to come.

SPECIES YOU SPECIALIZE IN

Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Striped Bass.

PREFERRED FISHING METHOD

Swinging flies for Fall Atlantic Salmon or fishing top water mouse patterns at night for Brown Trout.

FAVORITE RIO LINE

INTOUCH SWITCH CHUCKER

WHY RIO

RIO offers many types of lines for many different styles and techniques of fishing. They have excelled for me in many situations when others did not.

FAVORITE KNOT

Loop knot

SPECIAL RIGGING TECHNIQUES

When the water levels rise in the fall and the temperatures drop use the RIO 10FT INTOUCH Sink Tips to get your fly to stay in the zone.

BEST FLY FISHING TIP

If you have exhausted all your proven techniques when fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon and Trout, try “hitching” a fly in all water conditions. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

PARTING THOUGHTS

Don’t measure success by the size or number of fish you catch. Take in all the little things that make a great trip and celebrate the complete experience.