Learn From A Legend:

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Brookies, Browns and Bows by Gord Deval

The Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Association (SFBCA) was created over 30 years ago by casting legend, author and Scarborough Walk of Fame Member – Gord Deval.

Known to his fishing buddies as “the Old Guy”, Gord continues to help SFBCA members in becoming proficient in all the angling arts.

Whether you are a novice fisherman or a seasoned fly fishing veteran, Gord and the SFBCA can help you take your angling to the next level, all for just a $50 annual membership fee.


Improve Your Casting:

From late Fall to early Spring we meet once a month at a local Scarborough gymnasium to practice fly casting and spin casting techniques. Veteran members are on hand to give demonstrations and to provide one on one casting help. In the Summer months, our casting activities move outdoors to the wading pool at the Scarborough Civic Centre

Learn to Tie Flies:

fishing stuff 2014 154SFBCA members have decades of fly tying experience and know the fly patterns that actually catch fish in our part of Ontario.

At our twice-a-month meetings, we’ll focus on a couple of fly patterns, going through the tying process step by step. We have lots of spare tying vices and materials to get you started and we can advise you on what materials and equipment to buy if you want to tie at home.

Build A Bamboo Rod:IMG_3637

One of the activities that sets our club apart from others is our interest in handcrafting, split-cane bamboo rods. Almost every member of the SFBCA has built one or more of these unique rods, using designs developed by our President, Gord Deval.

The SFBCA has a large workshop (okay it’s Gord’s heated garage) and has all the specialized tools needed to make and repair bamboo rods. You don’t have to be an expert woodworker to build a rod either…with a little patience and some help from fellow SFBCA members, you too can be the proud owner of bamboo rod.

Have Fun With Fellow Anglers:

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SFBCA annual “Ice Out” trout fishing trip

Over the course of the fishing season, the SFBCA organizes club trips, BBQs and participates annually in the Toronto Sportsmens Show.

Individual SFBCA members routinely set up their own one day fishing trips to explore local lakes and streams (there’s never a shortage of SFBCA members looking to meet up and go fishing).

Whether you are an expert angler or someone new to the sport, the Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Association can help you to improve your skills and hopefully catch more fish. For further information or membership enquiries drop us a line at: sfbcamembership@gmail.com

9 Responses to About

  1. Peter Kohl says:

    I met some of you at the Sportsman Show in Toronto

    Good advice was had from your group and very friendly

    Peter Kohl


  2. Matthew Milne says:

    A healthy shout out to Gord’s group of casters still going strong after all these years. Best wishes to all of you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ahmedur Rab says:


    Glad to find a fishing club in Scarborough. I have been looking for a fishing club or group. I’ll keep in touch and follow the news now on.

    Thank you


  4. Paul Manuel says:

    Roger Cannon told me about your club and it organizes a number of activities that sound interesting to me. In the past I have enjoyed fly fishing and fly tying. These days I am more of a collector of old reels and tackle including split-cane rods. Please put me on your mailing list and I will try to get involved when meetings start later in the year.


    • adminsfbca says:

      Hi Paul:
      Any friend of Roger’s is a friend of ours. I’ll add you to our mailing list and keep you updated on future meetings. You are more than welcome to attend a couple of meetings for free to meet the guys and see how we operate before deciding whther or not to join. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a line at g_chambe@hotmail.com


      Geoff chambers
      Vice chairman
      Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Assoc.


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