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Our Team

The Team

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
~Norman Maclean

Jeff Parks

Head 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. 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.

Alyx Parks

Fly Guide

Alyx Parks is our hungry young blood. A flygirl for 20 years, she picked up her father's talent at the age of 8. She swings for winter Steelhead and Spring Browns, and is the driving force behind our niche in the Technology Market. You can find her not only Fly Guiding, but acting as our Corporate Career Coach and Team Management Trainer. Alyx is a trained UX Designer and Technology Career Coach in downtown Toronto.

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.

Alex Ginther

Client service

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.

Calmwaters Fly Fishing

Calmwaters Fly Fishing is a growing Guiding business located in Southern Ontario – Welcoming anyone into the River.  Our philosophy is to create an experience that is guided by the driving force of nature and education alike.

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